Christmas is coming to Blickling Estate 2018

The tree lined front drive at Blickling Hall

We’ll be celebrating Christmas throughout the estate to help kick-start your festive season. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 6.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere...

From Saturday 1 - Friday 21 December, enjoy the colours, smells and sounds of Christmas across the estate. Discover a Georgian Christmas experience in the house and explore our enchanting garden of lights. Weekends can be popular, so if you’re after a slightly quieter experience why not round up your family and friends for a special trip after school or work?

Deck the halls 

Daily | 10.30am - 6.30pm

Begin your visit with Blickling's iconic tree-lined driveway before stepping inside to explore the house in all its festive splendour. This year, to reflect upon our five year conservation project of the eighteenth century Long Gallery library, we're having a Georgian theme throughout the house. Please be aware that entry to the house requires a timed ticket*

Phone our box office | 0344 249 1895

*Last entry to the house is 45 minutes before closing, at 5.45pm. You must book your timed tickets for the house online or by phone 24 hours in advance, to avoid disappointment. House tickets are free to reserve. Normal admission applies, National Trust members free.

Garden of lights

Daily | 10.30am - 6.30pm

Head out into the spectacular garden of lights and discover Temple Walk, the Parterre and the Walled Garden as you take an enchanting winter stroll. Then warm up with mulled wine and a mince pie as you soak up the magical atmosphere until 6.30pm* in the evening.

*Last entry to the garden is 45 minutes before closing, at 5.45pm. 

Top tips to help you plan your festive day out

six ceramic seals lying down

The Loft Gallery 

Local artists from the Norfolk Craft Guild will have a variety of pottery, sculptures, textiles, jewellery and stained glass, perfect for Christmas gifts. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 30 November - Sunday 16 December.


This event is free for National Trust members.  If you're not a member yet, you can join on the day.  For non-members, usual admission applies.

We'd recommend you bring extra cash with you on the day in case you fancy refreshments in the Walled Garden and Temple.


At Blickling Estate, we strive to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Therefore we are pleased to provide disabled parking and toilet facilities, as well as ramps and smooth terrain for easy access. We also offer wheelchairs and mobility scooters for hire and an adapted map for the garden, so you can enjoy venturing further afield. If you need any further assistance in planning your visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

*Although there is lift access in the house and most rooms are accessible to all, please bear in mind that due to the nature of the historical building, there may be some rooms only accessible by stairs. Please also note that mobility scooters are available on a first-come-first served basis and at busy times, there might be a short wait until one becomes available.