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Pensthorpe has a real ‘tweet’ for youngsters

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Make your own nest box and learn about the different nesting techniques of our native birds at Home Tweet Home at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, from Saturday, February 16, to Sunday, February 24.

The half-term event, which ties in with National Nest Box Week, promises outdoor family fun starting with a Nest Box Trail which will allow families of all generations to follow different birds’ track marks around the park leading to the various nest boxes each species prefers to call home.

Nest box building will be available (for a small extra charge) for those wanting to get hands-on with nature and make their own bespoke creation to take home and install in their own garden.

It not only teaches children how to do their bit to protect wildlife but it offers the best way to see nesting birds up close as early as this spring!

Halloween and families enjoying Pensthorpe Natural Park . Photo : Steve Adams
Halloween and families enjoying Pensthorpe Natural Park . Photo : Steve Adams

After following the Nest Box Trail and exploring the reserve, thaw out indoors with some themed craft making activities.

That, or enjoy a romp around the eco indoor play area, Hootz House.

Not only will the event provide some practical skills and take-home goodies, but the educational message means that children will develop their understanding of and passion for the great outdoors and wildlife.

General Views around Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens
General Views around Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens

Situated 11 miles inland from the north Norfolk coast and with the beautiful River Wensum winding through it, Pensthorpe Natural Park encourages visitors to explore its woodland, wetland, farmland and river-side habitats and get acquainted with the thousands of bird, plant and wildlife species that call it home.

Entry to Home Tweet Home is included in the normal Pensthorpe Natural Park admission price.

For more information about Pensthorpe visit pensthorpe.com or call 01328 851465.

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