Visit The Wildlife At Valentines Park!

Bring the kids down this half term to visit the wonderful array of wildlife at the beautiful Valentines Park in Ilford. Address: Valentines Mansion & Gardens Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA,UK Check out their website for a full list of activities taking place at the Mansion.

Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us to Valentines Park.  It was opened in 1898 after Ilford Council bought land from the owners of Valentines Mansion. At this time Ilford was a fast developing suburb and the Council wanted recreation space for its residents.  The Council gradually bought up more of the estate …

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Celebrity ‘Great British Bake Off’ at Valentines Mansion!

Valentines Mansion is back on TV!!!! In a series of four special Sport Relief programmes four celebrity bakers will take on the Great Bake Off challenge.   Set against the backdrop of our stunning Mansion in Ilford, famous faces compete to claim the star baker title! This series is in aid of Sport Relief and sets …

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Festive Farmer’s Market

Homemade jams, sizzling sausages and a lovely view of Valentine's Mansion – it can only mean one thing – the farmer's market, with a christmassy touch, came to Valentine's Park this Sunday, and Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it all out! There's nothing quite like spending a glorious Sunday morning at a farmer's market, and …

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Our Award Winning Park

We’ve spent the past few weeks teetering on the edges of our seats, waiting and waiting, praying that we’d done enough to succeed… Then this week it happened.   The little blue email notification appeared in the corner of my computer. The results were in and I was feeling excited yet nervous about the result… Clicking …

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