Forty Hall Estate

Forty Hall Estate
Forty Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HA
  • Box office 0208 807 6680
  • General enquiries 0208 363 8196
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  • Website www.fortyhallestate.co.uk
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Forty Hall Estate

Nestled in the north of London, Forty Hall Estate is a Grade 1 listed historic building that boasts exquisite architecture and inspirational views.

The 273 acre Grade II listed estate is a rare example of an intact 18th Century Landscape, with an Ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams, a walled garden, Pleasure grounds, Georgian and Victorian flora and fauna, lakes, lawns, and meadows.

The Estate also houses Forty Hall Farm, an organic farm nestled in the estate. The aim of the Farm is to become a centre of excellence that demonstrates and promotes sustainable food production.

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Events at this venue

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Billionaire Boy

Theatrical premiere of David Walliams' book Billionaire Boy, adapted for the outdoor stage. Take a rug or low-backed chair. Picnics welcome, hot drinks and ice cream available.

Sat 5 Aug

£14; £9–£28 early bird (£10; Children £8; £38) / 01926 430307

  • 15:30

Bug Club - All About Ants!

Learn all about ants! Follow a fact-filled ant trail around the park, play the ant body game, enjoy a superhero ant craft activity and make a mask and a bookmark. Advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11.

Sun 20 Aug

£4–£5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Bug Club - Bees!

Children will enjoy learning about Bees at this fun activity session led by the Friends of Forty Hall Park and back by popular demand. Suitable for ages 4 - 11.

Sun 27 Aug

£4–£5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Bug Club - Big Butterfly Count

Following the success of last years' Bug Club, we're returning this year with dates in the Summer half term and Summer holidays. Join this session to learn all about butterflies and take part in the Big Butterfly Count. During this session we will learn all about Butterflies, see which species we can spot in the grounds…

Sun 6 Aug

£4–£5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Bug Club - Lovely Ladybirds

Several species of ladybird make their home at Forty Hall. Take a magnifying glass and explore our gardens to find out about their food, lifestyle and habitat and learn the best places to look for them this summer. Then make your own glass ladybirds to take home and a little house for them to live in! Advance booking…

Sun 13 Aug

£4–£5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Butter Stamps & Dishes! - Childrens Workshop

Learn how butter was made at Forty Hall and have a go yourself! Butter for Sir Nicholas Rainton's table would have been beautifully and artistically presented. Learn about butter stamps and dishes then make your own replica to take home using clay relief techniques. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11.

Tue 29 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Cos Ahmet: Points Of Juncture

The nature of Cos Ahmet's work is centred around the body, and more specifically, his own. Some of his works are embodiments, in the form of casts of his body. Other times, there is an absence of the body, and is either implied or related to a specific space. Recurring themes of self, identity, gender and memory are…

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 0208 807 6680

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 28 Jul

Free / 0208 807 6680

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 0208 807 6680

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 49 more dates until 22 Oct

The Enfield Food Festival

August Bank Holiday sees the return of the Enfield Food Festival, a celebration of the great produce made in and around the borough of Enfield. Expect a bounty of good food, drink and & fun for all the family in the atmospheric setting of Forty Hall Farm! Join us for inspiring talks, masterclasses and cooking…

Sun 27 Aug

£5 (Children £2) / 0208 807 6680

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Aug

£5 (Children £2) / 0208 807 6680

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fine and Fancy Foods Childrens Workshop

Carved pears, marzipan bacon, gilded walnuts… the tables of the different families of Forty Hall would have been decorated with fancy looking foodstuffs. Find out about the history of food, explore different patterns and ideas then carve, paint and decorate your own fancy foods to take home. Session features nut products.

Tue 22 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Harvest Time Childrens Workshop

Wheat is harvested from July to September. Learn about Harvest and enjoy harvest-inspired craft activities in the Hall including making a scarecrow doll to scare the birds away and a decorative dough wheat sheaf. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11.

Thu 24 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Livestock

Livestock, Enfield's answer to Glastonbury, returns for the sixth year on July 29 and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Early Bird tickets for the unmissable all-day extravaganza in the enchanting and picturesque setting of Forty Hall Farm have already sold out, such is the interest in a family-friendly event…

Sat 29 Jul

£20–£25 / 0208 807 6680

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Mulberry Tree Artwork - Morus Londinium

As part of a project celebrating London's Mulberry tree heritage an engraved mirror will be placed under the branches of our beautiful old Mulberry for visitors to gain an alternative perspective of its beautiful form. In partnership with the Conservation Foundation and designers Stables and Lucraft, the Morus Londinium…

Sun 23 Jul

Free / 0208 807 6680

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Murder on the Terrace

Murder mystery for ages 12+.

Sat 2 Sep

£14; £7–£28 early bird (£10; Children £8; £38) / 01926 430307

  • 19:00

Photography Fun!

Capture Forty Hall in new ways as part of our fun photography challenge. Pick up tricks and tips to get the most out of your camera phone or digital camera and try out new ideas. Then make a Forty Hall inspired frame so you can go away and print and display your best shot. A small number of digital cameras are available…

Thu 10 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Reggae On The Lawn 2017

Reggae and Lovers Rock are among the rich kaleidoscope of live music that you will be able to hear during Forty Hall Park's Reggae on the Lawn event. Artists include Luciano, Dennis Bovell and General Roots, with support from some of the best of UK up and coming reggae artists. Compere is comedian and actor Curtis Walker…

Sun 20 Aug

£10–£60 / 0208 807 6680

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Roman Mosaics

The Romans have influenced art, design and archaeology across the centuries. Find inspiration on a trail around Forty Hall then design and make a tile mosaic art work to take home. Advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not require a ticket. Ages 4 - 11.

Thu 27 Jul

Children £6; £5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

The Romans Were Here!

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Romans lived in Enfield. Archaeological finds from the area tell us lots about the people who lived here before us. Handle Roman artefacts found locally and work with an archaeologist to discover more about finds and pottery. Finish the session by making your own clay Roman pot and coins to…

Tue 25 Jul

Children £6; £5 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Sculptural Hand Casts

Cos Ahmet's work features casts of his own body. Explore his fascinating exhibition and examine his sculpture works closely. Design and create a hand cast to express the theme of identity using plaster of Paris and paints. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11. This workshop is inspired by Cos Ahmet's…

Thu 17 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00

The Secret Garden

Packing a picnic and heading out to watch an outdoor theatre production on a warm summer evening is one of life's great pleasures. Heartbreak Productions' adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel tells of a lonely orphan child is placed under the care of her grief-stricken uncle in the Yorkshire moors. Not…

Wed 16 Aug

£14; £7–£28 early bird (£10; Children £8; £38) / 0208 807 6680

  • 18:00

Shadow Puppetry - Childrens Workshop

Learn how to make a shadow theatre using simple equipment at this lively session. Explore Forty Hall to inspire your own story, create your paper puppets and record sound effects. If you're feeling confident, perform your show or take it home to entertain your family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11

Tue 8 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Snap That!

If you love Instagram, Facebook or Snap Chat then this digital photograph workshop is for you! Take inspiration from Forty Hall Estate, pick up tips to make the most of your camera phone or digital camera and go on a photoshoot around the Hall and gardens as part of our photography challenge. Choose your best shots and…

Thu 10 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Still Waters - Childrens Workshop

Pools and natural waters have inspired artists for centuries. Our own fishing ponds here at Forty Hall Estate supplied the table of King Henry VIII's Elsyng Palace. Discover our hidden ponds and draw ideas from nature. Then make and decorate your own 3D artwork back at the hall using clay and natural materials. Advance…

Tue 1 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Stories & More!

Stories, rhymes, crafts and fun activities for pre-school children on a different theme each week. Every Wednesday during the summer holidays. Advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not require a ticket. Up to Age 5. Accompanying siblings under 1 free of charge

Wed 26 Jul

Children £5; £4 / 0208 807 6680

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Wed 2 Aug

Children £5; £4 / 0208 807 6680

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Wed 9 Aug

Children £5; £4 / 0208 807 6680

  • 09:30 – 10:30
…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

Time Travelling Toys and Games

Enjoy the last few days of the school holidays at Forty Hall with our exciting toys, games and play session. Play with traditional indoor and outdoor toys then make your own toys to take home including a spinning zoetrope, magnetic fishing game and knucklebones. Make a day of it and visit the Dugdale in Enfield Town to…

Thu 31 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

Under 5s Stories & Play

Our monthly Under 5s Stories and Play session will be a fun half an hour of stories, rhymes and songs, and half an hour of play & chat, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Our wonderful story tellers have decades of experience of sharing favourite stories, rhymes and fun with the children of Enfield. Advance…

Tue 1 Aug

Children £1 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Tue 5 Sep

Children £1 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Tue 3 Oct

Children £1 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 11:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Dec

Weaving workshop and Identity Looms

Cos Ahmet uses different sculpture and textile techniques to explore themes such as self, identity and memory. Take a closer look at his exhibition at Forty Hall then learn different weaving techniques and create your own "Identity Loom" inspired by your visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 - 11. This…

Tue 15 Aug

£5–£6 / 0208 807 6680

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 14:30 – 16:00

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