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Holt Country Park

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Holt Country Park, situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Green Flag award winner. When you walk in to the tranquil woodland, dominated with Scots pines and native broadleaves, it’s easy to understand why.

With the change in seasons come changes in the wonderful displays of flowers that you can find, from orchids in the summer to snowdrops in the winter. Holt Country Park is home to many varieties of butterflies who share their airspace with dragonflies and damselflies. The rich ground flora supports an abundant display of wildlife including goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers and deer.

Lots of events and activities take place throughout the year at Holt Country Park, (see below). We love to welcome visits from school children, and host environmental and arts events throughout the year. Please see our school visits page to see what we offer.

Facilities include a visitor centre with toilets. Car parking, including disabled parking bays, is available at £1.50 per day. There are way-marked routes suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

If you are regular visitor, why not buy an annual parking permit? At just £21 it is great value and is available from the visitor centre or NNDC’s Cromer office.

Events

Make your own rocket! - Monday 25 July at 1.30pm to 3pm

Do you want to learn more about space and space travel? Do you want to know your planets from your stars and be able to identify what's in the night sky? And most importantly, do you want to build your own water rocket?!

If the answer is yes! yes! yes! then get yourself to our fun activity afternoon at Holt Country Park. Please remember to bring an empty 2 litre fizzy pop bottle to use as the body of your rocket.

The activity costs £2 per child and is led by our experienced and expert North Norfolk District Council Country Rangers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Wild Shelter building - Wednesday 27 July at 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Ever fancied yourself as the new Bear Grylls? Could you survive in the wild? Well come and try your hand at building a shelter from natural materials at Holt Country Park. Bring the whole family for a truly exciting afternoon in the wooded wilds while also supporting conservation methods at the Park and maybe winning a prize for Best Shelter!

£2 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Beetling about! Learn about local beetles - Wednesday 3 August at 10am to 11.30am

Know your thorax from your abdomen? Your ladybird from your violet ground beetle? Come to Holt Country Park for a fun-filled afternoon looking at beetles, their anatomy and life stages.

North Norfolk District Council's experienced and expert Countryside Rangers will help you learn how to identify common species, what they eat, how they eat it, and why they're vital to life on Earth.

Entry is £2 per child and £1 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Amazing pollinators: learn about our bees, butterflies & insects - Wednesday 3 August at 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Find out all about the importance of pollination and the beautiful organisms that carry it out. Look closely at your local bumble bees and butterflies and learn how to identify common species. From a buff-tailed bumble bee to a silver-washed fritillary, you'll enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Holt Country Park discovering the vital cycle of life between plants and organisms.

£1 children and £2 adults. Please meet our expert Countryside Ranger outside the visitors' centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Ice Age Treasure Hunt! - Wednesday 10 August at 10.00am to 12.30pm

Do you want to know more about fossils and how North Norfolk was shaped by the Ice Age? Then join our expert Countryside Ranger on an extraordinary woodland treasure hunt through pre-history to win a prize.

£2 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Dragonflies and Damselflies - Wednesday 17 August at 1.00pm to 2.30pm

In Holt Country Park walk amongst the flashes and shimmers from these amazing creatures. Learn how to tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly and let our expert Countryside Rangers help you understand their lifecyles and how to identify some of the common species.

Children £1. Adults £2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

Little acorns: the importance of trees - Wednesday 22 August at 10.30am to 11.30am

Look up at the canopy of trees and let our expert Countryside Ranger help you understand how important these mega-plants really are. Find out how to identify different trees from their shape and leaves; why we must preserve them, and why, sometimes, we need to cut them down.

Join in with bark rubbing and painting, and enjoy the oaks, beech, hazel and Scots pine of Holt Country Park in a new way.

Children £2. Adults £1. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

For more information please contact the Event Ranger on 07920 576 634 or anne-marie.gedge@north-norfolk.gov.uk

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Orienteering at Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park is a great place for budding explorers! Older children can try their hand at Orienteering. For more information about orienteering in Norfolk please visit the Norfolk Orienteering Club's website.