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 outdoor classroom.

Perfect for education sessions or a behavioural reward, it can host up to 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 for a year, 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 is used by our regular after school gardening club, for activities such as plant pot painting and paper marbling, 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 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.

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

Find out more about our school and educational group visits here, or to book our outdoor classroom, please contact rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk, c/o Volunteering & Community Involvement Officer, sally.parker@nationaltrust.org.uk