Seize the autumn sunshine at Blickling Estate
As summer fades into autumn, we're making the most of the last sunshine and welcoming in the season of mellow fruitfulness with a celebration of apples and pumpkins. Take a look at what we'll be doing at Blickling over autumn.
Wednesday 19 September - Friday 19 October | Daily
We welcome the season of mellow fruitfulness with a celebration of our famous apples and pumpkins. Enjoy a stroll through the garden and see dazzling displays of autumn colour. Discover our heritage apple varieties by picking apples in the orchard and visiting the Walled Garden.
As we gradually move through autumn, fungi is popping up all over the place. See how many different types you can spot across Blickling Estate and take part in our #NTAutumnChallenge...
The colourful variations of leaves are quite the sight to behold at Blickling Estate this autumn. Enjoy watching them blowing in the breeze and perhaps even take part in our #NTAutumnChallenge...
Join us in the walled garden this autumn where you'll see dazzling displays of autumn colour and seasonal produce. You can also take part in our #NTAutumnChallenge...
Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 October | 10am - 5.30pm
Come and celebrate our apple harvest by joining us on the parade in the garden and enjoy juicing demonstrations and tastings.
Discover the estate's heritage apples, with pop-up talks from one of our garden guides to help you learn more about the special varieties that have been re-introduced from the diary of a nineteenth century Blickling gardener.
Try a sample of our freshly pressed apple juice and have the opportunity to give a donation in exchange for some delicious, autumnal produce. The wonderful display of colourful pumpkins and squashes growing in our walled garden is not to be missed.
Free admission to the orchard and parkland. Normal admission applies for the house and garden, with National Trust members free. £5 parking charge for non-members.
As the trees start to turn towards the end of September, come and see a stunning display of autumn colour in the garden until early November. Relax with a take-away hot drink and a piece of cake and soak up the last of the summer sun in one of our many beauty spots around the formal gardens.
" The iconic view of Blickling Hall reflected in a calm lake surrounded by trees in all shades of earthy autumn tones is hard to resist, but there are so many great views across the estate you could easily lose days exploring."
Discover the great outdoors
Explore the wider estatle and follow the route around the lake for perfect reflections in the water, or perhaps take a stroll up to the Mausoleum for striking views across ancient woodland. The estate walk of 4.5 miles takes in all the best bits of Blickling's ancient woodland with beautiful autumnal colours throughout the parkland.
Explore the house
Daily until Sunday 28 October | 12pm - 5pm
Daily from Tuesday 30 October | 10.30am - 3pm
Did you know that your membership is helping to look after Blickling's eighteenth century, Long Gallery library, which contains the finest book collection held by the National Trust? This November, you'll be able to see some of the work that goes into preserving this impressive collection first-hand.
Come and discover Blickling's vast and impressive collections. Our helpful room guides will be here to answer your questions and help you to find out more about our on-going conservation work to preseve these precious items.
Last entry to the house is one hour before closing. Please be aware that the house will be closed on Monday 29 October as we dismantle our temporary art installation 'The Word Defiant!'. The gardens, shops and cafes will still be open, but with our new winter times from 10.30am until 3pm.
Sample our walled garden produce and enjoy seasonal favourites from our restaurant's menu. You'll find apple and pumpkin flavours in our soups and baked goods in all three of our eateries, ready to keep out the approaching winter chill.