Contributed by Festival Of Sport
11/02/2021 - Holkham Estate
An unrivalled moment of escape and adventure away from crowded hotspots
with NEW events for 2021
Set within 25,000 acres on the majestic north Norfolk coast, sits Holkham, a breath-taking outdoor paradise. With expansive landscapes to explore, the Holkham National Nature Reserve and golden sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, the estate is abundant with outdoor space and activities, creating the perfect backdrop for a much-needed escape in the British countryside this Summer.
Stand-out events scheduled include Festival of Sport, Camp Elwood and Feast in the Park. With a trend for maximising outdoor living on the rise after so much time spent at home, there are ample ways to explore the rolling parkland, beach and countryside at Holkham. Walkers can enjoy waymarked routes to take in the wildlife, scenery and incredible monuments at Holkham, and cyclist enthusiasts can hire
bicycles to explore the park on two wheels. For a great splash about, rowing boats, canoes and kayaks can be taken out on Holkham’s mile-long lake and families can also head to the ropes course which promises hours of fun through the treetops.
After an activity fuelled morning, get picnic baskets at the ready and enjoy
all the picture-perfect spots Holkham has to offer.
The beach at Holkham is a true gem and North Norfolk’s signature landmark. At a time when space has never been more appreciated, its vast stretches of golden sands, secluded behind sand dunes and Corsican Pines, lend themselves perfectly to long lazy walks, playing in the sand and a spot of sunbathing away from the crowds and hustle and bustle of city life. A haven for families and dogs alike to create a
plethora of post lockdown memories.
Along with its stunning beaches, Holkham is well known for its nature reserve and the fascinating array of flora and fauna that inhabit it. Get surprisingly up close and personal with nature and admire the wildlife from a viewing point or take part in a guided walk to learn all about the nature reserve’s habitats, wildlife and the aspirations of the team. Horticultural enthusiasts are also invited to visit Holkham’s magnificent
walled garden, situated to the west of the hall, where flowers, fruit and vegetables are produced for the estate. Currently being rejuvenated with newly commissioned designs and heritage restoration projects on its glasshouses, visitors can take part in a guided garden tour or explore the private gardens.
NEW for 2021 – For the ultimate staycation at Holkham this summer, spend a unique short break away at Camp Elwood, a pop-up campground and slice of retro Americana opening in the Holkham grounds.
Surrounded by spectacular views and incredible landscapes, Camp Elwood provides an opportunity for those with a nomadic spirit and thirst to escape to the country, where a wholesome holiday full of entertainment, workshops, mouth-watering food & drink, adventure and so much more is waiting. With a vast array of accommodation options available, 3, 4 and 7 night booking options are now available at https://www.campelwood.com/. (From July 26th – August 9th)
NEW for 2021 – For a weekend of family fun this August, don’t miss out on the inaugural Festival of Sport coming to Holkham. Providing an amazing opportunity for children to discover an array of sports, improve skills and play against sports legends (from British World Champions to Olympic medallists), the weekend promises a unique and memorable experience. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Holkham Estate,
families can join for the day or stay for the whole weekend with camping and glamping experiences available.
Evenings will play host to a mix of live music, delicious food, silent discos and an open-air cinema providing entertainment for the whole family from dawn to dusk.
(From August 13th to 15th, Prices from £105 for a day
ticket for one adult and child: https://festivalofsportuk.com/)
Other planned events due to take place this Summer include Feast in the Park, back for a second year and running over every summer weekend. Guests are in for a treat with an array of tasty creations from local street food stalls on offer, together with spectacular views and chilled tunes. The event offers the perfect opportunity to dine out OUT in a safe and secure way.
An array of family-friendly accommodation on the estate is available for guests to stay in, including five unique lodges: The Triumphal Arch, Palmers Folly, Palmers Lodge and South Lodge East and South Lodge West. Closer to the beautiful and isolated beach sits The Victoria Inn, Holkham’s hotel and a ‘home away from home’. The Ancient House adjacent to the Inn also forms part of the hotel. For a traditional British holiday,
Pinewoods holiday park in Wells-next-the-Sea also offers a wide range of caravans and lodges for hire.
Interested in booking your stay-cation at Holkham Hall & Estate?
Click on the link to find out more information and to book tickets
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