Once Upon A Crime – Murder Mystery through Holker Gardens

Wednesday 11th August

Once Upon A Time, in Story Book Land, The Cursed Book of Villainy was stolen and whoever has it holds the power to take over the world! The only people who may be able to stop this dastardly deed are… other villains, and they need your help to find out who has the book before it’s too late!

Get your super-sleuth skills at the ready and prepare for a quizzical quest as you play detective in order to solve the mystery and uncover the culprit who committed this confounding crime. Once you embark on your adventure, you’ll get the opportunity to seek out characters to question, uncover clues and unravel riddles to reveal which of the Fairy Tale Villains carried out the dastardly deed.

Part Mystery, part Scavenger Hunt and Treasure Trail, this interactive event is fun for all the family. Just make sure that your brain doesn’t get too teased and your mind too boggled whilst you seek out the solution and head towards your happily ever after!

Your quest should take you around an hour and a half (quicker if your investigatory skills are sharp!). Available quest start times are as follows:

12.00pm / 12.15pm / 12.30pm

Tickets are £15 per adult and £5 per child (under 16). A family ticket (x2 adults & x2 children) is £35 – this also includes entry into the gardens throughout the day.

Your quest must be pre-booked. To book tickets click here

 

OPENING TIMES

2021 Season

Following the Government guidance, we are happy to confirm our 2021 season dates as follows:

Wednesday 31st March - Gardens & Cafe open. Please note the Cafe will be running a takeaway service only.

Wednesday 14th April - Gift Shop open and outside seating available in the courtyard.

Wednesday 19th May - Indoor & outdoor seating available in the courtyard and Cafe.

Wednesday 23rd June - Hall opens for hourly guided tours.

Dates and Times

Café / Gardens / Gift Shop – Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm

Hall – Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 4pm

(Please note that the Hall will be running pre-booked guided tours on the hour. These are available to book via the ‘Book Tickets’ button on our website, or via the kiosk when you arrive)