Peterborough’s popular Nene Park has launched some new activities to keep the kids active over the summer break.

New activities now on offer for the six weeks of school summer holidays include explorer challenges, trails and a ‘Big Summer Hunt’ as well as archery, cycle skills and a full range of watersports pay and play activities.

If you were worried what you’d do to keep the kids entertained here’s some of what’s on offer…

Join the Park Explore Challenge

Aimed at younger children (5-12 year olds) and their families, the new Park Explorer Challenge is now being held each Monday throughout the six week holiday. The challenges will take you out to different areas across Nene Park and will involve activities such as puzzles, quizzes and spotter games in each of the different areas. Find out full details and download the weekly challenges from

Take part in the Big Summer Hunt

Aimed at older children and their families, the Big Summer Hunt will see participants busily solving puzzles across Nene Park and having the chance to win exciting prizes! Each Saturday a new clue will be announced on their website and social media. These will range from riddles, puzzles or picture clues which will lead you to a landmark in an area of Nene Park. To have a chance of winning a weekly prize or the overall competition you will need to register your details on their online booking system. More details and full terms and conditions are provided there. Find the weekly clues at

There will be archery sessions available for participants aged 8+ each week throughout the holidays. Sessions are £5 and last 45 minutes. Dates: Tuesdays 21st and 28th July, 4th and 18th August, 1st, 15th and 29th September.

Have a go at their Cycle Skills Track

There’ll be a temporary cycle skills track laid out at Nene Outdoors for anyone to have a go at aged 8+. Pay £2 to have a go or it’s free when you hire a bike from Nene Outdoors. Dates: Sundays 9th and 23rd August, 6th and 20th September.

Go on a guided Cycle Ride

Suitable for adults and families with older children, join a guided cycle ride around Nene Park led by Nene Outdoors staff. Pre-book your guided ride for £5 or book for free when you hire a bike from Nene Outdoors. Dates: Sundays 2nd, 16th and 30th August, 13th and 27th September.

Complete a trail at Ferry Meadows

There’ll be a new trail up around Ferry Meadows every two weeks throughout the summer holidays. Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for £1, complete the trail and return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize.

Become an explorer with your own Discovery Pack

Pick up your very own Nene Park Discovery Pack from the Visitor Centre at Ferry Meadows at any time. Containing everything a budding explorer needs to discover all about the wildlife and environment at Ferry Meadows; the pack includes a magnifying lens, bug pot, binoculars and a custom designed activity booklet full of information about the local wildlife and ideas for fun activities to do during your visit. The pack is presented within a handy reusable Nene Park branded back pack, ideal for carrying with you while you explore the park. Suitable for children of all ages, packs cost £7.99.

Sleep out at a Pop-up campsite

For the first time ever the campsite next to Nene Outdoors is now open for individual bookings on a per night basis. Take your own tent and upgrade your day out at Ferry Meadows to an overnight adventure.  Campers will have access to the toilet and shower facilities at Nene Outdoors. Bookings must be made in advance.

Splash around with Pay and Play activities

The following activities are available between 11am and 6pm each day, however bookings must be made in advance (for pedalo and cycle hire only) or by calling the team on 01733 234193.

  1. Swan pedalo rides

  2. Open Canoe

  3. Kayak (single or double)

  4. Row Boat

  5. Stand Up Paddleboard

  6. Dinghy hire

  7. Cycle hire (drop in bookings also available)

For more details on the  Six Weeks of Summer activities go to – or contact Nene Outdoors directly with any questions or 01733 234193.

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