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Pensthorpe’s Poo Trail is making a return this month with heaps of gross facts and entertainment

One of the most popular trails from an award-winning nature reserve is making a comeback as it promises to teach young naturalists heaps of gross facts.

Pensthorpe’s Poo Trail will be returning this month, giving families a look into the fascinating and humourous world of animal faeces from February 17-25.

Visitors can learn about how animal droppings and dung play such a vital role in the natural world, as they explore the 700 acres of land and wilderness located one mile from Fakenham.

The award-winning nature reserve hopes the trail will get children excited about nature.
The award-winning nature reserve hopes the trail will get children excited about nature.

Ben Marshall, general manager at Pensthorpe, said: “Children are naturally curious about poo and often find the topic amusing, so we hope the trail will appeal to their sense of humour and blow them away.”

Guests will also get the chance to examine real poo from bat droppings and owl pellets, including the skeletal remains of their diet.

“Conservation and bringing people closer to nature is at the heart of all we do, so the aim is to help educate them about the important role of animal faeces in our greater understanding of their habits, their lifecycles and of course, much broader environmental issues,” Ben added.

But if adventuring is too much for your little explorers, a mini poo trail can be enjoyed at Pensthrope’s outdoor play area Wild Rootz, guided by poo-themed books to keep them searching for clues.

The Courtyard Café will be serving tasty poo-themed treats in addition to its usual selection of sandwiches, paninis, soup, cakes and hot lunches.

Tickets can be booked here

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