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Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens

Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
+44 1328 851465
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Fakenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Leicester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The site is extensive--huge! We did a Wensum Tour in a tractor driven trailer. We were led by a wildlife expert who was very knowledgeable, but also so much fun!! Fantastic hour! (Thurday 17th of July.) The aviary with more local birds, which can be very difficult to see in the wild, was fantastic. Can still hear the delightful sound... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Really good day out, nice cafe and for our kids the highlight was a large and varied adventure type playground. Was about £38 for a family of 4 but well worth it

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Stayed with friends in the Cambridgeshire area and they took us to Pensthorpe for the day. What a treat! Such a picturesque place. The lakes were beautiful and the flower beds so lovely. Lots of interesting wildlife to see. Excellent coffee shop and gift shop. Truly wonderful experience with something for all the family. Can't wait to visit again!

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looblee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited here as a family of 3generations. There is so much to do, and you can clearly see so much money, time, care and attention has been spent on the reserve. Grandparents went for long walks around the reserve while we took the children to do some pond dipping and then for a play at wild rootz which is... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We should have moved house today but we were told 24 hours before that it had to be delayed until Friday 13th so rather than staying at home surrounded by boxes we thought we would have a day out and chose Pensthorpe as I had wanted to visit it since it had hosted Spring Watch a few years ago. One... More

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Retford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were on our way home to Nottinghamshire after visiting family in Suffolk so we just called in here. It was lovely for a wander round and our 3 year old loved looking at all the wildlife. We would definitely like to visit again and spend longer here. We enjoyed the safari trip and were lucky enough to see some... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful nature reserve, great walks, beautiful gardens, we try to visit every season of the year and always love it. Good cafe, everything has been well planned and the whole place is well cared for.

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Ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a party of all ages (2-84years) and everyone had fun. The nature reserve was fascinating and the children loved finding the stamps for their passports . The children loved wild rootz and even nanny had fun on the zip wire! Lovely cakes ended the day nicely .

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Llantrisant, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited 9th June 2014. There staff were very friendly and helpful. The price is right. The wader/seashore, walk in aviary was fantastic and allows great opportunities for photographs of bearded Birds ( I have to put birds otherwise this review will not be accepted :D ), avocets, ruff, turtle dove, curlew, stilt, redshank. The rest off the reserve is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

So much to see, a haven for bird and nature lovers, even though it rained while we were there it was a pleasure to walk around.

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