Combining traditional entertainment with skills tasks and nature themed games, children will have fun discovering nature and getting active outdoors at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens’ Summer Fun, between 25th July and 4th September 2013.

Running daily from 10am to 5pm, and stopping children being cooped indoors all summer, the 10 nature-themed games include crane croquet, frog hopping, ker-plonk nest building and limbo, along with agility tasks such as a fox and goose chase, climbing and balancing.

Each activity is connected to wildlife which can be found in the UK and clues are hidden amongst the games with prizes available for those who answer all questions correctly.

Families will also enjoy taking part in a self-guided trail around the Reserve with lots of hands-on activities to get closer to nature.

Kirsty Willingham, Events Manager at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens, comments:   “Summer Fun is a great day for all the family and will teach mini explorers all about nature and the great outdoors in a fun and educational way. It’s the perfect compliment to our brand new WildRootz adventure play area and a great way to try out some new or family favourite games. Plus there will be the usual activities including den building, a stamper trail and the daily bird feeds at 4pm.”

Entry to Summer Games is included in the regular Pensthorpe admission price.

Visit or call 01328 851465 for more information and opening times.



‘WildRootz’ is an exciting new £1million outdoor expansion, aimed at improving children’s connections with the natural world.

Launching in July 2013, the 7,000 square-metre outdoor activity area will encourage children to play and explore in natural habitats such as woods, fields and streams and once completed will be larger than the Canopy Walk at Kew Gardens and the outdoor play area at Chatsworth House combined.

‘WildRootz’ is set at the edge of Pensthorpe’s existing woodland and park to become an extension of its gardens, wetlands, conservation centre, wildflower meadows, farmland and woodland. It will comprise of hills, tunnels and dens to explore, towers, zip wires and trees to climb, shallow streams to wade through and more gentle areas for younger children including a sandpit and indoor art barn.

Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens is on the A1067, one mile from Fakenham. Open all year, 1st January – 28th February 10am – 4pm, and 1st March – 31st December 10am to 5pm. Courtyard Café serving home-cooked food; Gift Shop with a large range of stylish and unusual items; free parking. Tel 01328 851465


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