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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

Wetland Hide Birdwatching sightings board

Sightings

Sightings at Pensthorpe – 28th May 2024

Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society visited Pensthorpe on 28th May 2024. Here’s their report.   Pensthorpe 28th May 2024 Pensthorpe Monitoring Tuesday 28th May 2024 A later start than usual, but the list still quickly accumulated around the car park area, with 2 Marsh Harriers quartering the fields beside the driveway, a Mistle Thrush feeding there,… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 29, 2024

Wetland Hide Birdwatching sightings board

Sightings

Sightings at Pensthorpe – 20th May 2024

Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society visited Pensthorpe on 20th May 2024. Here’s their report.   Pensthorpe 20th May 2024 We started later about 9.30am and it was still overcast with a chilly northerly wind. The drive and car park were very quiet but we were pleased to see a couple of Swifts and three Swallows, the… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 27, 2024

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 »

Ben Marshall

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 »

Ben Marshall

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 »

Ben Marshall

May 22, 2024

WIN: 2 nights of camping at Pensthorpe for up to 6 people with entry to the reserve.

Camping

Discover the Magic of Camping at Pensthorpe: A Summer Adventure in Norfolk

Pop-up glamping and camping site is available from 9th July to the end of August 2024 at Pensthorpe. This unique opportunity allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature during the summer holidays. Visitors to Pensthorpe can now book a night under the stars, enjoying the best of what Norfolk… Read more »

Ben Marshall

May 16, 2024