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Explore Outdoors in February

Sat 1 Feb – Sun 29 Mar 2020

Normal grounds admission applies

Booking will vary depending on the event

Explore Outdoors in February Go to... Relax Learn Play Refuel Top

Get outdoors in the early Spring with our range of adult and family activities. Have fun on one of our trails, become an orienteering astronaut or stargaze from the parterre. This is the perfect time to enjoy the countryside.


Snowdrop spotting

This year there will be more snowdrops in the gardens than ever before. See white blankets of these delicate spring bulbs as they herald the arrival of spring.

Following the planting of an extra 83,000 snowdrops, spot a mass swathe as you walk from the Manor towards Tay Bridge.

Where to spot snowdrops in the gardens>


Let us treat you this February

To celebrate opening Wednesdays to Fridays for the first time ever in February, we want to treat you.

When you buy a slice of cake, enjoy a free hot drink of your choice on us.

Find out more>

Don't miss


History of the Manor Kitchen

Learn all about the kitchen in 1900. See displays of pots and pans that tell stories of the original kitchen staff and have fun with dressing up for the perfect photo opportunity.

Discover more>


Our Aviary, a registered zoo, is full of rare and endangered exotic birds.

Discover the Aviary
Wine cellars, circular room

Wine Cellars

The Wine Cellars celebrate the association of the Rothschild family with some of the finest wines in the world.

Free with grounds admission

Relax with Nature


Reflect & Roam Sensory Map

Unlocks Waddesdon’s landscapes and corners of the grounds that you may not have previously explored.

Download free sensory map >


Garden Walks

There’s never been a better opportunity to soak up the beautiful scenery and get healthy.

Choose from five garden walks >


Walk the Dog

Explore Diamond Jubilee Wood with your furry friend.

Diamond Jubilee Wood Walk >

Learn Outdoors


Eythrope's Spectacular Snowdrops

Weds 12, 19 & 26 Feb 2020

See 70 different types of these delicate spring bulbs across the Walled Garden, the parkland and woodland garden.

Eythrope’s Spectacular Snowdrops >



Fri 28 Feb 2020

Throw on your warm clothing and join Wycombe Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing on the parterre.

Stargaze on the Parterre >


Engage with your senses

Touch the rough surface of the tree ferns and stop to listen to birds sing in the Aviary. Engage your senses through touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.

Sensory walking trail >

Explore Outside



Sat 17-Sun 23 Feb 2020

Spend your half-term with Captain Mimi in an adventure across the skies, as you take on a space-themed orienteering course.

Orienteering at Half-Term >


'density', Koo Jeong A

An augmented reality artwork created by Koo Jeong A which you can activate in four locations across Waddesdon using the free Acute Art app.

Learn about ‘density’


Outdoor adventure: 50 things

Join the National Trust’s outdoor challenge and complete 50 different activities across lots of properties. Pick up a free 50 things leaflet from our Welcome Pavilion.

Start ticking off your adventures >

Refuel in our restaurant and cafés


Stables Café

Fancy a bite to eat? Visit our family friendly Stables Café near the playground and choose from delicious club sandwiches, Stables burger, soup and cakes. With a special children’s menu for the little ones.


Five Arrows Hotel

Snuggle up in our warm and welcoming hotel restaurant and enjoy freshly prepared food using only the best seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.


Five Arrows afternoon tea

Treat yourself and friends to an exquisite afternoon tea at the Five Arrows Hotel. Indulge in delicate sandwiches and mouth-watering delicacies.

To book please call 01296 651727.

Sample Five Arrows afternoon tea menu>