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National Play Day

Playday celebrates the importance of play in children's lives. This year, join us for free games and activities on the four acre in the parkland.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join in the free games and activities on the four acre in the parkland. Little ones can test their balance and skills on our balance bike obstacle course, and older children can have a go at archery.

Finding the four acre field: Follow the arrows from the visitor centre. With the visitor centre on your right, head left towards the rear of the car park and follow the fence round to the road. Turn right at the tree in the middle of the road and head through the white gates into the parkland. Take the left fork in front of you and then take the track on your left. The four acre is located through the next set of gates on the right hand side.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Families welcome

Meeting point

The four acre field in the parkland.

What to bring and wear

All activities will be outdoors, wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


Paths leading to the four acre are a mixture of gravel and road. The four acre is grassed.


Standard car parking prices apply, no booking required. Free parking for National Trust members. Families can choose what they want to take part in on arrival.

Contact info

Blickling Estate

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