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We’ve got history by the bucketful(don’t forget your spade).

How will you spend your day at Holkham?

We have a vast array of attractions, events and activities to choose from, as well as many diverse landscapes and habitats to explore. Choose from exploring historic state rooms to grand glass houses and cycling adventures to bird watching at sun rise.

Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, young or old, you’ll find something that floats your boat (yes, you can take to the water on our lake come summer too!).  Children will enjoy our high Ropes Course and Woodland Play Area, whilst you may prefer a scone and cup of tea in one of our cafés.  Everyone relishes our beautiful Walled Garden, and Holkham Hall can never fail to impress.

The Hall

  • Open Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays until 31st October
  • Adult: £18, child: £2

Step into Thomas Coke’s vision of an Italian villa on the North Norfolk coast; a haven to display the treasures and trophies amassed whilst on his 18th century Grand Tour of Europe.

Walled Garden

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm

Visit the newly renovated Samuel Wyatt Vinery, before stepping through the Venetian gates to discover what lies within the sun trapped walls of the garden.

Holkham Stories Experience

  • Open daily 10am-5pm

Learn how Holkham has changed over the years, how the Hall was built and about the Coke family’s historical past, from prosecuting Gunpowder Plotters to revolutionising agriculture.

Holkham Park

  • Open daily, 10am-4pm
  • Free. Parking charges apply.

Take a walk on the wild side, keeping an eye out for our resident Fallow Deer, pheasants, wildflower meadows, geese on the lake and our unusual evergreen Holm oaks, brought over from Italy in the 18th century.

Cycling

  • Open daily until 31st October, weather dependent
  • Adult bike prices from £14

Hop on your bike and follow our way-marked routes to explore all corners of the park, passing many landmarks such as the Obelisk, the Ice House and the Monument on your way. Our Cycle Hire offers a great range of bicycles, electric bikes and trailers – there’s even one for your dog!

Ropes Course

  • Open weekends and school holidays
  • £24

With your harness on, get your feet off the ground and take to the treetops on our Ropes Course. Do you dare balance on the beams, tiptoe over swinging bridges, and zoom on our two zip wires?

Holkham Beach & Nature Reserve

What makes Holkham National Nature Reserve so special? Is it the glorious stretch of golden sand, the haven for wildlife or the feeling of freedom as you step onto the bay? Perhaps it’s all three.

Courtyard Gift Shop

  • 10am – 5pm

Every trip to Holkham Park is deserving of a browse around our gift shop. Full of beautiful homeware, varied artwork, delicious food and plenty more, we opt for sustainable and local products wherever possible.

Places to eat

Whether you’re refuelling during a cycle ride, catching up with friends over a light lunch or celebrating an occasion, you’ll find plenty of tasty treats in one of our eateries.

What’s on at Holkham

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School holiday fun at Holkham: May half term

There’s so much fun to be had at Holkham this May! From our high ropes course and cycle hire to our nature trail and Mini Feast.

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Cricket matches

Various weekends this summer

​What better location to relax and unwind and enjoy a game of cricket.

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Essential Camera Skills Workshop

Saturday 25th May

Join our photography workshop and take control of your camera, learning to move off the auto setting and capture the shots you really want.

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Parkrun

Every Saturday

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

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May’s Mini Feast in the Park

Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June

Mini Feast in the Park returns this May half term. We’ll be joined by some of Norfolk’s favourite food concessions for a bitesize Feast.

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Deer and Wildlife Safari

May half term, weekends in June and October, October half term

Hop aboard our tractor-trailer for a whistle-stop journey around Holkham deer park. Sit tight while our knowledgeable guides tell you all about the resident herd of Fallow Deer that call Holkham home.

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Up, up and away this May half term

Sunday 26th – Wednesday 29th May

This May half term join us for a celebration of all things that can fly, with displays from Fens Falconry, arts and crafts activities and follow our fun family trails.

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Cellar Tours of Holkham Hall

Most Tuesdays

Accompanied by an expert guide, enjoy exploring the cellars beneath Holkham Hall and hearing the stories from the past.

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Attic Tours of Holkham Hall

Most Wednesdays

Accompanied by an expert guide, our behind-the-scenes tours exploring the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall take you right up to the highest tower rooms and attics.

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Walled Garden Walking Tour

Selected Fridays in May, June and September

Join our guide on a leisurely amble within the walls, passing through the various rooms such as the kitchen garden and the cutting garden. You’ll get a brilliant insight into the newly renovated buildings such as The Messenger Glasshouse and the Samuel Wyatt Vinery.

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