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Family visits to Rainham Hall this Spring

A family enjoying an outdoor trail with a girl in a pink jacket in the foreground holding her hands up to the camera, smiling
Christmas fun at Rainham Hall | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Enjoy family time at Rainham Hall and Community Garden with nature challenges, active games, winding woodland and open lawns to run about on and get fresh air.

A stroll with the kids and dogs
A stroll around Sheffield Park with the kids and dogs | © National Trust Images/Laurence Perry

Immerse yourself in Blossom Bathing Day at Rainham Hall Community Gardens

On Sunday 14 April, celebrate all things blossom in the community gardens. A burst of well being to round off the holidays. Calming and chillout activities for adults or families with children. Join in a short, gentle Yoga sessions, Music in Nature and of course lots of blossom bathing. No need to book, just drop in, suggested donation £2 per session.

Yoga in the Orchard starting 12.15 and 13.45 (bring a mat or blanket if you have one)

Music in Nature 11.30-12.00, 13.00-13.30 and 14.30-15.00.

Spring Family Visits
Families can also visit the Hall (on Thurs- Sat) with our interactive displays in the exhibitions, the Rainham Tag Trail Challenge and secrets of the Hall to hear about (ticketed).

Plenty bug hotels for nature detectives to explore and free Rainham Hall Nature Play kits to try out.

The Stables Cafe will be open 11-4pm

Half Term at Rainham Hall Communtiy Gardens - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

From Wednesdays - Sundays 11-4pm you can roam around the gardens discovering nature or just having a run round on the lawns.

You can find all sorts of activities this spring at Rainham Hall Community Garden. In the garden you can discover nature by checking out the bees in Honey Bee Hall, trying out '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities at the Mud Kitchen or creating Wild Art in the outdoor classroom. Try making a home for wildlife, rolling down the big hill, or create and wear a wild crown.

New Heritage Explorers garden challenge available too for older children. Wear solid shoes as the garden areas can be slippy.

During Half Term families can try out 50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4 and Heritage Explorers in the Gardens for free, just drop in.

Planning your family visit

There is no parking on site at Rainham Hall but transport links are very close by, see visiting for details or links or nearby parking options.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting Rainham Hall or participating in our activities.

Making mud pies at Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire: a child spoons earth and flower petals from a large bowl into a baking tin
Making mud pies | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Family-friendly things to do in the garden

Be with the bees

Honey Bee Hall is buzzing with bee pals in their with brand-new hives. Find out all about a day in the life of a hive in the new display and explore a demonstration hive then go and spot bees or listen to them at Honey Bee Hall.

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

If you're into discovering nature then '50 things to do before you're 11¾' is for you.

At Rainham you can tick off:

You can also try out our Minibeast Hunts with a trail to follow and spot as many garden beasties as you can.

A woman and child examine the contents of a glass case at Rainham Hall, London
Getting a closer look at Rainham Hall, London | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Family-friendly things to do in the hall

Families can also visit the exhibitions in the Hall to try out the Rainham Tag Trail Challenge. With lots of interactive displays including a wind up record player to try, 1950's toys to play with, grind your own coffee, meet the blue felt cat, try out a tricorn hat, a telescope or compass. On the top floor try on an old fashioned nappy and get your adult to try one too then have a lie down on our tiny day beds!

Hall entry prices for adults and children apply if visiting the exhibition and Hall.

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