December is a busy month at Norfolk’s Holkham Hall near Wells-next-the-Sea. The programme of events for visitors to enjoy includes tours of the house, the park and the gardens, plus there are some rewarding workshops where you can learn a new skill while on a winter tour of North Norfolk’s coastline. 

For appreciators of art, architecture and history there are privately guided tours of the state rooms that follow a scene-setting storytelling. Landscapers and gardeners can take a guided chronological journey through Holkham Park, beginning at the Triumphal Arch, stopping at the Hall to see the paintings that inspired the landscape, then taking in the follies, the walled garden, private terraces and the arboretum. Nature lovers could come across pink footed geese, shore larks, snow buntings and raptors on a guided walk of the National Nature Reserve with a wildlife expert or climb aboard a trailer to meet the estate’s wildlife.

For those who love to create there are courses in willow weaving, silversmithing and Christmas wreath making. Don’t forget the Christmas market.

All events follow Covid-19 guidelines, please take masks for indoor events and wear suitable clothing for outdoor activities. For dates, times, prices and bookings visit https://www.holkham.co.uk/.