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.

Washington Wander

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.

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

On Your Doorstep

Autumn tinted windows © WOH

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.

Santa's visit

Cosy Christmas © Jim Gardner

Cosy Christmas

6 - 7 December
Come along and visit Santa before he flies back to the North Pole. Children will receive a gift from Santa. There will be face painting and simple crafts while you wait and grown ups can enjoy coffee & cake in the tearoom. What better way to begin the Christmas season. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Christmas craft day

null © Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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.