Join us for a fun and spooky Halloween during the October half-term holiday.
Throughout October half-term there will be our ever-popular Halloween trail, spooky treats to tickle your tastebuds, and crafty activities for everyone to get involved with.
Pumpkin Carving and Painting
Use your imagination and create your very own pumpkin design.
Make sure to come early as we have a limited number of pumpkins grown especially for us!
£4 per pumpkin
To celebrate our ‘Creatures and Creations’ exhibition at the Coach House Gallery, this years Halloween trail takes you through the woods in search of some creatures of the night. See how many creatures you can find on our special illuminated woodland trail.
£2 per child
Fancy dress competition
Dress the part to enter our fancy dress competition running all week throughout half-term. What will you be? A witch? A cat? A devil?
Don’t forget to tag us in your photo using @WaddesdonManorLearning and the hashtag #WaddesdonDressedToKill. All your entries will be showcased on this page and we will select our favourite as the winner on Monday 30 October.
Please read our terms and conditions.
Have fun in our playground which winds through the trees, making the most of the natural environment. Little ones can play safely at the bottom of the hill, on seesaws, swings and soft bark. At the top is our bird’s nest swing, for those who want a more gentle play. Older children can whizz down our giant contour slide or clamber over the climbing frames. Access included in your grounds ticket.
New for October half-term, local chef Barney Wrobel brings his wigwam café to Waddesdon.
The café will be serving street food, hot drinks, homemade cakes and more.
October half-term is your last chance of the year to see all the open rooms in the house before some are ‘put to bed’ for the winter. This year’s exhibitions, including Creatures & Creations and Power & Portraiture, will also be ending on the 29 October, so don’t miss your final opportunity to visit them.
Please note that the Bachelors’ Wing will be closed for conservation.
You can also pick up one of our free children’s house trails at the house entrance and have fun discovering unusual aspects of the collections.