Summer adventures for families at Hughenden

This summer get into the war-time spirit with events and activities inspired by Hughenden's secret World War Two story. Fri 26 Jul – Sun 1 Sep

Top Secret Hughenden

Secret Explorers

Every day, 10am-4pm

Join the new recruits in the World War Two operation at Hughenden this summer. You'll be issued with a Hillside Heroes briefing and take on top secret work. There are co-ordinates to decipher, secret codes to unlock and bomber airplanes to spot. Shhh, loose lips sink ships!

Hillside Heroes Dossier, £2 from the Visitor Welcome Kiosk. Suitable for all ages.

Vintage Crafts

Every Tue and Wed 10.30am-4pm from 30 Jul to 27 Aug.

Retro crafting fun in Hughenden's studybase. Celebrating the make do and mend world of 1940s Britain, join in with one of our handmade crafting workshops where you'll get to make rag-rug squares and miniature war-time airplanes.

£3 per child. All materials supplied. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Trails are a great way to enjoy our outdoor spaces
Children on a trail
Trails are a great way to enjoy our outdoor spaces

Operation Countryside

Every Fri in Aug,10.30am-12noon

Join our Ranger team and explore Hughenden’s secret countryside. You’ll have fun learning about the ancient woods and finding out about the people that used to live in them, the 'bodgers'. Meet the bodgers themselves, see their skills in action and help to build a night-time shelter for them in the woods.

£4 per child. Ideal for children aged 5-10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, one adult ticket free. Booking essential via the website.

Big Tree Climb

Thu 1, 15 and 29 Aug, 10am-5pm

The ultimate summertime adventure; reach new heights in one of Hughenden’s fantastic giant horse chestnut trees. Skilled and friendly instructors will teach you how to climb up into the tree canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners. When you reach the top you’ll see a view only a few people ever get to enjoy.

£20 per person for a one hour session. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential online  www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk or call 0800 055 6760.

Summer days out

Or why not simply set off to explore the gardens, build a den in the woods, take on a bug hunt or discover the dressing up room in the manor. Add in lunch in the cafe or a picnic in the orchard and you’re set for a fantastic day out this summer.

Explore, have fun, make a den
Children play in a den made out of branches
Explore, have fun, make a den

Event Information

For all Hughenden events normal admission applies. See the What's On section for prices, information and booking details.