Activities

parkrun at Blickling

parkrun is a free 5k run every Saturday of the year at 9am

parkrun is a free 5k run every Saturday of the year at 9am

'parkrun' organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world.

They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They're friendly events organised by fantastic local volunteers.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings just like ours. People of all abilities take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience.

Blickling's parkrun runs every Saturday at 9am. Please check the parkrun website for details.

Horseriding

Enjoy the wonderful countryside on horseback

We welcome horse riders at Blickling park and have some wonderful paths for you to enjoy. 

Call our Head Ranger, Dave Brady on 01263 731994 (Mon-Fri) when planning your visit so that we can give you the heads-up on the best places to explore.

Tour on a segway

Base Line Sporting Opportunities are operating segway tours and cycle hire for our visitors this year. This local company specialises in outdoor activities, and we are excited to be working in partnership with them. Call 01603 898839 for further details.

Get cycling

We've got several waymarked cycle routes through the park. Why not try the Sustrans route from Aylsham to Felbrigg Hall, about 14 miles? Hire a bike, or bring your own, and discover the surrounding countryside.

Four-legged friends

Blickling is also a great place for your four-legged best friend. Have a look at our doggie tips on the home page or follow the link to discover everything you need to know about bringing your doggie pals here.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Join the great 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ campaign. Blckling Estate is a great place to start ticking off your list.  Pick up a free scrapbook from our visitor reception team and get started.

Top 3 things to do at Blickling

  • 50 Things - build a den at Rufford Old Hall, Dunham Massey or Acorn Bank © David Jones

    Build a den

    The Great Wood is a great place for den-building.  Check out the pyramid mausoleum too!

  • Mountain biking the the beautiful Yorkshire Dales © NTPL/©National Trust Images/Ben Selway

    Go on a bike ride

    Go on a really long bike ride.  Bring yours or hire one from us. Grab a cycle map.

  • Searching for bugs in the garden. © NTPL/©National Trust Images/Ben Selway

    Hunt for bugs

    Check out the fallen tree on the way up to the Orangery.

Year-round events

Check out our events and see what's happening. With something to suit everyone you'll find yourself coming back to Blickling again and again.

Get fit together

Walking is fun and helps you meet new friends

Walking is fun and helps you meet new friends

Blickling Estate is often the venue for 'Fit Together' health walks, run by Active Norfolk. 

Walking is a great way to find out more about the area you live in and to meet new people, as well as experiencing the obvious health benefits. There is a level to suit everyone, from beginners to more experienced walkers and walks often begin at a location where you can have refreshments and a chat after the walk.

Visit the Active Norfolk website for more information about dates and locations.  Walks are free.

Downloadable walks

Enjoy a range of waymarked walks in the historic park from dawn until dusk every day. Follow it up with a snack in the Muddy Boots cafe, designed with walkers in mind.

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