Did you know that Pensthorpe Natural Park is not just all about ducks?

As well as appealing to nature and gardening enthusiasts, wildlife lovers and bird watchers, it also makes for a perfect day out for families and young children. Multiple WINNER of Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction*, Pensthorpe is a modern day nature reserve with a focus on inspiring the next generation to enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors – without compromising on the tranquillity and calmness that the reserve brings to so many regular visitors.

Former home of BBC Springwatch, the 700 acre reserve is a true showcase for British wildlife; beautiful gardens including one of Norfolk’s largest wildflower meadows which is home to the famous harvest mouse who starred in the recent BBC’s Planet Earth Two series and; more recently, inspiring adventure play, no matter what the weather. Encounter Flamingos, Red Squirrels, and cute ducks that will feed out of the palm of your hand; larger than life bugs on the Bug Trail; and learn more about Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s ‘Actively Saving Species’ projects including Operation Turtle Dove, the Great Crane Project and their Corncrake re-introduction programme. Hop on the Pensthorpe Explorer** for a behind the scenes tour to discover the secret side of the Wensum Valley, enjoy home cooked food in the Courtyard café and shop in one of North Norfolk’s largest gift shops. Families can unwind together in WildRootz, an outdoor adventure play area and Hootz House, the award winning indoor play area, complete with soft play for the under 5s.

 

*EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards

**Seasonal activity with additional charge

 

  • Jul25Sep5

    Summer Days at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Spend your summer days outdoors and create memories…get closer to nature, explore the further reaches of the reserve, play as a family in our adventure play areas, follow trails, do some craft making, go pond dipping, build dens and more…

  • Oct18
    28

    Trick or Tweet at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Discover the grim and gruesome side of nature this half term…

    Spooky craft-making and a creepy crawly trail will get you in the mood for a ‘spooktacular’ day!

  • Dec19Jan2

    A Winter's Tail at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Learn enchanting stories about the animals that tuck themselves away for a long winters sleep or decide to migrate to a warmer climate or even adapt to bare the colder weather.

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