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Pensthorpe Natural Park

Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
+44 1328 851465
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Fakenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We started off by taking the tour around the park. This was mainly around the areas that you cannot walk to and gave a lot of background about the park. We travelled in the back of the land rover and as the seat face to the middle the was a lot of awkward turning needed! I suggest the the trailer... More

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Would recommend the landrover tour to see and hear about the reserves evolution. Expensive in the gift shop and season ticket beyond reach. Not competitively priced to encourage a repeat visit in the near future.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For all seasons and ages we love came here all the time . Play area most requested,wild life and scenery to finish snacks and Ronaldo ice

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Norwich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We go every year for the medieval spectacular and have a lovely time, the re-enactments of jousting and fights are amazing, you can see how people lived, made food and houshold items whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens. There is also a lovely big play area for children with plenty of picnic benches but you can buy food there is yoiu... More

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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 annual visits to our Mediaeval Spectacular. We love turning back the clocks to get a taste of Mediaeval life! Sorry to hear your thoughts on our admission prices. We feel £11.25 for adults and just £8 for children represents excellent value for our visitors if... More

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Its a great day out, lots to see and do for all ages, a great big play park for the kids as well. Not too pricey either. Big parking area with facilities for disabled visitors. There are many birds to see and watch, or you can just walk around following paths. They have Red Squirrels as well and are part... More

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

Good afternoon, thank you so much for your absolutely fantastic review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Red Squirrels are beautiful. Pensthorpe Conservation Trust (PCT) is working alongside other members of the East Anglian Red Squirrel Group to support future captive breeding and release projects and we are very fortunate to have successful breeding pairs here.... More

Sutton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently with family, 3 generations. Foolishly went on the wensum tour which was basically a ride around a few fields and woods which surround the main attraction. We may have been unlucky but we saw no wildlife save a few cows and sheep. The vehicle was uncomfortable and open to the elements. The main attraction was good as was... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A very enjoyable day out in the fresh air enjoying the wildlife. Not so good if raining! Easy walking as there are very few (gentle) gradients. I didn't think the admission price was outrageous, given the huge ongoing investment needed to run the place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is quite a hard review to write really as pensthorpe is really beautiful but I found that the entry price didn't really reflect what you were getting. Having a child of 10 and another who is 3 I thought they would really enjoy the play area and whilst the 10 year old loved it my youngest struggled to use... More

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Scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our day at Pensthorpe - the setting is beautiful, and the land rover tour was really interesting. The children's adventure playground is amazing - and even our 11 and 15 year old found plenty to entertain them there. The whole thing was more polished and fancy than we were expecting - but, boy do you pay for... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a fantastic day out with the family, loads to see and do for all ages. Cafe great as it has a gluten free option which is a rarity but food is expensive on top of the entrance fee. If you want to take a picnic there are loads of places to sit and eat and soak up the peace... More

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