In a nutshell

Head to Holkham for a day of discovery. Adventure awaits in the play area and on bikes and boats. Drive a tractor in ‘Field to Fork’ and make history fun!


Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB

Contact details

Tel: 01328 710227

Web: www.holkham.co.uk

Activity type

Active and Sport, Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Holkham details...

Holkham is a beautiful place rich in wildlife, history and architecture. It is set in an epic landscape, combining unspoilt coastline, big skies and open countryside. Take in a spot of culture and visit the magnificent 18th century hall and explore the six acres of walled garden, part of an exciting restoration project. They are also the winner of the Best Family Day Out category in the 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards!

Children will love to visit the Field to Fork Experience and discover the fun and interactive story of food and farming at Holkham, without having to put wellies on! Let the ‘talking tools’ tell you their use; test your foody knowledge with the table-top game; enjoy the ‘Holkham Year’ film and don a Holkham tweed jacket and bowler hat for a selfie!

You can climb on board the virtual tractor driving experience and learn how to steer a tractor along the road and over fields, changing gears and ploughing a furrow. This will surely test your manoeuvring skills!

To tie in with the Field to Fork Experience, Holkham have built a bespoke scaled model of a combine harvester, complete with slide, tunnels and driving seat. Let’s make farming fun!

Outside, there’s a Woodland Adventure Play Area for young explorers, with its tree house, high level walkways, rope ladders and zip wire, plus a special area just for toddlers. On high days and holidays families can explore further with cycle hire or discover Holkham’s watery world with a choice of rowing boats, canoes and kayaks.

When your day comes to an end and little legs get tired, you can finish off your visit in the Courtyard Café, where only the best, locally-sourced food is served. There is also a gift shop, showcasing the work of local artisan suppliers. Remember to look out for children’s events through the season including outdoor theatre, gardening clubs and tractor trailer rides.

Inside Holkham Hall you will find this year’s exhibition ‘Treasures and Trophies’. Interesting for children and adults alike, there’s an opportunity to dress up in 18th century costume and pose for a photo in Thomas Coke, creator of Holkham Hall’s carriage.

Holkham Hall’s main season is from the 16th February to the 31st October and it is open from 12noon-4pm on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. The Field to Fork Experience is open from 10am-5pm every day.

The hall is also open in October for Halloween.

Please visit their website for all the opening details.

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Holkham Events

Field to Fork Tractor Trailer Tours at Holkham

Open 6th April 2019 - 30th August 2019

Enjoy these great tours at Holkham in Norfolk. Held on selected dates in April, July and August.

Deer and Wildlife Safari at Holkham

Open 4th May 2019 - 22nd October 2019

Go on a tractor trailer tour to see the wildlife at Holkham In Norfolk! Held on selected dates in May and October.

Deer and Wildlife Walk at Holkham

Open 5th June 2019 - 16th October 2019

A wonderful opportunity to see deer at Holkham in Norfolk. Held on selected dates in June and October.

Pond Dipping Fun at Holkham

Open 29th July 2019 - 27th August 2019

Have a great time pond dipping at Holkham in Norfolk. Held on selected days during this period.

Holkham Country Fair

Open 20th July 2019 - 21st July 2019

Head to Holkham Park for Norfolk's much-loved Country Fair. Held on the 20th and 21st July.

Outdoor Theatre: Romeo and Juliet at Holkham

Open 31st July 2019 - 31st July 2019

Watch live outdoor theatre in the garden at Holkham in Norfolk. Held on the 31st July.

Outdoor Theatre: The Jungle Book at Holkham

Open 7th August 2019 - 7th August 2019

Don't miss this great outdoor production at Holkham in Norfolk. Held on the 7th August.

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