Percy The Park Keeper at Blickling Estate

Percy the Park Keeper at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Percy The Park Keeper has just celebrated his 30th anniversary and we’ll be celebrating Nick Butterworth’s much-loved character at Blickling Estate throughout 2020.

Percy The Park Keeper has once again taken up residence at Blickling Estate! Percy 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. Now you can join him on his spring adventure in the walled garden as you follow the story of 'One Springy Day'.

Head over to the shop during your visit to browse through the classic collection of Percy books, toys and gifts. Or why not have a look in the second-hand bookshop too? You never know what children's classics you'll find...


Storytime with Nick Butterworth

As well as being able to download the story to read at home, you can join Nick Butterworth for storytime as he reads 'One Springy Day' in this short video. With his great sound effects and close up glimpses of illustrations from his book, we hope you enjoy it.

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.