April at Holker Hall & Gardens is a busy month, with a packed schedule of events for families and children, including Easter inspired activities, Royal wedding celebrations and the Holker Producers' Market.
From Monday 11th to Monday 25th April 2011, families and children are encouraged to get out and about in the grounds of Holker with a series of Easter egg trails. Children will follow clues to find eggs in secret hideaways for the chance to win delicious, chocolate prizes. Children will be encouraged to get creative with spring inspired craft activities including making biscuits, decorating eggs and planting seeds.
Join Holker in celebrating this very special day on Friday 29th April, with a royal inspired menu in the Courtyard Cafe and large screen viewing, it's the perfect period setting to sit back and enjoy the ceremony.
The Holker Courtyard will be bustling with activity on Sunday 3rd April with the second Producers' Market of 2011. The perfect way to spend Mother's Day, browsing and tasting some of the delicious local produce. Meet some of the producers and experience the authentic taste of Cumbria from tasty cheeses to delicious breads, cakes and preserves; it's a great opportunity to purchase a few gifts for friends and family. This event is free to enter. 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Holker Hall & Gardens will open for the 2011 season on Mothering Sunday, 3rd April 2011. The Hall will be open Sunday to Friday from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm and the Gardens from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm (closed on Saturdays). Entrance to the Hall & Gardens is £11.50 for adults, £10.00 for concessions and £6.00 for children (6-15). A family ticket is £29.50. Groups of 10 or more people will benefit from reduced rates.
The Ilex Bar & BrasserieOpen for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
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.