Latest News

1 Feb 2019

World Wetlands Day

Wetlands provide both water and food to us all and help to control flooding and tidal surges yet we still fail to truly appreciate them.

21 Jan 2019

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Everyone loves a red squirrel, adored by people across the country with their russet red furry coat, large ear tufts and twitching tail. 

16 Jan 2019

Pledge for Norfolk’s wetlands

Pensthorpe Conservation Trust are pleased to announce that Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been named as the charity beneficiary of the Norfolk Bird & Wildlife Fair.

6 Dec 2018

New Photography Exhibition

A new exhibition by the Portfolio Development Groups and will run until Spring 2019.

17 Nov 2018

Top winter activities with children

Stuck for things to do outside this winter? Look no further than our top 10 ways to engage with children outdoors!

12 Nov 2018

Photographer profile – Bernadette McCarthy

Julia Rafferty runs regular photography courses at workshops here at Pensthorpe. This is the 2nd in the series of Julia's blogs, which spotlight on each of her students.

30 Oct 2018

Photographer profile – Emma Walton

Julia Rafferty finds out more about her students interests and aspirations in the field of photography

18 Oct 2018

Nikki Harley: Corncrake Intern

Nikki Harley, Corncrake Intern 2018 speaks about her time spent at Pensthorpe

9 Oct 2018

Allan Archer: Volunteer

Find out about Allan's passion for inspiring the next generation to love nature.

2 Oct 2018

Winners Workshop Afternoon

Andy Ward spent an afternoon inspiring and teaching students for a winners' workshop.

25 Sep 2018

Winners Workshop Morning

Julia Rafferty spent a morning inspiring and teaching students for a winners' workshop.

27 Jul 2018

Wetland Discovery Area is open!

Our new area has been open a week and is already proving popular.

11 Jul 2018

We’re turning 30!

Today is our 30th birthday!

19 Jun 2018

“Further Steps” photography course – Macro

Julia Rafferty and her students explore macro art

11 Jun 2018

“Getting Started” Weeks 7 & 8 Photography Workshop

Julia Rafferty's group explore the theme of Monochrome

16 May 2018

Wild about the Wensum 2018

Let us know what you thought about our 12th annual Wild about the Wensum event!

4 May 2018

Wetland Discovery Area: Progress

Further progress for our new Wetland Discovery Area!

23 Apr 2018

“Getting Started” Weeks 5 & 6 Photography Workshop

Julia Rafferty's photography group explore macro photography as a theme.

18 Apr 2018

‘Further Steps’ photography course

Julia Rafferty and her students explore portraits

5 Apr 2018

New bird hide opens!

Areas of the Wensum Valley, which have never been accessible to our visitors, will now be on display thanks to the opening of our new wetland bird hide!

20 Mar 2018

Fakenham Academy Artists

Fakenham Academy have truly embraced the Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow art competition!

9 Mar 2018

“Getting Started” Weeks 3 & 4 Photography Workshop

Julia Rafferty's "Get started" photography group explore Shutter Speed

27 Feb 2018

‘Further steps’ photography course

Julia Rafferty's students explore the theme of "Multiple Viewpoints"

21 Feb 2018

Wetland Discovery Area: Progress

NEW Wetland Discovery Area progress

15 Feb 2018

“Getting Started” Weeks 1 & 2 photography workshop

Julia Rafferty's "Get started" photography group explore Depth of Field

6 Feb 2018

‘Further Steps’ photography course – Early Spring

Julia Rafferty's 'Further Steps' students look at the theme of Negative Space.

31 Jan 2018

Hopping mad for hares!

We are the main sponsors for an exciting project taking place in Norwich this summer, all to do with the beautiful native hare.

16 Jan 2018

Redevelopment work has started!

The Conservation Centre is closed for exciting redevelopment to take place!

20 Dec 2017

Pensthorpe in winter

Pensthorpe is beautiful in low-light and frost!

8 Dec 2017

Autumn Term – Photography Development Blog

Julia Rafferty's students look at the theme of "Contrasts" (Part 2)