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

A vast majority of the Holker Estate is suitable for wheelchair users and we offer free admission to accompanying carers. By prior arrangement tours can be tailor made for the hearing and sight impaired and for our disabled visitors. For full details, plus information on a range of facilities and services for hard of hearing and partially sighted guests, please phone the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328 and ask for our Site Guide which contains essential access information. Alternatively you can download the leaflet from our Media Centre.

We have 2 wheelchairs available for use by visitors. It is essential to ring in advance to reserve these. Please call The Food Hall on 015395 53908. 


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.