Set in the beautiful Wensum Valley in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and voted Best Large Visitor Attraction 2014*, multi award-winning Pensthorpe Natural Park is more than just a showcase for conservation and wildlife.

The Park which offers a wholesome fun-packed day out for wildlife-lovers and children of all ages, has this week announced details of one of its spring events, ‘Bee a Nature Explorer’, created for families and friends to enjoy nature at its very best.

Open daily starting on 14th until 22nd February 2015 from 10am – 4pm, many visitors will have their first glimpse of spring at this special half-term event. During this outdoor bonanza, which is themed around shelters and keeping warm through the winter, visitors can celebrate nature-inspired adventure play with activities such as den building, wildlife talks, games, quizzes and photo competitions.

During Bee a Nature Explorer, those with a love of the outdoors can experience the Park’s fun Self-Guided Trail to discover some fascinating British wildlife and find out where they live and how they stay warm.

Visitors will have a chance to participate in a Den Building competition. There will also be three outdoor ‘Photo Booths’, where families can get creative and capture photographs of their visit to Pensthorpe.

Nature-loving children can seek out hedgehog clues woven across the park and have the opportunity to make their own ‘Hector the Hedgehog’ out of play dough and natural materials in the WildRootz marquee. There will also be Nature Activities and Puzzles and even a special “Hootz” fact sheet about How to Make Fat Balls at home for garden birds, to help them through the winter.

Those attending the event can also spot the Park’s resident Red Squirrels and also meet the resident hedgehog.
This full day out is all included in the standard admission price: Adults £11.25, Children (3-16 yrs) £9.75, Seniors (60+) £9.50.

The event is set amongst the backdrop of the stunning unspoilt natural habitat of Pensthorpe Natural Park, which is home to hundreds of wild species.

Other events coming up at Pensthorpe Natural Park include: Easter Eggstravaganza: Daily 28th March to 12th April – 10am to 5pm and Wild About The Wensum: Saturday 25th April – 10am to 5 pm.

For more information including directions and opening times visit or call 01328 851465.

A multi award-winning nature park with wildlife, gardens and adventure play, nature’s way, for all the family. Open all seasons. Admission costs £11.25 for adults, £9.50 for seniors and £9.75 for children aged 3-16.


WildRootz: A full day exploring over 30 items of adventure and nature-inspired play outdoors including: streams, dens, underground burrows, 12m high slide tower, a giant nest made of 140 logs the height of telegraph poles & a zipwire. NEW this summer – the arrival of indoor play “Hootz’s House”.

Gardens: Four nature-inspired gardens with 500 plant species.

Conservation: Actively saving species for 27 years, creating and restoring habitat conservation: Conservation Grade Farm, Partnerships & and home to the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust, Species Reintroduction Programs and Habitat Restoration & Creation.

Nature: Birds, animals & plant life: 660 acres of stunning unspoilt habitat with hundreds of wild species. Seasonal Discovery Tours of the Wensum Valley via open-air Land Rover.

Café: Locally-sourced, seasonal and wholesome home cooked food served at the Park’s family-friendly café

Shop: Browse the gift shop for unusual gifts and home ware inspired by our natural world.
Located near Fakenham, North Norfolk, NR21 0LN 

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