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


Visiting tips this Christmas

We've put some helpful tips together to help plan your visit to Christmas at Waddesdon.

  • where possible please have your tickets ready to be scanned as it speeds up admission. Please have your PDF tickets open on your mobile phone or tablet when you arrive, or if not possible print them out

  • please arrive at your allotted hour, eg arriving between 1.00-1.59pm for a 1pm timeslot. Please do not arrive early, as you will not be able to enter early

  • download a map in advance here

  • wrap up warmly and wear strong outdoor shoes

  • if possible bring a torch as some paths have limited lighting

  • we have a few paths around the site that can be uneven in places. More about accessibility can be found here

  • use our free wifi to access our online map here

  • enjoy take-away food from the Stables, Woodland Takeaway and Manor terrace

  • our Winter Light programme of illuminated trails and light shows are better the darker it gets

  • make a note of where you park

Winter Light trail at Christmas

Everything you need to know about visiting at Christmas

If you’re planning on visiting during Christmas then please read our FAQs and what to expect on your visit.

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