Visiting Blickling: What you need to know

A family of four taking in the view of Blickling Hall

We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the house, gardens and parkland. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. Take a look at our handy guide on what you need to know to help plan your day.

When you arrive

Your new membership card

Have your tickets ready

If you have pre-booked, you won't need to pay for parking. Please have your tickets ready to show staff alongside your membership card (if you're a NT member). For those arriving without a ticket, please pay for your parking at the machine or scan your membership card. If you're then visiting the house and garden please head to the Estate Barn to purchase tickets.

A lady and child load a bike into their car

Arrive in your time slot

Please make a note of your half hour arrival slot and turn up on time. If you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team. If you arrive early, we may ask you to come back later. Once you are parked, you can stay for as long as you like.

Gill Norris in the Parterre Garden at at Blickling Estate, Norfolk.

Leaving the estate

The house, gardens and parkland close at 4pm and the main car park closes at 4.15pm. Please be aware of these times when you're planning your day. If you've booked a later afternoon slot, we would recommend that you either concentrate on the house or the garden, giving you the perfect excuse to come back another day and complete your visit. Last entry to the house is 3.15pm.

Staying safe

We've reduced the number of people we can welcome to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you're here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in all enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

Please follow social distancing guidelines when you visit
A group of roe deer in Blickling's parkland
Please follow social distancing guidelines when you visit


A catering assistant scoops up an ice cream

Bear with us...

Please be aware that things are changing all the time, so there may be eating and shopping areas that are temporarily closed while we move areas around to make the estate safe. There are toilet facilities in the main car park, by the shop and the farmyard area.

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit
  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email
  • Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Blickling Estate (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Wed 23 Sep 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Blickling Estate.