19th April 2017
A pair of Ospreys have once again returned to Natural England's Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve on the Holker Estate.
9th February 2017
As Holker Hall & Gardens continues its plans to develop a fresh and engaging annual calendar of events, organisers at the historic venue have this week announced plans to launch a new spring market in May.
4th January 2017
17th - 19th and 24th - 26th February 2017
The Holker Gardens will open for two weekends in February 2017 for the snowdrop season.Usually closed through the winter months - this will be the first time the Gardens have been open to the public during February since 2011.
7th November 2016
Record numbers attended the 13th Holker Winter Market this weekend, as visitors flocked to start their Christmas shopping early.8,000 people flooded through the gates across the two days, with around 4,000 attending on each day - in total, nearly 2,000 more than previous years.
6th November 2016
A new partnership has been formed in Cumbria and The Lakes for Weddings that are as unique as each couple tying the knot. The history and heritage of the stunning Holker Hall, home of the Cavendish family, the culinary magic of Campbell and Rowley plus the expertise of The Lake District Wedding Company of all things wedding offer an unrivalled combination.
Holker Hall Wedding Fair on Sunday 13th November is the first showcase of this offer and an exciting opportunity for brides and grooms-to-be to experience the sights sounds and tastes on offer for their perfect wedding package.
25th October 2016
Holker Hall in Cark-In-Cartmel is preparing for its largest ever Winter Market in 13 years, with 80 stalls already confirmed.
From small beginnings back in 2004, the Winter Market has grown in popularity with both exhibitors and the general public."We're thrilled to see that this event is thriving and that businesses are booking stalls as it's a really popular date on our event calendar for visitors.We always find there's a lovely atmosphere across the weekend as people are getting in that Christmas spirit and want to find something a little more unusual for gifts and stocking fillers," comments Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services.
18th October 2016
Halloween Fun takes place at Holker Hall & Gardens at Cark-in-Cartmel over the October half term holiday, 27th - 30th October 2016.
Visitors will be able to take part in a number of Halloween themed activities including a guided Wicked Walk within the award-winning gardens.This will take place on Saturday at 2pm and cost £3.50 per person with pre-booking recommended.
12th September 2016
It was fiery fun all round at Holker this weekend, as well over 4,000 visitors headed to the third annual Chilli Fest. Organisers recorded a 5% increase on last year's visitor numbers with a fun and lively weekend enjoyed by families and chilli-enthusiasts alike.
30th August 2016
Holker Hall's newest event, Chilli Fest is set to once again delight the crowds this September with its array of spicy market stalls, live music and entertainment, and infamous chilli eating contest.
9th August 2016
Having brought smiles to the faces of many thousands of visitors over almost a quarter of a century, the Holker Garden Festival's magnificent floral marquees have been dismantled for the final time.
The Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall, Gift Shop & Ilex Brasserie is now open for the 2019 season.
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