Aristocratic Day in the Country


As you follow the drive taking you to the beautiful Tudor Manor House in Buckinghamshire, you will be transported back in time. The owners provide a wonderfully warm welcome, with roaring log fires and a fascinating personal guided tour of their home, including the room where Elizabeth I held meetings of her Privy Council. You can feel the amazing history attached to every room in the house and you can make the most of having the run of the house for the day, from exploring the historical secrets to a quick game in the Billiards Room when you choose.

During your stay you will have the choice of clay shooting, falconry, archery and rifle shooting, all of which will be arranged in the parterre, which is a beautiful area of the garden right next to the maze. You can alternate between the options and try your skill at each of them, maybe enjoying a bit of competition along the way. 

Perfect fun for family and friends!

 

Humphreys of Henley is taking government guidelines very seriously during the ease of lockdown 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.

 

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EXPLORE DURING YOUR STAY

The Mansion and its grounds offer a wonderful choice of fascinating ways to while away the time:

The Maze: Have a screaming good time in the manor’s wonderful maze.
Tractor riding: Explore the extensive grounds with the owner in his tractor.
Tunnel exploring: The manor house has a network of amazing tunnels that they think were built for escaping conspirators in the Civil War, and you are all welcome to join your host as he guides you through to their exit points in the woods.
Billiards Room: You are invited to test your skills and your accuracy with a game of billiards.
Luncheon: Filled with fresh air and lots of laughter you will dine with your family and friends with our personal chef, who will serve you a delicious lunch from your choice of menu.
In the afternoon, you may want to enjoy the preparation of a very important part of a day in a country house: your chef will help you to prepare and bake a quintessential English afternoon tea. Once all of the fabulous baking smells have whetted your appetites, you can then sit down and enjoy the results of your culinary skills and compare the results.

FAMILY FUN DURING YOUR STAY

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 expert instructors to enjoy fun for the whole family with a game of archery darts.
Clay Shooting: learn to shoot laser clays and take turns to 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?
Segway Riding: If you haven’t tried Segway riding yet, then this is a great opportunity to enjoy the countryside with the whole family, each on their individual gliding Segways.