My Funny Valentine

Tucked away between Gants Hill underground and Ilford Overground, Valentines Mansion and Gardens is a little hidden gem of a place to visit. Re-opening for the fourth year this weekend, after its winter break, the 300-year-old house and grounds are really geared towards kids, with loads for them to do. There are Victorian costumes in which to dress up, play kitchens perfect for rustling up a pretend feast, and a whole house and gardens to explore. This Sunday there’s a storytelling event, with readings and a chance to help make a gigantic book. Admission free, event £2. Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm More here