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Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Address: Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
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+44 1328 851465
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Voted Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015, Pensthorpe Natural...

Voted Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a great day out for the whole family! Explore one of the largest Wildflower Meadows in Norfolk, enjoy the beauty of 4 stunning gardens, meet some of our rare and native species and run wild in WildRootz outdoor adventure play! Whatever the weather, kids can come in for an epic indoor adventure in Hootz House indoor adventure play.

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Lovely day out

Loved this place, you can feed the birds, it has beautiful planted areas and is great for families, has a cafe.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert C
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We haven't been here for a generation so we took our 3 and a quarter year old grand daughter today. £10.95 for her and same for us as Seniors. It was cold and there were bird flu restrictions but was it value for money? We had a good walk and everything is very well done but our grand daughter was... More 

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Thank southboundchris
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place, you can feed the birds, it has beautiful planted areas and is great for families, has a cafe.

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Melton Constable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Pensthorpe has plenty of wildlife, both fauna and flora. It's a good day out for families, and there are often special events which are usually included in the ntrance price. There is a great adventure playground outside, as well as an indoor play area. The cafe, toilets and shop are free to visit.

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Thank Gwendoine P
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do hope you come back to see us again soon! More 

FAKENHAM
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Went with family October half term,lovely walks and children love rootz Indoors for children,nit well designed,as parents sit upstairs can't really see their children,on the slides,outdoor children seem to enjoy mire

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Thank carolmj2016
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. For the benefit of other readers, with regards to Hootz House indoor play area, we just want to clarify that parents can remain downstairs with the children, if they wish. There is no requirement for adults to sit upstairs and as it is a mezzanine floor (like a balcony), it means that parents... More 

Fakenham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Although we had had substantial rain in the preceding days they had managed to keep most of the site open. A lovely walk through the woods and some time in a hide made for a pleasant morning, we didn't see another person until we got back to the centre. We stayed for lunch and despite the fact that they had... More 

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Thank Jim H
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your great 5 star review! We are so pleased you had a great day here - and it's nice to read that you can explore our nature reserve without seeing anyone else. We like your description of it being an "oasis of calm...." it paints a perfect picture of enjoying some beautiful surroundings we have here. We... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We visited the site as a stop for lunch on a coach trip to Thursford. We were met at the coach by a very friendly gentleman who guided us to the restaurant for our meal of homemade mushroom soup and an impressive array of sandwiches. The gift shop was brilliant with items well priced. Unfortunately we did not have time... More 

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Thank GLYNIS B
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review! For the benefit of other readers, our Courtyard Cafe and Gift Shop are both free to visit. There is an admission charge to get in to our 700 acre nature reserve and hugely popular gardens as well as WildRootz (our outdoor play are) and Hootz House (our award winning indoor play area).... More 

northampton
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. The cafe and shop, plus viewing areas are ideal if the weather turns inclement.

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Thank christine d
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We'd be very interested to know how we could score higher from you in the future. Feel free to contact us with any further feedback you may have. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We took 2 under 5s who thoroughly enjoyed their day. We had a lovely walk around the park; there were lots of sculptures and interesting facts which the children enjoyed looking for. The cafe food was superb. And the playground and indoor play centre were the best we have ever been to. It was a distinct advantage that being November,... More 

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Thank lemob2015
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Wow, what an amazing review, thank you so much. If you are thinking of coming again and again and again then we highly recommend becoming a member. Members receive 10% off in the cafe and gift shop, which is well worth it. We're working on ways to really engage with our members, even more next year, so now is the... More 

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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely grounds with an array of wildlife including a large variety of water birds. New children's play area is absolutely fantastic. Nice cafe for a light meal or coffee.

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Thank Adrian S
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We hoe to see you again here soon. Kind regards Jo More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Pensthorpe several times and continue to go back every year. There are so many fantastic birds to see both wild & as part of their collection. Every year we seem to see something new. Definately worth a look

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Thank Sarah N
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review. We do hope you keep coming back to see us. recently spotted in the last week here was a small flock of Waxwings. We were delighted to see them as were our vistiors. Kind regards Jo More 

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