Events

2 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020

Easter Eggsplorers

Bring your family to Pensthorpe this Easter holidays, where an eggciting wildlife themed Easter trail and craft making activities await. Chocolate will be included!

18 Apr 2020

Spring Gardens Walk

Join our Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an afternoon walk around our four contrasting gardens, with a particular focus on our spring displays.

28 Apr 2020

Dawn Chorus

Witness a beautiful sunrise across our lakes and catch the sweet songs of breeding birds.

23 May 2020 - 31 May 2020

Spring Watchers

Join us for a fun-filled May half term, ideal for the whole family, with spring-inspired nature trails and craft making activities suitable for children of all ages...

26 May 2020

Tree ID – leaves & flowers

Discover more about the fascinating world of trees and how unique they are to each other.

2 Jun 2020

Shakespeare at Pensthorpe

The HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to Pensthorpe Natural Park.

5 Jun 2020

Summer Gardens Walk

Join our Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an evening walk around our four contrasting gardens, with a particular focus on our summer displays.

11 Jun 2020

Wildflower Meadow Walk

Discover this flora and fauna rich meadow with our Reserve Manager, Richard, to guide you...

13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

Flamingo Fiesta

A themed weekend celebration for anyone who adores our much loved glorious pink feathered friends.

21 Jun 2020

Father’s Day

Spend some quality time this Father's Day taking a stroll around our four glorious gardens. Dad's go FREE with one full paying person.

5 Jul 2020

Summer Market

FREE to enter - Join us for a day of summer shopping. Wander around a mixture of craft, food and drink stalls. There's also reduced entry if you wish to visit our reserve on the same day!

18 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020

Viking Invasion

See authentic villagers going about their day to day life and see some of the fascinating crafts and trades being displayed. Talk to the warriors before they go into battle and see which side you think should be victorious at our Viking Invasion event.

22 Jul 2020 - 6 Sep 2020

Summer at Pensthorpe

A jam-packed summer, with each week bringing you a new nature-inspired theme, trail and craft activity.

26 Jul 2020

Beautiful Butterflies

Join one of our reserve warden for an afternoon walk to discover and identify the diverse number of beautiful species we have here at Pensthorpe.

28 Jul 2020

Small Things Matter

Feel like a giant whilst you discover the tiny insects and invertebrates that secretly scuttle around Pensthorpe.

11 Aug 2020

Magnificent Moths

Help our expert identify the moths who have visited our overnight trap and be amazed by their understated beauty...

13 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020

Mad about Lego

A selection of over 300 Lego sets and mini figures will be on display. Opportunities to build and buy, as well as raffles, games and prizes.

25 Aug 2020

Dazzling Dragonflies

These highly colourful and intriguing insects deserve centre stage in this afternoon walk and identification experience.

28 Aug 2020

Millennium Garden Walk – August

Join our Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an early evening walk around Piet Oudolf’s first public UK garden.

1 Sep 2020

Creatures of the Night

Join our Reserve Manager for an after-dark evening of discovery. You will learn about the resident bats and moths that call Pensthorpe home.

6 Sep 2020

Specialist Plant Day

Gardening enthusiasts can take advantage of the expertise of many of the county’s top nurseries and growers at the Specialist Plant Day held here at Pensthorpe Natural Park.

29 Sep 2020

Tree ID – fruits & nuts

Discover more about the fascinating world of trees and the fruits and nuts they bear as a resource for all sorts of wildlife...

17 Oct 2020

Autumn Gardens Walk

Join our Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an afternoon walk around our four contrasting gardens, with a particular focus on our autumn displays.

22 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020

Eerie Explorers

A brand NEW Halloween-inspired October Half Term family event, suitable for children of all ages.

21 Nov 2020

Winter Gardens Walk

Join our Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an afternoon walk around our four contrasting gardens, with a particular focus on our winter displays.

6 Dec 2020

Christmas Market

FREE to enter - Our popular Christmas Market returns for it’s fourth year, providing shoppers with a welcome change of scenery from the high street...

10 Dec 2020

Evening Christmas Shopping

Exclusive after hours late night shopping events at Pensthorpe Natural Park in the run up to Christmas from 5pm until 7pm.

12 Dec 2020

Evening Christmas Shopping

Exclusive after hours late night shopping events at Pensthorpe Natural Park in the run up to Christmas from 5pm until 7pm.

19 Dec 2020

Evening Christmas Shopping

Exclusive after hours late night shopping events at Pensthorpe Natural Park in the run up to Christmas from 5pm until 7pm.

19 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

Christmas Holidays

A great way to learn more about what wildlife gets up to during winter...

21 Dec 2020

Bird ID for beginners

A day with our experts learning about the native wildlife that you are likely to see in your own back garden.