Waddesdon Manor

Last chance to see

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Visit the House

Last day Sun 28 October

It’s your last chance to see the whole house before it closes for winter and undergoes a deep clean. We reopen some rooms beautifully decorated for Christmas from 10 Nov.

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Horrible Halloween

Get spooked this October half-term, with a Halloween trail in the grounds, fancy dress, an authors workshop, pumpkin carving and much more.

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Top tips for a peaceful visit

Avoid the crowds and visit on a weekday for an extra special day out. Here are our top things to do during the week, from exploring the gardens, relaxing in the silent spaces of Waddesdon or enjoying sounds from the rare and endangered birds in the Aviary.

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Autumnal walks

Soak up beautiful scenery, kick autumn leaves and gather conkers as you enjoy one of our five different walks around the gardens. Download our map in advance to help you navigate.

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Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. Help us protect our beautiful surroundings by adhering to our doggy do’s and don’ts.

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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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Waddesdon on Film

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

See some of our favourites
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Our blog

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

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Volunteer opportunities

If you enjoy meeting new people and have some time to spare, come and join us as a Waddesdon volunteer.

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