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.

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Summer Garden Fete

Sun 21st Jul

12.00 - 17.00

A Day of fun and games.  Bar and Barbeque, Street food,  Croquet in the Bothy Gardens , 3D  tipper truck slide, Maypole dancing , gift and craft stalls, tombola, topped off with a Brass Band. 

We are looking for craft and produce stall holders. if you are interested please contact development@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Shared Reading

Try Shared Reading

10.30 – 12.00  Every Monday until 29th July

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

Hospital for Heroes

July 20th – September 29th 2019

 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 – 16:30  

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.

Summer Forest School Mornings

 

9.30 -12.00 

Tues 30 July, 6 Aug & 13, Aug  (Tuesday 30th July and 13th Aug sold out, sorry)             

Thursday 1st, 8th & 15th  Aug  (Thursday 15th sold out, sorry)

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building and games. there are different activities each day so please feel free to book more than one session 

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£12 per child per session – booking essential

Please make sure you read the guide to Forest school document by following the link above before booking.

Please note once you have booked your place at Forest School Mornings you will be sent a consent form, which you will need to complete and return. Please note: if the consent forms are not returned by the date stated in the email your child will not be allowed to take part in the session.

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The Wind in the Willows

Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd & Sun 4th August 11.30 & 14.30 Daily

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats…”

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad.  What more could such firm friends wish for? But after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in this heart-warming tale of friendship, mishap and mayhem in Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahamse’s family favourite.

Tickets £11.50.  Four tickets for £39

Presented by Quantum Theatre

Staged in the Bothy Gardens

Recommended age 3+

 

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National Play Day - Mess Around

Wed 7th Aug

10-30 -12.30

It’s National Play Day so bring your little ones to main lawn for free messy play activities!
Finger Painting, feet painting, mud pies and more!

Suitable for children aged 6 months - 5 years

All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout  - and don’t forget to come dressed for the mess !!!!!!

Free event

Summer Pond Dipping

Wed 14th Aug

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 minimum 1 adult per 2 children

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Summer Pond Dipping

Wed 14th 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)

 

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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

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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)

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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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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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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

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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Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 28th 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 .  booking essential limited availablity

Cafe open 

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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

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