Things to see & do

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Events

Washington Old Hall plays host to all kinds of events - you can join a workshop, come along and meet the staff, or enjoy some outdoor theatre.

Activities

There are always seasonal garden trails to complete at Washington Old Hall. Or take the opportunity to discover a bit more about the Hall and the village on our Washington Easy Walk, which you can download below. Please note the audio trail is not currently available.

Don't miss...

  • The feeling of the past in the home of George Washington's ancestors
  • Discover what it was like to live in the 1930s in the Tenement Room
  • Admire the solid oak furniture of Tudor times
  • Check out the collection of 'Washingtonabilia'
  • Stroll through the pretty formal gardens scented with herbs and flower
  • See the newly planted orchard, which will provide native apples
  • Hear the birds in the Nuttery, and see them enjoying the new pond
  • Enjoy tea and cake in the new accessible tea-room in the garden

In a Nutshell

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19 October
Join us and many other conservation organisations on for a heritage and nature conservation open day. Find out more about conservation in the area and how you can join in. There will be lots of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including apple tasting, food foraging, nature investigations and guided walks.

On Your Doorstep

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13 - 14 December

Enjoy this seasonal photography exhibition including views of the local area. Be inspired by the splendour of mother nature caught on camera by Karen and Mick Thurmanovich.

Christmas craft day

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9 November

Get creative and try some home made Christmas ideas. Make festive decoration for the home, a tasty Christmas treat and create a special gift

Frost fayre

Shop for Christmas gifts and decorations at Sheffield Park © NTPL/Gareth Lewis

23 November

Why not begin this festive season at our frost fayre.  Enjoy a festive array of gift stalls. Ideal if you are looking for something a little bit different for Christmas gifts. FREE ENTRY 

Wreath making

Adorn your door with a rag rug wreath © National Trust

30 November

Join in and learn the skill of  "prodding" or "rag rugging" at a one day workshop. Rug artist Wendy Costello help you create a festive wreath for you to take home.

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