Come together for the day at a countryside stately manor. The perfect choice for family and friends to meet and spend time together, or to mark that special occasion.
Host your loved ones as Lord and Lady of your very own private estate for the day. Celebrate and reconnect with a luxurious day of leisure, fun and laughter in the beautiful countryside, fit for aristocracy.
Humphreys of Henley is taking government guidelines very seriously during this time, and so during your day trip there will be elements of what we have come accustomed to in this ‘new normal’. You will find guidance on social distancing and hygiene at all stages of your visit and it is important that you follow these for your safety and that of those around you, including staff. We will happily answer any questions, for reassurance, if you feel unsure how to proceed in a situation – we want you to feel safe and happy. Your confidence is paramount to the continuation of our industry.Enquire about Experience
Imagine yourself driving along winding country lanes in a classic car before pulling up to a set of grand gates, behind which the sprawling drive leads you back in time to your private estate - become Lord and Lady and have the run of the house to host your family and friends for the day! Experience a wonderfully warm welcome, with roaring log fires and refreshments fit for the finest members of the aristocracy. Your every whim and adventure can be fulfilled with this day.
Feel the amazing history of England come alive around you with a fascinating personal tour of the historic house, which may include hidden passages and tunnels to explore. Discover the tales and secrets that the walls and the expansive grounds hold. After becoming acquainted with your stately home, your day will be packed with unforgettable memories for all the family.
Spend your morning with our expert falconer learning about the majestic birds of prey, handling and feeding falcons and harris hawks before you try your hand at clay pigeon shooting. Experience the thrill and sense of achievement when you break your first clay! Light family competition may come out with a simulated game shoot - testing everyone's eye and speed of response with clays fired in a flurry of directions.
Filled with fresh air and lots of laughter return to the house for luncheon in the dining hall, as if you were in Downton Abbey. Our personal chef will serve you a delicious lunch from your choice of menu - fuelling you up for your afternoon experience. Try your hand at archery, or explore the gardens on horseback with the stunning countryside as your backdrop. To round out your quintessential English countryside day, tuck into a delicious, traditional afternoon tea served on the lawn.
Your private estate may offer a wonderful choice of fascinating ways to while away the time:
The Maze: have a screaming good time figuring out who's the quickest at escaping the maze.
Tractor Riding: explore the extensive grounds with the owner in his tractor.
Tunnel Exploring: some historic house have networks of amazing tunnels that guide you out into the grounds of the estate, often they were built for escaping conspirators in the Civil War!
Billiards Room: you are invited to test your skills and accuracy with a game of billiards.
Cookery Class: help prepare and bake a traditional English afternoon tea - a very important part of a day in a country house. Once all of the fabulous baking smells have whetter your appetites, you can then sit down and enjoy the results of your culinary skills.
You will have your choice of country activities and pursuits to pick from. Humphreys will ensure there is as many or as little activities as you wish to include, with something for every age group.
To make sure your family has the most fun possible during your break away we have a number of activities you can add to make your day, a day to remember.
Archery: receive expert tuition from one of our top instructors to enjoy fun for the whole family with a game of archery target practice.
Clay Shooting: learn to shoot laser clays and see who can get the top score.
Duck Herding: have a quacking time learning to herd ducks around simple obstacle courses... who will fair better little Jimmy, or Gran?
Horse Riding: take a guided tour on horseback, trekking through the beautifully peaceful countryside.
Falconry: meet our expert handler and enjoy an unforgettable experience meeting some of our greatest British birds; from barn owls, to falcons and even eagles.
Rifle Shooting: try to beat Uncle Tom at air rifle shooting... how many targets can you hit against the clock?
Any of the Humphreys of Henley experiences can be included in your day celebrating with family and friends in the English countryside.