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Come and enjoy exhibitions, join us for guided tours and walks, bring the family along for some arts and crafts, stroll through our specialist fairs, or simply make time for yourself with one of our creative workshops - there’s so much to do at Valentines, you’ll be surprised.

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SPECIAL EVENTS  back to top

Valentines Mansion Summer Exhibition
Date: Wednesday 1 August to Friday 31 August 2018
Time: During normal opening hours
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free
A beautiful collection of work inspired by the suffragette movement and the 100th anniversary of the first women being given the right to vote. Set in our historic Grade II* listed building, this poignant exhibition is produced by the Mansion’s talented resident artists and showcases a stunning range of artistic disciplines.

Valentines Mansion Summer Exhibition

Celebrating History & Heritage - A Special Summer Sunday event organised by The Friends of Valentines Mansion.
Date: Sunday 19 August 2018
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Meet local historical and heritage societies from Redbridge and beyond. For further enquiries please contact the Friends of Valentines Mansion on 020 8554 2414.

Celebrating History & Heritage - A Special Summer Sunday event organised by The Friends of Valentines Mansion.

Artists' Open Studio
Date: Sunday August 26
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Meet our talented resident artists and explore their top floor studios, which was once the mansion’s old servants’ quarters. As well as an opportunity to chat with the artists you’ll also get the chance to view their latest works, which includes watercolours, conceptual work, ceramics and stained glass. There will also be a free drop in drawing workshop, where people can sit and draw either from a still life, or an image. Hosted by our artist Jason Rose, he will be on hand to provide handy tips and instructions.

Artists' Open Studio

Open House London 2018
Date: Sunday September 23
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Valentines Mansion is proud to be participating in Open House London 2018, an annual festival of architecture and design celebrating the capital's wonderful buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Come and explore our historic grade II* listed building and discover the many original and period features that give the house its wonderful character. Set on the stunning grounds of Valentines Park & Boating Lake, the mansion also boasts its own beautiful garden and a charming seated café where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Open House London 2018

Vintage Fair
Date: Sunday September 30
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Set in our historic building, this fair really is a vintage shoppers dream and brings together some of the UK's finest vintage traders. Bursting with original and bespoke retro finds, there's something for every vintage taste at affordable prices.
STALL HOLDERS: If you're a stall holder interested in selling your vintage wares at our fair, please get in touch with us via email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 0208708 8100

Vintage Fair

Christmas Fair
Date: Sunday December 2
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Our Christmas Fair is back by popular demand! As always, you will find a fantastic collection of hand-picked stalls selling a variety of original and handmade crafts, including jewellery, homeware, soaps, candles, food, and much more. The perfect stop for some Christmas shopping to pick up a really unique gift. The artists’ studios on the top floor will also be open throughout the day.
STALL HOLDERS: If you're a stall holder interested in selling your wares at our Christmas Fair, please get in touch with us via email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 0208708 8100

Christmas Fair

Artists' Open Studio
Date: Sunday December 2
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Meet our talented resident artists and explore their top floor studios, which was once the mansion’s old servants’ quarters. As well as an opportunity to chat with the artists, you’ll also get the chance to view their latest works spanning several artistic disciplines. Held in conjunction with our Christmas Fair – taking place on the same day, guests are invited to get creative and make their own fingerprint canvas Christmas tree decoration. This class is suitable for adults and children and a charge of £3 per canvas is applicable.

Artists' Open Studio

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Lavender Bags
Date: Monday 6 August 2018
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Design and create your own wonderful smelling Lavender bags in our fun-packed craft session. Take your designs home and show them off as the scent of lavender fills your room. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Lavender Bags

Funky Fish & Crazy Crabs
Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: : No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
The ocean is full of colourful fish and nippy crabs. Discover more about them as you get crafty in the Mansion making your own funky fish and crazy crabs. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Funky Fish & Crazy Crabs

Sunflower Fun
Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn about sunflowers and create your own beautiful sunflower picture using real sunflower seeds. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sunflower Fun

Explore and Learn – Autumnal Trees
Date: Monday October 22
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm
Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Explore the mansion grounds to find unusual shades and shapes of leaves. Use the leaves to inspire you as you create your very own personalised autumnal tree in a fun-packed arts and crafts session in one of our historic rooms.

Explore and Learn – Autumnal Trees

Spooky Masks and Pom Pom Spiders
Date: Wednesday October 24
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm
Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Get ready for Halloween with our spooky arts and crafts session! Get stuck in to this exciting class as you create your very own Halloween mask and some not so scary, but very cute pom pom spiders! They’ll make the perfect Halloween decoration for your room!

Spooky Masks and Pom Pom Spiders

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Impressionism Masterclass - Paint like Turner
Date: Saturday August 25
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Age: suitable for for those aged 16+
Tickets: £45 per person
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Led by our talented resident artist Jason Rose, you will learn how to paint using impressionist techniques and styles loved by the maters including Turner and Monet. Let the Mansion’s beautiful surroundings inspire you as put your new skills to the test with your very own landscape painting. The cost includes the use of all tools and materials on the day.


Impressionism Masterclass - Paint like Turner