Opening Times & Prices
Check our opening times before you set off and find out about our different ticket options too.
Opening Times & Prices
You don’t have to pre-book tickets to come to Pensthorpe, take a look at our opening times and prices below!
Open 10:00 am-5:00 pm
(Café opens at 9am)
Blue Light Card Adult
Blue Light Card Children
Blue Light Card Seniors
Open 10:00 am-4:00 pm
24 December: Closed
25 December: Closed
26 December: Closed
Please note we do not offer Blue Light Cards or Green Traveller discounts on tickets over winter due to the already reduced rate.
Pensthorpe is a destination for discovery in Fakenham, North Norfolk
Our staggering 700-acre site includes five fabulous gardens and a species-rich nature reserve. Take a trail through wetlands and hedgerows, woodland and riverbanks, and duck into a bird hide along the way to get up close with feathered friends.
We are a family-friendly nature reserve with awesome activities for little nature lovers. From our impressive outdoor eco-friendly play area, WildRootz, to rope bridges and snaking slides inside Hootz House, there’s time for play whatever the weather. You don’t even need a park ticket to wet your beak at our café or stop in our shop for wildlife books, toys, bird feeders, and local produce.
Gardener’s World 2 for 1
We accept Gardener’s World 2 for 1 cards, meaning that with a valid card you get one free adult entry with every full-paying adult. If you’re booking online you need to purchase one adult/senior ticket and select one ‘Pre-Paid Admissions voucher’ for the offer. Ensure you bring your card with you on the day to get this offer.
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Arrive by bus
We have a bus stop right at the entrance to Pensthorpe, less than a 10 minute walk away from our shop, cafe and admissions area. What’s more, when you arrive by bus you get a £4 discount on your ticket- show their valid bus ticket to us on the day of your visit and save £4 on park entry.
Yes, during our main season (March-December) Blue Light card holders get a discount to Pensthorpe.
Ts and Cs are as follows:
- Blue Light Card holders receive 20% off normal admission price for up to four people per card
- You must bring either the card or have the app open to claim the discount. The card holder must be present.
- Tickets can be booked online, select the Blue Light ticket option on our booking system.
We are part of the national Gardeners World 2 for 1 campaign which, with a valid card, allows one free entry with one full paying entry (lowest priced ticket will be the free entry). When booking online please purchase one full price ticket and use the Pre-paid Admissions Voucher for the free ticket, then just bring your 2 for 1 card on the day of your visit, along with your booking confirmation.
Please note the card does not apply to events (walks and talks etc.) but it can be used during our half-term on days we have a family trail.
Pensthorpe allows free entrance to one essential carer, who provides proof of carer status, when accompanying a full paying person who is physically or mentally impaired. Check out our definition of a carer on our FAQ page.
Give our friendly admissions team a call if you’d like to bring a group or school visit to Pensthorpe. We offer a reduced group price, free coach parking and offer a number of food packages you can choose from.
Find out more about group bookings here.
Find out more about bringing a school visit here.