Pensthorpe enters the Christmas spirit theme
Brave winter’s icy chill and enjoy a heart-warming encounter with the natural winter wonderland of Pensthorpe Natural Park, which hosts a programme of special Christmas-themed events for all the family.
From the warmth of the viewing gallery join Pensthorpe’s resident experts for their magical daily Floodlit Feeds, which takes place at 4pm from mid-November to Friday, January 31, 2020.
Watch the birds gather for their afternoon feed as the sun sets over Mill Pond and the surrounding Wensum Valley countryside – lasts 30 minutes. Included in admission price or available to non-visitors for £3 per adult and £2 per child.
On Sunday, November 24, the bustling Pensthorpe Christmas Market provides shoppers with a welcome break from the high street with its pop-up food, drink and craft stalls.
Discover bespoke creations, creative gifts ideas and delicious treats made from boutique producers, many of whom are local. Enjoy live music and soak up the festive ambience from the Pensthorpe courtyard, which will be adorned in thousands of twinkling lights, plus there will be complimentary mulled wine and mince pies for members, 10am-4pm.
Pensthorpe’s four late night Christmas shopping events on November 28 and December 5, 12 and 19 provide an opportunity for evening browsing. Peruse the Pensthorpe shop, which is a treasure trove packed with gifts, local food and drink, toys, jewellery, homewares and nature books, plus items for bird-care and wildlife watching.
There will be special discounts for members plus supplier demonstrations enabling ‘try before you buy’.
Be enchanted by the natural world at family favourite Christmas holiday event, A Winter’s Tail, running from Saturday, December 14 to Sunday, January 5. Suitable for all ages, the event encourages visitors to explore Pensthorpe’s natural habitats.
There will also be some cool craft-making activities like making a nature-inspired 2020 calendar (included in admission price).