eNewsletter April 2018

Peterborough Environment Capital

Get outdoors with Nene Park events this spring!

This spring Nene Park has a whole range of activities to get you out in the great outdoors! From sailing to bushcraft skills to windsurfing, there is something for all the family.

 

Further information on the events below can be found on the Nene Park Trust events page.

 

Junior Sailing Club

Date: Saturday 14, 21 and 28 April

Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior Sailing Club for 8 to 16 yr olds.

Times: 15:00 – 16:.30

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £20

Accessibility:  This session may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Adult Sailing Taster

Date: Sunday 15 April

A taster designed for beginners, this session introduces the basic concepts of sailing. Learn about personal preparation, balancing and turning the boat through the wind. Taster sessions are suitable for anyone aged 16yrs +.

Times: 10:00 – 12noon

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £25

Accessibility:  This course may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Nature Tots

Date: Monday 23 April

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.

Times:  10:00am-11:30

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost:  £3 per child

Accessibility:  This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies. Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

Bushcraft skills – Charcoal Stick Making

Date:  Friday 13 April

Join a member of NPT and learn how to make charcoal sticks from wood, using a tin box and fire.

Times:  10:30 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:00

Meet at: Lakeside Toilet Block

Cost: £2

Accessibility:  This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details.

Booking:  Essential.

 

1 Star paddle course

Date:  Saturday 14 April

The one star course is an introductory course that looks at the basic skills needed to control a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board.

Times:  10:00 – 16:00

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £75

Accessibility:  This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Ramble from River to Rail

Date:  Wednesday 18 April

Enjoy a gentle stroll along the River Nene to Wansford where there will be time to look around the NVR station before returning to the Ferry Meadows by train.

Times:  09:30 – 15:00

Meet at: Information Centre & Gift Shop

Cost: approx. £4 for train fare

Accessibility:  This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Pond Dipping

Date:  Saturday 28 April

What lies beneath the still waters of our Lakes at Ferry Meadows?  Come along and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the creatures you find.

Times:  10:30 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:00

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £2 per child

Accessibility:  This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies. Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

Family and Friends Volunteering

Date: Sunday 29 April

Make a difference by helping the Rangers out in the Park. Children, couples, grandparents, friends - everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all

Times:  10:00am-12:00noon or 13:00 – 15:00

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost:  free

Accessibility: Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

Adult RYA Start Sailing level 1 course

Date: Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May

This 2 day course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. winds under supervision. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16years +.

Times: 10:00 – 12noon

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £150.00

Accessibility:  This course may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Adult RYA Start Windsurf course

Date: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May

This 2 day intensive course teaches you the basics of windsurfing including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course, you will be able to windsurf to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16years +.

Times: 10:00 – 4pm

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £150.00

Accessibility:  This course may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Junior Sailing Club

Date: Saturday 5, 12 & 19 May

Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior Sailing Club for 8 to 16 yr olds.

Times: 15:00 – 16:.30

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £20

Accessibility:  This session may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Nature Tots

Date: Monday 14 & 28 May

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.

Times:  10:00am-11:30

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost:  £3 per child

Accessibility:  This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies. Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

Holiday Trail

Date:  Saturday 26 May – Sunday 3 June

Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows.  Return to the Information Centre to claim your prize.

Times:  10:00am-3:30pm

Meet at: Information Centre & Gift Shop

Cost: £1

Accessibility:  This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies.

Booking: No need to book, this is a drop in event

 

Youth RYA Sailing course – stage one

Date: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May

This two day course covers basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. After the course, participants will be able to tack and control boat speed and understand basic sailing principles.

Times: 10:00 – 4pm both days

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £150.00

Accessibility:  This session may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Family and Friends Volunteering

Date: Sunday 27 May

Make a difference by helping the Rangers out in the Park. Children, couples, grandparents, friends - everybody welcome. All tools and training provided just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all

Times:  10:00am-12:00noon or 13:00 – 15:00

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost:  free

Accessibility: Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

Nature Kids

Date: Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June

Fun nature inspired activity days for children aged 7 – 11years in May half-term. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodlands crafts. Different activities each day. Activities will take place in a wooded area and surrounding grassland. Adults do not stay with children. Please bring own lunches and drinks for the day.

Times:  09:30 – 15:00

Meet at: Lakeside Car Park

Cost:  £15 per day or £60 for all 5 days

Accessibility: Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential.

 

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

Date:  Tuesday 29 May

Join us on our Bear hunt around ferry meadows, the event will include a craft, storytime and then we will walk around the lakes to find Barney the Bear. Suitable for 3yrs+

Times:  10:30 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:00

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £4

Accessibility:  This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Adult Sailing Taster

Date: Tuesday 29 May

A taster designed for beginners, this session introduces the basic concepts of sailing. Learn about personal preparation, balancing and turning the boat through the wind. Taster sessions are suitable for anyone aged 16years +.

Times: 10:00 – 12noon

Meet at: Nene Outdoors

Cost: £25

Accessibility:  This course may not be suitable for all abilities, please call to talk to our instructors about your particular needs.

Booking:  Essential.

 

Wild Wednesday

Date:  Wednesday 30 May

Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.

Times:  10:00am-2:00pm

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £1 per person

Accessibility:  This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities.

Booking:  No need to book. 

 

Meeting Magical Mammals

Date:  Thursday 31 May

Join Ranger Chris Rollason for a short walk discovering the small mammals that live in the Park. You will hopefully get to see voles, mice and shrews as well as talk about their habitat, diet and identifying features. We will be walking through scrubland to suitable clothing and footwear is required.

Times:  10:00am-11:00am

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £1 per person

Accessibility:  phone for details.

Booking:  Essential 

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