A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company.

Events

Autumn Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tue 16th Oct

10.30

Last session of the season

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our Summer forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18 months - 5 yrs.

£5.00  for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Meet at the Visitor Centre next to the Cafe

 

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Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.30 

This regular 1 hour drop in session, will give you an introduction into some basic yoga poses. Concentrating on healthy alignment and breathing to help you to improve your posture, core strength, flexibility and general wellbeing. Instruction in meditation and relaxation will naturally be incorporated into these friendly group sessions. 

Instructor Paul Salman has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been a registered teacher for 12 years. 

Please call or text Paul on 07768353108 if you have any queries.

Sessions take place in the Main House. All proceeds from the sessions donated to the support the House & Gardens.

£9 per session

 

Gin Club

Thu 18th Oct

18.30 – 21.00

Our monthly opportunity to sample Artisan Gins from award winning micro distillers. Enjoy tasters and 3 craft cocktails, with discussions about the botanicals, back story, and all juniper friendly matters. There will be opportunities to learn how to craft killer cocktails, meet the distillers and buy Artisan Gins at reduced prices. £22 per person. Ticket includes snacks to compliment the tasting and a home cooked supper. Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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Halloween Half-term

Mon 22nd - Sat 27th October

Open  13:00 - 16:00  No booking Required

Visit the Spooky Basement, and venture outside for the ‘Ghosts in the Trees’ garden ghost hunt with a prize for all completed ghost hunts!

£5 per child (under 16 yrs) and their grown up 

Unaccompanied adults (16+) £5

No unaccompanied under 16 yrs.

 

 

Half Term Forest School Morning

Thu 25th Oct

9.30 -12.30

Come and join us for an inspiring Forest School session.

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building,  green wood working and games

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£12 per child

Please make sure you read the guide to Forest school document by following the link above before booking.

After booking we will send you a consent form to be returned to us.

Sold out, sorry!

Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 28th Oct

16.30 - 19.00

This event is sold out please do not contact the House - see below re Garden Tickets

Join us for an evening of Halloween fun including a spine-tingling spooky basement tour, creepy garden ghost hunt, fiendish face-painting, ghoulish games, cunning crafts, terrifying tattoos and more

Performances by the Fire Artist are at  17.15 & 18.15

Remember your torch and pen

Bar and cafe open 

Sold out, sorry!

Halloween Garden Tickets

28 October  16.30 - 19.00

SPOOKTACULAR IS SOLD OUT - Garden Tickets  available 

These tickets are for the Garden Ghost Hunt and Spooky Basement plus performances by the Fire Artist.

Performances by the Fire Artist are at  17.15 & 18.15 

Booking recommended

Tickets £4.50 (under 2 yrs go free)  

Bring a pen for your ghost hunt and a torch - 

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE HOUSE WITH THIS TICKET

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Quiz Night

Thu 8th Nov

Come and pit your wits against our resident quizmaster.

Starts at 19.30

Tickets cost £15.00  including Supper (Cash bar.)

Telephone 020 8346 7812 to reserve a ticket.

The Lodger

Sat 10th Nov

19.30

A Silent film with live accompaniment by Martin Niele

Hitchcock’s 1927 masterpiece, inspired by the tale of Jack the Ripper

When a landlady and her husband take in a new lodger, they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behaviour soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local girls. Starring Ivor Novello

Tickets £10.50 booking essential

Recommended age 12+

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 11th Nov

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

The house is open 12:00 - 16:00. and the bar is open

Booking for lunch recommended, please call 020 8346 7812, option 1, or pop in at the house.

The Stephens Collection will be open 2- 4pm

Gin Club

Thu 15th Nov

18.30 – 21.00

Our monthly opportunity to sample Artisan Gins from award winning micro distillers.

Enjoy tasters and 3 craft cocktails, with discussions about the botanicals, back story, and all juniper friendly matters. There will be opportunities to learn how to craft killer cocktails, meet the distillers and buy Artisan Gins at reduced prices.

£22 per person. Ticket includes snacks to compliment the tasting and a home cooked supper.  Booking essential.

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Frost Fair with the Finchley Women’s Institute

Sun 25th Nov 11:30 - 16:30

Finchley Women’s Institute are hosting our 7th Annual Frost Fair, with art and craft stalls for Christmas shoping ideas .

If you are interested in a stall please contact: wifinchley@gmail.com

Let’s Celebrate Winter!

Sun 2nd Dec

Watercolour Card Making Workshop

10.30 - 3.30

Celebrate the winter season by learning to mix a rich winter palette, and create seasonal landscapes and scenes. This is a great opportunity to make a collection of original holiday cards.

Suitable for adults age 17+.

£35   Materials not included. (List provided with booking form)

All levels welcome.

For booking and info:

email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

www.laurafishmanart.com

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 9th Dec

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

The house is open 12:00 - 16:00. and the bar is open

Booking for lunch recommended, please call 020 8346 7812, option 1, or pop in at the house.

Get Cracking

Sun 9th Dec

Free drop in workshop

11.30 – 13.00 & 14.00-15.30

Make a traditional Christmas cracker, write your letter to Father Christmas with one of our quills and seal it with wax.

Materials provided to make the cracker. Bring along a small gift to put in your cracker if you like.

£1 per child per cracker

No booking necessary

Christmas Quiz Night

Tue 11th Dec

Come and pit your wits against our resident quizmaster at our seasonal fundraising quiz

Starts at 19.30

Tickets cost £15.00 per person including supper (cash bar).

Telephone 020 8346 7812 to reserve your table

Gin Club

Thu 13th Dec

18.30 – 21.00

Our monthly opportunity to sample Artisan Gins from award winning micro distillers.

Enjoy tasters and 3 craft cocktails, with discussions about the botanicals, back story, and all juniper friendly matters. There will be opportunities to learn how to craft killer cocktails, meet the distillers and buy Artisan Gins at reduced prices.

£22 per person. Ticket includes snacks to compliment the tasting and a home cooked supper.  Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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