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Ferry Meadows Country Park

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Holidays are made for taking it slow and chilling.  It’s a time to indulge in our favourite hobbies or maybe learn a new skill.  It’s a time for kicking back and reconnecting with family and friends and really enjoying ourselves.  Holidays give us something to look forward and helps provide the incentive we need to get through the remaining 50 weeks.  But there are times when we just can’t wait for those two weeks to roll around.  We need to get away and relax NOW.  But it’s not always that simple.

With the economy that way it is, even staycations can be as costly as going abroad.  Even if you do find a good deal on late availability, it’s not easy to get time off work at the last moment.  So what can you do?  Consider this.

Lake in Ferry Meadows

Lake in Ferry Meadows (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A scant three miles from the town centre of Peterborough, nestled within Nene Park, are 500 acres of verdant meadows, tranquil lakes and ponds that make up Ferry Meadows Country Park.  With a wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from, Ferry Meadows is ideal for those looking for a break from the old routine that won’t break the bank.

Ferry Meadows is easily accessible by car, bus, train and boat.  There is free 24-hour mooring available on Overton Lake.

Set among picturesque lakes and woods, you can indulge in such outdoor recreational activities as walking, cycling, horse riding and water sports, to name a few. You can take the kids to the playgrounds located around Ferry Meadows, ride with them on the miniature railway and share special moments while feeding the ducks or, perhaps, teaching them how to fish.

Not sure where to start?  Stop by the Visitor Centre for more information on what to do and any special activities taking place on the day.  While you’re there, browse through the games, toys, gifts and souvenirs that are available for purchase.

The Granary at Orton Waterville. The Granary i...

The Granary at Orton Waterville. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you start feeling peckish during the day, Ferry Meadows has two eateries, the Lakeside Cafe and the Green Cafe where you can partake of some refreshments and snacks.  If you’ve worked up a hungry-man appetite however, stop by The Granary Beefeater Grill restaurant just outside the entrance to Ferry Meadows off Oundle Road for a hearty meal and drinks. With all that’s on offer at Ferry Meadows, you may want more than one day to enjoy it all. Why not make a weekend of it and book a room at the nearby Premier Inn or Holiday Inn.  Alternatively, you can take advantage of thecaravan sites available at Ferry Meadows.

Two-week holidays are brilliant, no doubt about it.  But if you don’t think you can hold out till then, why not give Ferry Meadows Country Park a try?

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