What's to do
Round Meadow Park
Just 200 metres from Meadow Park along Meadow Lane is the Farm Club. It has a café open to all serving light lunches, snacks and cakes. There's a members club that offers small "allotments" where you can grow your own flowers or vegetables assisted by the staff. Next to it is a fun children's playground and petting "zoo" with many farm animals
St Ives has an abundance of public footpaths and lots of walks (various Internet sites lay out walks from 2 miles to 8 miles in the surrounding countryside. Many start just near Meadow Park and involve the lakes and surrounding countryside which are deal for dog owners. If you are feeling energetic there's a very pleasant 13 mile walk to Cambridge alongside the Guided Busway (see transport).
Walks to Earith and Bluntisham along the Ouse Valley Way are particularly lovely and there are plenty of country pubs along the way to keep you hydrated. This path is a 35km (20 miles) pedestrian way along the river through St Ives.
There are also an abundance of cycle paths and the main cycle path starts right outside Meadow Park. Why not cycle 13 miles to Cambridge alongside the Busway Cambridge County Council provide detail cycle path maps and there's one Huntingdon St Ives you can download. St Ives itself is very cycle friendly and, as a small town, everything is accessible on a bike, Meadow Park has secure "Sheffield" bike racks to store your cycle safely. For more active cycling there are several cycling clubs who run competitive events in the area.
Swimming and Exercise
For more information click on the Entertainments Link above or here.
We haven't found any Riding Schools in St Ives itself but local Houghton Hall and Manor Farm are a few miles away and have both riding schools and livery yards. Plus there's a tack shop in the Quadrant (Heather Lewin)
Unrivalled St Ives offers them all. Click link above or here.
Other things to do
There are varied markets on Monday (large), Friday (smaller) and Saturday's Farmers Market
The (Dickensian?) Christmas market (December)
The St Ives Carnival (July) and Michaelmas Fair (October)
The Regatta on the Great Ouse (July but intermittent)
The Raptor Foundation on the road to Somersham for Owls and other birds of prey
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