Pensthorpe Nature Reserve


Host of the BBC's Springwatch. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve is an award winning must visit attraction, full of nature, wildlife and the outdoors. Pensthorpe offers not only gardens and conservation but discovery tours and a shop full of unusual gifts.

Located in the North of the county in Fakenham, Pensthorpe offers something for the whole family and is one attraction that cannot be missed if visiting Norfolk.

Children can participate in pond dipping or feeding the birds not to mention the discovery of mini-beasts in the Bug Walk before releasing any unused energy in the adventure play area.

For adults there are seven lovely lakes with nature trails to explore and spot some of the many species of birds that frequent Pensthorpe, because it lies within the Wensum Valley it acts as a migration corridor and the reserve is made up of numerous different kinds of habitats all of which attract different species.

Other parts of Pensthorpe which are generally off limits can be visited on a Discovery tour. A guided nature expedition that encompasses consevation with tales of times gone by.

To find out more about the ongoing conservation work of the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust  visit the Pensthorpe Conservation Centre, where you can see eight of the world's sixteen crane species, many of which are endangered. Also there you will be able to see the flock of Flamingo's

Having experienced the wildlife visit the wonderful Millennium Garden, designed by Piet Oudolf and from there move onto the Wave Garden which is a peaceful woodland garden 

Visit the Courtyard Café for a taste of home-cooked meals made from local ingredients.

Suitably refreshed peruse the Gift Shop with it many unusual gifts and momento's of a wonderful day out.

There is always something happening at Pensthorpe take a look at the website for all the latest details of events. 

For information on admission prices and opening times please visit here

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015