Summer of Sport at Blickling Estate

Join us for a game of cricket in beautiful surroundings.

This summer we have an exciting programme of sports and fitness across the estate. Find something for everyone and enjoy keeping fit as the weather becomes milder, with a variety of activities from cycling to cricket.

Fun and games

Sports equipment with be available every day throughout the school summer holidays. Find everything you need for fun and games on the parade in the garden.


Enjoy a game of tennis in beautiful surroundings as we celebrate summertime. Our tennis net and equipment is easy to find in the garden, with idyllic views of the house and lake.

Activity trail

Grab a children's map from visitor reception and you will see a little jumping man symbol. Find these spots and receive fun directions to hop, skip and jump your way around the garden. 

Games on the parade | Daily 11am - 3pm*

From Wednesday 25 July, join us on the parade in the garden for daily sessions of fun and games for all the family. 

*Sessions are subject to weather and staff availability. Please ask at visitor reception upon arrival for further information. 


Our brilliant, cricket sets, courtesy of the Norfolk Cricket Board, are available to borrow from cycle hire every weekend from 10am. A fully refundable £10 deposit is required upon hire and all equipment must be returned by 4pm at the latest to receive your refund.

The first recorded game at Blickling was in 1787, but sadly no more records exist of matches beyond 1871. Join us for an organised cricket coaching session with the Norfolk Cricket Board on Wednesday 8 August to celebrate the return of the sport to Blickling for the first time in nearly 150 years.

Bicycle adventures

Cycle hire is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 2pm and provides a range of bikes with something for everyone. Ideal for family groups, enjoy venturing further afield and exploring the wider estate. Cycle hire is £5 per day and includes tag-alongs and children's bikes. All bikes must be returned by 4pm at the latest. 

Get cycling at Blickling and explore the estate with your family
Two ladies cycling on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Get cycling at Blickling and explore the estate with your family

What's next?

And if that's not enough to keep you and your family busy this summer, dates for other sporting fun are coming soon...