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Holkham Hall & Estate - What's On this month?

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Holkham Estate



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Tel: 01328 713111




Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May

Pedal Norfolk Cycling Festival

Over the bank holiday weekend, Pedal Norfolk takes over the 25,000-acre, 17th century Holkham Estate with its picturesque lake, deer and parkland, to host a three-day cycling festival. Throughout the weekend, we'd like to invite you to be happy campers within the grounds, offering you a unique opportunity to stay at this prestigious landmark and enjoy its natural setting. There are rides of all distances for all levels of cyclists. For those looking for a challenge, there will be 20 and 50mile signposted, fully supported routes each day.

Tickets and information available at: www.pedalnorfolk.co.uk


Tuesday 5th May - 10am - FREE

Walking Women

Do you love walking but don't like to venture too far alone? Would you like to be sociable while enjoying the spectacular Holkham Estate? If so, come and join Holkham’s monthly walks.

Meet at Holkham Ticket Office, normal parking charge of £2.50 applies in Holkham Park. Each walk will last approximately 1.5 hours. Well behaved and sociable dogs on leads are welcome on the walk.

If you are interested in joining these walks please email: [email protected]


Tuesday 19th May - 10am

National Nature Reserve Guided Walks

Join us for a series of short, gentle walks around the Holkham National Nature Reserve taking in the diverse habitats and seasonal highlights of the wildlife. From nesting lapwing in the spring to pink footed geese and fungi in the autumn, whatever the time of year there’s always lots to see.

The walk will last for approximately 2 hours. We meet and start at Lady Anne’s Drive, Holkham Beach. Due to the walks being wildlife centered, unfortunately dogs are not able to join us.

Parking is available at Lady Anne’s Drive where standard parking charges apply.

Tickets: £5. Tickets are available through Holkham Ticket Office or on the day (subject to availability).


Saturday 23rd May - 7pm

Chamber Music Concert - Christian Blackshaw, piano

Programme: Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K.570, Schubert: Moments Musicaux D.780,

Liszt: Les Cloches de Genève, Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann, Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.posth, Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54

Tickets £25 – Includes a glass of wine served in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall.

To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office book online.


Saturday 23rd May - 7.30pm for a 9pm start

Open Air Cinema – Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!’ comes to Holkham as part of our weekend of open air cinema. Come along and get into the spirit of the evening with this feel-good flick!

The screening will be held in the beautiful walled gardens, making for a perfect evening’s entertainment.

Tickets - £12.50 per adult.£8.50 per child (5–15 years)

Visit www.thelunacinema.com for tickets and information.


Sunday 24th May - 7.30pm for a 9pm start

Open Air Cinema – Top Gun

Get ready for a thrilling evening of outdoor cinema at Holkham. Set against the backdrop of Holkham park, enjoy a showing of ‘Top Gun’ and let Tom Cruise take your breath away! With a setting as grand as Holkham it’s one not to be missed!

Visit www.thelunacinema.com for tickets and information.


Sunday 24th May - 11am,1pm & 3pm

Spring Tours of the Private Gardens

Join Jonathan Taylor, Deputy Landscape Manager, to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the public.

Adults: £8, Child (5-16yrs): £3.

To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office book online.


Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th May - 10am & 1pm

Park Discovery Day - Pond Dipping

Join our education team in Holkham park for some hands on, fun family activities exploring the wildlife you can find here. Fancy a dip? Have a go at pond dipping and discover what lies beneath the water in Holkham lake.

Tickets are available on the day at £2.50 per child.

No need to book, just drop in.


Wednesday 27th May - 10am & 1pm

Walled Gardens Discovery Day

A great activity for families to enjoy together. Join our education team to explore the beautiful walled gardens and discover the wildlife and plants that live in this unique habitat.

Included in standard admission.

Walled gardens: Adult: £2.50 Child (5-16 yrs): £1




If you haven't already done so, make sure you check out our review of Holkham Hall & Estate, and also Holkham Beach for a detailed first hand experience and images.

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