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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.

Holker Halloween Fun

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017


Wicked Walk in the Holker Garden on Thursday 26th October at 2.30pm.

Join the Holker guide on a Halloween walk full of mystery and spooky shadows in the magical garden. £3.50 per person. Limited places, pre booking is recommended.  Children must be accompanied, suitable for 3 years upwards (maximum of 2 adults per child).


Self-guided - Halloween Trail

If you would prefer to tour the gardens at your own leisure, why not purchase a Halloween quiz sheet?  Sheets cost £1.  Garden admission is charged Adults £8.50, children free.


Loathsome Lanterns

Bring along your own carved lantern, be it pumpkin, turnip, squash or marrow and take part in the competition!  Judging daily at 12.15pm and 3.15pm.


Creepy Crafts

Hands-on Halloween craft activities will take place daily. Drop in sessions will run from 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 3.00pm. £4 per child.  No need to book.




Holker Winter Market

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November 2017

10.30am to 4.00pm.  £3 per person. FREE parking.


The perfect Christmas shopping opportunity – stock up on local produce and artisan gifts as the Winter Market returns to Holker with 70 stalls all showcasing the best food, drink, craft and homewares on offer for the winter season.


Watch street entertainers, spectacular fire eating and live music, discover the Holker Food Hall or visit the Courtyard Café for a warming mulled wine and seasonal food including a winter BBQ serving locally sourced meat.


Hall open 11am – 4pm and Gardens 10.30am – 4.30pm.  All children to be accompanied.    Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop 10.30am – 4.30pm.  For more information on all of Holker’s winter and 2018 events visit the website at or telephone 015395 58328.


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Monday, January 8, 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.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Embrace the festive season this December and join Holker Hall for three wonderful weekends to celebrate the magic of Christmas.
Monday, November 6, 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. 

Friday, October 27, 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.