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

Gardening Morning

Sun 20th Jan

10.30 - 1pm

Join our friendly group to help maintain our beautiful gardens. 

We meet at the Depot opposite the playground - tools provided.

Shared Reading

Try Shared Reading

10.30 – 12.00  Every Monday 

Shared Reading groups are a place to relax, make new friends and share stories. Just drop in and enjoy listening to a great story or poem – no pressure to talk or read

Everyone is welcome.

Refreshments will be provided and it’s free! No need to bring anything.

Held in the visitor centre -  each Monday except bank holidays

Free event

Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.30 from 22nd January

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 31st Jan

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 10th Feb

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.

Bothy Gardens open 13.00 -16.00

Museum open 

Come along and make a Valentine Card - see below

Sealed with a Kiss

Sun 10th Feb

11.30-13.00 & 14.00 -15.30

Roses are red, violets are blue. We're making cards, you should come too!

Come along and make a Victorian style Valentine card for your special friends and family and seal it with Stephens Wax

Held in the Visitor Centre. Materials supplied

£1 per card blank - no booking necessary

Gardening Morning

Sun 17th Feb

10.30 - 1pm

Join our friendly group to help maintain our beautiful gardens. 

We meet at the Depot opposite the playground - tools provided.

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 13th Jan

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.

 

 

Fizz, Crackle and Pop!

Sun 10th Mar

11.30-13.00 & 14.00 -15.30

Free Drop in workshop

It’s National Science week. Did you know that Mr Stephens was a member of the Society of Chemists? Come along and see a fun mixture (no pun intended) of science experiments and have a go at a couple yourself

Free event

Mothers Day lunch

Sun 31st Mar

Treat your Mother to a delicious lunch in the atmospheric setting of the Drawing Room.

All Mothers receive a special Garden related gift

Lunch is served 12pm-3pm.

Booking Essential please call 020 8346 7812, option 1, or pop in at the house. Please note a deposit is required on booking

2 Course £18.50 (Child under 10 - £12)

3 Course £23.50 (Child under 10 - £15)

Non- Refundable Deposit of £10 per Adult and £5 per Child under 10

 

Pond dipping

Thu 11th Apr

11am - Morning Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for age 5+

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Family Pond Dip

Thu 11th Apr

14.00 - Afternoon Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for age 5+

 

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Eggtastic - Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating

Sun 14th Apr

14.30 – 17.00

We are running an eggtastic drop-in session and eggcellent Egg Hunt, so let your little explorers follow the clues on a quest for eggs and then they can have lots of fun decorating their own!

Start your hunt any time between 14.30 and 16:30. 

Polystyrene egg and decorating materials provided

£4.00 per child per hunt and egg.

Limited availability booking essential

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Spring Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tuesday mornings from 23rd April to 21st May

10.30

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 per session 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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17 East End Road,
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