What will you discover?

Take a look around our 700 acre family-friendly nature reserve, less than an hour’s drive from Norwich.

More than a nature reserve

If you’re looking to soak up some serenity in our gardens, spot wonderous wildlife in the nature reserve, munch tasty treats in our cosy café or watch your little chicks run wild in awesome adventure play areas, Pensthorpe is the place to make it happen.

Explore Pensthorpe

Nature Reserve

Packed with habitats, teeming with flora and fauna, our species-rich, internationally recognised nature reserve is ready and waiting – whether you want to huddle in a bird hide or have an off-road adventure.


With four fabulous gardens to explore, Pensthorpe is one of the best places in Norfolk to satisfy green-fingered gurus and horticultural enthusiasts. It’s where you can unwind and admire to your heart’s content. Bloomin’ marvellous!

Family Fun

Knee high to a grasshopper? No problem! From outdoor adventures to indoor play, at Pensthorpe there are plenty of activities designed just for kids – and others that your brood will run wild for, whatever their age.

Courtyard Café

With a selection of drinks, snacks, light lunches and freshly prepared hot meals, our café makes the perfect pitstop during your day out. It’s where you can warm up with a hearty breakfast, stop off for a Sunday roast, or tuck into an afternoon tea in the courtyard. Don’t have time to explore the park? No problem. Our café is open to the public – no ticket required – and dogs are welcome too.

Latest News


Pensthorpe launch Summer passes!

New for 2024 are our Summer passes and represent fantastic value at £30 per person, offering unlimited visits during the summer rom 22nd July – 5th September 2024, you only need to visit just under 2 time for the pass to have paid for itself. Find out more and purchase here 

Ben Marshall

December 23, 2023

Nights In Nature - Camping at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve North Norfolk


10% off camping and Glamping!

You may have heard that 2024 we launch our brand new camping and glamping site over the summer holidays.   This has been a long time in the planning and you can look forward to enjoying the natural environment from a different perspective in only the way possible at one of the region’s best nature… Read more »

Ben Marshall

December 23, 2023


The Island Walk proposed for 2024!

The news is out and after months and months in planning we are delighted to announce we have submitted planning permission for The Island Walk. The proposed island walk would consist of a series of high bridges, decks, walkways and boardwalks raised 3 metres high into the tree canopies, with vistas stretching across our lakes.… Read more »

Ben Marshall

December 22, 2023