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Pensthorpe makes it to VisitEngland Excellence awards

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Pensthorpe Natural Park has been named as one of the finalists in the 2022 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

A total of 45 different attractions have been selected to go through to the finals, ranging from hotels to glamping sites, parks and museums.

There are 15 different core categories with Pensthorpe listed as one of three contenders in the section for large visitor attractions.

Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural Park

The Norfolk site comes up against Chester Zoo and Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham on June 8 when gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented.

Bill Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe with his wife Deb Jordan, said: “We were incredibly proud when we won the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award at the East of England Awards, but to have now been named as one of three finalists in the VisitEngland Awards is just a phenomenal achievement for all of us here at Pensthorpe.

Pensthorpe flamingos
Pensthorpe flamingos

“We’ve known for years what a special place Pensthorpe is but to be given this national recognition means such a lot to us. The entire team has worked incredibly hard to improve the visitor experience so people will want to visit time and time again and I would like to thank them all for everything they have done.

“We’ve certainly had some challenges to overcome along the way - as have all attractions in this industry - but the resilience of our team and the pride they have for our attraction has shone through and we can’t wait to hear the final result at the awards ceremony in June.”

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