Things to do in Peterborough

Apr 1, 2022

If you're visiting Peterborough but don't think there's enough to do, then think again!

If you’re looking for a family break this Spring, then there is lots to do in Peterborough. We are lucky enough to have Nene Park and Ferry Meadows on our doorstep. You can walk, drive or cycle there and you’ll be sure to have great fun with all the activities on offer.

Fancy a spring stroll in the sunshine? There are lots of different walks and trails of varying lengths, ground and fitness levels. If you fancy being adventurous, take a coin with you. Each time you get to a crossroads, flip the coin to see if you go left or right.

There are incredible water sports to enjoy too. These include swan boats, pedal boats, canoes and more. They can be booked from half and hour until as long as you choose. This can be booked online, or you can book your slot for a water activity in the reception.

If you didn’t bring your own bike and fancy a bike ride with the family, don’t worry. There is also cycle hire at Nene Park. This includes mountain bikes, hybrid bikes and kids’ bikes. There are also child seats and trailers for the younger members of your family. Want to take in the scenery without the hard work? Then you could hire an electric bike. Or, if you fancy getting romantic – why not hire a tandem made for 2?

Nene Park has an electrically powered passenger boat. You can jump on board and enjoy a relaxing boat trip around Overton Lake. If you are visiting Peterborough as a group, you can even book a private hire service just for your group.

Looking to wear the kids out? There are a number of play areas across Nene Park and Ferry Meadows. You will also find plenty of green space to play ball games or fly a kite. There is also lots of opportunities for adventures in the woodland too.

No trip to Ferry Meadows is complete with a ride on the Ferry Meadows Railway. This in a miniature train that will take you through the meadows so you can see stunning views of Overton and Lynch Lake. It’s a great opportunity to sit back and relax. Then, when you get off you can pop to one of the cafes for lunch, a cup of tea and cake or an ice cream.

As you can see, there is loads at Nene Park and Ferry Meadows to do in Spring. We haven’t even touched on the rest of Peterborough. For example, there is the Rowing Lake with the Peterborough Sculpture Collection, Longthorpe Tower, horse riding, Nene Valley Railway, Railworld, Lido outdoor swimming pool, squirrel feeding and paddling pool at Central Park and more. Not forgetting the animals at Sacrewell Farm, local lambing days and easter egg hunts too.

If you are looking for a spring break with the family, why not give Peterborough a try? We will happily recommend other things to do in Peterborough in Spring based on your tastes and interests.

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