Hygge winter weekends
This winter we are embracing the Danish way of life and all things Hygge, creating a warm, cosy, comfortable setting for you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Our guide to Hygge
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) can be defined as many things including relaxation, comfort, cosiness, indulgence and togetherness. With no direct translation from the Danish word it can mean different things to each of us, therefore we have some simple steps to help you enjoy Hygge at Waddesdon.
Make a date with the people you love; whether it’s catching up over coffee and cake or enjoying a walk in the countryside, create treasured moments and simply take time to enjoy their company.
Get outside, turn your phone off and soak up nature’s beauty. Wellbeing is a key aspect of Hygge, so wrap up warm to explore the outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Unmissable seasonal highlights
Head down to the Stables Coach House and create your very own Hyggelig experience. Kick off those wellies, settle down to read a good book, relax over jigsaws or board games or have a go at den making. There will also be children’s retro films to watch and a thought tree to contribute to.
Explore the outdoors
Have fun with the family and create a selection of chocolate treats and cakes this half term. Includes lunch, all ingredients and a goody bag to take home with you. £25 (normal admission charges apply). Suitable for 7-11 year olds.
Shop and eat
Relax, unwind and indulge in a delicious dinner followed by a cosy overnight stay at the Five Arrows Hotel, located near the gates of the Manor.
From £165 for a classic double. To book call 01296 651727.
Bringing your dog
Especially for Hygge (14 January-19 March) dogs will be welcome up to the Stables and there are two dog-friendly walks to enjoy. To make sure everyone enjoys their day however, we ask you to:
- Please stick to the allocated dog walks (Tail-wagger and Hygge hike) and within the Stables courtyard.
- Be aware that although we love them outside, they’re not allowed inside any building, on the shuttle bus or within the main grounds.
- Please use the allocated waste bins.
- Please keep dogs on leads at all times as we are part of a working farm.
What does Hygge mean to you?
With no direct translation from the Danish, Hygge means different things to each of us. For some it might be lighting a candle, for another a fireside catch up with friends.
Tell us what Hygge means to you and be in with a chance of winning afternoon tea for up to five people.
Join us on Instagram and Twitter to share your own Hygge moments using @WaddesdonManor and #myhygge. The best will be showcased and our absolute favourite will win an afternoon tea for your family at the Manor Restaurant from 22 March onwards.
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