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Your visit

Groups & travel trade

If you're planning a group visit to Waddesdon, we can help take care of all the little details. All our group information is based on 15 or more people attending.

We welcome groups from across the UK and internationally. You can download group visit details in the following translations.

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Group admission & prices

To get the group visit rate, your group needs to be 15 or more people, paid in total 14 days before your visit. We’re open Wed-Sun each week, from 21 March 2018 to 2 January 2019. Bachelors’ Wing included in house entry open Wed-Fri only. Christmas season 10 November to 2 January.

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Group adult ticket £7.50. Group child ticket £3.75. National Trust & Art Fund members free.

House & grounds

Group adult ticket £15. Group child ticket £7.50. National Trust & Art Fund members free.

Multimedia guide

£3, available on the day on a first-come first-served basis. In English, French, German and Mandarin.

Full payment must be made 14 days in advance of your visit for everything booked.

You can pay by: Credit/Debit Card, over the phone. Bank Transfer (BACs). Pro Forma on request. One cheque made payable to ‘The Rothschild Foundation’. Please post for the attention of group bookings.

 Arrival & access

Group visitors arriving by coach

By coach

Your coach will be directed to the North Fountain to park (100m from the house front) where a Visitor Services Assistant will greet you with your pre-booked tickets.

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By car

After parking, go to the Welcome Pavilion where the organiser will collect your pre-booked tickets before boarding the Waddesdon bus to the North Fountain (100m from the house front).

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Mobility assistance

Our mobility assistance vehicle, with space for up to 7 passengers, runs from the North Fountain to the front of the house when we’re open to help the less able walkers.

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Every aspect of a day out at this attraction reflects quality. Staff continue Ferdinand de Rothschild's tradition of excellent hospitality by providing a first class visitor welcome, removing any possibility of threshold fear created by this magnificent home in the style of a French Château.

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Food & drink


We know that most groups want to eat together and to ensure this is possible we offer a range of advance booking options for groups in our atmospheric Manor Restaurant.


Coffee on arrival

In the Manor Restaurant from 10am-11.30am.

See the menu PDF >


Lunch menu

Lunch sittings at 12pm or 2pm.

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Afternoon tea menu

Afternoon tea sittings at 3.45pm or 4.15pm.

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Presentations & tours

Spring daffodils in front of the house

NEW for 2018 – The Manor Gardens in Winter Guided tour and lunch at the Five Arrows Hotel
Monday-Friday, Jan, Feb and Mar 2018

Tour the Manor gardens with a garden guide during the winter and early spring months. £30 per person, £22.50 National Trust members (includes gardens admission, guided tour and two-course lunch at the Five Arrows Hotel.


Manor kitchen discovery talk

Discover what life was like preparing the House for Waddesdon’s famous Weekend House parties, 10.30am arrival with Danish pastries at 10.45am: 45 minutes. £8 each (£120 minimum).


Guided tour in the house

Uncover one part of the house in more detail, such as the ground floor, first floor & Bachelors’ Wing: 45 minutes. £5 each (£70 minimum).


Garden tours

A tour featuring the seasonal highlights of the Manor Garden: 45 minutes. £5 each (£70 minimum).


Cellar tours

Tasting 2 wines £7 each (£98 minimum). Tasting 3 wines £10 each (£140 minimum). Tutored and bespoke wine tastings on request.


Audio-visual presentations

Take a closer look at a particular aspect of the Rothschild Collection. £5 each (£60 minimum).


Windmill Hill and Flint House tours

Visit the architecturally-stunning Rothschild Archive and Flint House on the Waddesdon estate: 2 hours £32 non-NT members and £25 NT members (£256 minimum). Also includes grounds entry to the Manor.

Christmas at Waddesdon 2018


Christmas Fair

11am-6pm, Wed 10 Nov – Sun 16 Dec

Our hugely popular Christmas Fair returns, held in the Manor Gardens against the floodlit backdrop of the house. Offering a selection of unusual Christmas gifts and foods. Combine with a visit to the house and a festive lunch for a perfect day out to start the season.


Christmas group visits

11am-6pm, Sat 10 Nov – Wed 2 Jan

Christmas is a magical time at Waddesdon with beautifully lit trees and decorated shops. The perfect place to visit with your group. Admission: house & gardens: £18, National Trust member: £5. Gardens only £9, National Trust member: free

More Christmas details coming soon….

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