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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

Open House London 2018
Date: Sunday September 23
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Valentines Mansion is proud to be participating in Open House London 2018, an annual festival of architecture and design celebrating the capital's wonderful buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Come and explore our historic grade II* listed building and discover the many original and period features that give the house its wonderful character. Set on the stunning grounds of Valentines Park & Boating Lake, the mansion also boasts its own beautiful garden and a charming seated café where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Open House London 2018

A Touch of Glass - September
Date: Sunday September 30
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 - September

Vintage Fair
Date: Sunday September 30
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.
STALL HOLDERS: If you're a stall holder interested in selling your vintage wares at our fair, please get in touch with us via email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 0208708 8100

Vintage Fair

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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