Sun 15 Dec is sold out. Please only come to Waddesdon if you have a pre-booked ticket (this includes National Trust members).
Some parking areas are too muddy to use and it is taking longer to enter the site than usual.
Please wear sturdy, waterproof footwear as some paths are unavoidably muddy.

a tree with golden autumnal colour
Posted 3 October 2019

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Top 5 things to do this autumn

The crunch of leaves, misty mornings, nature's fiery palette, conker fights and hot chocolates. Autumn is rather special, so join us for our top 5 things to do.

1. Enjoy colourful reflections

Double the sculpture, double the trees, double the beauty. As you breath in the crisp autumn air on your walk, make the most out of the outdoor sculpture before they are ‘put to bed’ for the winter season. Venture towards our Parterre fountain, and see how the autumnal colours shimmer in its reflection.

Parterre fountain in autumn at Waddesdon

Interested in sculpture?

Listen to our sculpture audio trail here >

2. Discover tremendous trees and delicious food

Do you love misty mornings and the tantalising smell of wood smoke as dusk begins to fall? Join Gardens Manager, Mike Buffin for an autumn trees guided walk through the spectacular hidden corners of the gardens on Sun 20 October 2019. Afterwards tuck into an afternoon tea in the historic Manor Restaurant.

statue surrounded by autumn leaves

Find out about the autumn trees walk>

3. Wine and dine in style

Join us in celebrating the falling of the leaves with a Taste of autumn dinner in the Manor Restaurant on Sat 26 October 2019. Join us in the wine cellars for gin cocktails and canapés, before enjoying a five course meal with wines in the Manor Restaurant using fruit, vegetables and game sourced from the Waddesdon estate.

Food and wine

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4. Get stuck into Horrible Halloween

Push your limits this October half-term! From stretching with spooky yoga to trying out your creativity by carving a pumpkin, see what spooky activities challenge you this autumn. As the days are getting cooler and the nights longer, celebrate this atmospheric time of year with some spooky storytelling.

Pumpkins at Waddesdon

Join us for a fun and spooky Halloween during the October half-term holiday. Find out more here >

5. Curl up with a book and hot chocolate

For those who love to curl up with a romantic novel and a steaming mug of hot chocolate, this Luxury Hot Chocolate Gift Box will not disappoint.

A mug, book and hot chocolate inside a gift box

Sip delicious salted caramel hot chocolate as you read The Baroness by Hannah Rothschild. Follow the thrilling journey of Nica, a spirited Rothschild, from England’s stately homes to the buzz of the New York jazz scene.

Shop for The Baroness Luxury Hot Chocolate Gift Box >