The Power of Pollination: Discover more at Pensthorpe this May Half Term

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

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

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!

See what people are saying about Pensthorpe!

Latest News

Sightings

Sightings at Pensthorpe – 19th May 2024

Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society visited Pensthorpe on 19th May 2024. Here’s their report.   Pensthorpe Report 19th May   It was a bright start to the day with the promise of a warm day to come. There was nothing unexpected in the car park or on the drive but a pair of Pied Wagtail was… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 23, 2024

Gertrude - the 70 year old flamingo has become a bit of a celebrity

Flamingos

Gertrude – she’s famous don’t you know!

Have you met Gertrude as yet? She’s becoming a bit of a local celebrity. Gertrude, one of our 62 flamingos at Pensthorpe, has recently hit the news for laying her first egg at nearly 70 years of age. She has been unlucky in love until this season. Sadly, Gertrude’s egg was not fertile and therefore… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 22, 2024

Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Camping

Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Pensthorpe, a renowned nature reserve located just 11 miles from the stunning North Norfolk coast, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best new campsites for 2024 by The Guardian. This exciting accolade comes as Pensthorpe prepares to welcome guests to its brand-new pop-up camping and glamping site this summer. Starting from July 9th… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 22, 2024

We are open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday - 10am to 5pm 

Why not head over to Pensthorpe for a whole host of activities. 
Including our Power Pollination trail - discover fun facts about birds, bees, butterflies and more. Complete the trail and collect your token at the end. 

https://pensthorpe.com/events/power-of-pollination/

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All aboard - the Pensthorpe Explorer! 

This 45 minute tour covers the history of the estate, our farming practices and the vital conservation projects we’re working on, and shows you lots of our conservation crops and lots of wildlife along the way. 

The Pensthorpe Explorer seats 26 people, so there’s space for everyone

Buy your Pensthorpe Explorer Tour ticket when you arrive or pre-book your tickets online to guarantee your place.

https://tickets.pensthorpe.com/book/explorer-tour/584
Are you visiting us us for May Half Term? 
Don't forget to take your photos whilst you're here and tag us! 

Our team at Pensthorpe have had a little test run of one of our 'face in the hole' boards. 

Get your tickets now: https://tickets.pensthorpe.com/book/day-tickets/31
The Wisteria in the Millenium Garden is still blooming! 
Have you seen it yet? 

Not only does it look beautiful, but it is a great pollinator too. Bees, bumblebees and other insects flock to its blue flowers. This flowering climber is not only an invaluable food source for bees, but birds also love to nibble on the buds in spring.

Get you tickets to Pensthorpe now to see it in person: https://tickets.pensthorpe.com/book/day-tickets/31
It won't be in bloom forever.