£2.5m Lakeside @ Ferry Meadows opens its doors

Those of you who have been to Ferry Meadows lately will have seen work being done on the old Watersports Centre.  The last time I went the walls were up and all the glass windows were being put in!

Nene Park Trust sent out a press release this week with lots of information regarding the new opening.

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On Friday 11 April, following a £2.5 million investment from Nene Park Trust and a year of extensive works to the building and surrounding landscape, the new Lakeside @ Ferry Meadows will open its doors to Park visitors.

Lakeside provides a hub for activity and relaxation within Ferry Meadows as the home for Nene Outdoors, a new watersports and outdoor activity venture and Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, a contemporary dining and function venue at the Park.

Anthony Chapman Director of Nene Outdoors said “With access to the beautiful Gunwade Lake, Nene Outdoors caters for many activities on and off the water. This includes hire of kayaks, canoes, row boats and pedaloes, group activities such as raft building, land games and orienteering and structured courses in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Nene Outdoors also boasts a brand new 60 seater conference and meeting space with projector, air conditioning and fantastic views of the lake providing a professional environment for away days and meetings. With a campsite and outdoor clothing and equipment shop Nene Outdoors has something for everyone.”

Lakeside Kitchen & Bar will be headed by Raj Regmi of Regmi & Sons, who many will know as the operators of Ferry Meadows Café, and Mike Lucy of the prestigious London catering firm, Company of Cooks.  This exciting partnership will offer a new lakeside eating experience for Park visitors as well as the perfect setting for functions such as parties, weddings and conferences.

To add to the exciting facilities that will be on offer at Lakeside, a leading cycle hire facility will also be provided, with the target launch date being late Spring.

As well as introducing new faces and facilities the complex is also home to long-standing Park friends; Lakeside Sailing Club, Peterborough Sailability, Nene Bowmen and, more recent addition, Peterborough Adapted Cycling Scheme operated by Vivacity.  These groups are working closely with the new businesses to provide a variety of leisure opportunities for all abilities and backgrounds.

To get a feel for all that Lakeside has to offer why not visit the park on Saturday 10 May when Lakeside will be hosting a Family Fun day. There will be opportunities to watch and take part in various activities whatever your experience and ability as well as lots of family friendly offers. For more details about the event please visit the Nene Park Trust website, drop into the Visitor Centre or contact the office nearer the time.

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