Family Fun

Explore the wild side of nature here at Pensthorpe Natural Park, a stunning 700-acre nature reserve located within the Wensum Valley, just 11 miles inland from the north Norfolk coast.

Abundant with wildlife and thriving with year-round natural interest, our park is renowned for its blend of unspoilt habitats. From ancient woodland and wetland walks to glorious gardens and impressive indoor and outdoor eco play areas, we let nature do the talking, aiming to inspire visitors about the beauty of the natural world and encourage them to pay a little more attention to the great outdoors once they return home.

Interactive trails, seven bird hides and a number of charming boardwalks weave through the wilderness of the reserve, whilst hands-on activities such as wildlife spotting, pond dipping and bird feeding present an opportunity to get closer to the native and visiting wildlife – over 500 different species have been recorded!

A former host of BBC Springwatch, Pensthorpe Natural Park is owned by husband and wife team Bill and Deb Jordan, Bill being a founder of Jordans Cereals. Their collective passion for promoting the power of nature and its ability to generate wellbeing makes it a tranquil spot for those looking to recharge batteries or simply disconnect from the pressures of everyday life. 


Events - Family Fun

28 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021

A Pensthorpe Christmas Tale

Join us this Christmas for a number of magical events to get you and your family into the festive spirit. From a Christmas Market and Wreath Making workshops to visiting Santa in his grotto, there is something for everyone.

4 Dec 2021 - 23 Dec 2021

Santa’s Grotto

Santa is taking some time out of his busy December schedule to meet some boys and girls and give them a little present before the big day.

4 Dec 2021 - 23 Dec 2021

The Santa Explorer

Hop on board the Santa Explorer and journey through the enchanted forest on a quest to find Santa, who has gone for a walk out in our park!

5 Dec 2021

Festive 5K

Get your running shoes on, dress up in your silliest clothes and join us for our charity fun run at 9am on Sunday 5th December!