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Family days out at Blickling

A boy and a girl building a den in woodland
Den building in the woods | © National Trust Images/Antonia Gray

Keep your little explorers busy on a family day out at Blickling with activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from the impressive grandeur of the Hall to playing hide and seek in the garden, or walks around the estate and den building in the woods.

Planning your family visit

Here's some information to help make your family day out at Blickling as easy to enjoy as possible:

  • There are plenty of buggy-friendly paths around the garden and parkland, just grab a map from visitor reception.
  • Baby changing can be found at Estate Barn in the main car park, near East Wing visitor reception and in the Farmyard area.
  • Bottles and baby food can be warmed up in our cafés.
  • We welcome breastfeeding everywhere at Blickling.
  • High chairs, activity lunch boxes, cups and water jugs are available in the Stables café.
  • If you fancy a picnic, you'll find picnic benches in the garden by the lake, in the Farmyard area, or near Estate Barn visitor reception at the main car park. Or you're welcome to take a picnic blanket and find a spot to eat on the estate surrounded by nature.
  • You'll find family trails or fun things to look out for in the House throughout the year.
  • In warmer months, enjoy a game of croquet out in the garden.
Visitors cycling at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Visitors cycling at Blickling Estate, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

What's on now at Blickling Estate?

Keep your little explorers busy on a family day out with activities across the estate.

Discover the House
The House is open daily between 11am-4pm. Can you spot the spring swallows as you explore each room?

Explore the Gardens
Head out into the gardens and take in the bluebells and other spring flowers as you explore.

Adventure across the estate

Discover the wider estate on two wheels! Can you spot any birds or blossom out on trees? Our cycle hire has a range of bikes for all the family, or you're welcome to bring your own bikes to cycle across the wider estate on the multi-use trail.

If walking is more your thing, pick up a map at Visitor Welcome and let the kids lead the way as you navigate through the parkland, taking in the sights and sounds of nature as you go! Don't miss the majestic Mausoleum, a bit of cloud watching from the sky glade or how about a spot of den building?

An adult and two children cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk

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