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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

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion
Date: Thursday 10 October
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £5 per person, includes tea/coffee and biscuits
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Over 330 years of fascinating history is waiting to be discovered. Let our costumed guided tour take you for a tour of Valentines Mansion and fill you in on lots of fascinating facts. Get to know the owners who once called Valentines their home, and find out how they changed the Mansion and Gardens to make it their own. Followed by tea and biscuits in one of our lovely rooms.

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion



The Mansion Through Young Artists' Eyes
Date: Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 October
Time: 10.30am-4pm
Age: All Ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
A collection of incredible artwork by young artists aged between 6 and 19 years, belonging to local art group, ARTYGalina. Come & enjoy works inspired by Valentines Mansion & Gardens, in celebration of our 10th year of opening

The Mansion Through Young Artists' Eyes



Mind, Body & Spirit Fair
Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27 October
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
Explore the realms of the unknown with healings, readings and retail therapy.

For stall bookings, please email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk.

Mind, Body & Spirit Fair



An Audience with Medium Leo Bonomo
Date: Sunday 27 October
Time: 5pm-6.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £10 per person
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
SPECIAL EVENT Join renowned psychic and medium Leo Bonomo for this very special event at Valentines Mansion as he connects the audience with the other side.

An Audience with Medium Leo Bonomo



Artists' Open Studios
Date: Sunday 27 October
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
Ten years ago, the very top floor of Valentines Mansion was transformed into six contemporary studios for local artists. Pottery, printmaking, sculpture, fused glass, willow weaving, basketry, painting, ceramics and photography - these are just some of the art forms practiced from this space. Now's your chance to explore the studios and meet the artists, see how their work is made, and buy a unique piece of art to take home.

Artists' Open Studios



The Valentines Anomaly
Date: Various Dates from Monday 28 October 2019
Time: Various start times
Age: 12+
Tickets: From £16.50
Bookings: Box Office
There is a strange phenomenon taking place at Valentines Mansion. Julien Slade has invited you to help investigate, but is all as it seems? There are ghostly lights and unusual supernatural goings on, Slade tells you that something very strange is taking place; the spirits in the building are waking up. Can they be trusted to guide you? Your team will embark on an hour long journey around the mansion; the house that Slade believes is the hiding place for an ancient artefact from the ill-fated ship, the East Indiaman Valentine, a mysterious but cursed item. Is this all just an elaborate hoax, or will the mansion take its revenge?

The Valentines Anomaly



Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion
Date: Tuesday 12 November
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £5 per person, includes tea/coffee and biscuits
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Over 330 years of fascinating history is waiting to be discovered. Let our costumed guided tour take you for a tour of Valentines Mansion and fill you in on lots of fascinating facts. Get to know the owners who once called Valentines their home, and find out how they changed the Mansion and Gardens to make it their own. Followed by tea and biscuits in one of our lovely rooms.

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion



Christmas Fair
Date: Friday 29 & Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December
Time: 29 November - 3pm-9pm, 30 November 1pm-7pm and 1st December 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
Jingle all the way to our Christmas Fair and browse our lovely stalls for the perfect festive gifts. With handpicked crafts, jewellery, food, drink, soaps, candles and plenty more, you will find something for everyone, including a treat or two for yourself! The artists studios will be open on the Sunday, make sure you venture to the 2nd floor where you can pick up a variety of handmade and unique items, including woven baskets, paintings, fused glass, books and more.

STALLHOLDERS: If you are interested in having a stall at our Christmas Fair, please contact us by email on hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 020 8708 8100.

Christmas Fair



Christmas Artists' Open Studios
Date: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to pre-book
Give gifts this Christmas that your family and friends will treasure forever. Our studio artists hand make a variety of wonderful gift ideas, perfect for your nearest and dearest. Browse their studios for unique finds including ceramics, paintings fused glass, willow weaved baskets, stained glass, jewellery and much more. It is also a great chance to meet them and see them at work in their private studios at Valentines Mansion.

Christmas Artists' Open Studios



The Snow Queen Theatre Production
Date: Friday 13 December
Time: 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Age: All Ages
Tickets: £15 Child (under 14 years) / £18 Standard (age 14 years plus)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
"I can give her no greater power than she has already. Do you not see how strong she is? If she cannot herself obtain access to the Snow Queen, and remove the glass fragments from little Kay, we can do nothing to help her."

When her friend is stolen by the cold hearted Snow Queen, Gerda must find the strength and courage to travel across the lands to save him. An array of characters along the way will guide and aid her journey but can Gerda bring the warmth of summer back to her friend?

With live music, song and characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas.

The Snow Queen Theatre Production


HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Awesome Autumn
Date: Monday 21 October
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: 5yrs+
Tickets: £5
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Get crafty at the Mansion and create a colourful autumn ring using a variety of craft materials in seasonal colours. This will look great on display at home!

Awesome Autumn



Pumpkin Mosaics
Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: 5yrs+
Tickets: £5
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Get in the mood for Halloween and make your own pumpkin mosaic using a variety of paper and card €“ stick this up on your window when you get home and get ready for the spookiest day for the year!

Pumpkin Mosaics


CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Mark Making with Natural Tools
Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
In this unique 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. Participants will also make their own tools using objects and plants found in the Valentines Mansion gardens.

Mark Making with Natural Tools



Punch Needle Embroidery
Date: Wednesday 13 November
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £47 (includes all materials)
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.

Punch Needle Embroidery



Christmas Printmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday 11 December
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: 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.

Christmas Printmaking Workshop