Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens
Pensthorpe is a great place to get children involved in wildlife and the great outdoors. Not only is there a huge variety of birds and wildlife to spot, but families can choose from a range of activities to engage everyone whatever their age. Feed the birds at one of our specialist locations, get stuck in with our wildlife tracker trail or try your hand at pond dipping
From the structural beauty of the Millennium Garden, to the lush foliage in the Wave Garden; the habitat-specific Wildlife Habitat Garden and the more subtle, traditionally-managed flood plain of the Wildflower Meadow, Pensthorpe is able to provide year round colour and interest. Whether a serious gardener or someone who just appreciates beauty our gardens are truly inspirational.
Seasonal migrants and increasing numbers of resident birds all benefit from the diverse range of habitats and sympathetic way the Pensthorpe is managed . The Reserve is regionally recognised as a breeding site for many species that are of limited distribution in the UK, including Little Ringed Plover, Sandmartin, and Marsh Harrier.
Our Courtyard café serves delicious home cooked food , snacks and picnic boxes throughout the day to help feed healthy appetites.
Adults £9.75, Children (4-16) £6.25, Seniors (60+) £8.00. Group (15+) /school discounts available. Under 4's are free.
VenuePensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens
Pensthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN
Map reference: TF 947294 Lat: 52.82693 Long: 0.88847
One mile east of Fakenham off the A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road.
By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 20 miles to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 18 miles (29.0 kms) from King's Lynn station
Norfolk Tourism Award Winner 2005; National Environmental Award 2005, Berry Savory Award 2004/05.
Also at this venue
Events at this venue
|Sat 18 May 2013||Wild About the Wensum|
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013||Nature in Wonderland|
|Thu 25 Jul 2013 - Wed 4 Sep 2013||Summer Fun- Silver|
|Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2013||Mediaeval Spectacular|
|Sat 14 Sep 2013||Specialist Plant Day|
|Sat 5, Sun 6 Oct 2013||Vintage Fair|
|Sat 26 Oct 2013 - Sun 3 Nov 2013||Trick or Tweet|
Self-assessed accessibility details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- is gravel
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Entrance is well lit
- Baby changing facilities
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Seating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
- High chairs for children
- Children's menu
- Wheelchairs provided
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
Although not all of our reserve is accessible via wheel chair given the nature of the attraction, special care has been taken to provide pathways and routes with a firm surface and wheel chair friendly access, these are highlighted on our Park Guide. Every attention has been paid to accessability for all abilities and ages and our wardens and staff are happy to reserve wheel chairs and assist wherever possible