Waddesdon Manor

The north front lit up with Christmas lights

Christmas 2017

11 Nov-2 Jan 2018

Join us at Christmas for festive fun inspired by Waddesdon’s real and imagined animals.

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christmas fair 2016

Christmas Fair

15 Nov – 10 Dec

More spectacular than ever before, with a new location and even more stalls. Our fair is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.

See Christmas Fair exhibitor list
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Support our museum shop - with 10% off online

This better than black Friday promotion includes special offers on wine cases and individual bottles, plus 10% off full price items.

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Festive afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant

Festive Afternoon Tea

Sat 11 Nov – Tue 2 Jan
Treat yourself to a sumptuous festive afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies and a glass of prosecco, served in the historic Manor Restaurant.

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Paddington Children's Afternoon Tea

Paddington Children's Afternoon Tea

Sat 11 Nov – Tue 2 Jan
To celebrate the return of Paddington to the big screen this winter, we have created a limited-edition Paddington Afternoon Tea for your marmalade loving cubs (or kids) to enjoy this Christmas.

View the Paddington tea menu
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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Seasonal Gift Boxes

Get Christmas shopping wrapped up early with our new online selection of wine, food and homeware gift boxes.

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Corporate Christmas Parties

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for a Christmas party with a difference, nothing can match the unique atmosphere of Christmas at Waddesdon, with both the Dairy and Five Arrows Hotel offering Christmas party packages.

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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.

Watch the elephant in action >

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.

See some of our favourites
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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Celebrate Museum Store Sunday - 10% off full priced products until 12pm on Thurs 30 Nov - Use code MUSEUM10