February half-term at Hughenden


This event took place in 2018, check back next year for another fun packed half-term! All creatures big and small need somewhere to live, but sometimes they need a helping hand to find their ideal home. This half-term at Hughenden our volunteers will be on hand to help you craft a special home for your very own woodland creature.

Hibernating hedgehogs!

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February, 10.30am-4pm, £3 per child.  

Create your very own hibernation house to take home with you this half-term. Whether it's for a hedgehog, woodlouse, spider or worm you'll learn all the skills you need to make the perfect luxury apartment.

A gardners favourite friend

Our top 13 delightful hedgehog facts

Did you know that hedgehogs are one of only three animals to hibernate in the United Kingdom?

A squirrel at Hughenden enjoying the sunshine
Hughenden squirrel
A squirrel at Hughenden enjoying the sunshine

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. 
Children in wellies walking on a muddy path

Refuel with a winter treat

Head to Hughenden's stableyard cafe or Dizzy's tearoom for a winter treat. During weekends and school holidays both the cafe and tearoom have kid's lunchboxes on offer, complete with stickers and activities. There's also a range of cakes, sandwiches and drinks available, and hot meals are served in the stableyard cafe 12-2.30pm daily. 

Stableyard at Hughenden

Eating at Hughenden

Enjoy a hot meal in the Stableyard Cafe, drop in for a tea-time treat or pick up a kids lunch box for a picnic in our apple orchard.