There are a host of exciting events happening across the Discover Me sites throughout the year. Talks, workshops, activities, shows and more, these events range in price from a few pounds to absolutely free, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

National Maritime Museum Art Group at Havering Museum

Jun 4th 2016 to Jul 30th 2016 Havering Museum

Havering Numismatic Society at Havering Museum

Jun 11th 2016 to Jul 30th 2016 Havering Museum

The Art of Tea at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 31st 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

A special photographic exhibition by Still Life photographer Stuart Duff featuring previously unseen antique teaware.

Tea Masterclasses at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 24th 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Are you a tea lover but not sure of your Long Jing’s from your Darjeeling’s? Then why not attend a tea master class with Mark Nicholls as part of Valentine Mansions tea extravaganza?

Valentines Cream Tea at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 26th 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Enjoy a traditional English cream tea accompanied by unique green and black teas, specially blended for Valentines Mansion.



Dog Show: Paws at The View at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 3rd 2016 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Fun activities for dogs and their owners

Jazz in the Barn at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jul 15th 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Enjoy an evening with Dave Browning’s Jazz band in the unique setting of Thames Chase 17 century barn.

Bring your own drink and nibbles. Tea and coffee available. Warm clothing advised.

Victorian Tea Room at The Old Chapel Upminster

Jul 17th 2016 The Old Chapel Upminster

The Old Chapel will be transformed into a Victorian Tea Room so come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with tea and cake.

Hilary Barkwith with be playing the harp throughout the afternoon and there will be a display of work by local artists.

We will be open from 2pm-5pm and operate on a first come, first served basis.

After Hours: Summer Garden at Rainham Hall

Jul 21st 2016 Rainham Hall

Join us after hours in the Rainham Hall gardens for an evening of botanical cocktails. The Cocktail Gardener will be in residence for the evening serving her delicious creations using flowers, plants and herbs. It is the perfect opportunity to explore the Garden with a cocktail in-hand and discover the exciting story of Rainham Hall and its residents.

Tickets: £10 (booking is essential)


Discovering Thames Chase – Guided Walk at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jul 22nd 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Guided walk to Warley Place Friday 22nd July 2016 10am

During 2016 guided walks will run on the 4th Friday of each month starting in March and will have the theme of ‘Discovering Thames Chase’. Each walk will start at 10.00 and last between 2-3 hours.

The walk will start from the visitor car park at 10:00am.

The short leisurely walk will take between 1.5 and 2 hours and will follow established paths which can be a bit slippery in wet weather.