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

Gin Club

Thu 20th Sep

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 from the barbecue. Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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Autumn Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tuesday Mornings 10.30

September  25th & October 2nd, 9th & 16th

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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PLANE WALL by David T. Waller & John R. Waller

Weekends  12.00 -17.00 until 29th September 2018

In the basement of the House

Wonder at hundreds of model aircraft, an immersive soundtrack, and the accompanying collection of family memorabilia and nostalgic items which gently occupy an unknown part of Stephens Houses’ historical Victorian basement.   This imaginative and intimate art installation is the collaboration of twin brothers.

Plane Wall’s absorbing atmosphere invites viewers into a surprising and ingenious space where a myriad of objects seek to acknowledge and even provoke the passionate and obsessive tides within ourselves so revealing the hidden connections and systems that lie between and beneath us.

Plane Wall has already captured audiences and its new home is perfectly suited to evoke a private, reflective and thoughtful climate. Visitors are invited to recall and share stories, ask questions, identify the aircraft, or simply spend time amidst this ambient and airworthy exhibit.      

Free entry: Donations in aid of Combat Stress charity.

 

Free event

Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.30 

please note there will be no class on 25th Sept & 2 Oct

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

 

Quiz Night

Thu 11th Oct

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.

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 14th Oct

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.

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.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 28th Oct

16.30 - 19.00

Yes - it's back - Book early to avoid disapointment

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

Tickets £8, four tickets £26.  (Note this is regardless of whether adult or children)

Under 2’s free. No unaccompanied under 16 years

Booking essential limited availability

 

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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

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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