Covid-19 - You can now use buses and trains for leisure travel, but please check current advice before travelling.

Car-free offer: £4 off by bus or bike *

How to get toPensthorpe Natural Parkcar-free

COVID-19 advice

Pensthorpe is now open Wednesday to Sunday for visits booked in advance.   

Please follow current advice about using public transport. Cyclists welcome – plan your route here.

Step-by-step directions

Please check current advice before travelling

Bus X29 runs hourly (3 on Sundays) from Norwich Castle Meadow (Stop CB) to Pensthorpe. The bus takes an hour and stops at the entrance.

The X29 also runs hourly from Fakenham, taking just 10 minutes.

There are connecting buses from King’s Lynn to Fakenham – use the journey planner at the bottom of this page.

  • Bus times from:
    Norwich / Fakenham

It's an easy 7-minute walk from the bus stop - see map

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There are direct trains to Norwich from London, Colchester, Ipswich and Cambridge.

Train times and tickets

It's a 15-minute walk from the rail station to the bus stop at Castle Meadow (see map) for bus X29, as above. 

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About Pensthorpe Natural Park

Roam through 700 acres of wetlands, woodlands and wildflower meadows. Discover four contrasting gardens, created by designers including Piet Oudolf. There's a trailer tour and a Wader Aviary to get you close up the the fascinating birds and animals of the reserve.

Pensthorpe also runs conservation projects to protect red squirrels, cranes, corncrakes and turtle doves.

Kids will love our award-winning eco indoor and outdoor play areas and everyone will love the 50 flamingos!

  • County: Norfolk
  • Address: Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN
  • Refreshments: on-site cafe
  • * Car-free offer: £4 off when you arrive by bus or bike (£3 off senior/child)
  • Children playing at Pensthorpe Natural Park

Plan your door-to-door journey

Please check current advice before travelling

Reverse Route

About Pensthorpe Natural Park

Roam through 700 acres of wetlands, woodlands and wildflower meadows. Discover four contrasting gardens, created by designers including Piet Oudolf. There's a trailer tour and a Wader Aviary to get you close up the the fascinating birds and animals of the reserve.

Pensthorpe also runs conservation projects to protect red squirrels, cranes, corncrakes and turtle doves.

Kids will love our award-winning eco indoor and outdoor play areas and everyone will love the 50 flamingos!

  • County: Norfolk
  • Address: Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN
  • Refreshments: on-site cafe
  • * Car-free offer: £4 off when you arrive by bus or bike (£3 off senior/child)
  • Children playing at Pensthorpe Natural Park
Bike routes

National Route 1 passes through Fakenham. From there it’s 2.5 miles to Pensthorpe (partly on busy main road) – plan your route on CycleStreets. You’ll enjoy a £4 discount when you arrive by bike.

Taxi numbers

A taxi from Fakenham costs around £5 from Tiny’s 01328 888888 or Jak’s 01328 887488

Handy Tips

A Norwich Zone Day ticket – on bus X29 – costs just £5 Adult, £9 Family, or free with a senior bus pass!

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!