Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens

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Looking for: Animals & Farms, Outdoor / Active, Parks & Gardens
Address: Pensthorpe
Fakenham
Norfolk
Postcode: NR21 0LN
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01328 851465
Website: Click Here

Enjoy an exhilarating family day out at Norfolk's Best Large Attraction*! In its 27th year, Pensthorpe Natural Park, the former home to BBC Springwatch (2008-2010), continues to captivate its visitors with its unique surroundings and thousands of bird, plant and wildlife species who call it home. For adventurous families, join ‘Hootz’ the owl and journey your way around his magical, natural world enjoying a day of adventure play…nature’s way! Swoop like a falcon, scramble like a spider and dig like a mole as you discover underground burrows, giant winding slide towers, shallow streams to splash through and assault courses in the trees as you adventure your way around WildRootz. There really is something for everyone at this multi-award winning attraction. Discover four stunning nature-inspired gardens and see spectacular wildlife in one of Norfolk’s largest wildflower meadows. Absorb the structural beauty of Piet Oudolf’s Millennium Garden which looks spectacular at its peak in late summer, admire the sculptures as you meander through the Wave Garden and visit our Wildlife Habitat Garden with bees, bats and butterflies, this garden is literally a “buzz”! Even if you have not got the time to explore the wonders of the Park, simply take advantage of ample free parking and free entry to the Shop and Cafe and enjoy delicious locally sourced home-cooked food in our Courtyard Cafe and take a stroll around our Gift Shop brimming full of unique gifts. Pensthorpe Natural Park is open daily** and is situated on the A1067, one mile from Fakenham. *EDP Tourism Awards 2014 & 2015 **Except 24th - 27th December.
Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe Natural Park is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.  Voted Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a brilliant place to visit with beautiful gardens, spectacular wildlife, WildRootz adventure play...nature's way and our brand NEW epic indoor adventure, Hootz House!

Discover underwater wildlife with our guided pond-dipping, wander around the lakes and trails, learn more about the numerous projects we support to 'Actively Save Species' and enjoy tasty home-cooked food in our Courtyard Café. Our spectacular shop is full of beautiful homeware, plants, jewellery and unique gifts. It's a fun and exhilarating day out for the whole family!

Pensthorpe is a multi award-winning experience for all those who love nature, wildlife and the outdoors.  It combines stunning gardens from award winning designers with the opportunity to get really close to some of Britain's most endangered species.  The Pensthorpe experience is an ideal day out for families and nature lovers, set in the unparalleled tranquillity of the Wensum Valley.

Admission prices:
Adult £9.00, Seniors £7.50
Child £5.50 Group: Adults £8.00, Seniors £6.50 children £4.50 for groups of 15 or more.
Family ticket £25.00 (2 adults, 2 children)
Children under 4 admitted free   Opening Times: April - December
Open: 10 am Close: 5pm
January - March
Open: 10am Close: 4pm