discover the fun and interactive day out with the family at Holkham
Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB
Tel: 01328 710227
Active and Sport, Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
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.
Don’t miss the Holkham Ropes Course! Once you’ve got your harness on and completed an induction with the team, it is time to get your feet off the ground and navigate wobbly crossings, swinging bridges, see-saws and best of all, the zip wires which will get you safely back on the ground. Mums and dads – we encourage you to have a go too! It’s open all summer and tickets can be booked online in advance, or on the day!
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 and tractor trailer rides.
Holkham Hall’s main season is from the 1st April to the 31st October. The Hall is open Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from 12noon to 4pm. The play area, walled garden, cafe, gift shop Field to Fork Experience, Ropes Course, cycle and boat hire are open from 10am to 5pm every day.
Please visit their website for all the opening details.
National lockdown once again…Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information during this period. When we can start planning family outings, the Let’s Go Team will be inspiring you with ideas and inspirations but until then, stay safe and well.