Illuminating the gardens

Take in the sparkling and colourful lights as night falls at a Washington Old Hall

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wrap up and head outside to discover ribbons of lights winding their way through the terraces and parterre gardens.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Washington Old Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £15.50 £14.00
Group Adult N/A £4.50
Group Child N/A £2.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

children must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Normal admission via visitor reception/office.
What to bring and wear
please wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions
Accessible WCs are located in the Lower gardens. Access is provided to the lower gardens via an outdoor garden lift. The formal gardens and grounds are accessible.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available
19 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available
20 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available
21 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available
22 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available
23 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

Washington Old Hall
Call 0191 4166879

Upcoming events

Live willow sculpture day

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Get crafty this autumn and help us create a live willow sculpture in the Nuttery

Hallowe'en Half Term Holidays

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Come and join us for Hallowe'en half term, there are lots of activities for the whole family

Tricky tales trails

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Let your imagination run wild writing spooky stories with us this Hallowe'en. Follow the trail around our gardens and collect the clues to create your tales.

Nature Nuttery - Hold a scary beast

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Identify the critters lurking between the logs and hold a scary beastie

Sunderland Film Shorts - Fright Night Hallowe'en Screening

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Enjoy a spooky or sci-fi selection of short films brought to you by Sunderland shorts film festival, a great way to start your Halloween night.

November Crafty Wednesdays

Wed 08 Nov 2017
If you'd like a natural, homemade Christmas look no further than our Christmas craft workshops