Summer fun at Washington Old Hall

Family pond-dipping

Join us every day from 11am to 3pm during the summer holidays for wild family fun. Alongside playing games on the top lawn, relaxing in the gardens or exploring the nuttery, there are lots of activities to get stuck in to. Here is a round-up of what's on at Washington Old Hall and when.

Enjoy a wild summer at Washington Old Hall. Get closer to nature with activities every day of the summer holidays.

22-28 July - Get to know a tree

How well do you know the trees at Washington Old Hall? Can you find the tallest tree at Washington Old Hall? Or wrap your arms round one? How about listening to the sound if the leaves blowing in the wind? Get to know a tree better this summer.

29-04 August - Create some wild art

With so many natural materials to be found in the garden and nuttery, the opportunities to create wild art are endless. From building daisy chains to nature looms and lots more. Let your imagination run wild.

05-11 August - Help a wild animal

Learn all about the materials that are perfect for building bugs a comfy, five star hotel and what insects it will attract. Use the best branches to build a den and even a wildlife stack.

12-18 August - Make friends with a bug

Here in the nuttery is a little pond, it's a haven for wildlife and this week you can find out what's living there, hunt for bugs and learn all about nature.

19-25 August - Have fun with sticks

Go on a treasure hunt with a difference and find the best sticks to create different items every day. It could be a stick trail, a dreamcatcher or even a crown. 

26 – 01 September - Create some wild art

With so many natural materials to be found in the garden and nuttery, the opportunities to create wild art are endless. From building daisy chains to nature looms and lots more. Let your imagination run wild.

Enjoy wild activities this summer
washington old hall summer planner
Enjoy wild activities this summer

All of that exploring will be hungry work. Open every day from 10am, the Café at Washington Old Hall is nestled within the gardens, and with seating areas both inside the café, is a good place to stop and relax whatever the weather.  

Enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks alongside a range of delicious, soups, sandwiches and sweet treats. Better yet, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a picnic amongst the bees and butterflies on the top lawn.