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Day of Discovery

Festival of Archaeology. There’s so much to discover in our local community. Come on in and start exploring.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Delve into the history of the former Rainham Hall tenants with our selection of items found in the hall and gardens then have a go at making your own clay pot. Dig for fossils or see if you can release our ice age animals who have been frozen in time.

At 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.45pm we welcome a posse of Palaeolithic cavemen who cause mischief with their pet Woolly Wonder! You better hold onto your snacks, as these silly hunter gatherers and not so extinct Mammoth, aren’t quite civilized yet!

And members of the Essex Rock and Mineral Society will be on hand with their display of rocks telling the secrets of what happened in Essex over millions of years.

There’s plenty for everyone at this free event. The café and garden will be open. Rainham Hall open for tours, fee payable.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 01708 525579

Suitability

Families with children of all ages.

Meeting point

Activities take place across the site.

What to bring and wear

Some activities will be outside, please dress for all weather.

Accessibility

Accessible route around the garden and a lift up to the hayloft.

Upcoming events

Event

Family Nature Films for Half Term - Fantastic Mr Fox 

Family nature films in the beautiful Hayloft space at Rainham Hall

Event summary

on
26 May 2024
at
14:00 to 15:20
Event

Family Nature Films for Half Term - A Bugs Life 

Family nature films in the beautiful Hayloft space at Rainham Hall

Event summary

on
29 May 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30
Event

Young Rangers Club 

First Saturday of the month. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years. Learn new skills and meet new friends whilst taking part in gardening and craft activities.

Event summary

on
1 Jun to 2 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Family Rangers Club 

Learn new skills, meet new friends and work as a team whilst taking part in gardening and craft activities.

Event summary

on
1 Jun to 2 Nov 2024
at
12:30 to 13:00
+ 5 other dates or times