Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area | Day Out With The Kids

Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England

  • Boy on swing at Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area in Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area
  • Outside view of Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area in Wells-next-the-Sea

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Holkham Hall is a coastal treasure and wonderful day out for the family. Come along and channel your inner farmer or try spot the local deer on the wildlife trails!
Discover the Holkham Stories exhibition, who knew farming could be so much fun? There’s plenty of interaction to keep children amused while learning where food comes from, maybe even take a funny family selfie in a Holkham tweed jacket and bowler hat! The Discovery Trail quiz makes history super fun, definitely not to be missed. 
Follow the trails to explore the scenic parkland and maybe even hire cycles for the whole family to explore. Then go paddle around Holkham Lake on a canoe or kayak providing all the thrills and spills you could ever need. Children will enjoy the Woodland Adventure Play Area, play in the tree house, high-level walkways and zip wire, with a special area just for toddlers. 
  • Virtual tractor driving experience
  • Outdoor fun: trails, parks & wildlife
  • Yummy cafe that even has locally made ice-cream


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, England


Click here to visit Holkham Hall & Woodland Play Area's website
01328 713111

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Winter Opening Times: 6th January to 14th February
Holkham Hall: Closed
Woodland Play Area: Closed
Holkham Park: 09:00 - 16:00

Spring Opening Times: 15th February to 21st March
Holkham Hall: Closed
Woodland Play Area: Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Holkham Park: Daily 10:00 - 16:00

Summer/Autumn Opening Times: 22nd March to 1st November
Holkham Hall: Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays  12:00 - 16:00
Woodland Play Area: Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Holkham Park: Daily 09:00 - 17:00

Walled Garden, Holkham Stories Experience, Cafe and Gift Shop hours vary, please see attractions website for full details. 


General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Kids (5-16): £8.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £46.00
Tickets for individual attractions are available. 

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Weather policy

Holkham Park and attractions can be subject to closure if there are severe winds and unsafe weather conditions.

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Clothing requirements

Sensible footwear is advised for visitors to the parkland and in particular children using the Woodland Adventure Play Area.

Parking facilities

Car Park
All Day: £3.00

Eating information

Courtyard Cafe
25th March - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
1st November - 21st December
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 14:00


Absolutely beautiful place to visit

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Emlou100 . 07.01.18

Lovely place for a family day out. You can pay £3 to park and use the adventure playground and explore the grounds which is great value. You just pay extra if you want to go in the house. Play area is fantastic for all ages. The grounds are extensive. We hired bikes to go exploring. Cafe does good food although a little pricey. The Christmas Candlelight tours are definitely worth a visit-for adults.