Walks & Talks
Wildlife experiences to make your day
Due to government restrictions and for the safety of our staff and visitors, all of our walks and talks are currently suspended.
To get a taste of life as a park warden and to discover more about wildlife, our daily wildlife talks and feeds, which happen all year round, are a great addition to your day providing an immersive and more personalised experience.
Pensthorpe’s team of knowledgeable wardens and aviculturists host wildlife talks daily in school holidays, shedding light on the curious and quirky side of nature. Learn about moth trapping, gall wasps, how birds build their nests, our involvement in conservation projects to save red squirrels and why flamingos rest on one leg.
Warden talk & bird feed
From the comfort of the Viewing Gallery sit back and watch this captivating spectacle as our wardens feed our bird collection on Mill Pond. During this feed, our wardens will talk about the species that live at Pensthorpe as well as any seasonal migratory species that are passing through. Feeding time is 4pm. During the summertime we switch this to a flamingo feed and talk.
This unique bird watching experience is the perfect way to finish off your day with us. Take this opportunity to gain an insight into the local wildlife as our warden gives you a running commentary while feeding the birds on Mill Pond.
This is included in the standard admission into the park however, for those of you who would like to come along to watch the bird feed without going into the park, admission prices can be seen below.
Adults & Seniors: £3.00 | Children: £2.00
Red squirrel talk
Meet at the red squirrel enclosure to hear about the work of the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust and the current breeding and release programme that has seen us introduce reds into the Anglesey and Ogwen Valley in north Wales. This activity is included in the standard admission price and lasts approx. 30 minutes.
Flamingo talk & feed
Join our Avicultural team for a fascinating talk about our much-loved flamingos, who reside in their purpose-built enclosure in our Wetland Discovery Area. The talk and feed start at 4pm, at the flamingo enclosure, and lasts approx. 30 mins. Please note, this activity takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays only during the summer holidays.
Private group bookings
We can offer exclusive guided walks and talks for your group, tailored to the subject that most interests you, whether that be about habitat management, wildlife, farming, the history of Pensthorpe, or our Millennium Garden. There is an additional charge for our guided walks and talks but it is a lovely touch to your day. Pre-booking is essential. Call 01328 851465 to discuss your requirements with a member of the team.