Latest News - General

3 Mar 2020

World Wildlife Day 2020

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World Wildlife Day, a day to recognise and appreciate all wild animal and plant species to be crucial components to the world’s biodiversity. Our Wildlife Education officer, Allan has written a blog to highlight their importance.

10 Oct 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

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To mark World Mental Health Day we invited a friend of ours, Joe Harkness, to write a blog about his own experiences...

10 Jul 2019

It’s our birthday!

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11 July 2019, is our 31st birthday and to celebrate we’ve put together 31 facts about Pensthorpe Natural Park.

4 Jul 2019

It’s Been a Hoot!

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Read our Hootz House facts as we celebrate its 4th birthday.

9 Apr 2019

Unwrapping eggs for Easter

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For me Easter is about emerging butterflies and other insects, returning migrant birds and new life; be it plant or animal...

14 Mar 2019

Nature for health & wellbeing

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Pensthorpe is a unique and spiritual site and we regularly hear that our visitors felt a connection to something very special and left feeling invigorated and healed in some special way.

22 Feb 2019

Learning to care

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Will the news that the first mammal extinction resulting from climate change has occurred on Bramble Cay, a small island near Papua New Guinea, be a wake-up call for more people to take notice of the plight of our natural world?

17 Nov 2018

Top winter activities with children

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

2 Oct 2018

Winners Workshop Afternoon

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

25 Sep 2018

Winners Workshop Morning

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

27 Jul 2018

Wetland Discovery Area is open!

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

4 May 2018

Wetland Discovery Area: Progress

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Further progress for our new Wetland Discovery Area!

5 Apr 2018

New bird hide opens!

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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

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

31 Jan 2018

Hopping mad for hares!

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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!

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

20 Dec 2017

Pensthorpe in winter

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Pensthorpe is beautiful in low-light and frost!

13 Nov 2017

Wedding & Events Venue launched

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The Garden Room & Water Court officially open their doors!

21 Sep 2017

Work experience student joins us

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Lucy Dickens, a 17-year-old student from Easton and Otley College

22 Jul 2017

Our NEW video is here!

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See Pensthorpe as you have NEVER seen it before - larger than life wildlife inspires children and young families to get outdoors and back into nature.