From wildlife walks and talks to family events and Christmas markets, there's something on throughout the year at Pensthorpe.
Journey into nature.
Be inspired by our expert wardens and have fun with the family at one of our events.
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Mother’s day – Sunday 19th March
This Mothers day bring a loved one for free!
Whether it be your Mum, Dad, sister, grandparent, partner or best friend bring a loved one for FREE on Sunday 19th March. Lose yourselves on a walk around the park, explore the gardens as they burst into bloom, splash in the Wild Rootz stream or run riot in Hootz House. We’re also offering a special afternoon tea in our café as well alongside our tasty homemade lunch menu.
Sunday 19th March
Discover Bird Watching
Do you want to get into birdwatching but don’t know where to begin? This full-day course will teach you how to identify birds and recognise their calls.
Friday 31st March
Badger Watching Evening
Spend an evening, from a viewpoint in the trees, watching these amazing nocturnal creatures. With the chance to see other allusive animals in their natural habitats.
Various dates available
Witness a beautiful sunrise across the Pensthorpe lakes and catch the sweet songs of our breeding birds.
The early start brings great rewards for anyone interested in birds and birdwatching.
Wed 3rd May & Mon 8th May
Butterfly & Dragonfly Walk
Find all the butterfly & dragonfly hotspots on this walk around the reserve with our expert warden. Observe them in their natural habitats where you’ll find lots of lovely flora and insect life.
Wed 14th June & Wed 19th July
Glow worm hunt
Discover the allusive glow worm with a night tour of the reserve with one of our expert Wardens. A torch light guided adventure hunting the bioluminescence of these adult beetles.
23rd June & 7th July
Creatures of the night
Join us for an after-dark evening of discovery where you will be able to spot and learn the resident owls, bats and moths that call Pensthorpe home.
18th Aug & 15th Sept
Get into the festive spirit and find the perfect presents for all your loved ones at our annual Christmas market!
Sunday 26th November
Discover winter ducks & evening roost
One of our expert wardens will take you on a guided walk around the lakes giving you information about all of the wild winter ducks. The walk will finish at the wader scrape where you will see the birds flying in to roost at sunset.
Wed 29th November