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

Celebrate the Opening of Our New Fitness Trail

Sun 9th Jul

10.00 - 17.00

A collection of specialised fitness equipment has been located in the Gardens, to promote outdoor exercise 

To champion healthy lifestyles Stephens House & Gardens have invited exceptional fitness partners to host complimentary classes suited to all levels of fitness, throughout the day.

These include British Military Fitness, an organisation offering outdoor boot camps in parks and private venues around London. They will be offering participative taster workouts using the Fitness Trail, along with their unique brand of interval training. Find out more about them here http://www.britishmilitaryfitness.com and see them in action here https://youtu.be/63reovRygqM

For those looking for a gentler form of exercise, Yoga specialists will also be available providing classes for both adults and children. 

Stephens House & Gardens would like to thank Rogers Removals for their sponsorship of the Fitness Day and donation to the Trail - Rogers Removals will also be running a Funfair Bottle Stall and for the Kid's there's a treasure trail and quiz

Sunday Lunch served in the house please see below

Free event

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 9th Jul

On Open Sundays we open our doors to the public with Sunday lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

The house is open 12:00 - 17:00. and you can visit our new Artist in Residence, David Gilbert in the basement workshop 12.00 - 13.30  & 14.30 - 17.00

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

 

Step Out for Stroke

Sun 9th Jul

Step Out for Stroke is a fun sponsored walk for everyone affected by stroke. Everyone can step out for stroke regardless of age or ability. The walk is a about a mile long but you can complete it at your own pace. Whether your challenge is to walk one step, 10 steps or the full mile you’re helping us to support people who really need us.  Organised by The Stroke Association, the UK’s leading stroke charity. Together we can conquer stroke.

It costs £5 to enter, which will include your official Step Out event t-shirt.

Registration from 10 am. You can register on the day or in advance at

https://www.stroke.org.uk/fundraising/annual-fundraising-events/step-out-stroke

Summer Garden FĂȘte

Sun 16th Jul 12:00 - 17:00

A packed day of fun and games with food, craft stalls, and a brass band to top it off. Join us and make a day of it!

Admission to the gardens is free.  Charges apply for activities.

Dotty the Dragon

Sun 23rd Jul

2.30pm & 5.30pm

Blunderbus Theatre presents Dotty the Dragon – Fantastic outdoor theatre especially for 3 -7 year olds

Dotty is a baby Fire Dragon. She lives in a dusty old castle with her grumpy Dad, but she's very lonely! One day Dotty has a brilliant idea - she will fly down to the village and say hello! After all, everybody loves surprises, don't they? Join us on our dragony quest to see if Dotty makes new friends or if the village folk chase her all the way home again.

Excellent stuff! The Guardian

Tickets £7.50, booking essential - please book by following the links below

Dotty the Dragon 2.30pm Performance book here

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Dotty the Dragon 5.30pm Performance book here

Sun 23rd Jul

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Forest School Week

Mon 31 July – Fri 4 Aug    9.30 -11.30

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building and games, which develop confidence and self-esteem.

This is a 5 session activity, suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10

£50 per child Please see the Link to book your Place. 

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!

Pond Pals

Thu 17th Aug

11.30-13.00 & 14.00 -15.30

Free Drop in Workshop

Come along and see what you can spot in the pond and then make your own paper Newt and pipe cleaner Dragon Fly.

 

 

Free event

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sun 27th Aug

19.30

Illiyra present a thumping adventure, where intrepid explorers travel to an uncharted plateau and find plants and creatures beyond their wildest dreams. But how will they make anyone believe the wonders they have seen actually exist? Unless, of course, they bring something back... Illyria promises prehistoric thrills, monster laughs and life-size dinosaurs in the must-see show of the summer.

Booking essential Tickets Adult £ 16.50,  Child under 16yrs £12 .50  and Family £52 (2adults and 2 children)

ENTRY BY THE STEPHENS GATE ON EAST END ROAD ONLY

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Quiz Night

Thu 7th 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.

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 10th Sep

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

There is also the opportunity to visit our artist in residence Sculptor David Gilbert. He is working in our basement carving wood reclaimed from the garden. Come along and see him work and for a chat about his techniques.  

The house is open 12:00 - 16:00.

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

 

Film on the Lawn - The Best of Discover.film

Sun 10th Sep

20.00

Discover.film is changing the way that people think of short films. Looking for the very best short films that are entertaining and tell a story. The sort of short films that people want to watch. That make them laugh. Or cry. That shock and surprise.

Each year they hold 2 Festivals with screenings at Finchley's famed Phoenix Cinema, followed by their awards ceremony here at the House. As a curtain raiser to their next festival in October they have selected a number of films to screened on our lawn, so come along bring a blanket to sit on and join us.

Age restriction applies Age 12 and above only 

Admission Free

Café & Bar open

http://www discover.film

PLEASE NOTE: Due to film licensing restrictions Entry is only via The Stephens Gate on East End Road

Free event

Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 14th Sep

Play and explore in our autumnal parents/carers and toddler forest activity session.

Outdoor fun for toddlers and their grown-ups!

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 1-5 Years. Places limited 10 children and their grown – ups.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. 

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Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 21st Sep

Play and explore in our autumnal parents/carers and toddler forest activity session.

Outdoor fun for toddlers and their grown-ups!

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 1-5 Years. Places limited 10 children and their grown – ups.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. 

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Quiz Night

Thu 12th 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.

TRAFALGAR NIGHT CHARITY DINNER

Thu 19th Oct

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT STEPHENS HOUSE & GARDENS

THAT COMBINES FINE DINING WITH HISTORICAL DRAMA

Stephens House & Gardens is hosting  a Trafalgar night dinner in aid of  the Avenue House Estate Trust. The Trust is  dedicated to the on-going development of  Stephens House  both  as a treasured  historic property and home for numerous Community focused projects and Charities.

A Trafalgar night event  celebrates  the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.  Henry ‘Inky’ Stephens purchased lands for his estate from the 4th Viscount Nelson  making Stephens House & Gardens   perfectly suited for  a Trafalgar Night experience.

This prestigious Reception and Cabaret dinner event will take place in the grand Drawing room of this magnificent Victorian Mansion and will feature a 5 course  fine dining menu  , free flowing wines and port. During the evening guests will enjoy live music and   dramatic and amusing insights into the events at  the Battle of Trafalgar. This evening in aid of a great cause will be a unique and  extraordinary  journey into a dramatic historical event.  

For more information or a booking form contact:

venuehire@stephenshouseandgardens.com

The Phantom of the Opera

Tue 31st Oct

19.30

A silent film for Halloween with live accompaniment by Martyn Niele

At the Paris Opera, an aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This lavish 1925 production starring Lon Chaney launched the Hollywood Gothic style - which would become the trademark of Universal Pictures horror films.

Tickets £10.50 -  Booking essential 

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Inspired by Turner: Art Workshop

Sun 19th Nov

10.30 - 15.30

Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, this watercolour workshop will guide participants through different painting techniques to help develop their skills.

This workshop is for adults age 17+.

Materials not included. (List provided with booking).

Some experience with watercolour helpful, but beginners are welcome.

For booking and info:

email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

http://www.laurafishmanart.com

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