Valentines Mansion & Gardens
- Telephone 020 8708 8100
- Website www.valentinesmansion.com
There are 23 events at this location
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Captivating Calligraphy: Workshop (Over 5s)
Decipher old hand-writing and learn the art of writing in style using a feather pen and ink.
Decorate and make a paper tea cup and oriental-style fan.
Creative Candle: Workshop
Find out how homes were lit up in the past, them decorate your own candle and candle-holder using historical designs.
Explore, Make & Dos For Under 5s: Fun At The Farm
Make a farmyard mask, learn about different farm animals, and listen to stories and songs.
Tue 2 Jul
Explore, Make & Dos For Under 5s: Things That Fly
Join the treasure trail or use binoculars, to find flying creatures, both indoors and outdoors, and make your own creature.
Family Sundays: Ceramic Crafts
Find out about the journeys ceramics took from China and decorate and make a paper tea cup and oriental fan.
Guided Tour Of Valentines Gardens
Horticulturist and park manager Simon Litt points out the highlights of the gardens, including the new dry garden.
Tue 16 Jul
Guided Tour Of Valentines Mansion
Join a Valentines Mansion guide to learn about the history of the house.
Historical Headlines: Workshop (Over 7s)
Create your own stories and newspapers drawing upon the mansion's history and the characters that lived there.
Lovely Lotions: Workshop (Over 6s)
Discover how previous owners of the mansion would pamper themselves and have a go at making your own lotions and soaps to take home.
Lovely Origami: Workshop: Ages(4-8 Years)
Discover the art of origami, make your own animal to take home and take part in an origami hunt to find the pieces who escaped the Bird room.
Magic Mosaics: Workshop
Make your own mosaic to take home and find out more about the ancient art form.
Medical Mayhem: Workshop (Over 5s)
Journey back to when the mansion was used as a hospital. Discover remedies and medicines that would have been used and have a go at making your own diagnosis.
Gain access to the top floor of Valentines Mansion, which is normally closed, to visit the artists' studios there and see some of the artists' work, from glass to jewellery to paintings.
The Original Friends Of Valentines Mansion Cream Tea
A calm, bright and entertaining way to spend the afternoon, surrounded by tempting afternoon tea, accompanied by gentle music.
Thu 27 Jun
£12; £10 Friends Of Valentines Mansion / 020 8748 7248
Paint In The Style Of The Impressionists
The local and studio artist Jason Rose hosts this workshop, in which the surroundings of the mansion and gardens are used to look at Impressionist painting techniques. Suitable for beginners and advanced painters.
Use decorated shadow silhouettes to create a framed portrait.
Rhyme Time For Under 5s
Bring along your cuddly toys for this mid-morning session of rhymes and stories with Nick Sparks.
School Holiday Activity: Brilliant Bird Wonder Domes: Workshop (Over 5s)
Created a glass bird wonder dome, similar to those made popular during Victorian times.
Mon 29 Jul
£3.50 per child, booking recommended / 020 8708 8100
School Holiday Activity: Fine Dining At The Mansion: Workshop (Over 3s)
Have a look at a typical Victorian menu, then create your own menu card, keeping it healthy. Or create a special party menu.
Tue 30 Jul
£1.50 per child, booking recommended / 020 8708 8100
Summer Scenes: Workshop
A watercolour and drawing workshop with the artist and teacher Katherine Poluck, offering individual tuition and demonstrations, to help capture the gardens and park. Some materials are provided, but you may wish to bring your own sketching stool.