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Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
+44 1328 851465
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Top day out

They have put so much effort into this place, the gardens are stunning and the kids play area is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle A
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Thames, New Zealand
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Our family thoroughly enjoyed our day here - it was both stimulating and relaxing. Well organised... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kate R
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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 species and run wild in WildRootz, our outdoor adventure play! Whatever the weather, kids can come in for an epic indoor adventure in Hootz House, the award winning indoor adventure play.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“red squirrels” (72 reviews)
“play area” (69 reviews)
“the reserve” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
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+44 1328 851465
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have put so much effort into this place, the gardens are stunning and the kids play area is a big hit. We went on the trailer ride round the expansive estate and learnt loads of things that were very interesting from the well informed...More

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our day here - it was both stimulating and relaxing. Well organised events, well-informed staff and beautiful surroundings. We feel so much more connected with Norfolk's wildlife and environment after our trip. A good balance of adult/ child activities. We would...More

Thank Kate R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of three each had a favourite area (or two) at the fantastic Pensthorpe Natural Park. Our five year old daughter loved the two excellent play areas, one indoors (timed) and an outdoor area with a lot of opportunity for free play. Her favourite...More

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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you are hinting at a return visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Summer holiday day out. All the family with different interests. The park managed to occupy all with a range of talks and activities. Obviously wildlife centred but with a really good outdoor and indoor play area. The ranger talks are informative and interesting. Learnt a...More

Thank David R
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found our offering so varied and suited the family's different interests. Because our much loved flamingos are so popular with our visitors our avicultural team are now offering an insight into the flamingo world with a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Extensive work has taken place with a new pond dipping area and new hides. This means that in addition to the Hootz House play area and the outside area there are additional things to do. There is guided pond dipping now and the Cranes have...More

Thank Jim H
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We hope the additional developments we have opened this year provide you with reasons to return and explore the further reaches of our park. This summer, as of today (Monday 13th August) our avicultural team will be offering an insight...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been for about ten years and it is much improved and facilities for families and kids are great! However there were problems trying to get in and out on a mobility scooter with so many people queuing to pay and you have to come...More

Thank Chris C
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. You make a fair comment regarding the accessibility with our admissions process - we are aware that there is room for improvement here and do hope that in the near future we can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pensthorpe is a lovely place to visit, the grounds are vast and diverse, open areas with seating for picnics, woodland and lakeside walks with places to stop and take in the scenery & wildlife, beautifully laid out flower gardens again with benches to sit &...More

Thank Debbie H
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review - We really appreciate you taking the time to give such a detailed description of what we have here - you have covered everything! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how busy it is it still quiet and a lovely place to walk round or just sit by the lakes and watch the birds. It has something for all ages, a great play area for the young ones, long walks for the energetic...More

Thank Berlin377
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope you come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pensthorpe on a sunny day with a 6 year old. There are lots of lovely walks to do and my daughter enjoyed looking for the stampers to complete the Hootz friends trail which was on for the Summer. There was another fact finding...More

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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed so many aspects of what we offer. Just one comment, for other readers of this review to note, our new Hootz & Friends Discovery Trail (with emboss...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for our anniversary to see the Millennium Garden designed by Piet Ouldolf but discovered a beautiful place of natural tranquillity. The garden is beautiful but is surrounded by many natural areas of wetland and woods. There are plenty of birds and my...More

Thank Michael B
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Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you discovered so much more than what you expected. The gardens are beautiful and now is the time to see Piet's Millennium Garden in it's full glory. We enjoy the peace an tranquility too, so...More

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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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