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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

Vintage Fair
Date: Sunday April 28
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.

Vintage Fair

Once Upon A Time
Date: Sunday 5 May
Time: 11am-4pm
Age: 3+
Tickets: £5 per chilld and £5 per adult. (Free entry for under 3s). Family ticket £18 (3 children + 1 adult or 2 adults + two children)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Step into the wonderful land of make believe and meet with some of your favourite fairy tale characters. On the day, enjoy taking part in our fun-packed craft activities or settle in and listen to stories with Old Mother Hubbard.

Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite fairy tale character and follow the fairy tale trail. You can also join the teddy bears for lunch, so don’t forget to pack a picnic or alternatively enjoy lunch in the walled Gardens café. A great day out for all the family with some surprises along the way…

Once Upon A Time

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Hedgehog Fun
Date: Wednesday April 10
Time: 11.30pm-12.30pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Get crafty at Valentines Mansion as you learn fun facts about hedgehogs and learn to make your own smiley face and cute cone hedgehog to take home. At least these won’t have any prickles!!!

Hedgehog Fun

Flower Power
Date: Wednesday April 17
Time: 11.30pm-12.30pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the world of flowers as you get crafty making your own colourful wild garden! Cut out your favourite flowers from the selection on offer and personalise them in your own unique style before sticking them on to your own ready-made garden.

Flower Power

Easter Trail
Date: Sunday April 21
Time: 11am - 4pm (last trail 3pm)
Age: 3+
Tickets: £3 per child
Bookings: No booking required. Just drop in.
A family favourite! Join our fun-packed Easter trail and uncover the hidden eggs and bunnies around the house and gardens. Don’t forget to pick up your special treat as a reward for finding all the trail items. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Easter Trail

Easter Trail
Date: Monday April 22
Time: 11am - 4pm (last trail 3pm)
Age: 3+
Tickets: £3 per child
Bookings: No booking required. Just drop in.
A family favourite! Join our fun-packed Easter trail and uncover the hidden eggs and bunnies around the house and gardens. Don’t forget to pick up your special treat as a reward for finding all the trail items.

Easter Trail

Young Explorer Indoor/Outdoor Trail
Date: Monday May 27
Time: 11am-4pm (last trail 3pm)
Age: 4+
Tickets: £2 per child
Bookings: No booking required. Just drop in.
We have an action packed trail planned for you! Be one of our young explorers as you hunt inside and outside the mansion to find the hidden objects on your trail map. Complete the adventure, find the objects and return your map to reception to head home with your prize.

Young Explorer Indoor/Outdoor Trail

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Lino Printmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday 13 March
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn the art of carving and printing linocuts in one or two colours with good quality tools and inks to get excellent prints. In this workshop you will create your own lino stamp, and print your own design onto a variety of materials including card, envelopes and tags. Your designs will be inspired by the patterns and motifs you will see at the mansion. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Lino Printmaking Workshop

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

Teacup Mosaics
Date: Wednesday 10 April
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the fascinating technique of traditional mosaic making. Develop skills in designing, cutting and assembling ceramic mosaics to create a decorative piece that explores colour, pattern and texture. We will be drawing on the history of Valentines Mansion and its links to the East India Company so feel free to bring an old tea cup or china to smash up and incorporate into your piece; we will also provide tea cups. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Teacup Mosaics

Soapstone Carving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
This workshop will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools and methods used to complete a carving. We will be exploring the mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Soapstone Carving Workshop

Tapestry Weaving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn the basics of hand weaving in this workshop inspired by the colours of nature in the mansion’s very own gardens. You will learn how to set up and warp your loom, create a fringe for your unique wall hanging and start weaving. You will be encouraged to experiment with different colours and textures provided, and let your imagination lead. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Hand Applique Workshop
Date: Wednesday 10 July
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the art of applique in this workshop. Applique is a versatile and creative sewing technique in which fabric pieces – small or large are layered on a base fabric and then stitched in place. During this workshop you will create your own applique design in a hoop which you can take your work home in. We will be using inspiration from designs from textiles brought over by the East India Company. In the course of the 18th century the mansion had three owners that were involved in the East India Company. You will need basic sewing skills for this workshop. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Hand Applique Workshop

Tea Cup Painting & Make your own Tea
Date: Wednesday August 14
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Design and paint your very own tea cup and saucer in this unique workshop. We will provide a range of ceramic paints as well as the crockery and tools for you to work with. During the session you will also make your own tea bags using loose leaf tea and a variety of spices. This workshop pays homage to the links the Mansion has to the East India Company who bought tea over to England from Asia. It’s also part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Tea Cup Painting & Make your own Tea

Block Printing – Tote Bag
Date: Wednesday September 11
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Want to learn to design and print your own designs on fabric? Sign up for this block printing workshop with artists Amanda and Sadia, and learn how to block print on fabric as you create a custom tote bag. In this 3 hour session, you will learn how to carve simple printing blocks and transfer your designs onto fabric. We will provide all the materials: linoleum blocks, carving tools, printing ink, and a plain cotton tote bag. You’ll leave with your own, custom-printed tote bag. We will be exploring Valentines Mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Block Printing – Tote Bag

Mark Making with Natural Tools
Date: Wednesday October 16
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
In this unique and experimental 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. The natural tools will be found objects/ plants found in the mansion gardens. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Mark Making with Natural Tools

Punch Needle Embroidery
Date: Wednesday November 13
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
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. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Punch Needle Embroidery

Christmas Printmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday December 11
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: £45 including materials, tea & coffee
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. 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. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who have brought their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public. This is the very last in the series.

Christmas Printmaking Workshop