10th October 2018

Extra day added to popular Holker Winter Market

An extra day has been added to the normally, two day event, meaning visitors have even more opportunity to start their Christmas shopping early!  The market will start on Friday 2nd November and run through to Sunday 4th November with a record number of businesses already confirmed to exhibit.  Opening times on the Saturday and […]

10th September 2018

Fiery fun at the 5th Holker Chilli Fest

            The 5th Holker Chilli Fest took place last weekend and a damp start didn’t deter the chilli enthusiasts from enjoying some fiery fun with 2,600 people flocking to the two day event. It was another full house for the popular chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga.  A packed […]

4th September 2018

World’s hottest pizza launched at Holker Chilli Fest

The hottest weekend of the year is fast approaching, as chilli enthusiasts from across the country gather at a south Cumbrian estate to celebrate the delights of the capsicum and organisers are excited to announce that the 5th annual event is the chosen location for the launch of the ‘World’s Hottest Pizza’.  Visitors to the […]

13th August 2018

Pop-up is a roaring success for Holker!

A new summer pop-up launched for July and August at the historic Holker Hall has proved a sell-out hit with both locals and tourists according to the event organisers. ‘Pop-up Pub & Pizza in the Courtyard’ is open every Saturday from 3pm until the end of August and with free entry visitors can expect good […]

14th June 2018

Classic Car Show finds a new home at Holker Hall

The 15th July will see a new event at Holker Hall in Cark in Cartmel as the Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club stage their 18th annual classic car show – The Car’s the Star, within the historic venue’s parkland for the very first time.  Previously staged at Heaves Hotel, Levens, the show will bring together displays from […]

4th June 2018

Enjoy summer nights and outdoor theatre at Holker Hall & Gardens

On Saturday 7th July the London based Quantum Theatre company will be visiting Holker Hall with their performance of The Reluctant Dragon. A pacey, action packed, humorous show for all the family, with live music – a fabulous chance to enjoy an unforgettable alfresco experience in a stately setting.  The performance will be starting in […]

24th May 2018

Sun shines down on 3,000 visitors at Holker Spring Fair!

Visitors to Holker’s 2nd Spring Fair enjoyed glorious weather last weekend, with 3,000 people attending across the two day event.  With a variety of exhibitors covering all things food, home, gardening and craft, and entertainment including The Fairly Famous Family theatre performers with their Kitsch Café and the visiting Why Not Alpacas—a great weekend of […]

3rd May 2018

Spring Fair set to entertain all!

With just over two weeks to go until the Holker Spring Fair entertainment plans for the event are being revealed and organisers have confirmed the addition of a royal roving performance by The Fairly Famous Family theatre performers.  Bringing their Kitsch Café act to life with a special twist on the weekend of the royal […]

12th April 2018

Holker Spring Fair 2018

The Holker Spring Fair returns for a second year at the historic estate of Holker Hall & Gardens.  A celebration of the arrival of spring, the event on the 19th & 20th May is attracting interest from both new and returning exhibitors and confirmed so far is a fine array of all things home, food, […]

11th April 2018

Boyzone to perform at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse are delighted to announce that Boyzone will be performing at this summer’s open-air concert live at Cartmel Races on Friday 29th June. Early Bird Tickets go on sale at 9.00am Friday 13th April! Following the success of previous live music concerts including Tom Jones, Simply Red and Jools Holland, Cartmel Racecourse are delighted […]

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The Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall, Gift Shop & Ilex Brasserie are now closed and will open for the 2019 season on Friday 15th March.

2019 Opening Times

15th March - 3rd November

Wednesday to Sunday (+Bank Holiday Mondays)

Hall - 11am - 4pm

Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall & Gift Shop - 10.30am - 5pm