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

Open Sunday

Sun 9th Apr

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

There is also the opportunity to visit  our artist in residence Julia Maddison, who is working on an installation the basement of the house, suggested by its underground, cell-like structure, hidden tunnel, and former use as a hospital. 

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.

Valuation Day

Sun 9th Apr

10.30am - 2.30pm

An event organised by the Women's Institute in partnership with Boningtons Auctioneers.

Bring up to a maximum of three items to be valued for £10 

There will also be homemade produce on sale and a tombola. 

Eggtastic - Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating

Sun 9th 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. (Mini hunts for children under 7 will be at 15:30 and 16:30).

Polystyrene egg and decorating materials provided

£3.00 per child per hunt and egg.

Gardening Day

Sun 23rd Apr

Help maintain Stephens House and Gardens with a couple hours of gardening.

Choose a session, either 11.00–13.00 or 14.00–16.00, or do both if you’re really keen!

We meet at the new Depot opposite the playground .

Tools provided

Free event

Quiz Night

Thu 18th May

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.

Gardening Day

Sun 21st May

Help maintain Stephens House and Gardens with a couple hours of gardening.

Choose a session, either 11.00–13.00 or 14.00–16.00, or do both if you’re really keen!

We meet at the new Depot opposite the playground .

Gardening days are usually on the third Sunday of the month but please always check here for confirmation.

Open Sunday

Sun 21st May

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

There is also the opportunity to visit  our artist in residence Julia Maddison, who is working on an installation the basement of the house, suggested by its underground, cell-like structure, hidden tunnel, and former use as a hospital. 

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.

Follow the link above for the menu

Tall Tree Tales – a walk for London Tree Week

Sun 28th May

14.00

The Gardens have over 600 Trees. See them in a different light, with stories of traditions, superstitions, politics and trade and even a little bit of murder thrown in.

Tickets £5 Booking essential

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Forest School Taster Session

Wed 31st May

10.00 -12.00

It's Half Term and London Tree Week!

Come and join us for an inspiring Forest School taster session.

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

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£10 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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Forest School Taster Session

Thu 1st Jun

13.00 - 15.00

It's Half Term and London Tree Week!

Come and join us for an inspiring Forest School taster session.

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

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£10 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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Spring Flowers in Watercolour

Sun 11th Jun

Art Workshop 10.30 - 3.30

Paint the flowers and colours of spring at Stephens House & Gardens. Learn simple techniques that take advantage of the spontaneous and fluid nature of watercolour. Beginners welcome.

Fee: £35.00

This workshop is for adults age 17+.

Materials not included (list available with booking form).

Some experience with watercolour helpful. 

For booking and info:

email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

www.laurafishmanart.com

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 stroke.org.uk/stepout

Summer Garden Fête

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.

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Pond Pals

Thu 17th Aug

Weds 17 August 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 £ 16.50,  £12 .50 Concesion and Family £52 (2adults and 2 children)

 

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