A naturally inspiring place to learn!

Pensthorpe is the ideal setting, for young and old alike, to immerse themselves in the natural world and be inspired by the wonderful wildlife it contains. Offering an unrivalled range of diverse habitats, the park provides the perfect environment in which to learn.

Our education packages will make good use of the park by combining short indoor activities, both in our Discovery Centre and purpose built classroom-sized hide, with plenty of outdoor exploring. The ‘Discover’ activities have been produced using the national curriculum as a guideline whilst appreciating the need for practical, hands-on interactions to stimulate learning. Each activity has its own activity sheet which is completed during the visit and retained by the pupils for future reference.

Our ‘Discover’ activities

The current list of ‘Discover’ activities is listed below and additional topics are being planned for future release.

  • Discover: Food chains
  • Discover: Habitats
  • Discover: Pensthorpe’s dinosaurs
  • Discover: Adaptation
  • Discover: Rocks
  • Discover: Fossils
  • Discover: Plants
  • Discover: Pollinators
  • Discover: Trees
  • Discover: Metamorphosis
  • Discover: Water
  • Discover: Birds

In addition to the above there are the following options (some of which attract an additional cost – see pricing below):

  • 45-minute pond-dipping sessions;
  • a guided tour of the park and beyond on the Pensthorpe Explorer;
  • Sculpture trail;
  • WildRootz outdoor adventure play; and
  • Hootz House indoor play.

Let us help you plan your day

We want you and your pupils to get the most out of a visit to Pensthorpe. To help you plan your day, we offer complimentary tickets for two teachers to come and get to know the park and its facilities. Whilst you are here, we could arrange for you to meet a member of our team to talk about the ‘Discover’ activities and prepare a visit schedule.

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking please call us on 01328 851465 (option 2) or email us on

We can also organise a planning visit if required.


Additional information

Minimum number of paying visitors is 12.

For safety reasons, children must be supervised at all times.

All activity times and admission rates apply to term time only.

We require £50 deposit on booking (this is non-refundable), so we can secure the scheduled activities, at your requested times. The remaining balance is then required within 14 days of your visit.

Cheques: Please make payable to “The Conservation Shop Ltd.”

Ref: Name of School and date of visit on the back

Post cheque to: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN


BACS: Alternatively if you wish to pay by BACS here are the details:

Sort code: 20-30-81 Account number: 00281255 Ref: Name of School