From Saturday 18th May 2019 to Sunday 19th May 2019
New event for 2019!
Showcasing why Norfolk is renowned as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’, the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair will feature guest speakers, demonstrations, walks and talks, and book signings. The event is a celebration of nature-spotting in Norfolk and will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment, wildlife-inspired art and crafts, books and wildlife and nature holidays.
April and May are the peak times for spring bird migration so the event provides a weekend for birders to visit and stay in Norfolk, right in the middle of the busy migratory period.
Tickets: £8 per person (this covers admission into the Bird & Wildlife Fair, the park and Hootz House, the indoor play area.) Under 3's and Pensthorpe Annual Members are FREE.
A behind the scenes Pensthorpe Explorer tour will include a few extra special highlights for the Bird & Wildlife Fair visitors. The tour will include all of the usual content, so get to learn about the deep history of the Pensthorpe Estate however, exclusively for this two day event, passengers will also have the chance to stop and look out over the Wader Scrape and Lakes as well as the surrounding land; areas that visitors wouldn’t normally have access to and during the breeding season. Local expert guides will be stopping on top of Middle Brec, the highest point on the Pensthorpe Estate, offering a chance to get out with binoculars and look over panoramic views of The Estate, taking in the Wader Scrape and wet meadows below before getting back on board and moving on to the next stop, overlooking Starmoor Lake.
Tour will last approx. 1 hour and bringing binoculars is highly recommended.
There is an extra charge for the Pensthorpe Explorer tour, this can be booked online at the time of buying admission tickets.
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN