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.

Our top bluebell spots

Bluebells on the path up to the temple

Temple Walk

In the 1930s, thousands of bluebell bulbs were taken from the Great Wood and planted in Blickling's formal garden. Follow Temple Walk and see areas of dense blue along the tree lined avenues...

Bluebells under the plane tree in the garden

Under the plane trees

See stunning carpets of blue under the plane trees in the garden. With a beautiful, sweeping views of the house and lake, it's the perfect spot for your bluebell photos...

Bluebells in the Great Wood bathed in sunlight

The Great Wood

Famous for its breath-taking swathes of blue, wander along the woodland paths to discover the bluebells in their wild splendour...

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 family enjoy cycling their hired bikes.

Cycle hire | Daily 

In partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK we're offering low cost cycle and equipment hire for all ages, making it easier than ever to get out on the trail. Open daily from 10.30am, come along and discover a new way to enjoy nature on two wheels. Last hire is at 1pm and all equipment must be returned by 3pm at the latest.

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.

Join our countryside experts for a series of walks and talks about the wider estate…

 

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. 

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

Retail therapy

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.

Feeling peckish?

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. 

Accessibility

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.