May half term at Ham House

Family exploring the Kitchen Garden

Come and join us for May half term, May 26 - June 3, when we will have the Ham House Recipe Challenge. Hunt around the garden to find the missing ingredients to the café's recipes and complete the challenge. Enter our recipe competition afterwards to have your own dish cooked in the café. Craft activities and outdoor games also on offer.

The Ham House Recipe Challenge

£2 per challenge with a special badge reward, 10am-4.30pm

The Orangery Café is making 5 recipes from the National Trust Cookbook. The café always uses Ham-grown produce. They still need a few ingredients to make the recipes. You need to find the missing ingredients around the garden and tick them off your list as you go. Can you find all the missing ingredients in time?

A bumper crop of seasonal vegetables
An old-fashioned wooden wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables
A bumper crop of seasonal vegetables

The Recipe Competition

FREE with your Ham House Recipe Challenge

Be inspired by completing the Ham House Recipe Challenge and create your own delicious recipe. Enter your recipe into our competition this May half term to be in with a chance of having your recipe cooked in our Orange Café. The winning recipe will be cooked in the café from June 18 to 24.

Not only that, but the winner and their parent or guardians will be invited to an exclusive workshop where they can make their recipe with our chefs in the Ham House Kitchen.

Plant it, Eat it, Grow it Workshops

Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June, 1-3pm, FREE

Come and make your own biodegradable newspaper plant pot and plant vegetable seeds to grow at home.

Plant it, grow it, eat it
Watch it grow
Plant it, grow it, eat it

Children’s Craft Activities

Every day, Education Room, Below Stairs, 12-4pm, FREE

Visit us Below Stairs every day during the school holidays for free children’s craft activities.

Get creative and enjoy some craft activities during your day out together
Visitors participating in craft activities
Get creative and enjoy some craft activities during your day out together