The Captain's Folly | Day Out With The Kids

The Captain's Folly

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Tours and River Cruises icon Tours and River Cruises

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Enjoy a wonderful 10-15-minute boat tour of Overton Lake on The Captains Folly boat. Discover the stunning Ferry Meadows and take in the sight of the beautiful bluebells in season. Love history? Find out about the fascinating past of the lake, including the story of the 17th-century bridge and dungeon.

Turn the tour into a fun game for the kids. Try to spot as many local birds as you can, when you pass by Bird Island. Cormorants to kingfishers are very common in the area. Don’t be surprised if you see a  flock of curious ducks following the boat along. Kids just love these friendly feathered locals!

The Captain’s Folly takes up to 12 passengers, so the entire family can come on the tour. Fancy a longer cruise, or a birthday party on the lake? It’s all possible, as long as you book in advance!

  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise with beautiful sights
  • Do some bird watching from the lake
  • Learn about the history of Overton Lake


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Nene Park Trust, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU, England


Click here to visit The Captain's Folly's website
07860 525320

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - October
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £4.00
Kids: £3.00
Under 1's: Free

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome