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In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Pensthorpe nature resereve, will be hosting its own royal tea party (with a twist) for May half term.

From Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, June 5, families can take little princes and princesses on a regal stroll through the park to find nature’s royalty on a brand-new trail.

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, families visiting Pensthorpe Natural Park between can take little princes and princesses on a regal stroll round the 700-acre park to find nature’s royalty in a brand-new trail.

Kids party at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Playing in Hootz House and Wild Rootz. Photo : Steve Adams (49401281)
Kids party at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Playing in Hootz House and Wild Rootz. Photo : Steve Adams (49401281)

From kingfishers to a red crowned crane which is the second rarest crane in the world, visitors will need to search high and low to locate guests for a tea party that’s fit for a king.

The trail, which weaves across Pensthorpe’s four stunning gardens, will feature captivating facts about these noble birds including which bird has the most unhygienic nest and which rare crane is a symbol of immortality.

Free arts and crafts for guests will be on offer so little ones can make their own nature crowns and flags and pretend to be royalty and there will also be a mini trail to explore at the park’s award-winning outdoor eco-playground, WildRootz, in the search for objects to make the perfect tea party.

Pensthorpe Natural Park extended family visit. Photo : Steve Adams (49401230)
Pensthorpe Natural Park extended family visit. Photo : Steve Adams (49401230)

Deb Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park, said: “"It’s not every year we get to celebrate such a momentous milestone for Queen Elizabeth II and with an extra bank holiday for families to enjoy too, we wanted to mark the occasion with an exciting new offering here at Pensthorpe.

"As always, we want to educate our visitors about the fascinating side of nature and the incredible animals that we have here in the UK, and what better way to do this than tying this in with the Platinum Jubilee."

The Courtyard Café will be serving themed tea party treats and there is also the park’s indoor play area, Hootz House, to enjoy, as well as interactive trails, seven bird hides and several charming boardwalks that weave through the wilderness of the reserve.

Pensthorpe Natural Park Gardens and Trail. Photo : Steve Adams. (54705289)
Pensthorpe Natural Park Gardens and Trail. Photo : Steve Adams. (54705289)

Pensthorpe will be open every day between 10am and 5pm for the duration of the royal tea party trail.



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