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

Summer Pond dipping

Wed 21st Aug

11 am 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 

For ages 5+ All children must be accompanied by an adult with minimum 1 adult per 2 children

Sold out, sorry!

Summer Pond dipping

Wed 21st Aug

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 

For ages 5+  All children must be accompanied by an adult  (with a minimum 1 adult to 2 children)

Sold out, sorry!

Hospital for Heroes

 

 Weds, Sat & Sun 14:00 – 16:30 until 29 September 

100 years since Avenue House became the Central Hospital of the Royal Air Force we remember the house as a hospital during, and in the aftermath of, WWI. The treatment of casualties is being illustrated with models and artefacts, including a section on the role of the railways during the war.

Entry to the exhibition is free, donations to the work of the Avenue House Estate Trust.  Suggested minimum donation of £2 per visitor.

For visiting at other times by arrangement by groups please call 020 8346 7812 or email info@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Due to the authentic nature and location of this exhibition, it is not possible to make it fully accessible to those with restricted mobility.

Late Summer Pond Dipping

Sun 1st Sep

11.00 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 
For ages 5+  All children must be accompanied by an adult  (with a minimum 1 adult to 2 children)

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Late Summer Pond Dipping

Sun 1st Sep

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+

For ages 5+ All children must be accompanied by an adult with minimum 1 adult per 2 children

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Shared Reading

Try Shared Reading

10.30 – 12.00  Every Monday from 2nd Sept

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 

 

Free event

Late Summer Pond Dipping

Sun 8th Sep

11.00 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 
For ages 5+  All children must be accompanied by an adult  (with a minimum 1 adult to 2 children)

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Late Summer Pond Dipping

Sun 8th Sep

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 
For ages 5+  All children must be accompanied by an adult  (with a minimum 1 adult to 2 children)

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 8th Sep

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 and museum open 13.00 - 16.00

 

Gardening Morning

Sun 15th Sep

10.30 - 1pm

Join our friendly group to help maintain our beautiful gardens. 

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

Quiz Night

Thu 19th Sep

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.

Capturing Nature in Pastel Art Workshop

Sun 22nd Sep

10.30 - 15.30

In this chalk pastel workshop, we will explore a variety of skills and techniques which include: layering and blocking in, expressive use of colour,

experimental papers and acrylic grounds, and use of a variety of tools.

Suitable for adults age 17+ all levels

Tickets £35.00 Materials not included (list available with booking)

For booking and info: email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Gala Dinner

In support of Avenue House Estate Trust

Sat 28th Sept

19:00 for 19:30 - Carriages 23:30

Did you know that the House and Gardens are managed by a small charity?  It costs over £1500 a day to keep the Gardens open for all to enjoy.

Please help us

The evening will commence with a Bubbles and Canapé Reception

followed by a Gourmet  4  Course Dinner with live entertainment

The Menu will include Meat Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options

A Charity Raffle & Auction then Dancing to conclude the proceedings

Tickets £55 Special 10% Discount for Members and a Guest 

Tables of 10 for £500   

Please ensure you add your contact details to your booking and the team will be in touch nearer the time to discuss any specific dietary needs and other special requests.

Thank you for supporting the work of Avenue House Estate Trust

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 13th 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.

Bothy Gardens open 13.00 - 16.00

 

Gardening Morning

Sun 20th Oct

10.30 - 1pm

Join our friendly group to help maintain our beautiful gardens. 

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

Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 27th Oct

16.30 - 19.00

It's back

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

Performances by the Fire Artist  at  17.00 & 18.00

Tickets £9 or 4 tickets for £32 (offer subject to availability) .  Booking essential limited availablity

Cafe open 

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920)

Sat 9th Nov

19.30

A Silent film with live accompaniment by Martin Niele

John Barrymore plays the humanitarian Dr Henry Jekyll, who becomes obsessed with the notion of separating the good and evil impulses within every man. To this end, he develops a potion, which unleashes his own darker side: the demonic Mr. Hyde.

Held in the Drawing Room of the Main House

Tickets £11.  Booking Essential

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Winter Watercolour Card Making Workshop

Sun 1st Dec

10.30 - 15.30

Celebrate the season and have fun learning watercolour techniques. Using a seasonal theme, we will make a collection of small paintings and holiday cards.

Suitable for adults age 17+ all levels welcome

Tickets £40.00 Materials not included (list available with booking)

For booking and info: email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

http://www.laurafishmanart.com

Winter Lights

Sat 14th Dec

16.30 – 19.00 

Come and take Christmassy walk around the lit up gardens

Cafe open so try some yummy hot chocolate or mulled wine

Entry £3 per person/child (under 2 years free) - ENTRANCE VIA STEPHENS GATE ON EAST END ROAD ONLY.   LAST ADMISSION 18.30

Booking recommended

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