October half-term at Rainham Hall

Pumpkins on the door step at Rainham Hall

Visit Rainham Hall this October half-term for a variety of fun family activities including pumpkin carving and cooking around the campfire. Don't forget to visit the Hall too to see our latest exhibition, the Denney Edition.

There is lots going on at Rainham Hall this October half-term with activities for families. We'll also be celebrating harvest time in three acre Community Gardens. Our activities include:

Campfire cooking (Wednesday 23 October 11:00am-3:45pm, 30-45 minute slots): We'll be gathering around to cook around the campfire. Tickets: £4 per child. Age range: 5-12 years old. Booking: advance online booking essential.

Cook on a campfire
People sat around a campfire with glow of fire on their faces
Cook on a campfire

Pumpkin carving (Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 11am-4pm, 45 minute slots): Join us in our garden woodland, pick up a pumpkin, scoop out all the gooey insides and carve your own spooky Hallowe'en design. Perhaps you can carve a bow tie on your pumpkin, a favourite accessory of Anthony Denney, the subject of our current exhibition Tickets: £3.50 per pumpkin. Age range: 5-16 years old. Booking: advance online booking essential.

Get creative with pumpkin carving
A girl carving a pumpkin
Get creative with pumpkin carving

Visit the Hall (open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10:30am-4:30pm)

Built in 1729, Rainham Hall has been home to nearly 50 different inhabitants and one-by-one we’ll be bringing their stories to life through changing exhibitions. Visit the Hall this October half-term to see our current exhibition The Denney Edition, all about 1960s Hall tenant photographer and interior designer Anthony Denney.

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. 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.