What's On



Sat 24 Oct – Sun 1 Nov 2020



All visitors must book in advance. We recommend you book your Halloween activities, shuttle bus tickets or premium parking space with your grounds admission online.

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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.


Halloween Trail

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Can you find all twelve creatures of the night hidden along Miss Alice’s Drive? Under 5’s count each animals legs on your hunt! Older children answer true or false questions about the animals you spot along the trail to claim your prize!

We recommend pre-booking your trail when booking your grounds admission. £3 per trail. Trail begins at the Woodland Cafe. Last trail is at 4pm.

We are taking some extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. These are some of the measures we are taking:
Please ensure you maintain social distancing
No groups of more than six people will be permitted to walk together
Please wash your hands, there will be hand sanitiser available at The Woodland Café (starting point) and The Stables (ending point)


Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkins at Waddesdon

Sat 24 Oct – Sun 1 Nov 2020

Come along and carve a pumpkin at The Stables this Halloween to take home with you just in time for Trick or Treating!

We have a limited number of pumpkins as they are grown especially for us so we recommend pre-booking your pumpkin when booking your grounds admission.

£5 per pumpkin. At the Stables, last time is 4pm.

Social distancing measures and additional precautions will be put in place. No groups of more than six will be permitted to carve pumpkins at the same table. All pumpkin carving stations will only be used by one group and socially distanced from others. These are some of the other measures we are taking:
Please maintain social distancing
All equipment will be sanitised between each use
Please wash your hands


Spooky Afternoon Tea

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Treat the whole family to a spooky Halloween tea, such as a ghost meringue, a mummified gingerbread man and spooky jelly snake, eye balls and brains! We’ve added an eerie twist to our adults afternoon tea too.

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Sample spooky afternoon tea menu

Selection of savoury treats

Pumpkin, Spinach & Goats Cheese Tart
Haddock, Leek & Chive Tart
Egg & Cress Slider
Beetroot Cured Salmon with Dill Cream
Smoked Chicken & Aioli Croissant
Roast Beef & Horseradish Sandwich

Selection of delicious fancies

Death by Chocolate Opera Gateaux
Toffee Apple Cinnamon Spiced Pannacotta
Raspberry Pistachio ‘Bat-‘tenberg
Mummy Macaron
Pumpkin and Pecan Cake
Scone with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Exotic routes tea
Waddesdon English sparkling wine

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Sample children’s spooky afternoon tea menu

Selection of savouries

Devilled Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich
Snake Cheese Straws
‘Finger’ Sausage with Blood Ketchup

Selection of sweet treats

White Chocolate Ghost Meringue Lollipop
Mummified Gingerbread Man
Blood-y Raspberry Lemonade Jelly
Devil’s Chocolate Scull Cake
Spooky Jelly Snake, Eye Balls & Brains

Cawston Apple & Summer Berries, Cawston Apple & Mango or Glass of Milk

Get dressed up

Dress the part this Halloween half-term. What will you be? A witch? A cat? A vampire?

We’d love to see your outfits so make sure to share your costumes on Facebook and Instagram during your visit and tag us in using @WaddesdonManor.