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Come and enjoy exhibitions, join us for guided tours and walks, bring the family along for some arts and crafts or stroll through farmers’ markets, 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

Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War and Redbridge
Date: Sunday 15 February - Sunday 31 May
Time: During Mansion's usual opening times
Age: Open to all
Tickets: Free
An exhibition by Redbridge Museum.
In the first few months of the First World War, several hundred Belgian refugees arrived in Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford, where they found a home. This Redbridge Museum exhibition explores where they stayed and what life was like for them. Many stayed at Valentines Mansion and the display recreates one of their rooms.

Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War and Redbridge

May Fair
Date: Saturday, 9 May
Time: 11am - 4pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Entry 2, payable at the door. Free entry for children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult.
Join us for a day of music and entertainment in Valentines Mansion and the surrounding grounds. With a wide variety of art and craft stalls and live music as well as fun activities for children and families. Organised by the Friends of Valentines Mansion. For more information please visit the Friends website www.valentines.org.uk

May Fair

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios
Date: Sunday, 31 May
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
A fantastic opportunity to meet our artists and see how their work is made and enjoy special demonstrations.

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios

Best of Music Fest
Date: Sunday 12 April
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book
Enjoy a delightful selection of acoustic music performances in a beautiful setting, each month showcasing different musicians & music styles. Arrive early to get the best spot! Picnics are welcomed but please bring your own seating or ground covers as chairs & blankets are not provided. Hosted by the Redbridge Green Fair Music Club and the Redbridge Music Lounge.

Best of Music Fest

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Egg-cellent Easter at Valentines
Date: Sunday, 5 April - Wednesday, 8 April
Time: 11am-3pm
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
Join us during the school holidays and follow the special Easter trail and pick up your special treat when you complete it! Also enjoy Easter arts and crafts activities in the house.

Egg-cellent Easter at Valentines

FAMILY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Fun Day Sunday - Terrific Toys
Date: Sunday, 26 April
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
Drop in to the Mansion to investigate toys that children played with in the past. Try out games that the sea captain who once lived in the Mansion came across during his travels around the world and have a go at making your own Victorian toy.

Fun Day Sunday - Terrific Toys

Fun Day Sunday - Taking Tea the Georgian Way!
Date: Sunday, 31 May
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
Imagine you have been invited for tea at the Mansion! Get dressed up, try our teatime challenges, read some tasty stories and create art work that looks good enough to eat!

Fun Day Sunday - Taking Tea the Georgian Way!

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Touch of Glass
Date: Tuesday, 21 April
Time: 10am - 1pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 30 (includes all materials)
Bookings: Pre-booking essential. Call 020 8708 8100
Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass. This would make a wonderful gift for someone special, perhaps for a birthday or anniversary. Whatever the occasion, make sure you book early, this workshop is extremely popular and spaces fill up fast.

Touch of Glass

FARMERS MARKETS  back to top

Farmers Market
Date: Sunday 26 April
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
A chance for you to buy some local and seasonal food and visit the mansion, gardens and cafe.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market
Date: Sunday, 24 May
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
A chance for you to buy some local and seasonal food and visit the mansion, gardens and cafe.

Farmers Market