For families

Summer holiday fun

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Art & craft activities

There's plenty to keep you busy this summer and we'll be running activities every week throughout August.

Join the house team to design your own 1930s comic and create paper-craft masterpieces or celebrate our 75th birthday with Norfolk Family Learning at our family fun day. 

Feeling hungry?

Pick up one of our special lunch packs and choose that you'd like to put in it (available from both cafes and the restaurant).  

Enjoy a hot meal with our child-friendly menu or if you fancy having a picnic, head for the parade by the lake or the play area.

Good to know

  • Baby changing: In the main car park, by Visitor Reception (East Wing) and in the courtyard
  • Baby slings and hip seats are available for hire
  • Bottles and baby food can be warmed up at Muddy Boots cafe and the Hobart restaurant
  • High chairs, fun activities, cups and water jugs are available in the Hobart Restaurant
  • If it's raining, head to the Orangery to enjoy your picnic in the dry
  • There are plenty of buggy friendly paths around the garden and estate, just grab a map at Visitor Reception
  • Pick up our new kids map at Visitor Reception and let the adventures begin...

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

How many things can you tick off this year?

Create some wild art, play conkers, find a geocache, eat an apple straight from a tree or plant something and eat it. Whatever you fancy doing, you'll find activities at Blickling to help you tick them off your list. Don't forget to pick up a free 'My adventure' scrapbook from Visitor Reception to start your adventure.

Mr Dunning's family tours

Every Tuesday in August | 2pm

Mr Dunning 'the Butler' is looking to recruit a junior footman and scullery maid.  Join him for an attic tour as he shows you where you'll sleep and what the jobs will involve.

Are you up to the challenge? 

Please book your place for this free tour on arrival at Visitor Reception.