From wildlife walks and talks to family events and Christmas markets, there's something on throughout the year at Pensthorpe.

Journey into nature.

Be inspired by our expert wardens and have fun with the family at one of our events.

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GoGo Discover: Quercus at Pensthorpe

We’re a part of Break Charity’s GoGo Discover trail this year! Come and meet Quercus the giant steppe mammoth sculpture at Pensthorpe.

June to September


Summer Event: Beasts and Beaks

We have a MAMMOTH summer in store with 3 epic trails, free arts and crafts, pond dipping sessions and pop-up dinosaur and wildlife workshops.

Summer Holiday Event


Creatures of the Night Tour

Venture out as darkness falls to discover the creatures of the night! The reserve has a very different atmosphere at night time and this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour will take you deep into the depths of the park to try and spot bats, owls and moths.

Fridays 9th and 16th September, 7.30pm-10.30pm


Sue Welfare Linocut Workshop

Make your own linoprint with local artist Sue Welfare!

5 Oct 2022


Discover Bird Watching

Do you want to get into birdwatching but don’t know where to begin? This half-day course will teach you how to identify birds and recognise their calls.

Friday 28th October and Wednesday 9th November


Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit and find the perfect presents for all your loved ones at our annual Christmas market!

Sunday 27th November, 10am – 4pm


Farming for Wildlife Walk

Go behind-the-scenes to Pensthorpe’s farm and learn how we make our farming friendly for wildlife.

Wednesday 30th November


Winter Tree Walk

Join us on a stunning winter walk and discover the various native trees in the reserve, and enjoy the added bonus of seeing the wonderful wildlife migrating to the area.

Friday 9th December, 1pm-4pm