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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

A Touch of Glass - October
Date: Sunday October 28
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: adults
Tickets: £47 per person (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 - October

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

Music, Magic and Mince Pies – Organised by Friends of Valentines Mansion
Date: Thursday December 6
Time: 7.30pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: £8 for FoVM members & £10 for non-members.
Bookings: Booking & ticket information available on 020 8553 5940
An evening of seasonal entertainment

Music, Magic and Mince Pies – Organised by Friends of Valentines Mansion

Christmas Workshop –Traditional Festive Table Arrangement
Date: Wednesday December 12
Time: 11am-12pm
Age: adults
Tickets: £15 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Impress your guests this Christmas with your very own handmade table arrangement using a mixture of cones, berries and baubles. This arrangement will last until Christmas and beyond.

Christmas Workshop –Traditional Festive Table Arrangement

Christmas Workshop – Traditional Festive Table Ring
Date: Wednesday December 12
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Age: adults
Tickets: £25 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Using fresh flowers, Christmas foliage, cones and berries, you will learn to create a stunning centrepiece for your Christmas meal. Your beautiful creation will leave your dinner guests amazed, and apart from the fresh flowers, everything will last until Christmas and beyond. You will be taught how to replace your fresh flowers to take you through the festive season.

Christmas Workshop – Traditional Festive Table Ring

A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens. A production by This Is My Theatre
Date: Friday December 14
Time: 7.30pm-9pm (with interval)
Age: 14+
Tickets: £15 per adult. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Set inside our stunning, historic grade II* listed venue, guests will be able to enjoy Charles Dickens’ classic ghostly Christmas tale. Doors open from 6pm and guests can enjoy a free festive punch and refreshments on entry.

A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens. A production by This Is My Theatre

Artists’ Open Studio
Date: Sunday February 10
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
No booking needed. Meet our talented resident artists and view their stunning collection as you explore their top floor studios. As well as an opportunity to chat with the artists you’ll also get the chance to buy their latest works, which includes watercolours, conceptual work, ceramics and stained glass.

Artists’ Open Studio

Made with Love - Arts & Crafts Fair
Date: Sunday February 10
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Our massively popular Made with Love Fair is back. A celebration of unique handmade crafts, from homeware and jewellery, to food and drink and gorgeous gifts for loved ones, just in time for Valentines Day. You'll also have the chance to visit the top floor of the Mansion and meet our talented studio artists and see them working on their amazing creations. If you are interested in hiring a stall at the event, please email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 0208 708 8100

Made with Love - Arts & Crafts Fair

Marvellous Magic – Afternoon session
Date: Wednesday February 20
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: £10 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Marvellous Magic – Afternoon session

Wednesday February 20
Date: Marvellous Magic – Morning Session
Time: 11.30pm-12.30pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: £10 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday February 20

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

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

Wizard Stories presented by Redbridge Children's StoryFest 2018
Date: Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
Time: 11am and 12.30pm. Each session lasts 45 minutes
Age: 3-8 years
Tickets: Free but must be pre-booked
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via www.redbridgestoryfest.org
Wizard Stories interactive storytelling workshops transport you to weird worlds of wonder. Join us as we battle dragons and giants, conquer enchanted mountains and plummet the depths of the cursed lake. Wizard Stories makes you the hero of your very own story. Each Wizard Story is as unique as the group that meets to listen, imagine and create.

Wizard Stories presented by Redbridge Children's StoryFest 2018

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

A Touch of Glass - January
Date: Sunday January 27
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: adults
Tickets: £47 per person (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 - January

A Touch of Glass - February
Date: Sunday February 24
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: adults
Tickets: £47 per person (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 - February

A Touch of Glass - March
Date: Sunday March 24
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 - March