Christmas at Hughenden

An adventure in wonderland

There's plenty to entertain the family at Hughenden this Christmas whether it's revisiting old traditions or creating new ones, there's something for everyone.

An adventure in wonderland

Fri 1 Dec 2017 - Wed 3 Jan 2018, 10am-4pm (Manor 11am-3pm)

Step into an Alice inspired adventure in the house and grounds at Hughenden. Join a tea party in the dining room, witness the Queen of Heart's trail in the library and find a caterpillar in the bedroom. While outside follow a family friendly trail, discover the rabbit hole through the willow tunnel and play croquet on the lawn.

Normal admission applies. Please remember that we will be closed on 24 & 25 December.  

Mad Hatters tea party

Refuel with a festive treat

Head to Hughenden's stableyard cafe or Dizzy's tearoom for a festive treat. During weekends and school holidays both the cafe and tearoom have children'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 12noon-2.30pm daily.

Stableyard at Hughenden

Eating at Hughenden

Enjoy a seasonal lunch in the Stableyard or pick up a kid's lunch box for a picnic in our apple orchard.


Fancy a spot of Christmas shopping?

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.

Inspired by an Adventure in Wonderland? Our stableyard shop also has a range of 'Alice' inspired gifts from glass baubles to cushions.

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. 

Ask at the Visitor Welcome Kiosk about gift membership and give someone the gift of free entry to over 500 special places for 2018.

Kitchenware from the National Trust's spring collection

Shopping at Hughenden

Venture into the stableyard to find our shop and second-hand book shop and a delightful range of local heroes to fill your basket and your next best read.

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. 
Christmas baubles
Christmas tree baubles hughenden
Christmas baubles