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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

Vintage Fair
Date: Sunday April 28
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.

Vintage Fair

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion
Date: Thursday 9 May
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: 10+
Tickets: 5 per person, includes tea/coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the fascinating history behind our charming mansion and its former residents in this fact-filled guided tour. You’ll be surprised by some of things you’ll find out!

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion

Supper Club - A Midsummer Nights Dream
Date: Friday 7 June
Time: 7.30pm. Bar open from 6.30pm.
Age: Adults
Tickets: 40
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Box Office.
Celebrating Shakespeare's magical comedy of errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, the team at That Hungry Chef, one of London's finest supperclub hosts have put together a dinner that will transport you into the fairy woods. With food by Michelin-trained chef, Pratap Chahal, this is a dinner unlike any other. Coming to Valentine's Mansion for one evening only, this multi-sensory dining experience will be a night to remember.

Supper Club - A Midsummer Nights Dream

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion
Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: 10+
Tickets: 5 per person, includes tea/coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the fascinating history behind our charming mansion and its former residents in this fact-filled guided tour. You’ll be surprised by some of things you’ll find out!

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Young Explorer Indoor/Outdoor Trail
Date: Monday May 27
Time: 11am-4pm (last trail 3pm)
Age: 4+
Tickets: 2 per child
Bookings: No booking required. Just drop in.
We have an action packed trail planned for you! Be one of our young explorers as you hunt inside and outside the mansion to find the hidden objects on your trail map. Complete the adventure, find the objects and return your map to reception to head home with your prize.

Young Explorer Indoor/Outdoor Trail

Fairy House
Date: Wednesday May 29
Time: 11.30pm-12.30pm
Age: 4+
Tickets: 5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Get crafty as you build your own fairy house at Valentines Mansion. Join us and spend the morning unleashing your creative talents as you make a unique fairy structure for our little friends to sleep in.

Fairy House

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Soapstone Carving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
This workshop will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools and methods used to complete a carving. We will be exploring the mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Soapstone Carving Workshop

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 26 May
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Tapestry Weaving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn the basics of hand weaving in this workshop inspired by the colours of nature in the mansion’s very own gardens. You will learn how to set up and warp your loom, create a fringe for your unique wall hanging and start weaving. You will be encouraged to experiment with different colours and textures provided, and let your imagination lead. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 30 June
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 29 July
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Tea Cup Painting & Make your own Tea
Date: Wednesday August 14
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Design and paint your very own tea cup and saucer in this unique workshop. We will provide a range of ceramic paints as well as the crockery and tools for you to work with. During the session you will also make your own tea bags using loose leaf tea and a variety of spices. This workshop pays homage to the links the Mansion has to the East India Company who bought tea over to England from Asia. It’s also part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Tea Cup Painting & Make your own Tea

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 25 August
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Block Printing Tote Bag
Date: Wednesday September 11
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Want to learn to design and print your own designs on fabric? Sign up for this block printing workshop with artists Amanda and Sadia, and learn how to block print on fabric as you create a custom tote bag. In this 3 hour session, you will learn how to carve simple printing blocks and transfer your designs onto fabric. We will provide all the materials: linoleum blocks, carving tools, printing ink, and a plain cotton tote bag. You’ll leave with your own, custom-printed tote bag. We will be exploring Valentines Mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Block Printing  Tote Bag

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 29 September
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Mark Making with Natural Tools
Date: Wednesday October 16
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
In this unique and experimental workshop we will be using natural and unusual tools to make marks on fabric. We will be exploring a series of easy and exciting ways to create imagery and pattern through experimentation. The natural tools will be found objects/ plants found in the mansion gardens. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Mark Making with Natural Tools

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 20 October
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Punch Needle Embroidery
Date: Wednesday November 13
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Master the principles of a contemporary textile craft in this workshop. Punch needle is a modern take on the ancient craft of rug hooking. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn a how to use a punch needle with a variety of yarn to create your own unique piece of wall art. A range of patterns will be provided or you can choose to punch your own design. We will be exploring Valentines Mansion and gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Punch Needle Embroidery

A Touch of Glass
Date: Sunday 24 November
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
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.

A Touch of Glass

Christmas Printmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday December 11
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Using the traditional method of lino printing you will learn how to design and create your very own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper in this Christmas inspired workshop. Learn the art of carving and printing linocuts in one or two colours with good quality tools and inks to get excellent prints. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who have brought their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public. This is the very last in the series.

Christmas Printmaking Workshop