Hall Place and Gardens are welcoming a new tenant. The Bexley Butterfly House and Plant centre are taking over the butterfly house and hope to be open later this month. The plant centre will open first while the Butterfly house is restock More details to follow...
Dino May half-term family fun goes digital. If you're missing our Dino May activities fear not, follow the links below to one of our favourite dinosaur stories and a roaring craft! Dinosaur story - Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts fab youtube video Amazing dinosaur spikes headpiece craft - an easy to follow craft in a youtube video by kidspot.com.au This craft uses green card, but you can use any card - cereal boxes etc and decorate them any way you wish.
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 www.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 [...]
The new look leaflet showcases the gardens and house, their beauty and secrets. It can be picked up onsite at Hall Place as well as at various other attractions and Tourist Information Centres in the area.
Two Bexley parks awarded Green Flag status Hall Place & Gardens and Lesnes Abbey Woods have today (16 July) been recognised as two of the very best parks in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme. Hall Place & Gardens has also received the Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of its historic features. Councillor Peter Craske, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places said: “I am proud that Lesnes Abbey and Hall Place & Gardens have been named as two of the world’s best parks. Lesnes Abbey received the Green Flag for the first time last year and it’s fantastic [...]
River Cray at Hall Place We have been advised by the Environment Agency (EA) that key maintenance works are required on the River Cray at Hall Place on 26 June. The works will replace the stop boards on the weir that have decayed and are leaking and unsafe. During the works they will also ensure that the stop boards and the Eel pass fit together so that any maintenance to one is not effecting the other. In order to do this they will need to reduce the level of the River for short period of time. The works are expected to [...]
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 [...]
Our 'Picture this!' local history exhibition has now closed to make way for the beautiful new art display by members of the renowned RBA - Royal Society of British Artists. We are squirrelling away behind the scenes waving goodbye to the cinema objects and welcoming in the artworks for display. Even though this exhibition space is closed until the RBA opens on 6 April, it will be worth the wait. So if art is your thing, put the date in your diaries! See our events or exhibitions pages for more details.
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 [...]