Easter adventures at Blickling

Join us from 24 March - 15 April for family fun across the estate. Take part in an Easter adventure around the colourful, Springtime gardens and enjoy a delicious shortbread treat.

The gardens

Take part in an Easter nature adventure from 24 March to 15 April around the gardens and find out about plants and animals during spring awakening.  Each adventurer will receive a delicious shortbread bunny, handmade at Blickling, upon completion of the trail. 

We have a special garden entry ticket for non-members* of just £8.25 per adult with children free from 24 March - 15 April. The trail price of £3 will apply to all who take up the challenge and each completed trail receives an Easter shortbread treat.

Explore the gardens further by finding the secret tunnels, squishy trees, sundial and more. There's plenty of fun to be had, from a family game of croquet by the lake, to planting seeds in the walled kitchen garden. 

*Members are free and there's always an opportunity to sign up for membership upon arrival at visitor reception.

Getting close to nature at Blickling Estate
A little girl crouching down to look at daffodils and primroses
Getting close to nature at Blickling Estate

The house

Some little spring lambs have made their way into the house this Easter. They have been found in the strangest of places and a couple of them have even decided to learn a little about the conservation work we do. Although, whether they are a help or a hindrance the house team haven’t quite decided... See if you can spot them all when you travel through the different rooms. Enjoy exploring the house daily from 12pm - 5pm. Last entry is at 4pm, an hour before closing. 

Can you find all the little spring lambs in the house this Easter?
Some little spring lambs have made their way into the house this Easter
Can you find all the little spring lambs in the house this Easter?

Take a tour

If you're up for a challenge, join Mr Dunning the Butler and Kathleen the Scullery Maid on Thursdays at 2pm during local school holidays, on a family tour of the attics, pantry and kitchen. Find out what your duties will be, where you’ll live and how much you’ll get paid. These special tours are available on 29 March, 5 and 12 April. Tickets are on a first come first served basis, so early arrival at visitor reception is essential to reserve your place, as tickets are limited.

Mr Dunning and Kath are looking for recruits
Mr Dunning the Butler and Kath the scullery maid
Mr Dunning and Kath are looking for recruits

The walled garden

Join us for 'Sow and Grow' in the walled kitchen garden on Tuesdays from 10.30 - 12.30 throughout the local school holidays (27 March, 3 and 10 April). Have fun watering flowers and planting seeds in pots. You can then take your pot home and enjoy watching it grow. If you visit on any other day, you will still find little wheelbarrows and watering cans for gardening fun. 

Little ones can enjoy a spot of gardening in the walled kitchen garden
A little girl is busy watering flowers
Little ones can enjoy a spot of gardening in the walled kitchen garden

The wider estate

You can also take part in our family nature trail out in the parkland any day of the week. This walk around the wider estate is ideal for older children as it encourages curious minds to solve riddles and complete the puzzle to reveal a mystery word. You can take part on foot or by bike, just collect a trail sheet from visitor reception. 

Explore the wider estate on foot or by bike
A family enjoy cycling by Blickling's lake
Explore the wider estate on foot or by bike