May half-term activities at Rainham Hall

Families enjoying a visit to Rainham Hall

Whether you're a big kid or a little one we have a variety of activities for you to try at Rainham Hall this May half-term.

Visit Rainham Hall for one of our half-term activities and make the most of your day here by visiting wonderful gardens and enjoying a bite to eat in our Stables Café.

•           Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June, 10.00am-4.30pm: 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾. Take a walk on the wild side at Rainham Hall this May half-term. Head to the Brewhouse to collect your 50 things wall-chart, before entering our community garden to discover clues and instructions to complete: No 2. Roll down a really big hill, No 13. Make a mud creation, No 18. Create some wild art, and No 31. Make friends with a bug. Also, tick off No 9. Eat a picnic in the wild, by purchasing one of our kid’s boxes in the Stables café. Once you have finished your adventure, collect your stickers back at the Brewhouse. This activity is free, suitable for children aged 4+ and no booking is required.

•           Monday 27 May and Wednesday 29 May, 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm: Nature and Paper Marbling. May half-term means more marbling, and this time you will have the added opportunity to marble your favourite bits of nature from our community garden, at our first ever nature and paper marbling activity. Expect some messy indoor fun, inspired by our upcoming exhibition on 1960s Hall resident, Anthony Denney, a keen marbler himself, and get the chance to create your own stunning and unique designs. This event is suitable for children aged 5-12, tickets are £3 per child and booking online is advisable. 

•           Wednesday 29 May, 10am-1pm: Ceramic Tile Firing Demonstration. Meet and talk to our Community Gardener and dedicated volunteers out in the garden, who will be firing ceramic tiles in preparation for a stunning seating structure to accompany The Denney Edition exhibition. This event is free and no booking is required.

Family facilities

Baby changing facilities and toilets can be found just behind the Brewhouse and Stables Café. 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 (if the sun is out). 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.

The Stables Café and Community Gardens are open 10am-5pm Bank Holiday Monday, and Wednesday to Sunday.The Community Gardens are free to explore. The Hall reopens on Saturday 29th June. 

For more information about visiting Rainham Hall this May half-term just get in touch: 

Email: rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01708 525579