Outdoor Classroom at Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall - Outdoor Classroom

Escape to the outdoors and learn something new, tucked away in our Wildlife Woodland lies our new outdoor classroom.

The outdoor classroom was opened by the previous Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, at a charitable garden party hosted at the Hall.

Perfect for education sessions, it can host 15 children at one time, extending our season in the garden. National Trust Education group membership starts at £50, and grants unlimited free entry to Rainham Hall, with advanced booking.

Planting in the community gardens
Mother and daughter planting in the garden
Planting in the community gardens

A space for workshops and events, the classroom has already been used by our after school gardening club for a nature and paper marbling session, and is in close proximity to our fire pit, ideal for toasting marshmallows during the colder months.

The classroom sparked the development of our wildlife woodland, which has been transformed from a waste ground, overgrown with brambles and nettles, into a child and wildlife friendly area, filled with natural play spaces.

Built out of entirely recycled materials, apart from the screws, the classroom has been designed with its own water harvesting system, using guttering and a water butt, enabling excess water to be used in the garden.