Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email info@senbla.com

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Accessibility at Christmas and Winter Light

Winter is a magical time at Waddesdon. Here are a few visiting tips to help you get around during our Winter opening. Accompanying Carers receive free entry.

For any additional support for your visit please email enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk.

On arrival

• Car park – we have a free visitor car park with designated Blue Badge spaces

• Toilets – there are toilets, including an accessible toilet at the Welcome Pavilion, Manor and Stables. The Changing Places accessible toilet within the Manor is available for those who need it. Access via the Manor Shop

• Shuttle bus – Blue Badge holders and their carers will not be charged for shuttle bus tickets. Tickets must be pre-booked along with Grounds admission in advance of visiting

• Pathway to the Manor – the lit pathway from the car park is steep in places and not suitable for some pushchairs or wheelchairs

• Wheelchairs – available to borrow on a first come first served basis, these cannot be reserved

Grounds

Visitor stands in front of Christmas illuminated Waddesdon Manor

• Steep paths – you’ll find steep and uneven paths on the way to the Stables and down to the Dairy. The boardwalk through the Woodland Playground and the path from the Powerhouse to the Stables are steep in places so may be unsuitable for some mobility requirements. We advise you use our shuttle bus from the fountain to the Stables. If possible bring a torch as some paths have limited lighting

• Shelter & outside seating – you can find warm covered seating in the Stables courtyard and there are benches around the grounds. The Illumination: Works by Leo Villareal exhibition offers indoor shelter in the Coach House Gallery, but this area may be busy at times

• Assistance dogs – are welcomed in the grounds, shops and on shuttle buses

• Light trails  – the Winter Light trail around the Pleasure Grounds is almost all on flat and tarmac surfaces. The Illuminated River: Bridges, Boats and Beyond trail down Miss Alice’s Drive between the Woodland Café and the Stables has an unfinished surface and steep gradients which may be challenging in wet conditions and unsuitable for all mobility requirements