Bexley Butterfly House and Plant Centre has closed Unfortunately the operator of the Bexley Butterfly House and Plant Centre decided to terminate their arrangement with Hall Place, due to personal circumstances. These both closed on Friday 23 September 2022. The Butterflies were safely rehoused to the Horniman Butterfly House Hall Place will be looking at alternative options over the coming months, but would like to thank the team for their valued contribution to Hall Place over recent years
Hall Place and Gardens welcomes new caterers Hall Place and Gardens have announced two concessions to run the popular Riverside Café and to provide the catering for wedding and events from 1 March. Relish Catering have successfully retained the concession for the wedding and events catering within the historic house. Prestigious Catering have been awarded the concession for the Riverside café operation and the Hall Place team are excited to be working with them. Relish is a locally based company catering in many venues across Kent. They will bring their confidence, expertise and excellent cuisine. Relish will [...]
Hall Place and Gardens are preparing for the opening of the Welling and District Model Engineering Society’s (WDMES) new railway in the Spring. The miniature railway will then be open every Sunday from 12:30pm to 4pm until the end of September. To enjoy a ride visitors will need to visit the new station located on the South Park at Hall Place, by going over the Weir bridge turning left and following the River Cray. The site will also house a new WDMES Clubhouse. There will be a small charge of £1.25 to ride the railway. Cabinet Member for Places, Cllr Peter [...]
We have a job vacancy for a Casual Customer Service and Events Officer to join the team at Hall Place. If you are interested, take a look at the full details.
Welling & District Model Engineering Society move to Hall Place & Gardens We are pleased to announce that work has started on the facilities for the new miniature railway that will be opening at Hall Place in Spring 2022. The Welling and District Model Engineering Society will be moving to Hall Place from their current Falconwood home and be offering public rides every Sunday through the summer when the works are complete. We will share updates on the progress of the work on our website, social media and in our regular email newsletters.
Hall Place awarded Green Flag and Green Heritage status 2020 We are thrilled to announce that Hall Place & Gardens have achieved the Green Flag Award for 2020. A special thank you to the amazing gardens staff and volunteers who help keep the gardens looking fantastic, especially this year where we have valued them more than ever for their hard work in these extraordinary times #GreenFlagAward2020 #GoGreenForParks.
So many people are working on their gardens right now. Not only to make them look fantastic but also as a really good way to support their physical health and mental wellbeing. Our gardeners at Hall Place are still working hard and wanted to share some of their top tips with you. The first is all about pruning Hydrangeas Hydrangeas spent flower heads still give some much needed architectural form over the winter months. So if you did leave them, you can now remove these to concentrate energy into your new growth. Your plant will have started producing its new leaves, [...]
Hall Place is thrilled to announce the renewal of its Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for the eighth year running. This is a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision. The award winning Education Service at Hall Place welcomes over 7,000 children to its varied programme of sessions and activities every year. Like to know more? Visit the Learning pages on the Hall Place website at hallplace.org.uk The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into a trusted accreditation scheme for all types of learning outside the [...]
Please note with immediate effect the Bird Hide will be closed while our education sessions are taking place in the pond dipping area. These sessions are usually in the mornings between 10 - 12.30 from April – July, however this may vary. We will publish any planned known closures on our Facebook site, however please note that there are occasions when plans change at the last minute. We will endeavour to keep users as informed as possible. This decision has been made to give our schools a secure and safe environment to learn. The dates so far that the Bird [...]
We were thrilled to get this amazing thank you from a lovely couple who chose to have their wedding here at Hall Place recently - I just wanted to drop an email to say a big thank you to yourself and all your staff that helped us though the running up and the day of the wedding. You really went above and beyond to fulfil all our dreams and it really came true on the day. The hall looked lovely for the ceremony and the meal and its all down to you and your organisation. The day flowed perfectly and it [...]