School Visits

Holker Hall offers extensive learning opportunities for children, with facilities including the Victorian ‘New Wing’ which is the home of the Cavendish family, national award winning Gardens, of both a formal and informal style, a traditional Estate Deer Park and an Ice House dating back to the 1700’s.


We have a range of facilities that will enable your visit to be as comfortable and productive as possible, these include wet weather facilities for groups of up to 60 children, an outdoor picnic area, a covered picnic area, wet weather facilities for learning, first aiders throughout the site, meal voucher for the coach driver, opportunities to study away from members of the general public, specific times for groups of School children to visit the Shop and additional learning aids for your return to the School Room.

Preview Visit

If you would like to make a preview visit with a colleague, or with your own children, then please contact us for an advance pass. This will give you access on any one day when we are open and will give you a chance to trial any activities or develop any of your own worksheets should you wish to.

You will also find that the majority of our site is accessible to those with disabilities. Should you have any specific requirements please contact the Visitor Services Office.


Download a copy of our 2018 School Information Pack

Contact the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328 or email for further information or to book your school visit.


Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October 2018


Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Gift Shop (10.30am - 5pm): Wednesday - Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) :  Daily


Occasionally the Hall opening may vary to accommodate special events. Please check the website before visiting.