October half-term at Hughenden

Children pumpkin carving

Half-term at Hughenden is all about fun. Come along and carve your very own pumpkin, follow the autumnal trail around the gardens or climb a really big tree.


Boy holding a pumpkin outside Hughenden entrance

Half-term: pumpkin carving

Monday 23 - Friday 27 October, 10am-4pm

Carve your very own hallowe'en pumpkin to take home at Hughenden this half-term, £3 per child, normal admission prices apply.

Pick up an autumn spotter sheet and look for wildlife preparing for winter across the estate.

Half-term: Mary Anne's tree trail

Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 Oct, 10am-4pm

Explore a family autumnal trail around Hughenden’s gardens and discover Mary Anne Disraeli's favourite trees.

Climb a big tree

Thursday 26 October, 10am-4pm

Climb a tree with the Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree at Hughenden. They will teach you how to enter a tree’s canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can’t be found on the ground!

£20 per person normal admission charges apply

Booking essential at  www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk

Climb a tree
Children swinging in the trees
Climb a tree

Time for tea

Head to Hughenden's stableyard cafe or Dizzy's for tea-room. Pick up a kid's lunchbox (stableyard cafe only) complete with activites and stickers, or try some wacky hallowe'en goodies. There's also a range or cakes, sandwiches and drinks available, and hot meals are served in the stableyard cafe 12noon-2.30pm daily. 

The shop has a range of Hallowe'en inspired books and gifts as well as plenty of pocket money items for all ages. 


Visiting with your family

There's plenty of space for young explorers to run, jump and play around in our grounds at Hughenden.Grab your wellies and splash in a puddle or discover your inner adventurer on our play trail. Don't forget to bring your coat and wrap up warm!

Facilites for families

  • Baby-changing facilities can be found in the disabled toilet in the stableyard. 
  • Buggies are welcome around site, but not inside the manor (hip carriers can be borrowed free of charge from the front desk). Hughenden is on the top of a hill so some paths are steep and paths through the woodland are rough and uneven in places.