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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)

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, May 3, 2017

70 exhibitors now confirmed at Cumbria’s newest event!

Holker’s newest event for 2017, The Holker Spring Market has been well received, with exhibitor space fully booked weeks in advance.   Taking place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017 the event will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Courtyard and Piazza.

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Upcoming Events
Thursday 24th August 2017

National Gardens Scheme Day

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017

Holker Chilli Fest

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener

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