Journey into nature

Explore magical gardens, adventurous play, and our stunning nature reserve

Meet the Flock

Run wild

Let the kids blow off steam at WildRootz, our outdoor play area

Conservation calls

Learn about our conservation efforts for some of the most endangered British birds

Camping at Pensthorpe - Summer 2024

Camping at Pensthorpe

Journey into nature

Explore magical gardens, adventurous play, and our stunning nature reserve

Run wild

Let the kids blow off steam at WildRootz, our outdoor play area

Meet the Flock

Conservation calls

Learn about our conservation efforts for some of the most endangered British birds

Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham

NR21 0LN

Open Today: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe is the ultimate destination for discovery and an action-packed day out for the whole family. Here you can explore magical gardens, take a trail through our internationally recognised reserve, get up close with feathered friends, enjoy huge indoor play, and one of the regions biggest and best outdoor adventure areas!

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Latest News

Volunteering at Pensthorpe

conservation

Volunteers’ Week 2024

Volunteers Week is a chance to say thank you to our amazing group of volunteers for their hard work and dedication across the UK. This year, Volunteers Week takes place from 3rd to 9th June 2024 Here at Pensthorpe, we have a flock of volunteers who help to make Pensthorpe the place it is. They… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 30, 2024

The first flamingo chick hatched - 2024

Competitions

WIN: Name our flamingo chicks and win general admission for our Flamingo Fiesta this September

This is your chance to WIN general admission to our Flamingo Fiesta this September at Pensthorpe for up to 6 people, plus a flamingo-themed goody bag. We’re excited to announce that the first of our flamingo chicks at Pensthorpe has hatched! The proud parents, Stilts (ID tag: BAD) and Electra (ID tag: BAC), are both… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 30, 2024

Dennis Junior - Crane chick hatched 2024 at Pensthorpe. Photo Credit - Ben Andrews

PCT

Pensthorpe Celebrates the Arrival of Dennis the Eurasian Crane’s First Chick

Pensthorpe Natural Park is thrilled to announce the hatching of a chick by our beloved Eurasian crane, Dennis, and his mate. After several years of laying infertile eggs, this marks a joyous milestone for Dennis and his partner, making them proud parents at last. A Remarkable Journey Dennis has a unique and inspiring backstory. He… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 29, 2024

Mammals Tracks & Signs

This brand new event we will be discovering some of the reserve's more secretive wildlife through a range of survey techniques. Split over two days, the Saturday evening will involve setting up our survey equipment; including Longworth traps, footprint tunnels and trail cameras, before returning on Sunday morning to see what we have found, all rounded off with a delicious breakfast in our cafe!

Find out more and book here >> https://pensthorpe.com/events/mammals-tracks-signs/
The Explorer is back this weekend, this 45 minute tour takes you around parts of the reserve our visitors don't usually get to see! we have comfy seats, and our warden will talk through our speaker system through all the areas you are seeing! Little ones love it too, they get their explorer sheet where they can mark off the key areas they have seen (the driver will prompt them) they then get a certificate from the warden too! Explorer tours are £5pp or £4 if you also have day entry tickets to the reserve. Find out more here >> https://pensthorpe.com/.../nature.../pensthorpe-explorer/
Make their next birthday memorable with a party at Pensthorpe. 

Whichever package you pick, your child and their friends can enjoy awesome indoor fun at Hootz House and explore the twists and turns in WildRootz adventure playground. 

There’s the option for food and drinks, birthday cake, party bags and more – so you can make their day extra special. 

And with entry to the park included too, everyone can take on the trails, feed the birds and keep their eyes peeled for furry friends.

FIND OUT MORE: https://pensthorpe.com/things-to-do/family-fun/birthday-parties/
Did you know the River Wensum is one of only 210 chalk streams in the world?!

We’re part of the Wensum Farmers upper cluster group; which is a group of local farmers covering some 11,000 ha of the upper Wensum river catchment, made up of 29 members. The group focussing on enhancing biodiversity and improving water quality at an individual  farm scale as well as catchment wide. We’re extremely proud of this collective approach at cleaning up our rivers and ensuring the Wensum remains a rich and biodiverse resource