Young people's activity day - Blickling's Renaissance Books

In partnership with the Unlocking the Archive team at the UEA, join us for a variety of relaxed, creative and educational activities inspired by the incredible library of historic books in Blickling's Long Gallery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the hidden stories behind these ancient books and celebrate the power of reading and the written word at our day-long, drop -in event. Find us in the blue star tent in the parade garden any time between 10am and 5 pm. Activities will be taking place throughout the day, so drop in for just a few minutes or stay as long as you like!

Activities are aimed at children 12 +. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 | Winter pricing
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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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.

There will be no separate garden only ticket from 1 January 2018.

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
Activities take place in the blue star tent in the parade garden west of the house
Accessibility
This area is accessible

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

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