Enjoy your summer with us

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Top picnic spots

When the weather's good, there's no better way to spend the day than a picnic with your family and friends.


Croquet anyone?

Anyone for croquet?

With the smell of freshly cut grass in the air, why not challenge your friends to a game of croquet on the lawn? 

Summer borders

Blickling Parterre with view of the fountain

As the summer begins, enjoy the sight and scent of flowers in abundance in the summer borders.


What's on

Felbrigg Chilli Fiesta

Red chillies © NTPL/National Trust Images/William Shaw

Red chillies

Now in its 8th year, the Chilli Fiesta is the real hot spot of Felbrigg Hall's events programme, with stalls selling all things chilli-related.

Last Night of the Proms

Enjoy a summer picnic concert at Blickling © NTPL/EDP/Denise Bradley

Enjoy a summer picnic concert at Blickling

Not only will there be great music, this year's Proms will feature a spectacular firework display with a specially choreographed display by the Grace Spitfire.

Curtain rises on outdoor theatre

Outdoor Theatre Shakespeare © NTPL/National Trust

Outdoor Theatre Shakespeare

Celebrate summer with an outdoor theatre performance. Invite friends and family, pack up a picnic hamper and enjoy everything from family classics to Shakespeare. 

50 things adventures

Find some daisies in the garden or park and make yourself a daisy chain © NTPL/National Trust/John Millar

Find some daisies in the garden or park and make yourself a daisy chain

You might have heard of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾', but have you ticked all 50 off yet? Even if you have, there's lots of 50 things events planned this summer. 

Heigham Holmes Open Day

Find a speedy looking snail and watch win gold in your snail race © NTPL/National Trust/John Millar

Find a speedy looking snail and watch win gold in your snail race

Visit this nature reserve in the Norfolk Broads that's only open one day a year. Family activities will include everything from snail racing to pond dipping.

Top 5 cycle trails

Cycling around Blickling

Are you falling back in love with the bicycle? 


Bike hire

Enjoying a ride in the countryside © John Millar

Don't worry if you haven't got a bike or a helmet. At Blickling, Wicken Fen and Hatfield Forest you can hire everything you need for a day out on the trails, even those with little legs are accommodated for. There are even Segways at Blickling! Opening times and prices vary.

Cyclists welcome

Out for a ride with friends

If you arrive by pedal power, park up, refuel with a well earned snack in one of our cafés and feel free to fill up your water bottle. And we hope you don’t need it, but just in case, our places now have pumps and puncture repair kits to help with any running repairs.