Creative design weekend

Following a highly successful workshop in 2018, our Creative Design experience is back, and this year for a whole weekend. Create your own piece of art and design inspired by Blickling's extraordinary Renaissance books.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

On Saturday, you'll have a hands-on discovery session with the rare books themselves, led by experts from UEA, handling books from the first centuries of the printing press. On Sunday, you'll make your own creative response, working alongside Norfolk based graphic designers to print your own artwork. No previous artistic experience necessary!

This event is in partnership with the Unlocking the Archive team at University of East Anglia and in collaboration with Darren Leader Studio.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £50.00
    includes refreshments, materials and house entry
View admission charges
Blickling Estate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £14.85
Child £8.25 £7.40
Family £41.25 £37.00
One adult and up to three children £24.75 £22.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.00
Whole property | 1 January - 10 March
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.80 £25.90
One adult and up to three children £17.30 £15.50
Group Adult N/A £9.75

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free access to the shops, cafés, RAF Oulton Museum, plant centre, second-hand bookshop, Loft Gallery exhibitions and wider estate, including all park walks. Fishing permits are available at the lakeside.

Parking and entry is free for National Trust members. For non-members there is a fixed daily charge of £5 for all car parks, which will go towards the care, maintenance and conservation of the parkland and ensure that the parking areas are maintained.  The machine does not take notes, so please ensure you have £5 of coins with you. However, if needed, visitors can pay for parking by notes or card at Estate Barn visitor reception. There is no charge for blue badge holders in the allocated areas.

Winter pricing for the whole property covers 1 January - 10 March and 28 October - 29 November.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
This workshop takes place in Loft gallery upstairs in the East Wing
Accessibility
Unfortunately this workshop is not wheelchair accessible due to stairs

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Blickling Estate
Email
blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01263 738030

Upcoming events

Buildings, books and beetles - pre-booked

Thu 27 Jun 2019
11:00-12:00
Join us for a fast-paced, immersive, behind-the-scenes experience which takes the wrap off some of our oldest and rarest books, the threats they're under, and the work that's underway to save them.

Art in the garden

Thu 27 Jun 2019
12:00-16:00
Six local artists will be exhibiting beautiful works of glass, clay, cold cast bronze and metal in the walled garden every day. All works will be for sale.

'The Edge of Things'

Thu 27 Jun 2019
12:00-17:00
Following the success of The Word Defiant! last year, 2019 sees Blickling embark on a new project, working with artists Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 29 Jun 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Little Explorers - Saturday Walks 8th June-13th July

Sat 29 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
Join us for a stroll in the park with a walk leader to let your little explorers’ experience all corners of the estate. Meet new friends, tire out little legs and immerse yourself in all Blickling has to offer.

Little Explorers -Tuesday Walks 4th June-9th July

Tue 02 Jul 2019
09:00-10:30
Join us for a stroll in the park with a walk leader to let your little explorers’ experience all corners of the estate. Meet new friends, tire out little legs and immerse yourself in all Blickling has to offer.