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.
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.
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 www.holker.co.uk or telephone 015395 58328.
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.
Holker Hall in Cark-In-Cartmel is preparing for its largest ever Winter Market in 13 years, with 80 stalls already confirmed.
From small beginnings back in 2004, the Winter Market has grown in popularity with both exhibitors and the general public. “We’re thrilled to see that this event is thriving and that businesses are booking stalls as it’s a really popular date on our event calendar for visitors. We always find there’s a lovely atmosphere across the weekend as people are getting in that Christmas spirit and want to find something a little more unusual for gifts and stocking fillers,” comments Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services.