Pensthorpe Natural Park

Let’s journey into nature

Pensthorpe is the place for wide eyes and well-worn wellies, for plodding, pondering and playtime. Here you can run wild, whisper in wonder and stop for more than a second. It’s where little adventures happen every day.

All about Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe is so much more than a thriving visitor attraction. Find out more about our history and our future goals, inspiring work by the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust, venue hire options, and how you can volunteer to be part of this special place.

Our story

At Pensthorpe, we’re here to nurture nature today and bring it to life for tomorrow. Explore our history, meet our owners, understand our purpose, and learn about the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust and our vision for the future.

Pensthorpe Conservation Trust

Started in 2003, the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust plays a pivotal role in ensuring the park and its inhabitants will be around for generations to come. Working with partner organisations, it strives to be a centre of excellence for habitat management and restoration, and the conservation of bird species.

Venue Hire

Our Grade II listed Five Cottages building overlooks the picturesque lakes here at Pensthorpe. It’s got three flexible spaces, ideal for meetings, retreats, conferences and special occasions – we’re also an approved venue for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

Volunteering

Our volunteers and work experience students are an integral part of life at Pensthorpe. From individuals to organisations, they keep our nature reserve and gardens looking they’re best and support our visitors, while learning something new.

Become a Member

Annual Membership gives you the opportunity to make the most of what Pensthorpe has to offer throughout the year. Enjoy the scenery as the seasons change, and spot different plants, birds and furry friends every time you visit.