There is plenty to keep the family entertained at Nene Park over the Easter holidays – from the egg hunt and holiday trail to archery and climbing sessions.
Activities run every day up until 18 April. Children will love the special holiday and Easter trails, while poetry enthusiasts can enjoy Mark Grist’s animal-themed poems. Watersports enthusiasts can choose from a number of sailing courses, as well as Nene Park’s Pay and Play paddle sport hire, and then there’s the boat trips and cycle hire. Or why not just come to the Park and explore the meadows, woodland and lakes on foot or by bike, visit one of the play areas or stop off at one of the cafés?
Family fun and nature
Holiday Trail: daily, 10am to 4pm
Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for just £1 then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to claim your prize to grow at home!
Ferry Meadows Easter Egg Hunt: Fri 15 April, 10.30am-2.30pm
Explore the Park looking for pictures that will lead you to your Easter egg prize at the end. £10 per booking, which includes two Easter egg prizes.
Art and crafts
Poetry Activities – H is for Heron: Sat 23 April, 10.30am-12pm
Join poet Mark Grist for an interactive outdoor poetry workshop. Mark will share some of his new animal poems and help you create your own short poems about wildlife. Free, ages 8-15, but all welcome! Book in advance.
A to Z of Animals – Poetry performances and activities: Sat 23 April, 1pm – 3.15pm
Mark Grist will be performing extracts from a new poetry performance based on brave animals, with a poem for each letter of the alphabet. Free drop-in event, ages 8+.
Nene Outdoors Activities
Pay & Play Watersports
Make a splash from 11am to 5pm. Activities include swan pedalos and row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, dinghies, and windsurfing. Book online to avoid the queues.
Book a camping trip!
Enjoy a night under canvas on the peaceful banks of Gunwade Lake. Choose from pitch-only camping or bell tent hire on an individual or group basis. Find out more at www.nenepark.org.uk/camping
Take a tranquil trip around Overton Lake and onto the River Nene on an electrically-powered passenger boat. The 45-minute pre-bookable trips depart daily from the Visitor Centre Jetty at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, and 3pm. £8 per person (free for under 3s), suitable for all ages.
Hire a bike and discover miles of traffic-free cycling paths, lakeside trails and woodland routes. Available daily from 11am to 5pm.
Climbing Wall: Thurs 14 April, 11am-3pm
The climbing wall is back! Great fun for both adults and children aged 4+ – who will reach the top first? £10 per person.
Learn to sail on a two-day course. Choose from Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1 or Youth RYA Sailing Stages 1 or 2. Cover the basics and learn in the safe waters of Gunwade Lake. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. £166 per person, suitable for ages 8-15 (Youth Sailing) and 16+.
Head to www.nenepark.org.uk/events to find out more and to book in advance for any of the specific events and activities.