Things to see & do

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What's on

There’s plenty going on at Hughenden all year. Make the most of your day out by looking at our events calendar or planning a walk to witness spectacular views and a wide range of nature's gems.

Activities for children

I-Spy trails in the manor or bird trail in the walled garden; dress up in Victorian or 1940s clothes or play with a Victorian zoetrope. Our trails and spotter guides add interest to a local walk..


Wonderful walks

Pick up a walk leaflet or download our map. Red kites, splashes of autumn colour, sounds of bird call or church bells are some of the joys that await. Read a day in the life of a path warden.


Hughenden's wartime story

Hughenden as it might have looked during war © Tricia Lockhart

Hughenden as it might have looked during war

Some of Hughenden's wartime activities became known comparatively recently.  Visit the cellars in the house, the ice house, the walled garden or apiary as each was important in the Dig for Victory campaign.  Special events recreate the atmosphere but whenever you visit this fascinating aspect of Hughenden can be seen.

The Disraeli's - colourful characters

Benjamin often appeared as a caricature © Punch Cartoon

Benjamin often appeared as a caricature

To uncover Hughenden’s exciting past, why not attend an introductory talk? There's also a tour at 10.40am every day we're open. Talks on Disraeli, the Second World War and our garden take place all through the afternoon. Times vary daily, so please check the information board in our ticket office when you arrive.

Art in our parkland

Ghostly guardians of history look out over parkland © Tricia Lockhart

Ghostly guardians of history look out over parkland

Each summer the parkland at Hughenden forms an outdoor gallery for some artwork.  The artists may be local and still learning their craft or established exponents of large scale installations but the theme is always in sympathy with Hughenden and its past.

Each season has treasure to spot

Children playing in the autumn leaves © National Trust

Children playing in the autumn leaves

Try our illustrated seasonal spotter guides for both parkland and woodland but keep your ears open for the sounds of our surroundings, too.

Autumn parkland  Autumn woodland Winter parkland Winter woodland

Dogs have always enjoyed Hughenden walks

The neat row of headstones for dogs © Steve Kirkpatrick

The neat row of headstones for dogs

The Disraeli's were fond of their dogs and a corner of the estate was used to bury them, each with its own headstone. Our four legged visitors can still enjoy the majority of the estate.

Plan your visit