Saturday 22nd May 2010
10.00am - 5.00pm

Thursday 31 March 2011

Wild About the Wensum 2011

Saturday 21st May

10.00am - 5.00pm

parking £4.00 per car

FREE ENTRY to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, host of BBC Springwatch The great environmental awareness event. Buglife, gyuided walks, many creative crafts, bird watching, nature quizzes, puzzles, archery, face painting, recycling display and lots more......

CELEBRITY OPENING:- Jelly from CBeebies at 11.00am

This event is a fun filled day for all the family. This year we are raising money towards butterflies and thier companion plants along the river wensum. The money will be used towards the creation and maintenance of essential habitat areas for butterflies and caterpillars.

Games included for this year include a human fruit machine, lots of butterfly crafts, archery, vintage amusements and lots lots more.

More information on the event can be found on

Pensthorpe can be found on the A1067 one mile from Fakenham. NR21 0LN

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Saturday 22nd May 2010

One mile from Fakenham off the A1067

T 01328 851465

FREE ENTRY into Pensthorpe

Host of BBC Springwatch

Open 10am-5pm, parking £4 per car

Donations support the House Sparrow

Buglife, guided walks, many creative crafts

bird watching, nature quizzes, puzzles,

face painting, local craft demonstrations,

recycling display and lots more...

Hosted by

The great environmental awareness event

Sunday 1 November 2009

Confirmed Stands at Wild About the Wensum 2010

Pensthorpe Conservation Trust
BBC Norfolk - Talks & interviews
Fakenham Bowmen - have a go Archery
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Ryburgh Wildlife Group
Open University Minibeast activity
Norfolk Ramblers Association - guided walk around park at 10.30am
British Trust for Ornithology - making paper birds
Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History
Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative / Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership - live examples of worst invaders
Easton College
Team Eco, Fakenham College - Interactive display
Adult Education
Butterfly Conservation - Badge making
Energy Saving Trust
Norfolk Beekeepers
Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society - Make and do and Guide in the Hide
East Winch Wildlife Centre RSPCA - Brass Rubbing
Fakenham High School - Bug box demonstration
Hawk & Owl Trust - Pellet dissecting
Wensum Valley Trust- Games & quizzes
Fakenham Young Naturalists - Jigsaw / quiz - Walk, " birdwatching for youngsters"
Norfolk County Council - Countryside Access - Brass rubbings
EP Youth
Noth Norfolk Woodcarvers
Fakenham Area Conservation Team
Fakenham SNT - Norfolk Constabulary
Norfolk Family Learning - Craft activities
North Norfolk District Council- Building Sparrow Bird Boxes / Planting Wildflower seed
Norfolk Ornithological Association Giant migration map / Moths on display
Sylvanus - Archeological, Natural History & Illustration services - Identifying bones
World of woodlice - looking at woodlice
Norfolk Constabulary - the role of a wildlife officer
Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group - mask making and advice
Environment Agency - making dragonflies
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - Frog hoopla
Norfolk Anglers' Conservation Association
Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes
North Norfolk District Council - Compost gove away
Norfolk Conservation Corps
North Norfolk Workout Project - Practical conservation
Fakenham Lancaster Air Scouts - Tradtional scouting activities

Music by Rig a Jig Jig

Saturday 17 October 2009

Wild About the Wensum 2010

Plans are well under way for next years big event. Once again Bill & Deb Jordan are allowing FREE ENTRANCE to the Reserve for all visitors attending the Wild About the Wensum event, (there will be a nominal parking charge on the day)

I welcome all ideas for making the show even better; if you have any ideas that you would like to see at the show please contact me on or call me on 01328 851465

I hope to see you at the event next year,

All the best, Kirsty

Wild About the Wensum 2009 - Thank you

A big thank you to all who contributed in making Wild About the Wensum 2009 such a brilliant success.

We had well over 4,000 visitors on the day, helping to raise over £900.00 to go towards our nominated conservation species the 'Barn Owl'. The money will be donated to the 'Wensum Valley Community Owls Project' which is a collaboration between the Wensum Valley Trust, Hawk & Owl and Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society.

The overall aims of the project are to increase public awareness, nesting sites and the breeding populations of five small owl and raptor species along the Wensum Valley.

Saturday 9 May 2009

Saturday 16th May

Wild About the Wensum 2009 promises to be a fun filled day for all the family. There will be lots of interactive stands (please see list below) along with guided walks running throughout the day.

Opening times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Admission: FREE

Car Parking: £4.00 per car

DON'T MISS.... our grand opening at 11.00am inside the park by CBeebies star "Jelly"

Barn Owl Colouring Competition 2009

Colour in this barn owl and bring it along on the day.