Blue festival

To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we're turning Blickling blue for a whole month. Join us for an array of blue-themed activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From the 19 April until 19 May, join us later into the evening and see the exterior of the house lit up in stunning blue light.

Learn more about these beautiful flowers by joining us for a special guided bluebell walk through the Great Wood on 26, 27 and 28 April or follow the trails to find the best bluebell spots around the garden.

Our Blue Festival will culminate with an afternoon of music in the garden on Saturday 26 May. Music in the garden is bookable on our website.

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 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. There is no charge for blue badge holders in the allocated area.

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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing for outdoor walking needed, especially in the parkland.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
23 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
24 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
25 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
26 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
27 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
28 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
29 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
30 April 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
1 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
2 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
3 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
4 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
5 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
6 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
7 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
8 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
9 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
10 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available
11 May 2018 10:00 - 17:30 Available

See more

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Blue festival

Sun 22 Apr 2018
10:00-17:30
To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we're turning Blickling blue for a whole month. Join us for an array of blue-themed activities.

Bluebell walks

Thu 26 Apr 2018
10:00-11:00
Discover our beautiful bluebells on a walk through the park.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 28 Apr 2018
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

The Word Defiant!

Tue 01 May 2018
12:00-17:00
You'll see a very different story in the house from May to October this year, as we shine a light on the significant book collection at Blickling, as part of the Trust New Art contemporary arts programme.

Music in the garden

Sat 26 May 2018
15:00-19:00
Our bluebell festival culminates in an afternoon of music in the garden.

Classic Ibiza camping pitch | sold out

Fri 10 Aug 2018
12:00-20:00
Sorry camping is now sold out for Classic Ibiza