Waddesdon Manor

Last chance to see

Creatures & Creations

7 Jun-29 Oct 2017

Our major exhibition celebrates the beauty of animals, birds and insects discovered by or named after the naturalist Walter Rothschild (1868-1937).

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Power & Portraiture

7 Jun-29 Oct 2017

This special display explores how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to fashion their public image and promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world.

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Pumpkins at Waddesdon

Horrible Halloween

21 – 29 Oct 2017

This October half-term have a fangtastic adventure with a special trail down our woodland walk, pumpkin carving, a two-day Halloween party as well as our magical woodland playground.

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Artisan Food Market

Sat 11 Nov – 10am-2pm

Our last food market for 2017. Support your local, independent, artisan food producers..

This free event is held in our visitor car park.

See the Artisan Market traders
The north front lit up with Christmas lights

Christmas 2017

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

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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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christmas afternoon tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

Round of your Christmas visit with 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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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 >

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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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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