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Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautifull

Anytime time of the year this park is a must to see. So much going on here. Spend an hour or all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anton B
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Kings Lynn
well presented

This park is very good. The plants and birds are presented clearly so it is pretty easy to identify... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gibson m
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Multiple WINNER of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction, 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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime time of the year this park is a must to see. So much going on here. Spend an hour or all day you will find the times just goes by. The park is very well kep with a good restaurant. The shop is very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anton B
Pensthorpe N, General Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We love how the seasons change thing so dramatically and always have a point of interest wherever you look. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is very good. The plants and birds are presented clearly so it is pretty easy to identify what is what. The staff are very helpful and took time to give an individual tour of the grasses. There are also many child centred activities....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gibson m
Pensthorpe N, General Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We hope you will consider returning at some point in the not too distant future. Lots of reasons to come again including special events. Many thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fully recommend this place. Great birds, red squirrels, stalks, herons, tits, etc and as a bonus we saw a monk jack dear too from one of the hides. Really well kept park. Very friendly staff. It’s not cheap but worth a visit with kids- indoor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, General Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are very mindful that it can be expensive for a day out so benchmark our prices against other days out attractions in Norfolk and we come in slightly cheaper than a lot of other choices. We hope...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We visit here regularly and find that we end up spending the whole day here every time! The outdoor play area is fantastic- remember to take swimming costume and towel or wellie boots for the kids if the weather is good enough- we struggle to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and we're delighted to hear you visit regularly (we hope you are annual members?) Our stream in WildRootz proves to be very popular in the summer and it seems that the naturalness and safe surroundings is what our visitors...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We took our nearly three year old granddaughter here in September.There is a lot to see and do here. The site covers many acres and has miles of walks around the woods, lakes and gardens which are fairly accessible for most people, including wheelchairs and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very detailed review. You've pretty much covered everything! Just one note to make to anyone else who reads this - we have an under 5's area in our indoor play area, Hootz House, so the indoor play areas are very much...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Warm welcome on arrival and we were pleased to be offered a small discount as we arrived so late. Bring your binoculars and make sure you see the red squirrels on flamingos. Gift shop is well stocked and plenty of nice things available to buy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit despite the weather!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

First visit here with our 7 year old son. Beautiful walks around the lakes and gardens, peaceful and calming. Hootz play areas inside and out were great fun for all ages. We ate in the main restaurant and the food was reasonably priced and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2018

Visited with grandchildren and we all had a whale of a time. Hootz house was a big success as was feeding the wildfowl. Recommend the Pensthorpe explorerer

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit here with a friend I'm 38 & she's 64 & we had a wonderful day. We got here at 1pm & left at 5pm. Take your time to do the full walks & enjoy the flamingos, cranes, Dragon flys, red squirrels &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to receive 10/10! We hope you choose to visit us again.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I was very fortunate to win a competition for an annual membership for 4 people at Pensthorpe. When we collected our passes everyone was so friendly . We were treated like royalty !!We had a ride on the Pensthorpe Explorer. The commentary was very interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We're delighted to hear you had a great day as competition winners! As you are now annual members, we look forward to welcoming you back lots of times over the next year.

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TaznGel
14 August 2018|
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Response from Norfolktraveller77 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so - all they need to do is scan the bar code.. Have a great day!
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Emma H
8 August 2018|
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Response from Pensthorpe N | Property representative |
Hi Emma, Not at all - we get plenty of visitors that are couples - of all ages. There is so much variety here for all tastes - including several bird hides, several gardens, our warden talks and bird feeds, flamingos, red... More
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40Kaz40
29 July 2018|
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Response from Pensthorpe N | Property representative |
Hello - yes you absolutely can! Hope that helps
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