All Grounds (& House) tickets are SOLD OUT for today, Sunday 8 Dec. Please only make a journey to Waddesdon if you have pre-booked tickets. Due wet weather some parking areas are too muddy to use and it is taking longer to enter the site than usual so we are limiting the number of cars.
There is limited availability for remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book Grounds tickets in advance for weekends. This includes National Trust members - who can book for free online.
Whenever you come this Christmas, please wear suitable sturdy and waterproof footwear as there are some unavoidably muddy areas.

Visitors enjoying a picnic from a wicker hamper
Posted 30 May 2019

Gardens

Perfect picnic spots

With plenty of room in the grounds and many idyllic spots to enjoy an al fresco lunch, here are some top places to spread out a blanket.

Pick a quiet spot and bring your own food to enjoy as a picnic in the gardens. Alternatively pick up something from one of our food to go outlets or the Treaterie and create your own picnic on the day you visit. With a tempting selection of cakes and bakes, sandwiches and drinks in environmentally friendly disposable cups, there is plenty on offer to enjoy with your friends and family.

Here are some of our top spots to relax with your tasty treats…

Family picnic

 Summer House lawn

Near to our funtastic Woodland Playground this grassed glade is a popular place for families. It is also within easy access to the Summer House food to go outlet for hot drinks or those last minute lunch purchases.

Mother and daughter on the lawn in front of the Aviary
Aviary Glade

This peaceful area features some of our magnificent summer bedding plants as well as plenty of trees for shady spots. Being close to the Aviary you can also listen out for the sounds of some of our rare and endangered birds housed in our registered zoo.

Find out more about Waddesdon’s Aviary>

Baron's walk

Baron’s Walk

If you’re looking for a quiet place to lay your blanket then this is the spot for you. Take in the sweeping views of the Ayelsbury Vale or if you prefer the shade then enjoy hidden glades with plenty of tree cover.

Picnic below the Parterre

Grassed areas by the Parterre

Sitting here offers you some beautiful views of the Buckinghamshire countryside whilst you enjoy your picnic. There are a number of magnificent trees should you need some shade as well as plenty of open space for children to run around and explore.

Please help us keep Waddesdon clean for everyone and remember to pick up any litter once you’ve finished.