Facilities & Access - Holker Hall

Facilities & Access

As well as Holker's superb main attractions, Holker Hall offers a variety of activities and facilities to make your visit a relaxed day.

Food & Drink

The Holker Food Hall offers a wonderful and mouth-watering shopping experience for all, with the best that Cumbria has to offer available. 

The Courtyard Café at Holker Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) throughout the main season from 10.30am - 5.00pm, for a wide selection of main meals, snacks, afternoon teas, drinks and ices.

Groups of 10+ can take advantage of dining in The Ilex Brasserie. A special price menu selection is available on request.

Picnics can be eaten in our Picnic Area adjacent to the Parkland. We regret that Barbecues are not allowed. Only food bought at The Courtyard can be consumed on The Courtyard Premises.


Children are welcome to visit Holker Hall with their parents, grandparents or guardians. Families can ask for a Garden Quest sheet when visiting Holker to help them explore the garden.

Adventure Playground is a must for all those 12 and under.

A children's Menu is available in The Courtyard Cafe.

Baby Changing Facilities and Milk Warming available at The Courtyard Cafe.

Holker Gift Shop

The Holker Gift Shop displays a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, local products, children's toys and books. Open Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) throughout the main season, from 10.30am - 5.00pm. 

Disabled Access

The majority of the site is accessible to wheelchair users with hard standing roads taking you to public areas, though on occasions within the Gardens you may need to take routes which lead onto grassy areas.  Wheelchair access to the Hall is limited to the ground floor only due to fire safety regulations, though entry to the Hall is free to wheelchair users who have a Garden & Park ticket. Information on the upstairs is available to view in a folder from within the house.

We offer free admission to accompanying essential carers.

Designated parking is available for Blue Badge holders, centrally located to all facilities.

Disabled Toilets are located within the Courtyard Café complex and are signposted.

Tours can be tailor made, by prior arrangement, for the hearing and sight impaired and for disabled visitors.  

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in the house, grounds, shops and café.

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

If you require further information, please phone the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328.

Our Site Guide contains essential access information, you can download the leaflet from our Media Centre.


Dogs are allowed in to the Parkland at Holker Hall so long as they remain on a lead. Dogs (except Service Dogs) are not allowed in to the Gardens, Hall.