Rainham May Fayre

View of Rainham Hall from the orchard

To celebrate the annual Rainham Village May Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018, we'll be open to the public and running our popular 'Make your own kite' family activity.

Rainham is an urban village in the North East London Borough of Havering. Surrounded by marshland and a thriving industrial area, Rainham Hall has been situated in the heart of the village since 1729 and now forms part of a local conservation area. Local residents come together each year to organise celebrations including the annual May Fayre.

Rainham Hall, the Stables Cafe and our Community Gardens will open on Monday 7 May 2018, 10am-5pm (Hall open 11am-4pm).  The Cafe and Gardens are always free to enter, so do come along and make the most of the long weekend. If you'd like to visit the Hall and see our latest exhibition then there is a small admission charge for non-NT members.

We'll also be hosting a special family activity too:

  • Monday 7 May 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. Purchase on the day.