COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES
A message for our Annual Car Pass holders
5pm, Friday 27th March 2020
We are aware that the closing of the car parks may be particularly disappointing for our annual car pass holders and in consideration of this, to ease the disappointment, we will be offering all holders an extension to cover the duration of forced closure free of charge. Further details will follow once we have a better understanding of the period of closure.
A message from our Managing Director
3pm, Monday 23rd March 2020
We’ve made the decision to close our car parks and Pinewoods Holiday Park, in addition to the hall, attractions, cafes, shop, walled garden, ropes course, cycle hire, the Woodland Play Area and The Victoria Inn. Our events programme has also been postponed for the next three months. The decision to close has not been taken lightly, but in this complex and fast changing climate we feel it is one that is essential to help protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors.
However, we are acutely aware that people living locally will need fresh air and exercise during this crisis, so our park and beaches will remain open for local people to enjoy in a safe and sensible manner, on foot, for as long is suitable. Toilets, though, will remain closed.
I am proud that before the announcement of government wage support, Holkham announced it would protect the employment of its year-round staff. Holkham is also conscious of its key role within the local community and, as such, our ‘Go Help’ team of local members of staff are working out how the Estate can provide meaningful help for those in need in our local area.
In the coming weeks, we will use our digital platforms - more than ever – to share the rich nature, landscapes, heritage and people stories of Holkham, so that, even when our physical movements are restricted, you can still enjoy Holkham virtually.
On behalf of Lord and Lady Leicester, and the whole team at Holkham, I wish to thank you for your continued support and wish you the best of health until we can welcome you back to Holkham once more.