May half-term activities at Rainham Hall

Families enjoying a visit to Rainham Hall

Whether you prefer spending time outdoors or indoors as a family, 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, enjoying a bite to eat in our Stables Café or seeing our new exhibition 'Remembering the Day Nursery' inside the Hall. Tickets for all events will be available to purchase on the day from the Stables. 

Half-term activities

  • Saturday 26 May – 4 June 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm: Tree trail. In celebration of national tree week. Self-guided and collect your trail sheet from the Brewhouse. £2 per trail sheet.

  • Saturday 26 May and Thursday 31 May, 11am-12pm: Seed bombing. Learn how to make your own seed bombs and become a guerrilla gardener. After the second world war, many bomb sites became wildlife havens as wildflower seeds settled amongst the rubble and debris. Now you can make your own seed bomb ready to help spread wildflowers all over London. Come dressed suitably for getting a bit muddy and sticky! Tickets: £3 per child.

  • Wednesday 30 May and Friday 1 June 2018, 11am-12pm: Make your own kite. Tick off No.7 from the 50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾ list and make your own kite at Rainham Hall. Once you're finished making your kite you can take it outside into the garden and test it out. We recommend the hill as the best spot to fly your kite when there is a bit of wind in the air. Simple toys such as kites would have been played with by young people during the Second World War era when Rainham Hall was used as a day nursery for local children. Tickets: £3 per child.

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.

Rainham Hall is open 11-4pm 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 this May half-term just get in touch: 


Telephone: 01708 525579