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

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

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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 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.

This year we also have click and collect picnics for two to enjoy. Made freshly in-house daily, these picnics can be collected from the Manor Terrace. Order now

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

Family picnic

Tulip Patch

Just below the Stables and near to our funtastic Woodland Playground this grassed area is a popular place for families. It is also within easy access to the The Treaterie 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 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 Aylesbury 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.