O Autumn: Family Fun

Posted: September 30th 2021

by Ellie Hunter & Niobe Shaw

O Autumn: Family Fun

​In the second of our ‘O Autumn’ blogs, we’re celebrating the family fun that can be had at Holkham this season. Grab your wellies and jackets, layer up, and come and enjoy the seasonal shift at Holkham. Jam-packed with opportunities for families to go wild & explore the Magic of Nature, we have plenty to do during October half term, as well as all sorts on offer every day!

Wild in the Woods – Family Bushcraft

This October half term, give your children a chance to go wild in the woods, enjoying the great outdoors with tailored bushcraft sessions that are suitable for ages 6 years and above. Burn off some energy with den building, scavenger hunts, campfire building and outdoor craft activities!

All activities in our bushcraft sessions take place outdoors, meaning that weather-resistant clothing may be needed! The session lasts approximately 90 minutes and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets are £8.50 and an accompanying adult is free of charge. Ready to get wild?

Junior Safari on Foot

This October Half Term we’re offering one junior session of a very popular walk: our Safari on Foot. If you’re wild about nature and enjoy discovering new birds, mammals, insects & plants – this is the walk for you. On Thursday 28th October from 10am, prepare yourself for Marsh Harriers hunting over the reedbeds, Great White Egrets stalking the dykes, Brown Hares bounding across the meadows and Common Lizards basking in the sun.

This walk is ideal for children between 7 and 14 years old, with an accompanying adult. Participants must be comfortable walking 3-5 miles, however there will be plenty of time for breaks. Tickets include admission for both adult and child, with a drink and cake included at the end of the tour. Let’s get going!

Twiglets Toddler Group

On 7th October and 4th November we will host an outdoor parent and toddler group for children from walking age to school age. Twiglets provides the freedom and space for children to explore and connect with nature. Our education team provides activity-filled sessions to encourage endless opportunities of creativity, fun and imagination.

Tickets are £6 per session and our October session will be held in the Walled Garden. Find out more and pre-book.

Leaf catching and crunching!

Perhaps you and your family simply want an autumnal walk surrounded by nature. Holkham is the perfect place! Our deciduous trees are slowly turning golden and leaves are beginning to fall. Bring your children to enjoy the simple pleasures of catching leaves as they fall, finding conkers, jumping in the crunchy piles and searching for pine cones as the breeze blows. Warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and baked sausage and vegan rolls at the Courtyard Café. The perfect weekend outing!

Photo by Gavin Raines
Photo by Gavin Raines

We hope to see you this Autumn! Find out about other autumnal activities at the links below:

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