May half term at Hughenden


We're celebrating pollinators of all shapes and sizes at Hughenden this May. There's a family trail to explore the gardens and beekeeping talks to enjoy.

The Pollinators

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 10am-4pm

Take on a special trail around the garden blooms and blossoms to find out all about the wonderful world of pollinators. As well as the well-known bees there are a whole host of insect heroes who do an equally amazing job of pollinating wild flowers and crops. Find out all about them on The Pollinators trail, £2 from the Visitor Kiosk. Suitable for 6-10 years.

Meet the Beekeepers

Mon 25 May 11am-4pm

Find out about beekeeping and honey production with our expert volunteer beekeepers and see Hughenden's active hives in the parkland. Talks at 2.30pm and 2pm.

Beehives at Hughenden
Beehives at Hughenden
Beehives at Hughenden

Be a Mini Beekeeper

Wed 27 May 10.30am-12 noon and 2-3.30pm

Get up close in this family bee experience at Hughenden's hives with our friendly beekeeping team. Protective suits provided. Suitable for 6 years and above. £10 per child. Booking essential: 0344 249 1895.

For all Hughenden events normal admission applies.

Family time

During the school holidays there are all sorts of things to see and do at Hughenden, alongside our organised events. You can set off for an exploration of the gardens, build a den in the woodlands or discover the secret playroom in the manor house. Add in a picnic in the orchard and you’re set for a fantastic family day out in the spring sunshine.

And if it rains, no problem. Our café serves delicious hot meals, light snacks and tea-time treats along with children’s lunchboxes so you can drop by for much-needed refreshments on your day out.