Things to see & do

Discover these special spaces and places

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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.


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

Summer nature nuttery

50 things Amy and Alex find out whats in a pond © WOH

From 21 July, every Monday until 25 August

11am – 4pm, free (small charge for some activities)
Join in with nature investigation and try 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 activities.

Building a bug hotel

Building insect habitats © WOH

From 21 July, every Monday until 25 August

11am – 4pm, free
As part of the Summer Nature Nuttery, join in and help to create a giant bug hotel in our Nuttery.

Washington 50 garden party


 24 August, 1 – 4pm - free event

Enjoy a cream tea on the lawn and soak up the sound of a live band. Come along dressed in a 60s outfit too as we will be celebrating 50 years of Washington New town


In a Nutshell

Where would a worm like to live? © WOH

Nature and Heritage Conservation Open Day
There will be lots of interesting activities for all. Watch honey spinning, juice apples, forage for food,
investigate the local wildlife and much more.