Important update - Christmas at Waddesdon.
All tickets Sold Out for Sat 7 Dec 2019. Please only make the journey if you have pre-booked tickets.

Due to our very wet autumn some parking areas are too muddy to use, so over Christmas weekends we are having to limit the number of cars. For remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book their Grounds tickets in advance. This includes National Trust members - who can book for free online.

Whenever you come this Christmas, please wear suitable sturdy and waterproof footwear as there are some unavoidably muddy areas.

What's On

Half-term, families

February Half-Term

Sat 17-Sun 23 Feb 2020 (including Mon & Tue)


Normal grounds admission applies

Join us for some fun, active goings-on this February half-term, with orienteering around the grounds and our Family Cookery School in the Manor Restaurant, there’s plenty to keep you busy this school holiday.



We’ve teamed up with Thames Valley Orienteering Club for a space-themed week of muddy adventure. Choose from three different routes suitable for under fives to teens.

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Family Cookery School

Have fun creating lunch, and a selection of sweet and savoury treats to take home at this hands-on cookery class run by one of our Waddesdon chefs.

Suitable for 7-11 year olds. Booking essential.

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Take a break


Stables Café

10am-4pm, Sat & Sun, 5 Jan - 24 Jan 2020. Feb half-term Mon 17-Sun 23 Feb

Stop to refuel after all your half-term fun. Near to the Woodland Playground and a short walk from the Manor, the Stables café is informal and ideal for families.


The Treaterie

10am-4pm, Sat & Sun, 1 Feb - 1 Nov 2020. Feb half-term Sat 17-Sun 23 Feb

Indulge your sweet tooth in waffles, stick waffles and pancakes freshly made in front of you. You can also find delicious artisan ice creams, cupcakes, macarons, fudge, sweets and hot drinks.