Open Farm Sunday
Sunday 12th June, 10am-4pm
Free entry, no need to book.
If you are coming by car a parking charge applies in Holkham Park.
Open Farm Sunday
One of our favourite days of the year, Open Farm Sunday sees farms across the country welcome visitors to see what they do, how they do it and find out why. This year, all of our land-based teams will be showcasing the incredible farming, conservation and gardening work they do across the estate. Join us in Holkham Park to see how they all work together towards our vision to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate.
You’ll get to see what machinery and equipment the farming team uses (yes, there will be some big tractors!), how the forestry team manages our invaluable woodland habitats, how the conservation and gamekeeping teams work with wildlife and what our gardening team is growing this year.
As well as those big tractors, we’ve also got nostalgia covered with a display of local vintage tractors and various other organisations and businesses such as ‘Compassion in World Farming’ will be here too. And not forgetting our sheep and cattle who will be visiting the park to meet you.
Dig a little deeper with walks, tours and talks
10am-4pm, last tour 3.30pm
Hop on board with one of our arable farmers for a whistlestop tour of Holkham Park to see what we grow.
11.30am – Farming with James Beamish (Holkham Farming Company) and Harry Barnett (Holkham Emerald, our potato enterprise)
2pm – Forestry and Conservation with Harry Wakefield (Forestry) and Mark Fitzer (Gamekeeping)
Our resident experts will be put in the spotlight to tell you a little more about what they do and answer your questions
Where It All Began - Guided Walks
11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Join our chief storyteller on an amble to the monument - an iconic landmark within Holkham Park, dedicated to Coke of Norfolk, the great agriculturalist of the 19th century. Find out about Coke’s legacy and what the weird and wonderful architectural details of the monument actually mean. Meet at the Talks Tent five minutes before the start of the walk.
Delicious, Local Food and Drink
The Adnams Bar, a pop up in the cricket pavilion, will be open throughout the day keeping you refreshed with beers, wines and soft drinks.
Holkham Beef and Venison BBQ – Michael Chamberlain, Head Chef from The Victoria, will be rustling up some of our delicious produce on the barbeque, with proceeds being donated to YANA (YANA promotes mental health awareness amongst those involved in farming and other rural businesses)
Solar Scoops – amazing ice cream made by Dann’s Farm using locally sourced ingredients including double cream and free range eggs from their own dairy.
Filter Box Coffee – all your favourite hot drinks and baked goodies.
If you are arriving by car, please be aware that a parking charge of £5 applies (redeemable against purchases of £30 or over in our gift shop). Dogs on leads are welcome.
Let’s Protect Each Other
We look forward to welcoming you to Holkham. You may notice when you visit that our teams are continuing with some steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, we would encourage you to follow current Government advice regarding staying at home.
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