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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Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.30 from 20th February

 

This regular 1 hour drop in session, will give you an introduction into some basic yoga poses. Concentrating on healthy alignment and breathing to help you to improve your posture, core strength, flexibility and general wellbeing. Instruction in meditation and relaxation will naturally be incorporated into these friendly group sessions. 

All proceeds from the sessions donated to the support the House & Gardens.

£9 per session

Mothers Day lunch

Sun 11th Mar

Treat your Mother to a delicious lunch in the atmospheric setting of the Drawing Room.

All Mothers receive a special Garden related gift

Lunch is served 12pm-3pm.

2 courses £16 (£10 for Children under 10 yrs) 3 courses £20 ( £13 for Children under 10 yrs)

Follow link above for menu

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

Quiz Night

Thu 15th Mar

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.

Gin Club

Thu 15th Mar

Our monthly opportunity to sample Artisan Gins from award winning micro distillers. Enjoy tasters and 3 craft cocktails, with discussions about the botanicals, back story, and all juniper friendly matters. There will be opportunities to learn how to craft killer cocktails, meet the distillers and buy Artisan Gins at reduced prices. £20 per person. Ticket includes snacks to compliment the tasting and a home cooked supper. Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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Gardening Day

Sun 18th Mar

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  Depot opposite the playground 

Eggtastic - Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating

Sun 25th Mar

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. 

Polystyrene egg and decorating materials provided

£3.00 per child per hunt and egg.

Egg decorating is strictly limited to the first 200 participants.

Pond dipping

Thu 5th Apr

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 

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Pond dipping

Thu 5th Apr

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 

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Frog Frenzy

Fri 6th Apr

10.30-12.30 & 13.30-15.30

Free drop in workshop

Join us at the visitor centre and learn about the life cycle of a Frog, then make your very own Frog life cycle spinner to take home. Can you spot what stage of frog life you can see at the pond?

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 8th Apr

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.

Pond dipping

Thu 12th Apr

11am - 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 

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Pond dipping

Thu 12th Apr

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 

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Spring Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tue 17th Apr

9.30 -10.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.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 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 19th Apr

13.30 - 14.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.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 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Tue 24th Apr

10.30-11.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.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 18months -5 yrs. 

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 26th Apr

13.30 -14.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.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 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Gin at the House & Gardens

Sun 13th May

12.00 - 16.00

London’s premier Gin tasting event at our beautiful listed house and gardens.

Come along and sample the best award winning small batch gins (with over 25 to choose from) and beautifully crafted cocktails

There will also be a Gin Masterclass and opportunity to meet the distillers  

Tickets £20 includes 5 Gin tasters and 1 perfect serve G&T of your choice. 

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All About Trees - Water Colour Workshop

Sun 20th May

10.30 - 15.30

Our Gardens boast some of the most unique trees in London. Inspired by the magnificent arboretum, this watercolour workshop will explore a variety of skills and

techniques such as simplifying trees, rendering texture in bark, and expressive use of colour.

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

http://www.laurafishmanart.com

Forest School Taster Session

Wed 30th May

10.00 - 12.30

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 

£12 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 31st May

13.00 -15.30

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 

£12 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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