When is the site open during the main season?

The Café and Food Hall are open 7 days a week. Holker Hall & Gardens are open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The gates open at 10.30am and close again at 5pm for the Gardens, Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop. The Hall is open from 11am to 4pm.

Are there any restrictions in the Hall?

Visitors are kindly asked not to bring bags or rucksacks into the Hall and to switch off their mobile phones.

Visitors are respectfully asked not to take photographs inside the Hall.

Pushchairs are not permitted in the house, but can be stored in the entrance porch.

Are dogs welcome?

Dogs are welcome in the parkland, café and outside areas, as long as they are kept on a short lead.  Dogs are not permitted in the Hall or Gardens, except Assistance Dogs.

There is a water tap and water bowls provided in the Cafe Courtyard.

Where can we picnic?

Picnic tables are provided in the wooded area surrounding the car park, and in a large shelter beside the playground. We respectfully request that visitors do not bring their picnics into the Gardens.

Is the admission the same during special events?

During Special Events, a different ticket tariff may be in operation and special offers may not be valid.

Can I hire a wheelchair?

We have 2 manual wheelchairs which can be borrowed to use on site. Please phone the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328 to reserve in advance.


Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October 2018


Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Gift Shop (10.30am - 5pm): Wednesday - Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) :  Daily


Occasionally the Hall opening may vary to accommodate special events. Please check the website before visiting.