Things to do at Ferry Meadows Country Park review
Ferry Meadows is a large country park perfect for families to visit. With 3 play areas to explore and den building in the woods there are lots to keep children entertained. The Play parks are made using natural materials with Otter Park primarily consisting of sand and water and Badger Park has a huge climbing frame with swings and slides.
Lakeside Park has swings, slide, rope nets and more. There is also a small steam train that runs between the main visitor centre and Lakeside (travel time is around 5 mins) and you can buy single and return tickets. (child return £2, Adult Return £3 or all day tickets adults £6 child £4)
Ferry Meadows is a great place for bikes and scooters as it is paved all the way around the 3 lakes making it really accessible. There are mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to hire, but must be booked in advance. As well as the play parks and large playing fields there is also the Lakeside Watersports Centre where you can hire pedalos, boats, paddle boards, kayak and wetsuits! There are plenty of picnic tables located around the lakes and plenty of trees for shade in the summer.
There are also BBQ stands located around as well as bins for placing used BBQs into. The Visitor centre also has Duck feed available in exchange for a donation (Suggestion 50p) and there is a jetty beside the lake to stand on to feed the ducks. Everything is outside other than visitor centre, gift shop, café and restaurant.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Ferry Meadows Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a café located beside the visitor centre and a restaurant near the watersports centre. You are welcome to picnic outside.
What are the main things to do?
Country park with 3 play areas, small steam train, accessible paths around 3 lakes. Plus a watersports centre and ducks you can feed. There are toilets a cafe and a restaurant.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – You can visit Ferry Meadows for free. Watersports are an additional cost.
Is there parking?
There is parking, charges apply.
When are they open?
Ferry Meadows is open all year round although not all facilities are open all year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
Guest post with thanks to Jaymee from The Mum Diaries
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