A fairytale Christmas at Hughenden

There’s fairytale festivity throughout the estate at Hughenden this Christmas as we explore the fantastical folk tales of the Brothers Grimm.

A fairytale Christmas

Thu 1 Dec-Wed 4 Jan 11am-3pm

Discover the magical and sometimes macabre stories behind the popular fairy tales. Hughenden’s staff and volunteers have recreated scenes from the stories throughout the Manor with typically creative flair. See Rapunzel’s golden locks tumbling from the top of the stairs, wonder at Rumpelstiltskin’s spinning wheel transforming hay into gold, see if you can find a wolfish imposter in granny’s bed, or ask the wicked stepmother’s mirror who is the fairest of them all. 

" ‘The grandmother dwelt far away in the wood, half an hour’s walk from the village, and as Little Red-Cap entered among the trees, she met a wolf’"
- Grimm Brothers

Make the most of your visit

Visit Hughenden's stableyard shop to pick up your Christmas gifts, from tasty chocolates to a great range of homeware, there's plenty for everyone.

For a more unusual gift, Hughenden's volunteer countryside team have created a great selection of countryside products including bird boxes, coasters, bug hotels and wellie racks. Each one's unique and made from wood from the Hughenden estate. 

Hughenden's stableyard cafe will be serving festive treats throughout December. Warm up with a gingerbread latte and a piece of chocolate brownie. Or try a seasonal hot meal (served 12-2.30pm daily).