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image for Wildlife Park item typePensthorpe Natural Park

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Nature Reserve, £9-£10.95

VISITENGLAND QUALITY ASSURED VISITOR ATTRACTION, SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD 2008 NTAA MEMBER

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Enjoy over 770 acres of woodland walks and nature trails.

Details

Multiple WINNER of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction (EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards), Pensthorpe Natural Park is perfect as a full day out for families, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and garden lovers. Located along the river Wensum, in the heart of North Norfolk, you can explore 700 acres of woodland walks and lakes; four stunning gardens, including the Millennium Garden designed by renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf; WildRootz - a huge outdoor adventure playground and; Hootz House, an award winning indoor play area, which is great for kids of all ages, including big kids that are young at heart! There’s also a soft play area especially for the really little ones.

Hop on the Pensthorpe Explorer* and take a behind the scenes tour to discover the secret side of the Wensum Valley, enjoy delicious home cooked food in the Courtyard café and shop until you drop in one of North Norfolk’s largest shops.

*additional charge


Open every day throughout the year except 24th-26th December 10am-5pm (1st March—31st December) / 10am—4pm (January-February)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2015. Hootz House voted Best Sustainable Project 2015. Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014. Norfolk Tourism Award Winner 2005; National Environmental Award 2005, Berry Savory Award 2004/05.

Opening details

Open daily from 10am-5pm. Winter opening hours of 10am-4pm apply from 1st Jan-end of Feb.

Prices

2016:
Adults £10.95, Children (3-16) £9.95, Seniors (60+) £9.95. Group (15+) /school discounts available. Under 3's are free.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun Hare, There and Everywhere!
Sun 18 Jun Father's Day 2017
Sat 22 Jul - Tue 5 Sep Summer Fun!
Sun 10 Sep Specialist Plant Day
Fri 20 - Sun 29 Oct Trick or Tweet!
Wed 20 Dec - Wed 3 Jan Hibern8

Address

Pensthorpe Natural Park,
Fakenham,
Norfolk,
NR21 0LN

Location

Directions

See location of Pensthorpe Natural Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 947294  Lat: 52.82693 Long: 0.88847

By Road:
One mile east of Fakenham off the A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 20 miles to Pensthorpe Natural Park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from King's Lynn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2015. Hootz House voted Best Sustainable Project 2015. Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014. Norfolk Tourism Award Winner 2005; National Environmental Award 2005, Berry Savory Award 2004/05.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Although not all of our reserve is accessible via wheel chair given the nature of the attraction, special care has been taken to provide pathways and routes with a firm surface and wheel chair friendly access, these are highlighted on our Park Guide. Every attention has been paid to accessability for all abilities and ages and our wardens and staff are happy to reserve wheel chairs and assist wherever possible