February half-term at Rainham Hall

Three images side by side of embroidered and darned holes in cardigans and jeans

Get the whole family inspired and creative by coming along to one of our events this February half-term. We'll be celebrating the reopening of The Denney Edition with a temporary exhibition by local artists, cookery classes, craft workshops and Garden walks. 

For all messy activities we recommend little ones (and grown ups too) wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty.

Sunday 16 February, 1:30-3:30pm: Natural Fabric Dyeing Workshop. Handpick plants from the Gardens to use for making your own natural fabric dye. Try out some dyeing techniques and tie-dye a canvas tote bag to take home with you to celebrate London Fashion Week. Booking essential. Tickets £5, available here.

Tuesday 18 February, 11am-1pm: Sage and apple sausage roll making workshop. You will learn how the National Trust make their delicious sage and apple sausage rolls, and you will be able to take some home to share with your family too. Booking essential. Tickets £15, available here.

Wednesday 19 February, 1:30-3:30pm: Visible Mending: Drop-in Sewing Surgery. Come along to this free session as an alternative way to celebrate London Fashion Week. Learn mending and personalising techniques to breathe new life into an old favourite, with guided instruction from an experienced practitioner. No need to book, find out more here

Thursday 20 February, 10:30am-12:30pm: Children's Gingerbread Baking Workshop. For this workshop you will learn how to make gingerbread people and pick up tips from our expert in-house chefs. Your child will be able to decorate any way they wish then you can take your finished gingerbread people home to share with your family. Tickets £15, including one adult and one child. Booking essential here


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 on Saturday 1 February 2020 following conservation work and will be open 10:30am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday; the Stables Café and Community Gardens are open 10am-4:30pm 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