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Pensthorpe offers bee-utiful time at half term

Pensthorpe Natural Park will be offering a totally new bee-themed activity for guests to enjoy at the 700-acre nature reserve this May half term.

Available from tomorrow to Sunday, June 6, Bee Wild at Pensthorpe, will include complimentary activity sheets for children and the rest of their hive, so they can embark upon an un-bee-lievable trail across the park and discover hidden sculptures.

Once completed, the little bee-spotters will be rewarded with their very own badge and packets of seeds, encouraging them to learn more about the importance of ecosystems whilst supporting the bees by growing flowers in their own garden.

Following the latest easing of Government restrictions, all indoor attractions at Pensthorpe Natural Park are also open for half term, including the award-winning indoor eco-play area, Hootz House featuring nature-inspired play equipment that is suitable for children of all abilities – the perfect solution in case the unpredictable British weather takes a turn.

Visitors can enjoy the recently reopened discovery centre too. It is a place to find out more about the natural world through the senses and experience what it’s like to touch unusual objects such as honeycomb.

Bee (47654443)
Bee (47654443)

And don’t forget the four stunning gardens to explore at Pensthorpe, including a spectacular meadow and beautiful lakeside environments, as well as woodland walks, nature trails, and a variety of habitats teaming with wildlife such as wetlands, woodlands, farmland and grass.

Martin Dupée, general manager, said:“We know how tricky it can be to find ways to entertain the whole family, especially following this difficult year and the amount of time that we’ve had to stay indoors.

“That’s why we’ve decided to introduce ‘Bee Wild at Pensthorpe’. We want to encourage children and families to discover the great outdoors and provide them with an amazing way to make those long-lasting family memories too.

“We also take pride in our role to inspire the next generation to enjoy wildlife, and our focus here at Pensthorpe is to educate, so we hope ‘Bee Wild at Pensthorpe’ will do just that.”

Allan Archer, wildlife education officer, added: “We need people to take a more active involvement in nature and to really care about protecting the environment”. We need to instil this change, not only in us as adults, but in future generations.

“It’s vital that we are role models to our children and grandchildren, and inspire them about nature through education and exposure, and experiences just like ‘Bee Wild at Pensthorpe’.”

Suitable for children and adults of all ages, Pensthorpe offers a fully immersive day out for all the family. Adventurous families can also take a walk on the wild side and join Hootz the owl on a journey around his magical outdoor adventure play area, WildRootz.

After a fun-filled day at the park, guests can enjoy delicious home cooked food in the Courtyard Café and browse in the onsite shop which stocks a diverse range of local Norfolk products.

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