Summer holiday fun

From creating wild art and making friends with a bug to getting to know a tree. These are just a few of the fun nature themed weeks taking place at Washington Old Hall this summer.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us every day of the summer holidays for a free creative activity. There's a different theme every week that will help you to look after a wild animal, explore the pond and discover what lives in it, as well as having fun with sticks in the nuttery. There's lots to keep your little ones entertained, plus you can explore the gardens and play at the castle.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.40 £6.70
Child £3.70 £3.35
Family £18.50 £16.75
1 adult, 2 children £11.20 £10.10
Group Adult N/A £5.70
Group Child N/A £3.00

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
When you arrive, pop to visitor reception and then make your way to the nuttery.
What to bring and wear
Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can explore in.
Other
Some activities may have a small charge for materials.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Washington Old Hall
Email
washington.oldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0191 4166879

Upcoming events

Summer holiday fun

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
From creating wild art and making friends with a bug to getting to know a tree. These are just a few of the fun nature themed weeks taking place at Washington Old Hall this summer.

Sense and Sensibility

Wed 28 Aug 2019
19:00-21:30
Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good Sense. Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of Sensibility. Together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s classic novel of scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles.

Heritage Open Days

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-14:00
Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. So for two days, the doors to Washington Old Hall will be open too.

Halloween half term fun

Mon 28 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
During October half term prepare for lots of family fun taking place at Washington Old Hall. Every day there'll be the chance to take part in an activity and even more things to see and do when you're here.

Christmas Crafts: Stars

Wed 06 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Get into the festive feeling with handmade crafts. A guide will be on hand to help you master real willow and to decorate your home for Christmas.

Christmas Crafts: Angels

Wed 13 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Get into the festive feeling with handmade crafts. A guide will be on hand to help you master real willow and to decorate your home for Christmas.