Things to do
All events are subject to the governments current restrictions and regulations due to COVID 19.
We will continue to check event websites to give the most up to date information that we can but please click on the ‘Hake a Look’ button for your own peace of mind before planning to attend an event.
Back to Nature Walks at Holkham
Fridays throughout October
As the seasons start to change there are new and wonderful things to discover on the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Join their expert guide for a themed walk to discover the autumn highlights, and enjoy the chance to reconnect with the great outdoors and recharge your batteries! Walks last about 3 hours and include a variety of terrains so dress for the weather.
Become an Eerie Explorer this October half term! - Pensthorpe
22 Oct 2020 – 1 Nov 2020
This event is a fun way to unravel your curiosity about nature and wildlife, in all of its dark and deadly forms. Join the team for a spooky trail, which will force you to wander the reserve and gardens, looking behind you at all times and being careful not to wake sleeping predators that lurk in the hedgerows, trees and grasslands. Get into the Halloween spirit with the Pensthorpe team and find bugs and critters lurking around every corner.
A Grimm Halloween at Holkham Hall
Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st October
Spend a Grimm inspired Halloween at Holkham, where deep in the enchanted walled garden you’ll find live mini-performances of the age-old tale of Hansel and Gretel, as well as spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving, face painting, witch-crafts and tantalising skele-trails for the whole family to enjoy. For the bravest children, there is an opportunity to get up close and creepy with the crawlies, plus a hair-raising chance to conquer the tree top terrors under the cover of darkness on the ropes course.
Temples, Trees and Turnips - Parkland Heritage Tours
Tuesdays throughout October
Book a Temples, Trees and Turnips Tour along with entry to the Holkham Stories Experience and the Walled Garden.
Explore Holkham’s wonderful parkland, discover historical architectural landmarks and find out how the park has changed through the years.
Learn about the evergreen oaks, visit ‘Longlands’ which has been redeveloped into the award-winning Holkham Studios, see the monument and the obelisk, the temple tucked away in the woods as well as the ice house and Coke of Norfolk’s great barn. And as for the turnips, you’ll have to wait and see!
Deer and Wildlife Walk at Holkham
Wednesday afternoons throughout October
Join a socially distanced guided walk to learn some interesting facts about the herd of deer in Holkham park. Discover how the behaviour of the beautiful Fallow Deer change with the seasons and how the management of the parkland, both past and present, has made it the wonderful sanctuary for wildlife that it is today.
Safari on Foot Wildlife Trekking Day - Holkham
Thursdays throughout October
This is a full day guided walk around Holkham National Nature Reserve with an expert guide. The route covers all types of habitat between Holkham and Burnham Norton, focusing on birds, invertebrates, wildflowers, plants, and trees. We will take an in-depth look at land management practices, the history of the Holkham National Nature Reserve, specialist breeding species and breeding habitats, dune succession, changing landscapes and environmental and human threats to the nature reserve.
Pop Up Shops at Dalegate Market
Pop Up Shops change every week at Dalegate Market. You’ll usually find four new and interesting Pop Up Shops, in the beach huts behind Deepdale Cafe, from Thursday to the following Tuesday each week throughout the Summer and weekends in the run up to Christmas.
Full listings of all Pop Up Shops can be found on the Dalegate Market website and the listings will be updated as Pop Up Shops are confirmed.
Holkham Park Run
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Holkham Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Come along and join many others to run or walk the 5k course in the beautiful grounds of Holkham Estate. This event is growing every month and visitors are always welcome. Other park runs take place nearby at Sheringham Park and Blickling Estate. A fabulous way to start your Saturday morning and then back to your cottage for a healthy breakfast.
Farmers Market at Creake Abbey
Once a month over 50 of the region’s best food and drink producers come to Creake Abbey to supply outstanding fresh seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and fruit, cakes, tray bakes, dairy produce, artisan beer, apple juice, artisan breads, morning goods, puddings, pies, tarts, olives and prepared meals, all made with the finest local ingredients. Other events take place at Creake Abbey too, find out more below.