- Stately Homes and Gardens
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Discover Valentines Mansion and Gardens: a beautiful 300 year old country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Set within the historic Valentines Park, families can enjoy heaps of hands-on fun.
Step back in time and visit the recreated period rooms, including the Victorian Kitchen and Georgian bedchamber. Enjoy the dedicated Family Room and get all dressed up in Victorian costume and pose for a picture portrait, play cook at the mini kitchen range, get busy with the mini mansion dolls house, delve in to the history of Valentines on the touch screen computer, or relax with a book or some jigsaws.
Borrow a games bag for traditional family fun or become a House Detective and explore the mansion. Explore the outdoors with a Nature Backpack: packed with fun activities including bird watching, a bat quiz, a plant and bug hunt. The back pack includes interesting facts and some fun questions.
A special events calendar runs throughout the year including school holiday activities.
Continue your day with a walk around Valentines Park. This lush green space offers a ‘natural' play area, boats on the lake (during summer), and lots of space for a family picnic: you'll have hours of fun at Valentines.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Emerson Road, Ilford, Greater London, IG1 4XA, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday and Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
Bank holiday Mondays 11:00 - 15:00
School holidays: Monday - Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Visit the Gardener's Cottage Cafe, situated in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Valentines Mansion. The cafe offers light bites including sandwiches and soups and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as a fine choice of cakes and pastries. During the warmer months, treat the family to an ice cream and enjoy in the gorgeous gardens. Open seven days a week, from 10:00 to 18:00 (or sunset during winter months). There is also ample space for a family picnic: enjoy in the gardens, but the long water canal or in the wider Valentines Park.
Disabled toilets on each floor, baby changing facilities available on the first floor.
Complete your trip with a visit to the Valentines Mansion and Gardens gift shop: packed with pocket money priced souvenirs and traditional games for the kids and lots of treats for grown-ups too, including hand-made jewellery.
Baby food facilities
Milk warming facilities are available in the cafe: please ask for assistance. Fresh milk is available to buy.