Blue Festival 2018

To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we’re turning Blickling blue for a whole month. Join us for an array of blue-themed activities.

Lights, camera, action...

From the 19 April, see the exterior of the house lit up in stunning blue light.  Take in the striking view of the hall and driveway, and enjoy finding unique photo* opportunities across the estate. Bluebells in the garden and parkland really are a stunning sight to behold.

Come and see Blickling bathed in blue
Blickling Hall bathed in blue light
Come and see Blickling bathed in blue

*photos taken by visitors must not be for commercial use, unless otherwise approved.

Explore the Great Wood

Visit Estate Barn reception to collect a map and follow the 4 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.

Learn more about these beautiful flowers by joining us for a special guided bluebell walk through the Great Wood on 26, 27 and 28 April from 10am. These walks will depart promptly from outside Estate Barn reception at the main car park.

*Please ask for assitance at visitor reception if you would prefer not to walk and would like directions to the Great Wood car park, north of the estate.

Bluebells in the Great Wood bathed in sunlight
Bluebells in the Great Wood bathed in sunlight
Bluebells in the Great Wood bathed in sunlight

Music in the garden

Our Blue Festival will culminate with an afternoon of music in the garden on Saturday 26 May, from 3pm - 7pm. We will be joined by bands Zingaro Blue, Hot Cold Ground and Bass Tree String Band for springtime sounds. Bring a picnic and enjoy relaxing with friends and family. This is an event not to be missed, tickets are available to book here

Prices: Adults £12, Children (ages 5-12) £6, under 5s are free. 

*Please ignore any adverts listing this event as 19 May, we have rescheduled to avoid clashing with the royal wedding. 

Join us on 26 May for an afternoon of music in the garden
People sitting in the garden listening to live bands
Join us on 26 May for an afternoon of music in the garden

 

Support the great outdoors

To help us continue our vital conservation of our ancient woodland, you can purchase one of our lovely bluebell pin badges at visitor reception. We couldn't do it without your support. 

Buy a bluebell pin to help raise funds for Blickling
Blickling's bluebell pin surrounded by daisies
Buy a bluebell pin to help raise funds for Blickling

Shopping

For ethusiasts of these wonderful flowers, we have some beautiful new 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 centre. 

Eating 

Enjoy a bite to eat in one of our three eateries at Blickling. Find delicious hot meals in the Stables main restaurant and a collection of freshly baked cakes, sandwiches, soups and snacks in both Muddy Boots café and the Courtyard café. If you fancy a scenic view this spring, we also have picnic benches available in the garden.