There's something really rather magical about a visit to Blickling in the lead up to Christmas. From the iconic Christmas trees lining the drive to the garden of lights where you can wander through the parterre, along the temple walk and round to the walled garden. Warm up with festive treats in the café and enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping in the Loft Gallery whilst you're here.
Blickling will be decorated and open on 1-3 and 8-10 December, with seasonal floral designs throughout. Costumed interpretation will portray how Christmas may have been spent and the cooks will be rustling up some treats in the 1930s kitchen.
A seasonal experience that all the family will enjoy. Follow a winter trail through the gardens and enchanted woodland at Felbrigg Hall, surrounded by nature in all its winter glory. On your journey, you'll be able to enjoy music, illuminations, crafts, and tasty winter treats.
Come and see the ground floor rooms of Oxburgh Hall and the King's Room decorated for a Bedingfeld family Christmas. Uncover the history of Christmas traditions, be greeted by Victorian house staff and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds that fill the air this festive season.
Selected rooms of Peckover House will be decorated for Christmas with festive floral arrangements. Enjoy Christmas trees brought in by community groups, reflecting and continuing the Peckovers’ legacy of involvement in the community, and music by local choirs and musicians.
Meet the mischievous elves in the Great Hall before climbing the grand staircase up to the Long Gallery, where Father Christmas will be waiting for you by the fireside. Here you'll be able to enjoy a chat with the man in red and enjoy some festive storytelling.
At the start of Advent, enjoy the sounds of Eboracum Baroque in the family chapel at Oxburgh Hall. During the Reformation, the Bedingfeld family would have concealed their Catholic faith. Experience the ‘secret music’ composed to be performed during masses by Catholic priests who found refuge in priest holes, like the one in the King’s Room.
Join our garden team and discover your creative talents with some Christmas wreath making. With greenery collected from the Estate and finished off with decorative Christmas items – your wreath will surely have pride of place on your front door this Christmas.
Why not start your family preparations for Christmas at Sheringham Park? Follow our Christmas trail and collect all the materials you'll need to make crafts, like a miniature rhododendron tree that you'll be able to take away with you.
Nothing beats a crisp winter walk to blow the cobwebs away at Blickling. Enjoy frosty mornings, beautiful landscapes and plenty of peace and tranquillity, before heading to the café for a warming treat.