Pensthorpe Natural Park

Pensthorpe

Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe Natural Park is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation. Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a brilliant place to visit with beautiful gardens, spectacular wildlife, WildRootz adventure play…nature’s way and our brand NEW epic indoor adventure, Hootz House! Discover underwater wildlife with our guided pond-dipping, wander around the lakes and trails, learn more about the numerous projects we support to ‘Actively Save Species’ and enjoy tasty home-cooked food in our Courtyard Café. Our spectacular shop is full of beautiful homeware, plants, jewellery and unique gifts. It’s a fun and exhilarating day out for the whole family!

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Address
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Fakenham Road
Fakenham
Norfolk
NR21 0LN

Website: http://www.pensthorpe.com
Events webpage: http://www.pensthorpe.com/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pensthorpe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pensthorpe

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Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park

Attractions in the Park
Below are just a few of the attractions we have in the Park.

Why not take a look at our ‘Interactive Park Map’ to see all of our attractions?

Adventure Play Areas
Slide, swing or climb your way around our adventure play areas and trails. A full assortment of play equipment lies ahead, ready for you to try! Don’t forget to ride the giant zip wire or to have a go on Jack Straw’s balancing beams!

Toddlers Play Areas
There are a number of locations within the Park designed especially for toddlers. These offer a range of exciting and engaging play equipment for younger ones in the family to enjoy, giving hours of fun!

Animal Farm and Petting Barn
Take a walk to our Animal Farm to visit all your favourite farmyard friends! You can see our Shetland ponies, donkeys, sheep, chickens rabbits, pigs, goats, and, coming back for their second year, our Alpacas.
Please note that during low season, only the petting barn is open.
Why not have a go at feeding our goats and sheep? Animal feed can be purchased from the admission desks. You can also join in our animal petting sessions, which are held in our petting barn! Please ask at Reception for further details.

Jumping Pillow
‘This attraction has a height limit of 1.2m, so it is only available to our smaller visitors. Look on whilst your children bounce away to their hearts’ content! Our colourful jumping pillow allows our smaller visitors to enjoy the freedom and excitement of leaping in the air!
Please note no Food, Drink, Shoes or spectacles are allowed on the pillow for health and safety purposes.

Snakes and Ladders
Climb any of the ladders to the top of the hill to see the beautiful views of the Park! Then, choose from a selection of slides and enjoy the thrill as you hurtle down! Be warned: they are fast!

Sand Pits, Water Play and Diggers
Several sand play areas are available, some with additional play equipment provided!
Bring your bucket and spade and see who can make the biggest sand castle! Take a trip to our water play – pump the water through the wooden channels and watch it cascade over the edges! Then, try our diggers – can you operate the controls?

Indoor Soft Play Area
Our indoor play area is designed for those aged 2 and under only! This provides somewhere for the very young to play freely and in safety with a variety of indoor play equipment, whilst allowing you to relax and just watch on! Why not enjoy a cup of coffee while you wait?

Miniature Railway
Our miniature train is a perfect miniature replica of an engine used within the Woolwich Royal Arsenal. That locomotive itself, was a copy of the original locomotive which was built in 1928 in Bristol, a 1m guage engine used in the South African mining industry. Our locomotive built by the same company in Bristol in 1991, is a 7 1/4″ guage diesel hydraulic locomotive powered by a Kubota 3 cylinder 850TC diesel engine.
Named after the Duke of Wellington’s grand-daughter, ‘Charlotte’, she will gracefully take you on an exciting trip through our woodlands. See how many animals you can count on your journey!
The train generally operates daily, but this can vary depending on weather conditions. Please check prior to your arrival for the operating times. Please note that an additional fee applies.

Mini Golf
Play our new minigolf course, a challenge for all ages. Pick up your clubs from the admissions desks. Please note that a £10 deposit is required for up to 6 clubs.

Welly Wheels
These automated jeeps are for children aged 4-10 years. Watch as they drive themselves around on our woodland track! Please note that Welly Wheels is subject to weather conditions and that an additional fee applies.

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Address
Wellington Country Park
Odiham Road
Riseley
Berkshire
RG7 1SP

Website: http://www.wellington-country-park.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.wellington-country-park.co.uk/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WellingtonCPrk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCountryPark

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Cuerden Valley Park

Cuerden Valley Park is the ideal place for a traditional, cheap family day out. All for the price of a £1 ticket for the car park you can –

Have a picnic on the benches provided
Walk the dog
Let the children play in the river
Explore the Pinetum
Visit the Walled Orchard
Experience the many valley and woodland walks
or enjoy any of the various events which we hold on the Park throughout the year.

Cuerden Valley Park is maintained and managed by Cuerden Valley Park Trust, an independent charity which receives no funding from Local Authorities towards the upkeep of the Park, relying instead on income from car parking and the numerous events held throughout the year at the Park.

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Address
Cuerden Valley Park
Berkeley Drive
Bamber Bridge
Lancashire
PR5 6BY

Website: http://cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk
Events webpage: http://cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CuerdenValleyPk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cuerden-Valley-Park-131177110264352

See attraction’s website for current prices and opening hours.