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Holker proves a real draw for FreeRider passengers

Holker proves a real draw for FreeRider passengers as season total more than doubles.

The South Lakes FreeRider, a free bus service linking some of the Southern Lake District's most prominent attractions, has welcomed almost 7,000 passengers during just 30 days.  That compares to 3,000 passengers during the same period in 2011.

 
The service is the result of an innovative collaboration between prominent local tourism businesses, who joined together to fund and implement this great new way to get around. Holker was a founding partner in the group formed to fill in the gaps in the local transport offer for tourists.
 
The 2012 FreeRider launched in July and ran until the end of last week, carrying an average of 230 people during each day of operation.

2017 Main Season Opening Dates

Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop

Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October

Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm  (Hall 11am-4pm)


The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
Latest News
Wednesday, September 13, 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.

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Upcoming Events
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

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Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

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Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market

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Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

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Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

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Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Art Market

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