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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

The Friends of Valentines Mansion Quiz Night
Date: Friday 13 February
Time: Starts 7.30 pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 8 per person. Tables for groups of 8 available (subject to availability)
Back by popular demand!
A fun evening in the Mansion's Drawing room with the Friends of Valentines Mansion. Bring your own choice of refreshments.
Tickets available in January from Mrs B Norcaro, 93, Westbury Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 3BW. Cheques made payable to 'The Friends of Valentines Mansion'. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets. For more information, call 020 8478 7248.

 

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios
Date: Sunday 15 February
Time: 11 am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
A fantastic opportunity to meet our artists and see how their work is made and enjoy special demonstrations.
Something new for 2015. You will even have the chance to have a go at creating your own work of art. Full details will be available on our website closer to the time.

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios

Love yourself at Valentines
Date: Sunday 15 February
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry (treatments will be charged for)
Bookings: Stall bookings: Call the Mansion 020 8708 8100
Come along to the Mansion for a day of pure indulgence and pampering for your mind, body and soul. Relax, unwind and treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, massage, holistic treatment, meditation, psychic and tarot readings and more. Browse the many stalls and choose from products to continue the relaxation at home, as well as some lovely gift ideas. You will also enjoy demonstrations in make-up and psychic readings. Prepare to float home after leaving the Mansion! The first 100 visitors receive a free luxury goody bag!

Love yourself at Valentines

Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War and Redbridge
Date: Tuesday 17 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

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Wonderful Windows
Date: Wednesday 18 February
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Age: 5 yrs+
Tickets: 4.50 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Bookings start in January
Valentines is home to some amazing stained glass windows. This is your chance to learn more about these beautiful art works and make your own colorful window to take home.

Wonderful Windows

Creative Crockery
Date: Wednesday 18 February
Time: 11.30pm - 1pm
Age: 4 - 11 yrs
Tickets: 9 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Bookings start in January
Take inspiration from the house and gardens and transfer your fab ideas onto paper before painting your lovely design onto your cup and saucer. You'll always remember your wonderful visit to Valentines whenever you enjoy a drink in your hand-painted creation!

Creative Crockery

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

A Touch of Glass
Date: Tuesday 27 January
Time: 10am - 1pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: 30 (includes all materials)
Bookings: Pre-booking essential
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

FARMERS MARKETS  back to top

Farmers' Market
Date: Sunday 21 December
Time: 11am to 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No booking required
The ever popular and crowd pleasing farmers’ markets are packed with a variety of stalls including fresh foods. Please note that the Mansion will not be open on this day.

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market
Date: Sunday 22 February
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No booking required
Fresh bread, tempting cakes, homemade chutneys and jams just some of the fantastic local foods on offer at the ever-popular farmers’ markets.