Festive family fun at Blickling Estate

Children peer round a sparkling Christmas tree on Blickling's driveway

This Christmas, seize the opportunity to visit Blickling’s magical house and garden after school. Warm up with a sweet treat and a hot chocolate and enjoy the twinkling atmosphere into the early evening...

From Friday 1 - Saturday 21 December, we’re open until 6.30pm so there’s plenty of time to take part in our family activities whilst on an enchanting adventure around the house and garden. 

This year we're all about books, as we celebrate the story of Blickling's precious library, so our festive family activities have been inspired by some traditional Christmas tales. 

Festive storytelling

Selected dates | 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Join us for special storytelling sessions in the house and add an extra touch of Christmas magic to your visit. Stories are suitable for all ages and will be sure to get you and your family in the festive spirit. 

*Four sessions per day on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December. Storytelling is also available on Saturday 22 December at 2.15pm and 3pm. House entry requires a timed ticket.

Make it a Christmas to remember for all the family
Family Christmas
Make it a Christmas to remember for all the family

Cooking in the kitchen

Selected dates | 10.30am - 6.30pm

Join the cooks in the kitchen this Christmas. Enjoy sampling festive favorites with a Georgian twist in Blickling’s 1930s kitchen. If you’re lucky, you might also see Mr Dunning, the butler, in the pantry.

*Cooking in the kitchen is available on Friday 14, Saturday 15, Tuesday 18, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December. House entry requires a timed ticket.

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

History comes to life

Thursdays and Sundays | 10.30am - 6.30pm

Step into a Georgian Christmas in the house and have fun interacting with characters from Blickling Estate’s past.

*Thursday 13 and Sunday 16 December only. House entry requires a timed ticket.


Don't forget to share your festive fun with us using the hashtag #BlicklingChristmas2018.