Field to Fork
Who knew farming could be this much fun?
Visit our exciting, interactive experience all about food and farming at Holkham. Let our ‘talking tools’ tell you what they were used for; find out who puts the malt in Maltesers; discover why cow pats are so important (yes, they really are!); take your turn at milling flour; test your foody knowledge with our quick-fire table-top game; sit back and enjoy our beautiful ‘Holkham Year’ film; don those Holkham tweeds and Bowler hats and dress up as a Holkham gamekeeper – with smells to sniff, buttons to press and drawers to open you’ll really enjoy discovering farming without having to put your wellies on!
‘Field to Fork’ tells the story of Holkham’s unique farming history and the fascinating, complex and interwoven stories of crop production, gamekeeping and conservation and how this all contributes to producing the food on your fork. Starting at the very beginning with Thomas William Coke, better known as the agricultural pioneer ‘Coke of Norfolk’, then travelling through time to modern day farming at Holkham, you will find out all about historical farming techniques as well as discovering which crops we grow at Holkham in the 21st century and just how they end up on supermarket shelves.
NEW for 2017 - Climb on board our virtual tractor driving experience and to learn how to steer a tractor along the road and over fields, changing gears and ploughing a furrow. This will surely test your manoeuvring skills!
Opening Times 2017:
1st April - 31st October 10am-5pm every day.
1st November to 22nd December 10am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission prices can be found here.
Field to Fork Stamp Challenge
Great fun for the whole family - hire a bike from our cycle hire centre and follow our signposted route through Holkham park showing you the crops we grow and the livestock we keep here. Don’t forget to collect your stamps from Barney as you go round.
Please be aware that admission to the Field to Fork Experience will be included as part of the entry fee for the Pedal Norfolk Cycling Festival on Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May and the Holkham Country Fair on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July.
“Very fun, interesting and interactive - the exhibition is fantastically done”
“Certainly the best interactive exhibition I have experienced. Well done.”
“Extremely well done - particularly engaging for children and informative for all.”