Activities for all at Blickling Estate

A family enjoying a walk by the lake

Blickling is a great place for those wanting to get active and explore the great outdoors in Norfolk. From walking and cycling to running and fishing, there's lots to entertain every age and interest.

Let's get active

Take part in our exciting outdoor activities programme this autumn and enjoy everything from cycling to cricket. 

On your bike

Cycle hire is available every day from 10am at the main car park and our multi-use trail is the perfect terrain for a bike ride, whatever the weather.

In partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK we're offering low cost cycle and equipment hire for all ages, making it easier than ever to get out into Blickling's beautiful 4,600 acres of parkland. Come along and discover a new way to enjoy nature on two wheels. 

Prices start from only £3, check out our cycle hire prices.

Last hire is 2pm and all bikes must be returned by 4pm at the latest.

A family cycling together

Explore a little further... 

Why not try out our new all-weather, multi-use trail over the holidays. The route offers a 4-mile (6.5km) safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park and farm land. It's tailored for families to explore, but it's also perfect for cyclists, walkers, runners and adapted wheelchair users to enjoy. As it starts and finishes at the Muddy Boots cafe, there's lots of opportunity to reward yourself with a well earned treat.

Catch of the day

Enjoy a spot of fishing at Blickling's beautiful lake. Our fishing season runs from June through to March each year, offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in this popular pastime. Open daily from 7am until sunset; enjoy watching wildlife and fishing a variety of species, including bream, roach and tench.

Adults: £7 (max. two rods) | Season ticket: £90

Concessions: £5 (max. two rods) | Season ticket: £55

Tickets are available from the bailiff and all fishers must have a valid rod licence.

The view across the lake is breathtaking at any time of year
The view across the lake to the house in autumn
The view across the lake is breathtaking at any time of year

Cricket in the park

Whether you're a talented bowler or a complete novice, enjoy a game of this well-loved sport in beautiful surroundings. Our brilliant cricket sets, courtesy of the Norfolk Cricket Board, are available to borrow from Blickling's cycle hub every day from 10am. A fully refundable £10 deposit is required upon hire and all equipment must be returned by 4pm at the latest to receive your refund.

Exploring on foot

With over 4,600 acres of stunning parkland to explore at Blickling, highlights include ancient woodland, the Tower that was once used by the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire as a grandstand, and the striking pyramid Mausoleum. Not to mention sweeping views over the lake, back towards the hall.

After the launch of our multi-use trail in 2017, supported by Sport England, we recommend this accessible route to all abilities, including adapted wheelchair users, all year round. Whatever the weather, this 4 mile trail takes in all the highlights of the wider estate. Collect a map from us upon arrival, which shows all the best way-marked trails around the estate.

Our top three walks

Time for tea

Don't forget to stop for refreshments at any of our three cafés at Blickling Estate. You can even request food and drink to take-away, so why not enjoy a picnic further afield?  It might also be good to know that Muddy Boots café and the Farmyard picnic area both welcome dogs.

The view of the lake and Blickling Hall in sunshine

Your guide to fishing at Blickling Estate 

The fishing season at Blickling Estate runs from June through to March each year, offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to fish in beautiful surroundings. We've put together our top tips for making the most of your day...

Girl sitting with her dog on a bench

Four legged friends 

There are wonderful places all over the Blickling Estate to explore with your dog. Head to Visitor Reception to find out the best walks for you and your pooch. For guidance on walking in the park, take a look at our walking leaflet.