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Welcome to Hall Place and Gardens

One of the South East’s best-kept secrets. This historic house and garden, rich in fascinating history, welcomes visitors all year round with a range of exhibitions and public events and stunning spaces for weddings and other celebrations. Garden entry is free.

Winter Opening = Gardens open 9am-5pm. Click here for more information

Winter Opening 1st October = we will be switching over to our Winter closing times. Please be aware that due to the current situation we will be closing the Stone Arch Gate that takes you to the Glasshouses and Visitor Centre at 4pm with the large Green East Gates that allow access and exit to the wider gardens being closed to the public at our usual winter time of 5pm.”

Local Byelaws prohibit dogs, riding bicycles, BBQs etc Click here to check them all

We’ve made some changes – what you need to know

  • The Visitor Centre, Shop and toilets at Hall Place and Gardens are now open, please wear a face covering when entering (certain medical conditions exempt). Please note – the toilets are cleaned regularly for your safety, so you may have to wait a few minutes whilst this is done
  • The Riverside Café is also open 7 days a week 10am-3pm
  • Jambs Owls is also open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10am-3.30pm, again, face coverings are needed
  • Bexley Butterfly House and Plant Centre are both now open daily 10am-3.30pm, contactless payment and face coverings are required. Admission to the Butterfly House is via online booking only – pre-book online by clicking here 
  • There will be a one way route to the Visitor Centre from the stone arch gate. Signs will be in place so that visitors can move through the site safely.
  • Please respect others – not observing social distancing can make others anxious, so please continue to keep everyone safe by distancing and abide by the governments ‘Rule of Six’ law. Please be advised that Hall Place and Gardens falls within Level 2 High Risk zone – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care 
  • Please take your rubbish home with you 
  • Visitors will be asked to provide contact details for the NHS Test and Trace scheme when they visit the site. These details will be held for 21 days to support the NHS with rapidly tracing individuals who may have been in contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. 

The Historic House and Main Glasshouse are still closed until further notice. 

Please keep checking the website and our social media for further updates.


Contact us:  We apologise but we are unable to man the telephone lines. Please email [email protected]  or for functions [email protected] . Alternatively you can message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you and stay safe. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hall Place Christmas Craft Fair

Due to the current Covid situation we are sorry to advise that Hall Place will not be running its popular annual indoor Christmas Craft Fair this year. This is a sad decision, as this is a popular annual event and the usual start to our Christmas calendar. However, we need to continue to do all we can to keep Hall Place & Gardens a Covid secure environment for our visitors. We look forward to inviting all our stall holders back next year.

We are planning to hold two additional Farmers Markets running on Saturday 21 November  and Saturday 19 December 10 – 2pm where you can stock up on your favourite treats in readiness for the festive season .

Relax, Discover & Enjoy

Stay healthy and keep well with a stroll in the gardens.

It is really important that you ensure that you keep at least 2 metres away from others at all times as advised by the government and wash your hands regularly.

Free entry

The Shop, Cafe and Plant Centre are now open

Family Friendly

The government wish to encourage children to play and explore in the outdoors, whilst following social distancing guidance. So come and have a run around in the acres of Hall Place Gardens.

It is really important that you ensure that you keep at least 2 metres away from others at all times as advised by the government and wash your hands regularly.

 The Halloween Garden Trail will be available from 1-31 October

For our favourite youtube Halloween story and craft click here

Visit the owls Friday- Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Visit the Bexley Butterfly House – pre-book online only by clicking here 

Explore Learning @ Home

Learning at home can be tough, especially under the current circumstances. Take a look at our family friendly and online learning resources and to see if they fit with your plans. There are resources for all ages covering different themes. Here are some examples…

  I-Spy Trees

 5 of Britain’s top trees to look out for on your walk whether you are in a city, town or village 

Tell Me A Story

Use this story writing resource to inspire your budding writers at home for students aged 7 years +

It’s a Bugs Life – Bees

Learn about honey bees and bumblebees and even design your own bee

In view of the current Covid 19 pandemic , please note that any Hall Place events are subject to last minute change and or cancellation . Every endeavour will be made to contact ticket holders in the event of any change, but please ensure that you refer to our website in advance of your visit to confirm details. If Hall Place are required to cancel a public programme event, we will, where possible, offer an alternative date or offer a refund of any tickets sold.

Any changes to Hall Place Gardens and Visitor centre accessibility and opening times will be advertised on our Website and social media channels at the earliest opportunity

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