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, following our autumnal trail, and toasting marshmallows around the campfire. Don't forget to visit the Hall too to see our latest exhibition.

Our 2018 October half-term activities for families are inspired by our current exhibition about the 1940s-1950s history of the Hall. We’ll also be celebrating harvest time in three acre Community Gardens. Our activities include:

Autumnual trail (Wednesdays to Sundays, 20-28 October, 11am-4pm): Our half-term trail will take you on a journey around the Rainham Hall gardens. Roll down our big hill, hide in our den or play in the leaves. Tickets: £2 per trail sheet. Age range: 3-12 years old. Booking: No pre-booking required.

Campfire cooking (Saturday 20 and Wednesday 24 October 11am-3pm, half-hourly slots): We'll be gathering around the campfire to toast marshmallows. Tickets: £4 per child. Age range: 5-12 years old. Booking: advance online booking essential.

Pumpkin carving (Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, 11am-2pm, half-hourly slots): Pick up a pumpkin, scoop out all the gooey insides and carve your own spooky Hallowe'en design. Tickets: £3 per pumpkin. Age range: 5-16 years old. Booking: advance online booking essential.

Visit the Hall (open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am-4pm)

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 Remembering the Day Nursery, which uses historic photographs, oral history recordings, objects and film, to tell the story of the children who attended the nursery at the Hall between 1943 and 1954. Perfect for all ages; little ones can explore the building as children did during the nursery era, and for others the experience will provoke reminiscences about nursery days in years gone by.

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.