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Pensthorpe Natural Park

Address: Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
Phone Number: +44 1328 851465
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Fakenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: There is something for everyone at the award-winning Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore one of the...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: There is something for everyone at the award-winning Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore one of the largest wildflower meadows in Norfolk, enjoy the beauty of our 3 stunning gardens, meet some of our rare and native species and run wild in WildRootz! Come in and see what's NEW for WildRootz in summer 2015 with the arrival of Hootz House.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely day, tad pricy for this time of year v how enjoyable it is in the weather, I think seasonal discount would do wonders! Lots of cracking pictures and the habitat is great, bit limited to what you can do for a whole day. Photography exhibition excelled itself!

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks ever so much for your review. Glad to hear you managed to get some good snaps, we're never short of stunning photo opportunities! Thanks again for your comments, hope to see you again soon. More 

Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Arrived with disabled elderly father and disabled parking quite a walk from cafe. After he struggled to walk to cafe found it to be not serving food till coach party finished meal. This information should have been displayed in car park. When I asked staff why this was not displayed in the cars park they laughed and seemed to find... More 

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Pensthorpe W, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your visit, your feedback is much appreciated. Our visitors are extremely valued and we expect our service to reflect this at all times so we're really disappointed to hear this. We have emailed you for some more information, if at all possible, as we would really like to address... More 

Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Fortunately the day was crisp with frost and the sun shone from a cloudless sky, so we saw it at its best for a winter walk. Stunning development...we were 3 adults.....with lots of indoor facilities for viewing and information. The site is 700 acres but if like us, you love to walk, the walks are not very long. Wonderful to... More 

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. It sounds like you had a lovely time and really made the most out of your day! Sorry to hear that you feel we are expensive. We regularly review our prices to be sure they represent good value for our visitors, whilst also making... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visit every year as its great for the winter birds that come overseas, and to see the red squirrels. Friendly reception and great shop. Lots to see and you get to feed the birds on the way round the reserve. You get to spend a fair few hours walking visting all the aviaries and gardens. Great for kids

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Pensthorpe W, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks so much for your fantastic review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your day. Winter is always such a beautiful time out in the Park as it brings in new sights, sounds and wildlife interest. The winter walks are always pleasant too! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Terrington St John, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We came here for the medieval weekend, what can I say it is a please that never disappoints lots of stalls all in costume a great day out

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Pensthorpe W, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit. The Mediaeval Spectacular is always a great event so it's lovely to hear you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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25 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We love love going to Pensthorpe it`s really nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and just to enjoy the peace and quite you find here at Pensthorpe. There are 4 walks to choose from a short stroll to a long walk. Lots of birds to see ducks to feed on the pond we were lucky to see... More 

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

hi, thanks so much for telling us about your visit. Kingfishers are very active out in the Park, particularly around the Wader Scrape and Moon Water. You were lucky to catch a glimpse, they are such a beautiful sight! Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Improved play area for kids.Much more fun for kids. Play area must be one of best in Norfolk. The trails are good for families but signage looks a bit tired in places.

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Pensthorpe W, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for your fantastic review! WildRootz was our first step in safely reconnecting children with the natural world; providing a healthy and inspiring place for families to have fun and enjoy a great day out. We're now particularly excited for the launch of Hootz House in the summer. Please do come back and see us soon! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was a bit reluctant to visit here as I thought it would be a tad commercialised. I was very pleasantly surprised and had a great day - in fact I didn't get all round and am very much looking forward to going back. At first, when I went into the wader aviary I was worried this was a zoo... More 

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you so much for such a fantastic review, it's lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit. That is the beauty of the Park! Whether you're birdwatching from the Wader Scrape hide or relaxing in the Waveline Garden, there is year-round colour and interest. It's fascinating to see the changes through the seasons and the autumn colour is... More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lovely walks round the lakes. The ducks are the star attraction - the grandchildren loved them. The playground is the icing on the cake for children. My husband and I loved the gardens. The only disappointment was the cafe. We went there for afternoon tea but there wasn't much choice. Pricey to get into the park if you're taking a... More 

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for your lovely review. Although all of our gardens provide stunning year-round colour and interest, the Millennium Garden would have been at its peak when you visited back in August so it's great to hear you loved the gardens! It has been fantastic to see families enjoying adventure play in WildRootz and we are now excited for... More 

Fakenham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We live about a mile from Pensthorpe Natural Park and visit on a regular basis. It is a bit pricey I think for families so if you live in the locality it is better to buy a yearly season ticket. As soon as you enter the park the ducks of all types are at your feet. Its a lovely park... More 

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Pensthorpe N, Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Many thanks for not only your brilliant review but also your continued support as a regular visitor! You are absolutely right - our annual membership packages start from as little as £3.75 per month making it excellent value for money if you plan on visiting more than 5 times throughout the year. The Wensum Discovery Tour is our... More 

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