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Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens


Park, Picnic and Play at Holker Hall

Holker Hall has completed a project to improve and enhance the existing play area.....

Holker Hall has completed a project to improve and enhance the existing play area, and to create a lovely new undercover picnic area, enabling families to literally "park, picnic and play" for no extra cost.

To create more space, Holker's woodsman cleared away untidy undergrowth, leaving a lovely open area with an authentic woodland character.  To create the impression of a forest den, Holker commissioned a local joiner to design and build a woodland platform nestled between the trees, perfect for firing up young imaginations.

The Day family from Preston (pictured) were lucky winners of a recent competition in BBC CountryFile Magazine to win a VIP day out at Holker Hall and were amongst the first to try out the new playground.

For younger children new equipment was ordered and installed including the new balance beams, stepping stones, rocking boat and play sand planter.  Together with a fresh carpet of bark chippings expertly laid by Holker's grounds men and some woodland friends hiding in the bushes, the playground is now a welcoming area combining natural features with fun equipment, suitable for children aged up to 12 years.

To complement the play area, the adjacent old undercover floor maze has been transformed into an undercover picnic area for families to enjoy.  With additional seating near the playground there is a picnic area to suit all weather conditions!

The play and picnic areas are open daily throughout the season from 10.30am - 5.30pm.  Parking is free.  For more information on Holker Hall call 015395 58328 or visit www.holker.co.uk.

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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)


2017 Winter Opening

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd November to 17th December 10.30am - 4.00pm. 

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
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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.

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Art Market

Sunday 10th December 2017

Christmas Food Market