NEW! Aviary at Valentines Mansion now open!

A visit to Valentines just got even more interesting! Our aviary is now open daily from 11am and it’s well worth a visit.

Situated in the kitchen garden (opposite the Gardener’s Cottage Cafe), the aviary houses some interesting and colourful species:

Zebra Finch: most commonly found in much of Australia, Tasmania and the Flores Islands, the Zebra Finches are loud and boisterous singers!

Crested Bengalese Finch: gregarious, peaceful, calm birds native to Asia with a squeaky sounding song.

PearlSilver Billed Finch: native to Africa and the Middle East, these are highly social and active birds who enjoy being whistled to.


Yellow Canary:  Canaries are very lively birds that have been kept domestically for many years.  Miners used to take them into caves to test for proper oxygenation in the shafts.


Hecks Grass Finch:  this bird originates from Australia.  They are not fussy eaters, and love brocolli, cress, apple and small amounts of lettuce!


shafttail_hecks1Diamond Sparrow: Originating from Australia – a bold and assertive bird whose song consists of very low, raspy calls.


Open daily from 11am, the aviary is a fantastic new attraction for visitors – make sure you stop by!


About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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One Response to NEW! Aviary at Valentines Mansion now open!

  1. GwendlynD says:

    Beautiful photography 🙂


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