Half term fun at Blickling Estate
From Friday 19 - Sunday 28 October, discover fun for all the family with a variety of activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from cycle hire in the park and green fingered fun in the walled garden to our contemporary art installation and bookworms in the house.
Explore the garden every day of the week and find secret tunnels, squishy trees and much more. There's plenty of fun to be had, from a family game of hide and seek in the yew hedges, to planting seeds in the walled kitchen garden.
Throughout half term you can collect a children's map from visitor reception and head out on an adventure around the colourful garden. The map will show you all the best bits, as well as where to play a game, do a spot of gardening, get in touch with nature and/or take a break.
On your map you will also see ten little oak leaf symbols. Find these spots as you make your way around the garden and discover what makes autumn special. Once you've found them all, continue your autumn adventure in the walled garden, where you can decorate your very own pumpkin.
Sow and grow
Join us in the walled kitchen garden and have fun watering flowers and planting tulip bulbs in pots. You can then take your pot home and enjoy watching it grow. You will also find little wheelbarrows and watering cans for gardening fun.
Take part in our family nature trail in the parkland any day of the week. This walk around the wider estate is ideal for older children as it encourages curious minds to solve riddles and complete the puzzle to reveal a mystery word. You can take part on foot or by bike, all you need to do is collect a trail sheet from visitor reception.
Fancy a game? Our brilliant, brand new cricket sets, courtesy of the Norfolk Cricket Board, are available to borrow from cycle hire 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.
Fancy a hot chocolate?
Warm up after a busy day of adventures with a hot chocolate and shortbread biscuit. Find a selection of scrumptious snacks available in all three of our cafés. Children's lunch packs are also available daily until 2.30pm.
Join us in the walled garden and see the delicious dishes created from our fresh, seasonal produce. Enjoy sampling autumnal flavours and be inspired to make your own treats at home.
Smoothie bike | Daily*
Our smoothie bike is returning this half term. Watch as the bike pedals and blends fresh fruit and vegetables from the walled garden into delicious, refreshing drinks.
*Our smoothie bike is subject to weather and volunteer availability.
RAF Oulton Museum
In the year of the Royal Air Force's centenary, why not visit Blickling's RAF Oulton Museum? With free entry, enjoy learning about Blickling Estate during the Second World War in the lead up to Remembrance. You will also see a hand-crafted display of poppies in commemoration of both the First and Second World War forces based at Blickling.