eNewsletter September 2017

Peterborough Environment Capital

Get stuck in at Nene Park this September

Nene Park Trust hosts a range of events for visitors all year round. Here's what's happening in the park in September and October 2017.

 

Date: Sunday 10 September

Title: Needle Felting Workshop

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Join Artisan felter Eve Marshall on this needle felting workshop to make woodland animals. There will be an opportunity to make a couple of animals (morning session) and birds (afternoon session) under Eve's expert tuition to take home.

Times:  10am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm  4pm

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £25 per session

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

Booking:  Essential. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date: Sunday 10 September

Title: Family Volunteering

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

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

Times:  10:00am-12:00noon

Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking

Cost:  Free.  Suggested donation £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. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org

 

Date:  Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September

Title:  Badger Watch

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

Join Park Ranger Chris Rollason for a talk on the life of a Badger followed by a silent vigil at a Badger sett to try and catch a glimpse of these shy creatures.

Times:  6:30pm-10:30pm

Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking

Cost: £10

Accessibility:  This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  You must be able to sit still for very long periods.

Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking:  Essential. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date:  Wednesday 20 September

Title:  Ramble from River to Rail

Location:  Ferry Meadows and surrounding area

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

Times:  9:30am-3:00pm

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Cost: Free event but please bring £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. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date: Wednesday 20 September

Title: Bat Walk

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description:Join park rangers and members of the Cambridgeshire bat group for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park to try and spot the bats that call Ferry Meadows home.

Times:  18:30

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Cost: £5 per person

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. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk

 

Date: Saturday 23 September

Title: Charcoal Stick Making

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Join our Forest School Leader Phil and learn how to make charcoal sticks from wood, using a tin box and fire.

Times:  10:30 and 13:00

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Cost: £2 per child

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 as spaces limited. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk

 

Date: Thursday 5 October

Title: A Walk in the Woods

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Join a Ranger for a walk through Bluebell wood and the surrounding area. Learn about some of the projects carried out by the Ranger team.

Times:  10:00

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Cost: Free, suggested donation £2 per person

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:  Required. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date: Wednesday 18 October

Title: Guided walk with a Ranger

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Join Ian Lowe for a guided walk of about 4 miles around some of Ferry Meadows, pointing out areas of interest & ask him questions along the way.

Times:  13:00 – 15:30

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Cost: Free, suggested donation £2 per person

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

Booking:  Required. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

 

Date: Friday 20 October

Title: Willow Weaving

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Learn how to make things from willow by progressing through making a panel, a fish and finish with a willow pheasant to take home and keep for yourself or give as a gift. If you came last year to make the pheasant, there is an opportunity to make a duck.

Times:  09:30 – 16:30

Meet at: Nene Outdoors reception

Cost: £65.00

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

Booking:  Essential. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date:  Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October

Title:  Half Term trail

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

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

Times:  Trail sheets available 10:00am-3pm

Meet at: Ferry meadows visitor centre

Cost: £0.50

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

Booking:  No need to book. 

 

Date: Tuesday 24 October

Title: Falconry Talk and Display

Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display brings the ancient art of Falconry to the modern age, with a comprehensive and thrilling display, that is guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages.

Watch it, be amazed, join in…

Times:  10:30 and 13:00

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £5 per person

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

Booking:  Essential. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date:  Wednesday 25 October

Title:  Wild Wednesday

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

Description: 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: Free.  Suggested donation £2

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

Booking:  No need to book. 

 

Date:  Friday 27 October

Title:  Charming Worms

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

Come along to find out more about these amazing creatures and to have a go at charming them to the surface. Then make a wormery to take home with you.

Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30-3:00pm

Meet at: Discovery Den

Cost: £3

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. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information.

 

Date:  Saturday 28 October

Title:  Campfire cooking for Kids

Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park

Participants will be shown how to use basic bush craft techniques to light a fire without using matches and will then have a go at cooking and eating some simple campfire recipes.

Times:  10:30am-12:00 noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm

Meet at: Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre

Cost: £3

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. Please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or e-mail:  visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

 

Ferry Meadows lies 3 miles west of Peterborough and just two miles east of the A1 off the Oundle Road (A605). Brown tourist signs for Nene Park are on all major routes in the city. For more details on all events visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk or telephone 01733 234193.

Nene Park Trust is the independent charity that manages over 1,700 acres of land to the west of Peterborough at no cost to the taxpayer, including the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country Park. The Trust was established in 1988 with the aim of improving the quality of life for Peterborough residents and visitors through providing high quality and accessible open spaces.

Nene Park stretches six miles along the valley of the river Nene to the west of Peterborough. The estate includes Thorpe Meadows, with its large rowing course and diverse collection of contemporary sculpture, two 18-hole golf courses at Thorpe Wood and Orton Meadows, and Ferry Meadows Country Park, which contains a wide range of visitor facilities including a watersports centre, areas for camping and caravanning, a visitor centre, gift shop and three children’s play areas. The estate is linked to open countryside by a riverside footpath running west for six miles from the city centre with extensive footpaths, cycle ways and horse routes linking to the adjacent villages.

 

 

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