Waddesdon Manor

Sipping hot drinks in the Stables

Hygge winter weekends

14 Jan-19 March 2017, 11am-4pm

Forget the winter blues and take advantage of our Hygge experience, from enjoying coffee with friends to a country walk around the estate. The grounds are open every weekend including our main shops and Stables Cafe.

Discover Hygge at Waddesdon
Bride facing the crowd on catwalk at Waddesdon Wedding

Wedding Inspiration Day

Sun 5 March 2017
The perfect event for brides and grooms seeking ideas and inspiration for their big day, whether at Waddesdon, or further afield. With over 60 exhibitors, plus catwalk shows, talks, tastings and demos throughout the day.

Event details here
Waddesdon dining room made in gingerbread

Biscuiteers: Waddesdon Manor in Gingerbread

 14 Jan-19 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11am-4pm
It’s your last chance to see Waddesdon as never before, recreated in gingerbread by the hand-iced biscuit company the Biscuiteers. Showing at the Stables.

Biscuiteers display
Afternoon tea

Mothering Sunday at the Manor

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Bring the whole family and spoil mum with a Champagne afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant this Mother’s Day.

Treat mum to Champagne tea
Silhouette of butterfly and beetle to represent a shadow puppet performance that will be on in March as part of Hygge

Children's theatre

 4-19 Mar, Sat & Sun, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Enjoy three children’s performances inspired by Hygge in the Powerhouse from the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, The Pantaloons and The Paper Balloon Theatre Company.

See all performances

Putting the house to bed video

In winter we ‘put the house to bed’ and the rooms are closed for deep cleaning and conservation. The statues in the grounds are wrapped to prevent frost damage. See what’s involved in our winter clean.
The house reopens on 22 March.

Caring for the house & collection >

Elephant Automaton

Musical elephant

The elephant automaton was one of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s most admired treasures. It was mentioned in a local newspaper report of 1889 describing the visit of the Shah of Persia, who asked to see the mechanism perform again and again.

Watch the elephant in action >