Discover Blickling's bluebells
To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we’re turning Blickling blue for a whole month. Take a stroll through the spring garden, discover the Great Wood and enjoy a multitude of other blue-themed treats in the house, shops and cafés...
Lights, camera, action...
From Saturday 27 April - Monday 27 May, see the exterior of the house lit up in stunning blue light, take in striking views across the estate and find unique photo* opportunities.
*Open daily 10am - 5.30pm. House open from 12pm, last entry 4pm. Photos taken by visitors must not be for commercial use, unless otherwise approved.
Discover the Great Wood
Collect a map from Estate Barn visitor reception upon arrival and discover our circular-walk through the Great Wood, where you will see the incredible 'blue carpet' of bluebells. This is a great activity for all the family and our new multi-use trail is suitable for bikes, adapted wheelchairs and pushchairs, whatever the weather.
*Please ask for directions if you would prefer to park closer to the Great Wood, at Woodgate car park.
A garden masterpiece
With deckchairs and secluded spots, Blickling’s formal garden is an idyllic place to enjoy our swathes of bluebells. To help us celebrate these vibrant blooms, local artist blacksmith Toby Winterbourn has created some unique bluebell sculptures in the walled garden. All sculptures are available for sale and will be on display until Monday 27 May.
Support the great outdoors
To help us continue the vital conservation of Blickling Estate's ancient woodland, you can purchase one of our lovely bluebell pin badges at visitor reception. We couldn't do it without your support.
For enthusiasts of these wonderful flowers, we have some beautiful floral designs in our shop, from bags and scarves to scented candles and cushions. You will also find potted bluebells for sale in our plant shop.
Enjoy a bite to eat in one of our three cafés at Blickling Estate. Find delicious hot meals in the Stables and a collection of freshly baked cakes, sandwiches, soups and snacks in both Muddy Boots and Farmyard cafés. If you fancy a scenic view this spring, we also have picnic benches in the garden.
Disabled parking is a short distance from the house, garden, shops and cafés. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are readily available to hire from East Wing visitor reception, so you can enjoy the garden and its bluebells with ease.
If you would like to explore the Great Wood in full bloom, additional parking is also available at Woodgate car park, east of the estate. Please ask our helpful team at visitor reception for a map and directions.