World Book Day Weekend

Leather bound books on a shelf in the library at Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire

This event took place in March 2018, check back next year for the latest updates. This World Book Day Weekend discover all about Hughenden’s famous owner and Victorian author Benjamin Disraeli. Have a go at dressing up as your favourite book character and listen to stories in the Manor dressing up room.

Inspire young readers

Hughenden Manor’s famous owner and Victorian author Benjamin Disraeli had a precious childhood book that was handed down to him by his father Isaac, the wonderful Aesop’s Fables. It was inscribed by Isaac in 1778 when he was aged twelve and the future prime minister added his name to the book when it was given to him in 1814 when he was just nine, signing it ‘Benny’. See the much-treasured book for yourself in Disraeli’s beloved library to inspire your young readers.

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!

Pick up a new treasure in our Stableyard

Set young treasure seekeers a challenge to explore our second-hand bookshop and find an inspiring pre-loved read for their own collection.  

Our Stableyard shop is stocking all the new World Book Day titles so you can also pick up new treasures, and you can redeem your book tokens at Hughenden.

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.