Percy The Park Keeper at Blickling Estate

Percy the Park Keeper on Wall

Join us in celebrating Percy at 30 - Percy The Park Keeper's 30th anniversary at Blickling Estate. Throughout 2020 Percy and his friends will be having adventures through the house and gardens in a series of interactive trails and events based on Nick Butterworth’s classic books.

From 13 January until 22 November, Percy The Park Keeper is taking up residence at Blickling Estate! We're celebrating the much-loved children's classic collection throughout the year, to tie in with our own nature themes around the estate and our nationally important book collection - the largest and most significant cared for by the National Trust.

Percy The Park Keeper loves to spend time with his animal friends, even though his work in the park keeps him very busy. The animals often need Percy's help, and he is always there to lend a hand.

One Snowy Night | 13 January - 14 March 2020

Percy The Park Keeper has discovered that his woodland friends are getting too cold out in the parkland. Can you help him find them all and get them safely inside to warm up? 

Enjoy a trail as you explore the house and then have fun dressing up and playing in Percy's shed at the end of your visit.

Percy and his animal friends keeping warm inside his hut
Inside Percy the Park Keeper's hut
Percy and his animal friends keeping warm inside his hut

One Springy Day | 28 March – 31 May

Now that winter is over, from 28 March - 31 May Percy the Park Keeper and his friends are off outside for adventures in the garden. The fox has run away and all of Percy's tools are stuck to him with some very sticky glue.  Join Percy and his friends as they follow the clues to find where the fox is hiding. 

One Springy Day
One Springy Day
One Springy Day

Activities throughout the year

Percy's adventures will change with the seasons, so come back and visit us over the year as we explore other stories in the collection. We'll have trails and activities around One Springy Day, Treasure Hunt and After The Storm.

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels as we'll be holding a variety of Percy themed activities and events, including; storytelling sessions, live events and book signings.

Nick Butterworth, Percy the Park Keeper creator

Nick Butterworth

Nick Butterworth is a British writer and illustrator of children’s books whose books have been published in thirty languages worldwide, with book sales of nearly twenty million. His many awards include the top award from the Society of Illustrators (for One Snowy Night) and the prestigious Nestlé Gold Award for the critically acclaimed, ‘The Whisperer’. His hugely popular series of books about Percy The Park Keeper has encouraged generations of children, especially in schools, to take an interest in, and care for, the natural world around them.