Waddesdon Manor

Family walking in wider estate at Waddesdon

Winter Weekends

6 Jan – 18 Mar 2018, Sat-Sun

This January to March explore the gardens that are full of stark beauty. It’s a perfect time to reconnect with nature, and spend time with friends and family.

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Family walking dog in grounds

Bringing your dog

You can now bring your dog to Waddesdon. They are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. To help protect our beautiful surroundings we just ask you to adhere to our do’s and don’ts for bringing your dog.

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Statues being wrapped against the cold weather

Statues wrapped for winter

During the winter months from the end of October to the end of March (depending on the weather) we wrap all our statues against the frost. So don’t be surprised to see ghostly looking shapes in the grounds during your visit.

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Pictures of food at Waddesdon's Artisan Food Market

Artisan Food Market

From Sat 13 Jan, every second Saturday of each month until October.

Start your weekend off with delicious, locally-grown food and produce at our food market which supports local, small-scale, independent food producers.

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Online shop

Visit our online shop to see our new exclusive gift and homeware ranges inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon.

Treat yourself
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.

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Chest of drawers with elaborate gilt-bronze mounts depicting oak branches and children reclining.

Waddesdon on Film

The different sides to Waddesdon captured on film from our aviary to French royal furniture to fine Rothschild wines.

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Almanac by British artists Adam Dant

Our blog

Check out our blog for the latest news and behind-the-scenes posts from our team.

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