Step into A Christmas Carol scene at Rainham Hall
Through the cobbled courtyard, past the elegant red brick house, and upstairs in Rainham Hall’s almost 300-year old Stable Block you'll find a festive scene that’s filled with the magic of the Christmas past.
Local children, National Trust volunteers and staff will soon come together to transform the Hall’s atmospheric original 18th century Hayloft into a scene from A Christmas Carol.
Open during January, it's to celebrate being part of filming for the BBC's adaptation of the classic book when, earlier this year, Rainham Hall and garden was transformed into a wintery street scene and Scrooge's House.
A festive day out for the whole family
Now, visitors of all ages can travel back in time and step into their very own fireside scene from Christmas Carol, surrounded by Victorian decorations in Ebenezer Scrooge’s house.
There’s plenty for little ones to explore, with Victorian costumes to try on and self-led craft activities. Also on display will be an exhibition of photographs taken of the Hall during filming.
Once you’ve finished exploring, why not gather everyone round a table in our café downstairs, where you can kick back with a hot drink and Christmas treats.Then delight in the Christmas displays in the Rainham Hall shop, where a range of memorable gifts are on offer.
As well as being a fun day out for all the family, by visiting us this January you’ll be helping us look after this historic house and garden for generations to come.
Entry to the Christmas Carol event is free and there's no need to book. Activities are for children over 5 but there's plenty of space to relax with the whole family. Food and beverages are available to purchase in the cafe.
BBC One's A Christmas Carol was released in December 2019. The three-part special is a unique take on the Charles Dickens’ well-known ghost story by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders). It will be produced by FX Productions, Scott Free, Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One.
" Visitors of all ages can step into their very own fireside scene from Christmas Carol, surrounded by festive decorations. See photographs from the BBC filming too."