Holt Country Park, situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Green Flag award winner.

Before your visit

Download our park map to your phone or tablet before your visit to help us reduce the number of leaflets we need to print.

Holt Country Park is set in 100 acres of mixed woodland and is a Green Flag award winner. Open all year round for the public to enjoy. It is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Holt Country Park is managed by the Council's countryside team to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy. We cater to a wide variety of different interests. The park attracts visits from wildlife enthusiasts, dog walkers, families, schools and community groups, and people looking for a relaxing stroll.

When you walk into the tranquil woodland, dominated with Scots pines and native broadleaves, it's easy to understand why. As we move through the seasons come changes in the beautiful displays of flowers that you can find, from orchids in the summer to snowdrops in the winter. The rich ground flora supports an abundant array of wildlife including goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers and deer, amongst many others.

Silver washed fritillarySilver-washed fritillary

Holt Country Park is home to many varieties of butterflies, including the beautiful Silver-washed fritillary. This butterfly who share their airspace with dragonflies and damselflies forms part of the countryside services' logo,

Opening times

Holt Country Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note, parking may be limited on event days.

Maps and leaflets

Entry

There is no requirement to book to visit Holt Country Park. There is also no entry charge. 

Parking

There is a small car parking charge of £2, allowing you to park all day. The income from car parking helps us to keep the park looking beautiful and welcoming for all our visitors.

You can pay using cash (no change is available on site) or via the Council’s parking app, which is available to download on Google Play and the App Store. The mobile phone signal in the park is limited, but you can log onto Hetty’s House Tea Room’s wifi during their opening hours or use the app to pay before you leave for your visit.

Parking at events

Parking on the following dates will only be reserved for people attending events:

  • Tuesday 26 October 2021, between 8am and 11am
  • Monday 20 December 2021, between 8am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 21 December 2021, between 8am and 2pm

Events and activities

Each year our team organises and delivers outdoor events for the local community and visitors to the district to enjoy. The aim is to promote regular use and general awareness of our parks and open spaces, provide countryside education and to help to make the service sustainable into the future. Find further information about our events and activities on our:

Dogs

We welcome all responsible owners and their dogs to Holt Country Park. Please make sure that you keep your dog under control at all times and that you use the dog bins provided in the park.

Facilities and features

There’s lots to discover at Holt Country Park, including:

  • Waymarked Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Sculptures and Carvings
  • Sensory Garden
  • GoGo Hare
  • Easy access trail
  • Visitor Centre
  • Toilets
  • Hetty’s House Tea Room

Volunteer Group

Every Wednesday throughout the year, we hold our volunteer morning, which is open to anyone to attend with an interest in the park, or countryside management in general. You will help with practical management tasks and park projects under the guidance of our ranger team. If you are planning on attending for the first time, we suggest you phone in advance to check arrangements. See our Volunteering Opportunities page for further details.

The muddy boots volunteer team

Firewood for sale

Seasoned hardwood for sale for £100 per load (approximately 1.1 cubic metres)

All enquiries to be sent to countryside@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Hetty's House Tea Room

Hetty's House Tea Room will be closed from 30 September 2021 to 17 October 2021

For refreshments, why not visit the lovely ladies at Hetty’s House Tea Room? They can serve you hot and cold drinks, cake, sandwiches, snacks and lots more. This little tea room, which opened in April 2019, is perfect for our lovely park. 

Visit their Facebook page for further information.

Hetty's House Tea Room

Hetty's House Tea Room, the perfect place to stop for some tasty treats

Image by Ryan Kellingray