a tree with golden autumnal colour
Posted 5 October 2020

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Top 5 things to do this autumn

The crunch of leaves, misty mornings, fiery hues, conker fights and hot chocolates. Autumn is rather special, so join us for a colourful adventure at Waddesdon

1. Enjoy autumnal walks

As autumn takes hold, it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy the grounds at Waddesdon. Whether you follow one of our planned walking routes or go your own way, you’ll discover golden hues in the gardens and carpets of vibrant leaves underfoot. Breathe in the crisp autumn air and get exploring!

Discover walks at Waddesdon>

2. Spot wonderful wildlife

As you explore, take some time to see if you can spot any animals. Keep your eyes peeled for squirrels searching for fallen beech nuts, silky spider webs glittering with dew, red kites soaring through the sky and pheasants darting across fields. Don’t forget to say hello to the birds in our aviary too!

Find out which animals you might see>

3. Discover our tremendous trees

Follow our Tremendous Trees trail and see Horse Chestnut, Beech and Sycamore trees blazing with colours, from orange to ochre. As you wander through the woodland, collect fallen leaves, hunt for glossy conkers and learn more about the history of our remarkable trees.

Autumn trees

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4. Get stuck into Halloween

Join us for a range of fun and spooky Halloween activities this October half-term. Discover creatures of the night along our Halloween trail, get creative as you carve a pumpkin and sink your fangs into some ghoulish treats with our spooky afternoon tea.

Pumpkins at Waddesdon

Visit us this half-term for Halloween fun, 24 Oct – 1 Nov> 

5. Visit our exhibition

Make the most of your last chance this year to see Roses from my Garden, an exhibition of large-scale, painterly images by British fashion photographer Nick Knight. Inspired by 16th and 17th century still life painters, these images could not be more contemporary, shot on an iPhone and manipulated using artificial intelligence to create a painterly effect.

See Roses from my Garden until 1 Nov 2020. Free with general admission>