February half-term at Rainham Hall

Bow tie making at Rainham Hall

Bring along the family and get hands-on during the February half-term at Rainham Hall.

We'll be hosting a variety of different activities inspired by our new exhibition programme launching in late May 2019, about 1960s hall resident Anthony Denney. For all activities we recommend little ones (and grown ups too) wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty.

Saturday 16 and Wednesday 20 February, 11am-1pm: Make your own hair bow or bow tie (suitable for 7-12 year olds). Add a handmade accessory to your collection and join us to make a colourful bow tie or a hair bow. Our next Hall resident, Anthony Denney, had a large collection of bow ties in lots of different colours. What will yours by like? Tickets cost £3, booking online here is advisable.

Thursday 21, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February, 11am-1pm: Make your own egg box daffodil bouquet (suitable for 4-9 year olds). Get ready for Spring by creating your own daffodil bouquet out of recycled egg boxes. We will be painting, cutting and creating a beautiful arrangement, inspired by a photo of daffodils blooming in the garden in the 1960s. Tickets cost £3. No booking required.

Friday 22 February, 11am-2pm: Paper marbling (suitable for 7-12 year olds). Join us for some messy, indoor fun, at our paper marbling session. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition on 1960s Hall resident, Anthony Denney, a keen marbler himself, you will get the chance to create your own stunning and unique designs. Tickets cost £3; booking online here is advisable. 


Family facilities

Baby changing facilities and toilets can be found just behind the Brewhouse and Stables Café. Please check our website nearer the time to find out the opening times of our Stables Café during February half-term. We offer a great picnic box for children and a selection of sandwiches and light lunches for grown-ups. There is plenty of seating inside and outside the Stables Café and you are more than welcome to bring a picnic rug and relax in the garden with your lunches. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting Rainham Hall or participating in our activities. If you have any questions just ask a member of our team.

Rainham Hall re-opens to the public in late May 2019 following conservation work and exhibition development and will be open 11am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday; the Stables Café and Community Gardens are open 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Normal admission applies to the Hall, but we have great value family tickets and National Trust membership available to buy. The Community Gardens are free to explore.  For more information about visiting Rainham Hall during February half-term just get in touch: 

Email: rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01708 525579

Visitors racing up the eighteenth century staircase at Rainham Hall

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Robust and dignified, Rainham Hall was built to last. Discover a different era in the building's history through our changing exhibition programme. The Hall is currently closed while we install a new exhibition due to open in late May 2019.