Beat the blues at Blickling

We all know how dull and depressing the winter months can be, so we've put together a list of our top things to do, to get you through the darkest days of winter.

When you're battling the blues, a crisp, winter wander in Blickling's garden with a coffee from one of our cafes could be just what you need...

Join us any day of the week | 10.30am - 3pm

Throughout winter the house is open every day from 10.30am, so why not take the opportunity to step inside and explore? The garden, parkland, cafes and shops are also open on a daily basis from 10am - 3.30pm. 

The magnificent Blickling Estate in early winter sunshine.
The striking view of Blickling in winter sunshine.
The magnificent Blickling Estate in early winter sunshine.

Book a break away

A popular holiday destination, East Anglia is a region of contrasts and character. With spectacular coastlines and beautiful landscapes, it’s easy to see why people come to this little slice of heaven.  So whether it's a summer party with friends, an Easter family break or a cosy weekend away for two, get away from it all in one of our holiday cottages.

Enjoy some winter colour

It always lifts the spirits to see a splash of colour in the garden. Get inspired for some winter colour in your own garden with a wander around the Dell and Orangery garden, as the snowdrops, early daffodils and hellebores appear.

Explore the gardens, whatever the weather
A frosty morning in Blickling's gardens
Explore the gardens, whatever the weather

Get fit

There's plenty of evidence to show how exercise makes you feel better, both mentally and physically, so why not take part in some exercise at Blickling Estate? Whatever your level of fitness, enjoy walking, running and cycling in beautiful surroundings.

Park Run

All are welcome to join Blickling parkrun on a Saturday morning at 9am. This group of runners meet each week, with ablilities varying from beginners to the more advanced.

A group of runners make their way through Blickling's sweeping parkland.
A group of runners make their way through Blickling's sweeping parkland.
A group of runners make their way through Blickling's sweeping parkland.

Walking for Health

If running isn't your thing, then what about joining a walking group?  Walking for Health is an initiative set up to support people to get active and stay active.  Blickling Estate is often the venue for the free health walks.  The walks start at 10:30am and vary between 2-4 miles. Please check their website for further details or call 01603 897193.

Enjoy a winter walk around the lake
A group walking in winter around the lake at Blickling
Enjoy a winter walk around the lake

Blickling Bounders

Join our friendly dog walking group every Monday at 10am. It's a great atmosphere and a good opportunity to discuss your pets with likeminded owners. We request that all dog walkers respect other park users and keep their four-legged friend under close control at all times. We look forward to seeing you.

Join the Blickling Bounders on a Monday and explore the estate with your dog
Three walkers and their dogs at Blickling Bounders
Join the Blickling Bounders on a Monday and explore the estate with your dog

Guided estate walks

Would you like to find out more about Blickling's ancient woodland, fascinating landmarks and secrets of the wider estate? Meet us outside Estate Barn visitor reception at the main car park every Sunday at 11am for a guided walk. This hour and a half stroll is a great way to see some of the most stunning views across the estate and to learn about its incredible history.

Take in the striking Mausoleum as you explore the park at Blickling Estate
The front entrance to the Mausoleum
Take in the striking Mausoleum as you explore the park at Blickling Estate

Bicycle adventures

Our cycle hub situated at the main car park has everything you need to explore the wider estate on two wheels. Our multi-use trail provides smooth terrain whatever the weather and is a great route for seeing the highlights of Blickling's parkland. 

Relax and go fishing 

Join us at Blickling Lake for an opportunity to relax and enjoy some winter fishing. Our new fishing platforms are perfect for setting up and making yourself comfortable. The lake is well stocked and a popular spot to observe local wildlife. Our fishing season runs from June to March and is a suitable location for all ages and abilities.  

Tickets are available from the bailiff:

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

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

Car parking is free for National Trust members, however there is a £5 charge to park in any car park on the Blickling Estate for non-members.  Please note the machines only take coins.