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, and get up close with feathered friends.
It’s a flurry of activity in the wader aviary at the moment with avocet, shoveler, turtle dove and bearded tit chicks and the ruff displaying with their elegant plumage. Male ruff have large colourful manes of feathers around their necks and shoulders, which provided the inspiration for their name. In the spring male ruff converge… Read more »
Volunteers Week is a national celebration of the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the UK. This year, Volunteers Week takes place from 1-7 June. Volunteers make a vital contribution to our communities. They work in a wide range of settings, from schools and hospitals to charities and community groups. They give their time,… Read more »
World Curlew Day is a global awareness day that celebrates the curlew, a large wading bird that is found in many parts of the world. The day is held on April 21st, which is the feast day of Saint Beuno, the patron saint of curlews. Curlews are beautiful and iconic birds. They are known for… Read more »
Calling all Jellycat fans! Our Christmas collection will be arriving VERY soon in our shop 👀 from decorations, cuddles and GIANT Christmas trees – we can`t wait! Are there any that you have your eye on this year? Swipe along for a sneak peek of what we have coming…
WIN a Family Day Pass* to our fabulous Flamingo Fiesta event next weekend! 🦩 2 passes up for grabs! There will be flamingo themed crafts, face-painting, flamingo talks, pond-dipping, cuddles and photos with Gilda the giant TY flamingo, 10% off flamingo stock in the shop and a flamingo parade where you can learn and perform some flamingo dance moves! For a chance to win simply:
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This competition closes on Thursday 28th Sept 23 at 10am. This competition is not endorsed by Instagram and is only open to residents in the UK. Good luck!
*Family pass consists of 2x adult 2x children. Can be used on either Saturday 30th Sept or Sunday 1st October.
We`ve got lots lined up for our Flamingo Fiesta weekend at the end of this month! Join us on Saturday 30th Sept or Sunday 1st Oct to celebrate our fabulous flamingos 🦩
There will be free flamingo themed crafts and face-painting, flamingo talks, pond-dipping, meet and greets with Gilda the flamingo, build a teddy & flamingo health-check workshops (£14.95pp limited spaces – book online now) all finished of with a flamingo parade headed by Gilda where you will learn some flamingo dance moves and flounce like a flamingo!
Book your tickets now, or if you are dressing up in pink/flamingo theme you can get 10% off your admission price when you pay on the door 💗
We have opened up a Seasonal Pathway 🥾 running along the southern edge of the nature reserve. Open until the end of the year, it’s a great place to look for birds 🐦, mammals 🦌 and late summer insects 🦋.
The Seasonal Pathway is 0.7km (approx. 15 minutes)🌲
See if you can spot the following:
Birds including Buzzards, Red Kite, Jay Late summer insects: Speckled Wood (📷) and Red Admiral butterflies plus Common Darter dragonflies & Willow Emerald damselflies (📷) Mammals: Brown Hare, Roe & Muntjac Deer