Switch on to wildlife and join ‘Hootz’ the owl and journey your way around his magical WILD world for a great day of adventure play…nature’s way!

Enjoy an epic indoor adventure and engage with the natural world whatever as you journey your way across rope bridges, scuttle up ginormous tree towers and race your way down winding slides as Hootz welcomes you to his magical wild world! In fine weather, you can swoop like a falcon, scramble like a spider and dig like a mole as you discover underground burrows, zip wires, a shallow stream to splash through and an assault course in the trees with adventure play, nature’s way in WildRootz. Become a bug detective on the Bug Walk, find the camouflaged mirrors and build a den! Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014 and 2015, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a fabulous day out for the whole family.


  • May6

    Wild About The Wensum at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Wild About The Wensum

    Saturday 6th May

    Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s Annual Community Day

    Now in its 11th year, this community event celebrates the natural beauty and importance of the Wensum Valley in a fun and informative way, with this year’s theme being “Endangered Species: Children in the Countryside”.

    We want to help encourage more children to enjoy the countryside and get outdoors instead of staying inside and playing on their computers, tablets or mobile phones.

    This year we are really excited to welcome nature enthusiast and TV personality Jess French, who will be opening the event! This event is the only day of the year where we reduce the admission fee so that we can encourage families to visit us, who may have never been to Pensthorpe before. All money raised goes back into making the following year’s Wild About The Wensum event possible.

    Admission £3 per person.

    There will be an additional charge for anyone wishing to visit Hootz House, our indoor play area. Limited spaces on the day – on a first come first served basis.

  • May27Jun4

    Hare, There & Everywhere! at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Hare, There & Everywhere!

    Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June

    Who would win the ultimate wildlife race?

    Join us for half term, where we will be asking the big question – who is the fastest (and slowest) creature in Pensthorpe? More details to follow soon….

    The extra activities for this event are included in the standard admission price.

  • Jun18

    Fathers Day 2017 at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Father’s Day 2017

    Sunday 18th June

    Make memories on this special day

    Make Father’s Day special this year by spending the day with us at Pensthorpe, where you can take a leisurely walk around our reserve and do a spot of bird watching, or make a family day of it and run around WildRootz or Hootz House with the kids. The stop off or a tasty, delicious meal here in our Courtyard Cafe.

    Dad will get a FREE bottle of real Norfolk ale* and will automatically be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Sunday Dinner for two!*

    There are two and three course menu options available. Normal admission prices for entry into the park. FREE admission to the Courtyard Cafe and Gift Shop.

    Download a menu and booking form or call our Admissions team to book your table now: 01328 863628.

    *For Father’s Day bookings in our Courtyard Cafe only.

  • Jul22Sep5

    Summer Fun! at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Summer Fun!

    Saturday 22nd July – Tuesday 5th September

    Extra activities and fun all summer long

    Fill your day with even more adventurous stuff to do this summer – trails, pond dipping, meet & greet our fluffy friends (Tulu the owl) and much more….                More details to follow soon….

    The extra activities for this event are included in the standard admission price.

  • Sep10

    Specialist Plant Day at Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Specialist Plant Day

    Sunday 10th September

    Norfolk Nursery Network’s Special event

    Come and find something unusual for your garden and get some expert plant advice.  With unusual plants on offer and fantastic knowledge of the growers on hand, it’s a great event for all plant lovers. There is a separate admission fee to attend the Plant Day, however you will receive a voucher for reduced admission into Pensthorpe (on the same day only) if you wish to visit our reserve after you’ve had a look at the plants.

    All proceeds of the Plant Day admission fee go to a charity of the Norfolk Nursery Network’s choice.

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