Things to do at Holkham Hall review
Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house close to the village of Holkham in Norfolk. Today it is home to the 8th Earl of Leicester and his family. The hall is well known for its special events.
Although the hall is lived in by the family you can still look around and there are many rooms open to the public. These include the marble hall, parrot room, saloon, chapel, some bedrooms, old kitchen and more.
There are large grounds to explore at Holkham. Work is currently underway to restore the 6 acres of walled gardens. Visitors can see how the work is progressing. Within the park there are both cycling and walking trails, you may even come across some of the park’s deer. There are around 3,000 acres for you to explore on foot or by bike with a number of different walking and cycling routes (cycles are usually available for hire).
If you are feeling adventurous there is a high ropes course at Holkham Hall. The course takes around an hour to complete and is open to those over 1m and weighing less than 20.5 stone. Those under 1.25m or under 6 years need an adult over 18 to accompany them. There is a charge to use this facility. You can also hire rowing boats, kayaks and canoes at Holkham for around £16 for an hour.
There is a large wooden adventure playground with plenty to climb, swing and slide on plus a sandpit. This area is recommended for children age 5-12.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Holkham Hall
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house you can explore, extensive grounds with walking and cycling routes, large adventure playground, high ropes course and boating. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of HHA. Or higher priced for non-members. An adult ticket costs around £17, children 5-16 around £9. Other priicng options are available.
Is there parking?
There is a charge for non-members to park.
When are they open?
Holkham Hall is open for most of the year although not all facilities are open all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome in most outdoor areas, they are not permitted in the play area.
Are they accessible?
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