Make the most of summer at Oxburgh Hall

Family fun exploring the bridge with Oxburgh Hall in the background

The school holidays are perfect for getting out and about and having fun this summer, exploring somewhere new or discovering new ways to enjoy somewhere special. Whether you're looking for your latest adventure, or a lazy day relaxing with a book and enjoying a picnic, Oxburgh has plenty to help you make the most of the summer.


Become an explorer any day of the week, as you take a walk around the estate. Find signs of wildlife and hunt for bugs, challenge a friend to a game of pooh sticks, create some wild art or build a den in the woodland. Keep an eye out for otters, barn owls, or deer that have made Oxburgh their home. How many '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' can you can tick off your list? 

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Learn wild survival skills such as den building

No. 4 Build a den

Explore the woodlands at Oxburgh Hall, where you’ll find plenty of sticks for building your den. Be creative, once it’s up, crawl in and have fun.

Family picnic on the lawn outside Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild

There’s something very British about packing up a picnic and enjoying it regardless of the weather. At Oxburgh you won’t have to look far for the perfect spot surrounded by nature.

A family sitting on the bridge playing pooh sticks at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

No. 19 Play pooh sticks

The River Gadder flows through My Lady’s Wood, which is where you’ll find a number of wooden bridges, which make the perfect spot to challenge a sibling to play pooh sticks.

Children bug hunting in Oxburgh's woodland in summer

No matter when you come there are always our stunning gardens to enjoy and the 500 year history of the house to discover.

Cool off in the House this summer as you explore. Discover why the Bedingfeld family was so important in medieval times and see part of the intricate Marian hangings up close, stitched by Mary Queen of Scots herself and never before seen on display. 

Visitors in the Library at Oxburgh Hall

The French Parterre, herbacous border and walled garden come into full bloom over July, August and September bringing vivid colour to the gardens.

Young girl having fun running past the herbacous border in bloom

We hope to see you this summer and that you love Oxburgh Hall as much as we do. Every visit, purchase, or donation that you make helps us look after Oxburgh Hall for generations to come.