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9 Apr 2023
10 Apr 2023
9 Apr 2023
10 Apr 2023

The Magic of Easter, Sunday 9th & Monday 10th April,  11 - 4pm

Hop! to Holdenby House and join us for a Magical Easter Weekend. With the help of Alice in Wonderland, we are giving our 2023 season a really special launch with our new “The Magic of Easter”, on Easter Sunday and Monday.

Alice will lay the trail for the Easter Egg Hunt in the historic gardens and each day she will hide her Golden Egg, containing £100. Her friends will be on hand with lots of fun and activities for all to enjoy from, Egg Painting, Egg Rolling, Face Painting, traditional Fete Games, Croquet on the lawn or shopping at the Easter Market Stalls.

Alice loves the birds and animals in our own Icarus Falconry Centre where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent collection of Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Owls, and Vultures and experience Flying Displays on the lawn. Also, although the growing wildlife wing does not have a March Hare you will be able to meet Roxy the Fox, Norma the Hedgehog and Kit & Kat the Polecats along with other fascinating wildlife members.

The House itself, now the home to the Lowther family and once the largest house in England and the Palace of Charles I, will be open on Easter Monday 12-3 pm (last entry 2.30 pm) so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent historic interiors.

After all that activity, Alice will not be the only one enjoying the delicious delights of The Old Stableyard Food Court where you will be able to enjoy wonderful Tea and Cake at the new Holdenby Tearoom or delicious Pizza from ‘Serious Dough’, Burgers from ‘Savannah Fayre’, Crepes by ‘The Biscuiterie’ and Ice Cream from ‘The Horsebox’ and ‘Ganders Goat’.

Finally, visit our Stableyard Shop where you will find a stunning range of boutique gifts from a local gift company, Seaton Gifts. There will be something for everyone including gifts inspired by Holdenby.

Look out for Alice! and enjoy a fun day out for the whole family.


11 - 4 pm (both days)

House Open Monday Only 12-3 pm (Last entry to house 2.30 pm)


Sunday 9th April: Adult £10.00, Child (5-16) £5.50, Conc (Over 65’s) £7.50, Family (2+2) £28.00

Monday 10th April: Adult £14.00, Child (5-16) £6.00, Conc Over 65’s) £11.00, Family (2+2) £38.00

  • Historic House Memberships & Gardeners World 2:1 Memberships do not apply on Event Days.
  • Disabled Guests and Children aged 4 and under are Free (No ticket required)

Disabled Guests

We welcome guests with disabilities and work hard to ensure that you can access as much of the site as possible. Disabled parking will be clearly marked, and Blue Badges should be displayed. We hope visitors will understand that the gravelled paths, although not ideal for wheelchairs are part of the character of the house.

Dogs at Holdenby

Due to the exciting addition of Icarus Falconry, we have sadly had to take the decision to allow assistance dogs only, as unfortunately, the Birds and our new Wildlife are not comfortable when dogs are present.


Visitors’ own food and drink are not permitted on the grounds.