Category Archives: National Trust

National Trust Hughenden – Nestbox Making Workshop

Join us on National Nestbox Week to make and decorate a bird or bat box for your home or garden.

We’ll have all the kits ready for you to assemble with the help of our brilliant woodwork volunteers, you just need to hammer and screw the pieces together and decorate – subtle is best, but a few pencil drawings and extra wood pieces wouldn’t hurt.

You’ll have a choice between bat boxes and three different types of bird boxes to appeal to a range of birds/bats.

This workshop is suitable for older children and adults alike, but please bear in mind all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


February 2023

1410:30 – 12:0013:00 – 14:30
1610:30 – 12:0013:00 – 14:30


Ticket typeTicket category
per kit£15.00

The basics

Booking details: Call 0344 249 1895 Please note this is only pre-bookable as we only have a limited supply of kits.

Suitability: Children over 10 years old.

Meet at the Studybase – next to the Estate Office.

What to bring and wear: Wear warm layers and bring waterproofs, this event will be partially outdoors.

Accessibility: There are 3 stairs to access the Studybase courtyard, then another flight down in to the Studybase (which isn’t essential). Please let us know if you have any other requirements and we’ll do our best to help.

Contact info: Hughenden 01494755573

All details are here.

National Trust Hughenden Volunteer Recruitment Morning

Hughenden Manor and West Wycombe Park would like to welcome new volunteers to the team.

Come along to our drop in session 28th May 2022 11.00 -13.00 at Hughenden to find out more.  If you are not able to make the day but would like to volunteer email us

Whether you would like to volunteer indoors or outside, serving in the café, welcoming visitors, or helping to look after our countryside places, there are lots of opportunities across our teams. 

Visitors on a garden tour at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

© National Trust Images / John Millar

National Trust – Reopening update

We’re reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in line with government advice.

We’ve started opening some gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland, but through advance bookings only.

We have to limit numbers to make sure that visitors and staff will be safe. These limited advance tickets do go quickly, and many of our most popular places are now fully booked up to 14 June.

But every Friday we release new tickets for the following week, so it’s worth checking back regularly. We’re also opening more gardens and parks every week and increasing the number of tickets available for those places that are already open. 

More than 200 coastal and countryside car parks are also open. For now, all houses remain closed, as do all places in Wales in line with Welsh government advice. 

Follow this link to find out when Hughenden Manor is open, how to book, and what to expect from your visit. Please always check before you travel.

Thanks for your patience and support. We’re really looking forward to welcome you back.