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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Halloween Half-term

Sat 21st October  - Sat 28th October 

Open  13:00 - 16:00 - Daily, No booking Required

Visit the Spooky Basement, and venture outside for the ‘Ghosts in the Trees’ garden ghost hunt with a prize for all completed ghost hunts!

£5 per child (under 16 yrs) and their grown up 

Unaccompanied adults (16+) £5

No unaccompanied under 16 yrs.



Halloween Garden Tickets

29 October  16.30 - 19.00

SPOOKTACULAR IS SOLD OUT - Garden tickets are available on the evening

These tickets are for the Garden Ghost Hunt and Spooky Basement plus performances by the Fire Artist.

Performances by the Fire Artist are at  17.15 & 18.15 

No booking necessary -  Tickets £4 (under 2 yrs go free)  Bring a pen for your ghost hunt and a torch


Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 29th Oct

16.30 - 19.00


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The Phantom of the Opera

Tue 31st Oct


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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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 12th Nov

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.

Quiz Night

Thu 16th Nov

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.

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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+.

Fee £35. Materials not included. (List provided with booking).

Some experience with watercolour helpful, but beginners are welcome.

For booking and info:

email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com


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Gardening Day

Sun 19th Nov

Help us maintain The Gardens

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 and this Sunday we will be concentrating on the area around the Bog Garden

Tools provided

Frost Fair with the Finchley Women’s Institute

Sun 26th Nov 11:30 - 16:30

Sunday 26th November 11:30 -16:30

Finchley Women’s Institute and Stephens House & Gardens are hosting our 7th Annual Frost Fair, with art and craft stalls for Christmas shoping ideas .


Leon the Pig Farmer

Thu 7th Dec


A special 25th anniversary screening of this iconic film with a Q&A session with its co-writer and co-director local resident Gary Sinyor. 

A Jewish estate agent discovers that thanks to an artificial insemination mishap, his real father owns a pig farm in Yorkshire.

Held in the Drawing Room - Film rated PG

Tickets £10. Booking essential

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Pine Cone Creatures

Sun 10th Dec

Drop-in Workshop

11.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 15.30

Get creative and make  your very own forest creature. Decorate a pine cone harvested from the Estate with fun materials.

Held in the Visitor Centre £1 per child per cone - no booking necessary

Victorian Christmas Lunch

Sun 17th Dec

Victorian Christmas Lunch Party

Celebrate Christmas in style and take your place at Mr Stephens’ dining table for lunch with a period flavour. 

The Victorian splendour of Avenue House’s Drawing Room is dressed for the festive season and you will be treated to a sumptuous three-course feast of traditional freshly cooked Christmas fayre.

With food, people and conversation, our intimate lunch party is created to satisfy appetites for a friendly and adventurous eating experience.

Victorian costume welcome but not essential

Arrive at 12.30 for introductions and welcome drink served by the Head Butler for 12.45 sitting.

Tickets £30 including

Welcome drink 

3 Course Lunch

Coffee and mince pies

Suitable for age 16 and above  - drinks other than welcome drink, not included

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