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 25th March to 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 on the 26th and 27th October for Halloween. Please note that the Hall will be closed on Sunday 29th July.

From the 1st November to 21st December 2018 only the Courtyard Café and Gift Shop are open from 10am-4pm every day. For further opening times, please visit the website.

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Holkham Events

The Making of a Gentleman and a Great House – Exhibition at Holkham

Open 25th March 2018 - 31st October 2018

Don't miss this fascinating exhibition on Thomas Coke, creator of Holkham Hall, from the 25th March to the 31st October.

Go on a Deer Safari at Holkham!

Open 5th May 2018 - 23rd October 2018

Have fun on a family deer safari at Holkham in Norfolk. This event is being held on various dates between the 5th May and 23rd October 2018.

Green Fingers Gardening Club at Holkham

Open 12th May 2018 - 13th October 2018

Children can try their hand at gardening at Holkham in Norfolk. These events take place from the 12th May to the 13th October.

Field to Fork Tractor-Trailer Tours at Holkham

Open 28th May 2018 - 23rd September 2018

Visit Holkham in Norfolk and enjoy one of their wonderful tractor-trailer tours! These are being held form the 28th May to the 23rd September.

Twiglets Toddler Group Autumn Term Events at Holkham

Open 20th September 2018 - 15th November 2018

Don't miss these fun events for toddlers at Holkham in Norfolk! Held on the 20th September, 11th October and 15th November.

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