8th January 2018

Spring highlights at Holker Hall & Gardens

A full calendar of events awaits visitors to Holker Hall & Gardens in 2018, with a fabulous selection of opportunities to enjoy one of Cumbria's true hidden gems.

16th November 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Embrace the festive season this December and join Holker Hall for three wonderful weekends to celebrate the magic of Christmas.

6th November 2017

14th Holker Winter Market a success!

8,000 people flocked to Holker's annual Winter Market this weekend as people took the opportunity to start their Christmas shopping early.

27th October 2017

Holker prepares for its popular Winter Market

Holker Hall is busy making final preparations for what is fast becoming one of the most popular dates in its seasonal events calendar.The Winter Market, taking place on the 4th & 5th November, has grown from a small selection of local producers to a bustling winter market attracting some of the best artisan producers in the North West.

6th October 2017

Autumn highlights at Holker Hall & Gardens

As the leaves begin to fall across the Parkland it's a wonderful time of year to visit the historic Holker Hall in Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria.Why not put these dates in your diary for the months ahead.

13th September 2017

Full house for popular chilli eating competition

This weekend's damp weather didn't affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga.A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition.Saturday's competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage.Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday's winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.

25th August 2017

All fired up for the 4th annual Holker Chilli Fest

Do you know your Jalapeons from your Scotch Bonnets?Whether you're a fiery food fanatic or a chilli newbie, the new trend for specialist chilli events across the country gives everyone the chance to experience the delights of the Capsicum.

3rd May 2017

70 exhibitors now confirmed at Cumbria’s newest event!

Holker's newest event for 2017, The Holker Spring Market has been well received, with exhibitor space fully booked weeks in advance. Taking place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017 the event will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Courtyard and Piazza.

19th April 2017

Ospreys return to Nature Reserve at Holker Estate

A pair of Ospreys have once again returned to Natural England's Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve on the Holker Estate.

9th February 2017

Holker launches new spring market

As Holker Hall & Gardens continues its plans to develop a fresh and engaging annual calendar of events, organisers at the historic venue have this week announced plans to launch a new spring market in May.

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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.