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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

Jazz Evening
Date: Friday 12 February 2016
Time: Starts 7.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 12 for members of the Friends of Valentines Mansion and 15 for non-members. Includes refreshments.
Bookings: Tickets available from January, please call 020 8478 7248.
The Friends of Valentines Mansion present a fabulous evening of jazz featuring none other than Geoff Seeff and The Wheezards.

Jazz Evening

Made with Love...Handmade Craft Fair & Artists Open Studios
Date: Sunday 14 February 2016
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All Ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Spend Valentines Day with us at Valentines Mansion. We will be starting the year with a fabulous fair, come along and indulge yourself and your loved ones. There will be stalls with great gift ideas and maybe even ideas for a new hobby, whatever you are looking for, we are sure you will find something you will love. Venture to the top floor for the Artists Open Studios for your chance to meet our artists, see how their work is made and maybe even take one of their unique creations home with you! If you make a unique product by hand and would like to showcase it at our fair, get in touch on 020 8708 8100.

Made with Love...Handmade Craft Fair & Artists Open Studios

Valentines Hatters Fair
Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: All Ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: 020 8708 8100
Calling all milliners! On the 5th June 2016, Valentines Mansion will be holding a milliners fair to celebrate the Royal Ascot races most extravagant displays. We'll have a wide variety of exhibitors displaying a range of hats as well as milliner classes for the public to learn how to create their own fabulous creations ready for the races.

Get in touch for stall availability and information on running milliner classes at our fair.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Marvellous Magic
Date: Monday 15 February
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-2pm
Age: 5 years+
Tickets: 10 per child (1 adult per child)
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Tickets include both the magic show and a workshop to learn magical secrets that will amaze your friends.

Marvellous Magic

Classical Mosaic Workshop
Date: Tuesday 16 February
Time: 10am-2.30pm
Age: 8 years+
Tickets: 30 per person
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
A workshop devoted to creating your own mosaic in the style of Classical Roman and Greek mosaics from around the ancient world. Please bring a packed lunch.

Classical Mosaic Workshop

Exotic Animal Encounters
Date: Wednesday 17 February
Time: 11.30am-1pm and 12.30pm-2pm
Age: 3 years+
Tickets: 10 per child (1 adult per child).
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Meet Vincent the Siberian Fox, Squirt the Skunk and their lovable friends at this fantastic event. You will learn all about the animals, have the chance to pet them all and make a mask of your favourite species to take home with you.

Exotic Animal Encounters

FAMILY ACTIVITIES  back to top

The Great Valentines Bake Off
Date: Sunday 21 February 2016
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: Families
Tickets: 2 per person
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in, limited spaces, first come, first served
With the Sports Relief Bake Off back on our screens, here is a brilliant chance for the little ones to get creative with cakes and cookies at the very venue it was filmed at. Bring your children to Valentines Mansion & Gardens, where the Bake Off has now been filmed 5 times, and decorate bakes to take home and show off to family and friends.

The Great Valentines Bake Off

Mystery at the Mansion: Whodunit?
Date: Summer Holidays - date will be announced shortly (Please note that this event was due to take place on Saturday 5 March and has been postponed)
Time: 11am-3pm (hour long sessions start every 15 minutes from 11am - 2pm)
Age: 8 years+
Tickets: 5 per child
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
ALERT - Theft at the Mansion. Mrs Ingleby's party is in jeopardy, put your investigative skills to use and interview suspects to solve this Victorian mystery. Can you save the day?

Mystery at the Mansion:  Whodunit?

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Fused Glass with Amanda Seljubac
Date: Tuesday 26 January 2016. NEW DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - Tuesday 16 February
Time: 10am-1pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 32 per person
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Back by popular demand. Learn the intricate art of fused glass with the guidance of our studio artist. With her expert guidance, you'll make a decorative item using specialist techniques and materials. 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.

Fused Glass with Amanda Seljubac