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Pensthorpe nature reserve hosting giant Easter egg hunt in April

Youngsters will have the chance to take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt at a nature reserve over the next few weeks.

Pensthorpe, the family-friendly nature reserve near Fakenham, is inviting eager eggs-plorers to hop on over this Easter to take part in its giant egg hunt.

The enormous 3D eggs, which each measure over a metre tall, are part of a new fully immersive and multi-sensory trail around the reserve, taking place from March 29 until April 14.

Kids can get involved with the giant egg hunt at Pensthorpe this Easter. Picture: Mike Powles
Kids can get involved with the giant egg hunt at Pensthorpe this Easter. Picture: Mike Powles

With each giant egg decorated to represent a different bird’s egg and featuring some fascinating facts about our feathered friends, the trail gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about wildlife and the natural world while enjoying their day out.

Also making a return this Easter will be the popular Pensthorpe Explorer experience, an all-terrain vehicle taking guests on a 40-minute off-road tour around the parts of the 700-acre reserve that the public don’t usually get to see.

Tickets for the event also include access to a wide range of Easter craft sessions, pond dipping, flamingo talks and nature table activities, as well as to the indoor play area, Hootz House, and the WildRootz outdoor adventure playground and its themed trail.

Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe. Picture: Mike Powles
Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe. Picture: Mike Powles

There are also plenty of opportunities for den building and in time-honoured Easter tradition, there will be dozens of adorable chicks and goslings to meet.

For hungry tummies, the Courtyard Café will be serving Easter-themed treats as well as its usual selection of sandwiches, paninis, warming soup, cakes and hot lunches.

Ben Marshall, general manager at Pensthorpe, said: “We’ve been hard at work hatching plans to make Easter at Pensthorpe a truly captivating and memorable time for all the family.

“We’re confident that the giant egg hunt will appeal to families seeking the challenge of an Easter event with a difference, but also to those would-be naturalists of all ages keen to learn more about our fascinating birdlife in a beautiful setting.

The Pensthorpe Explorer. Picture: Steve Adams
The Pensthorpe Explorer. Picture: Steve Adams

“Conservation is always at the heart of everything we do, so we’re delighted to be able to combine all the excitement of Easter with a glimpse into the wonderful world of Pensthorpe’s wildlife.”

Advance booking for the egg hunt is recommended. Ticket prices for Pensthorpe cost £15.95 for adults, £14.95 for seniors and children (3-16 years old) and children under three enter for free.

Prices for the Explorer start from £4 per person and tickets can be purchased online.

For more information about Pensthorpe, opening times and to book tickets, visit www.pensthorpe.com or the park’s Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages.

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