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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Summer Quilting Workshop

Course teacher Sally Holman will guide you through quilting techniques, suitable for complete beginners to more advanced level. Come and join our group in the café function room, it’s a relaxed atmosphere with fellow sewers.

5 week course

Tickets £110

Badger Watching Evening

Spend an evening, from a viewpoint in the trees, watching these amazing nocturnal creatures. With the chance to see other elusive animals in their natural habitats.

Various dates available

from £11.95

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

From £13.95

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

From £13.95

Patrick Barkham – The Swimmer: The Wild Life of Rodger Deakin event

Patrick will be here at Pensthorpe giving a talk about his new book, followed by a Q&A with Nick Acheson.

Fri 23rd June 7pm


Pensthorpe Open Farm

Free Event

Join us for a day of fun and learning at Pensthorpe Open Farm Event on Sunday 25th June, 11am – 4pm, on our Farm grounds (before the car park).

We’ll have something for everyone, with sheep shows, a talk from a trustee of the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust, Nick Acheson, discover beekeeping and hay.

Sunday 25th June


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

From £16.95

Christmas Market

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

From £11.95