Discover Blickling's bluebells
To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we’re turning Blickling blue for a whole month. See the house lit up in stunning blue light, take a walk through the Great Wood and enjoy a multitude of other blue-themed treats in our shops and cafés...
Lights, camera, action...
From Saturday 27 April to 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.
Inside the house, see floral arrangements and creative displays of blue colour, including our Blickling 'blue belles', which will re-imagine some of the clothing seen in our iconic portraits in striking blue fabric.
The house lighting is best seen at dusk, so why not enjoy an evening meal at the Buckinghamshire Arms pub after closing time and see the blue glow in full splendor?
*Open daily 10am - 5.30pm. 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 the four mile* circular-walk to the Great Wood, where you will see the incredible 'blue carpet' of bluebells. This is a great activity for all abilities and our new multi-use trail is suitable for bikes, adapted weelchairs and pushchairs, whatever the weather.
*Please ask for directions if you would prefer to park closer to the Great Wood, at Woodgate car park.
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 ethusiasts 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.