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Enjoy summer days outdoors at Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall has lined up some extra outdoor activity days to get families out and about in the fresh air this summer and to learn about nature and the wildlife that calls this part of Norfolk home.

Every Thursday through until October there will be a full-day guided-walk around Holkham National Nature Reserve. This safari on foot covers all types of habitat between Holkham and Burnham Norton, focusing on birds, invertebrates, wildflowers, plants, fungi and trees.

Participants will also take an in-depth look at land management practices, the history of the Holkham National Nature Reserve, specialist breeding species and breeding habitats, dune succession, changing landscapes and environmental and human threats to the nature reserve. Tickets available for £65 per person.

Holkham deer park
Holkham deer park

As the weather turns warmer, a host of breeding and passage migrants are attracted to the Holkham National Nature Reserve to nest or feed up and pass through. These birds make Spring one of the most exciting times of the year for bird watchers.

Holkham’s expert guide will help visitors to learn more about the habitats and food sources that attract fantastic birds such as the reed warbler, pied flycatcher and the famous spoonbills. There is a walk today (April 30) and on May 7 from 8am-11am and noon-3pm. Tickets are £20 per person.

Also on selected days in May, June and October, the deer and wildlife safari is the perfect experience for families with children.

Guests will hop aboard a tractor-trailer for a whistle-stop journey around Holkham deer park with knowledgeable guides sharing interesting facts and secrets about the resident herd of fallow deer.

In the early summer months, it will be possible to spot the fawns as they find their feet, while in the autumn witness the rut!

To check prices and dates contact the Hall website.

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