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Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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a day in the park

This is a vary nice park! We had beautiful walks and it has great play areas for children (indoors... read more

Reviewed today
frankbut8
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Great day out..

Been here over the years with my son, we both really like it here. I love the gardens and the walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soundgesture
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Norwich, 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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Fakenham NR21 0LN, England
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Reviewed today

This is a vary nice park! We had beautiful walks and it has great play areas for children (indoors and out).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frankbut8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here over the years with my son, we both really like it here. I love the gardens and the walks around the lakes, he loves the Wildrootz play area, it is nice and relaxing just to watch him play too. The indoor play area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a bright sunny day we found pensthorpe to be the ideal place to take someone on a wheelchair. Plenty of the grounds were wheelchair friendly and it was just lovely to sit and enjoy the serenity. The cafe was excellent with a good choice.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John O
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you all had an enjoyable day and found our park to be accessible for all members of your group. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we have been coming here for years now with my own children and now my grandson it a lovely place to visit lots to see and do we would recommend to everyone to come for a visitMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tracygiles04
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review - We love to hear from visitors like yourselves who come year on year and pass on their love of Pensthorpe to their children and their grandchildren. Thank you once again and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 700 acre nature reserve with extras like flamingos and cranes. The avocets were so close and the birds seemed unbothered by being v close to visitors. Lovely courtyard cafe, seating inside and out. Interesting bird talk and feeding at 3 pm. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank helen h
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again with your gardeners world card!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a surprisingly bright February day and had a lovely time wandering around the estate taking in the beautiful surroundings and admiring the huge variety of birds. We particularly enjoyed the cranes, the red squirrels and the wader aviary. The woodland hide is also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iananderson1109
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It has been a super February so far, which has meant that our reserve is looking glorious in this cloudless sunshine and spring has sprung early, with bulbs popping out in our gardens and some of our resident birds are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely to be recommended. First class attraction. Beautiful and peaceful walks around the vast site. Cafe is also excellent - best chips I've had in a long time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane K
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jane K for your lovely review. I will pass on your chip comments to the cafe staff who will be delighted. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit and walk through marshes and woods. A lake with ducks to feed and a nice little cafe for light bites

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brian c
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 January 2019

Arrived around 10:45 for a day of wildlife Photography paid entrance fee which was very reasonable off through the well stoked shop in to the inside enclosure which contained some very nice birds and ducks seats provided for your enjoyment. We then went outside (lucky...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rogere1960
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again - every day is different here, especially as the seasons change and migratory birds come and go.

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Just enjoyed a wonderful winter’s day out at Pensthorpe with a 3 and 6 year old. Everything about the day was fantastic- the easy walk around the lake feeding the beautiful birds, the food in the cafe (the Welsh Rarebit was sensational), the fun indoor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matt D
Pensthorpe N, Marketing & PR Manager at Pensthorpe Natural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed the variety of what we have on offer here. Our cafe team will be delighted you enjoyed the Welsh rarebit too! We hope to see you again soon.

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TaznGel
13 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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EmmaH439
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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