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Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall

At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War. The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's  - first President of the USA - direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname of 'Washington'.

Things to See and Do
Explore the historic house, take a walk around the stunning garden looking for bugs, birds and wildlife or take part in one of the organised, family-friendly events such as an Easter egg trail, Santa visit or Independence Day Celebrations. Check our events calendar for latest events.

Explore The Nuttery

Located in the National Trust’s Washington Old Hall, the Nuttery is a wildflower nut orchard set in an acre of land bustling with nature. It is home to hundreds of species of insect, birds, mammals, pond life living in a multitude of habitats. We look after this special area for you to witness the beauty and importance of nature especially pollinating insects.

If you have ever wondered what the inside of a beehive looks like or what is lurking in the compost and nesting in the hedgerow then look no further. Learn lots of interesting facts about nature and have fun solving puzzles and activities.

Facilities
The tea-room - ran by the Friends of Washington Old Hall - is a warm and inviting cafe situated in the Gardens of the Hall. Come along and sample delicious home made soup, pies and scones. There is also a small outdoor courtyard for outdoor eating.

  • Children's quiz / trail
  • Free parking
  • Dogs allowed in gardens (must be kept on lead).
Opening times
Open 11am - 5pm Sunday to Wednesday (April - October)
Garden and house closed (November - February) except for specific events (see website)

Prices
Prices start from (discounts available for groups and FREE entry for National Trust members):
  • Child £3.15
  • Adult £6.30
  • Family £15.75

Locations

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7LE

3.35 miles  
  0191 416 6879    
Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.