Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Multiple WINNER of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction (EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards), Pensthorpe Natural Park is perfect as a full day out for families, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and garden lovers. Located along the river Wensum, in the heart of North Norfolk, you can explore 700 acres of woodland walks and lakes; four stunning gardens, including the Millennium Garden designed by renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf; WildRootz - a huge outdoor adventure playground and; Hootz House, an award winning indoor play area, which is great for kids of all ages, including big kids that are young at heart! There’s also a soft play area especially for the really little ones.

Visitors can also enjoy delicious home cooked food in the Courtyard Café and shop until you drop in one of North Norfolk’s largest shops.

Opening times vary, please visit the Pensthorpe website for full details.


Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015, Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham is a great family day out. Explore woodland walks, nature trails and 5 stunning gardens and let the kids run wild in WildRootz and Hootz House!

Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2015. Hootz House voted Best Sustainable Project 2015. Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014.
Norfolk Tourism Award Winner 2005; National Environmental Award 2005, Berry Savory Award 2004/05.

Guide Prices

Adults: £12.95, Seniors: £11.95, Children: £11.95



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Road:
    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 Natural Park.

    Accessible by Public Transport: King's Lynn station is 18 miles away.

    Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Type:Wildlife Park

    Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN

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    Tel: 01328 851465


    • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
    • East of England AwardsNorth Norfolk Attractions North Norfolk Attractions 2021

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