Shopping sustainably

Across all shops and cafés, we are committed to finding beautiful, practical or delicious products that don’t cost the earth, and we are regularly making changes.

In our Courtyard Gift Shop, for example, you will now find FSC certified, sustainably-sourced toys for children, including puzzles, dominoes and mini-bowling. These replace the mainly plastic pocket money toys we previously sold.

In our cafés, we have recently started selling Re:Water, a reusable, resealable water bottle which can be used during visits to Holkham and beyond! We’ll also give discount to visitors bringing their own reusable cups for coffee and tea, and use compostable packaging wherever possible.

We know there’s more to be improved, so are now looking into suppliers with alternative packaging for popular products like crisps which are commonly packaged in packets which are not easily recycled such as ice creams and crisps.

Lowering our carbon footprint

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We’re always looking out for ways to lower our carbon footprint across our businesses.

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Wild areas

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Wildflower margins and reduced mowing help the wildlife here at Holkham.

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EV charging

Championing low carbon living

We’ve added EV chargers to visitor accommodation and are considering further options across the estate.

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Catalyst Farming

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We’re working with four other Norfolk farms and a data specialist to help reduce our use of artificial inputs.

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Greener transport

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We’re promoting the use of green transport amongst visitors and staff.

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