Wellness Week: 'Visiteering' - Come help us in the Garden this January

Hands-on activities for all the family in the Rainham Hall gardens

From Sunday 26th January to Sunday 2nd February, we are taking some time to improve our wellness. This January we are putting on a series of 'visiteering' events asking visitors to come and help us in our community garden. This is a great way to help out or find out what it is like to volunteer with us.

Spend an hour or so outside with our Community Gardener, Jesse, and help him and our volunteers build the new orchard for our garden. Whether your young or old we’ve got plenty of bite-sized activities, without taking up too much of your time.

Help us build a new Orchard and Garden Kitchen 

We have redesigned the Orchard to be a productive food growing space, that will provide year round fruit and veg for the onsite café, and something for visitors to take home too. To do this we will need to dig over newly made beds, add compost, start seed production, plant shrubs and trees, and build and paint new structures including a garden bower and pergola! If you can help with this on any of the days below then please come along!

Full instruction will be given on all tasks, gloves and tools provided. Just wear sturdy comfortable footwear, and clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Dates to get involved: drop in at any point throughout the time. 

Sunday 26 January 12:00 - 15:00

Tuesday 28 January 12:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 29 January 12:00 - 15:00

Thursday 30 Janaury 12:00 - 15:00

Book online or turn up on the day. 

Warm up in our Stables Cafe 

Once you've finished helping, enjoy a cup of tea and some warm soup from our Stables Café. Throughout January, our café will offer a range of deals so you can enjoy a homemade treat after your hard work. 

Cook a healthy lunch and eat together 

On Tuesday 28 January our café team are hosting a soup makingw workshop, where you can learn to make the National Trust red pepper and tomato soup and then share a communal lunch together at the end.  

Visit our A Christmas Carol filming exhibition 

Take a trip up to The Hayloft Gallery and see images from the filming of BBC's adaptation A Christmas Carol. Rainham Hall features as Scrouge's house, in the 2019 version of the Dickens classic.