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Ferry Meadows


Opening Hours 2017/18

The Park is open to pedestrians and cyclists at all times.

Opening and last entry times for vehicle access at Ferry Meadows are below.

Summer opening times:
March 25 to September 30: 06:30 - 22:00

Winter opening times:
October to March: 06:30 - 18:30

Parking Charges

For information regarding parking charges please click on "Parking Charges" in the menu on the left or click here

Parking Membership is available at £60 for a year's parking. For more details click here.

Annual membership is also available to purchase as a gift for someone. For more details please click here.

Alligator Teeth

Alligator teeth are installed at the exit to Ferry Meadows and at the exit of the Lakeside road in Ferry Meadows. If you have an especially low vehicle please do call 01733 234193 or the Duty Ranger on 07860 308081 for advice before entering the Park.

Height Restriction Barrier (Ferry Meadows)

Please be aware that there is a height restriction barrier of 2.1metres across the entrance to Ferry Meadows. If you have a high vehicle or are towing one and you are permitted access to Ferry Meadows then please phone the Duty Ranger on the number displayed on the barrier.
Please allow time for a member of staff to reach you, they may be some distance away. Your patience is appreciated.

Height Barrier - Permitted Vehicles

The height barrier was installed to prevent unauthorised encampments which cost the Trust time and money to remove. The incidents lead to distress and complaints from Park users and businesses operating within the Park.

The maximum height for vehicles is 2.1 metres, an industry standard measurement. It is the responsibility of the driver to know the height of the vehicle and if there is any doubt assistance should be sought.

The following over-height vehicles are permitted access:

- Cars with cycles or roof boxes on top
- Horseboxes
- Legitimate deliveries to concessionaires until 10am each day
- Cars towing or carrying water sports equipment for use at Lakeside
- Coaches and minibuses
- Vehicles displaying a current disabled pass
- People connected to authorised events held with the Trust's knowledge

Please call the Duty Ranger on 07860 308081 when you arrive at the height barrier and allow time for a member of staff to reach you, they may be some distance away. Your patience is appreciated.

The following vehicles are not permitted access:

- Any other vehicles including cars towing caravans
- Motor homes
- Mobile homes
- Commercial vehicles not on official business

There is parking available for these vehicles at Orton Mere which is approximately 2km / 1.3m from Ferry Meadows.
You can go to the Orton Mere page by clicking here.

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