Home for Christmas at Blickling Estate

From 30 November - 20 December, we’ll be celebrating 400 years of Blickling history with festivities throughout the estate to help kick-start your Christmas. Soak up the atmosphere and make the most of late night opening until 7pm with the beautiful tree lined drive, decorated house, garden of lights and festive treats.

We’re expecting to be extremely busy on Thursday and Friday, as these are the final two days of our Christmas event.  All timed tickets are now sold out, so please only make the trip to see us if you have pre–booked.

Please also be aware that parking has been allocated to those that have pre-booked and no other parking will be available. 

Celebrating 400 years of Blickling history at Christmas time...

A champagne fountain

A festive house | 11.30am - 6.30pm*

Explore 400 years of Blickling history as you wander through rooms full of festive splendour, from 1620 through to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and beyond. Standard admission prices apply to all house visits. National Trust members go free. *Last entry to the house is 5.45pm.

Trees in the garden lit up in blue and red

Garden of lights | 11am - 7pm*

Head out into the garden and discover the spectacle of lights as you take an enchanting winter stroll.  Don't miss the view of the lights on Temple Walk with the fountain and acorns lit up on the Parterre - the perfect spot for a photo! Then discover the West Garden surrounded by firefly lights. Standard admission prices apply to all garden visits. National Trust members go free. *Last entry to the garden is 6.15pm. 


The lift in the house allows access to the first floor. The basement of the house is not accessible due to steep stairs. Due to the recent bad weather we've experienced, unfortunately we currently have no accessible route up to the Temple. The rest of the festive garden route is accessible.

Lord Lothian in a horse-drawn carriage in America

Parking and queues

Queues are inevitable at peak times, so please be patient upon arrival. We'd suggest you visit Monday to Friday to avoid busy periods. Car parks will close when the event reaches capacity and will only re-open if space becomes available. Parking attendants will be on hand to help you when the event wraps up at 7pm.

Trees in the West Garden lit up for Christmas

As it gets dark...

The lights are seen at their best after dark and to keep you safe, we've invested in additional lighting, but we also recommend bringing a torch with you for any areas with low light. The garden will be shining until 20 December and you can enjoy the lights on the front of the house and tree-lined drive right through until the New Year.

A Christmas decoration on a tree

The Farmyard

Not only will we be serving barbeque venison burgers at weekends, but in the Farmyard you'll also find more opportunities to shop, with our famous second-hand bookshop open every day.

Step back in time...

The 1930s cooks chatting to Christmas visitors

Get a taste of the 1930s

Enjoy the smells of gingerbread men, mince pies or almond pudding wafting through the house, before joining the cooks in the kitchen. They'll be cooking up treats for Lord Lothian and his friends, and you may even get a taster. 30 Nov, 5, 7, 10, 14, 19 and 20 December.

1930s costumed interpretation

The ghosts of Christmas past

Don't miss our costumed interpretation group who will be in the house on 1, 3, 5, 8, 15, 17 and 19 December, from 12-3pm. Whether you meet Georgian servants, the 2nd Earl, RAF personnel or Lord Lothian himself, you're in for a treat!

The interior of a mobile changing unit with a hoist, accessible loo and adult changing bench

Mobile changing place 

Mobiloo will be back at Blickling for Christmas! Come and join us on Wednesday 11 December to experience Blickling at its festive best. With an accessible toilet, adult-sized changing bench, hoist and a member of the Mobiloo team on hand to support you. The van will be based in the disabled car park area in the farmyard, near the bookshop, stamp shop and farmyard café and within easy reach of the house and garden. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.

A selection of Christmas gifts and stocking fillers from the National Trust Online Shop

Our top ten Christmas gifts at Blickling Estate 

It gets harder and harder every year to choose presents for family and friends, so we've put together our top ten favourite gifts from Blickling Estate this Christmas.

boots warming by the fire

Come and stay with us 

Book yourself a cosy cottage to enjoy a winter break or why not plan ahead to Christmas next year and come and stay while our festivities are on! With your booking you get free access to our festive programme, so you can enjoy the garden of lights and decorated house as much as you like!