Fun for all the family at Blickling Estate

Take part in an adventure around the springtime gardens this Easter.

Bring the whole family to explore the estate, follow trails and have a go at some of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾. With lots to do throughout the year and daily trails available, there will always be something fun to spark the imaginations of young and old alike.

Explore the beautiful springtime gardens.

Easter adventures | 6 - 22 April 

Join us for family fun across the estate. Take part in an Easter adventure around the colourful, springtime gardens and enjoy a delicious Cadbury treat...

Discover the garden​

Collect a children's map from visitor reception and head out on an adventure around the colourful gardens. Find the secret tunnels, squishy trees, sundial and more. There's plenty of fun to be had, from a family game of hide and seek between the yew hedges, to planting seeds in the walled kitchen garden. 

A child and her mother planting in the walled garden

Sow and grow | Daily 

Join us in the walled kitchen garden and have fun watering flowers and planting seeds in pots. You can then take your pot home and enjoy watching it grow. You will also find little wheelbarrows and watering cans for gardening fun.

 

Take a peek in the house

Discover the magic of the Blickling in winter. Come rain or shine, the house is open 363 days of the year, giving you even more opportunities to visit us.

Explore the wider estate

There are so many things to do around the estate and plenty of opportunities to tick off some of your '50 things'. Why not build a den, fly a kite or create some wild art? 

If you fancy getting out on your bike, why not bring a picnic? Our multi-use trail is specifically designed for families to enjoy, offering a safe route through the estate. Find out more about the multi-use trail.

Take part in our family nature trail 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, all you need to do is collect a trail sheet from visitor reception. 

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.

Good to know

  • Baby changing can be found at Estate Barn at the main car park, near East Wing visitor reception and in the Farmyard area.
  • Bottles and baby food can be warmed up in all three of our cafés.
  • High chairs, activity lunch boxes, cups and water jugs are available in the Stables café. 
  • If you fancy a picnic, you'll find picnic benches in the garden by the lake, in the Farmyard area, or near Estate Barn visitor reception at the main car park. 
  • There are plenty of buggy-friendly paths around the garden and parkland, just grab a map from visitor reception.
A family enjoying fresh sandwiches at one of the National Trust cafeés

Hungry explorers 

Check out our child-friendly menu. With special lunch packs, hot meals and tasty treats, there's plenty to tempt your hungry explorers.

Before you leave us...

Don't forget to visit our shop with a large selection of children's books, cards and gifts. We have everything from sticker books to children's audio books as well as confectionery and toys.  You can be sure to find a gift for someone or a memory for your children to take home from their day out at Blickling.
 
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