Christmas is coming

We’ll be celebrating Christmas throughout the estate. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 6.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From 1 - 21 December, enjoy the colours, smells and sounds of Christmas across the estate. Discover a Georgian Christmas experience in the house and explore our enchanting garden of lights. Then warm up with mulled wine and a mince pie as you soak up the magical atmosphere.

Please note that house entry is by timed ticket, please book in advance online or collect from visitor reception on arrival where they will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Blickling Estate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.95 £14.35
Child £7.95 £7.20
Family £39.85 £35.95
One adult and up to three children £23.90 £21.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.75
Whole property | 1 January - 10 March
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.95
Child £5.50 £4.95
Family £27.50 £24.75
One adult and up to three children £16.50 £14.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.75

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 park walks. Coarse 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 - 28 February and 1 - 30 November.

The basics

Suitability
Families welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please park in the main car park
Accessibility
Unfortunately the basement of the house is not wheelchair accessible. Lift available to the first floor.
Other
Weekends can be popular, so if you’re after a slightly quieter experience why not round up your family and friends for a special trip after school or work? Please note that there'll be a special Christmas route through the house with some rooms closed for conservation work. Find out more information on our Christmas webpage: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate/features/christmas-is-coming-to-blickling-estate

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
15 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
16 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
17 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
18 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
19 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
20 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available
21 December 2018 10:30 - 18:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Christmas is coming

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:30-18:30
We’ll be celebrating Christmas throughout the estate. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 6.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere

Christmas house entry ticket

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:15-11:30
For 2018 entry to the house between 1-21 December is by timed ticket only. Pre-book your tickets in advance or collect on arrival while stocks last. When they're gone, they're gone!

Blickling parkrun

Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition on tour

Sat 12 Jan 2019
11:00-15:30
Get up close to the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' at Blickling.

Night Run

Sat 30 Mar 2019
16:45-20:30
Join us for Night Run at Blickling Estate this March, organised in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. If you've ever wanted to run around the estate at night, or explore ancient woodlands after dark, then Night Run gives you the chance.