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Summer Fest

Sat 6 & 7 July 2019


Advance booking Adult £3 Child £1.50 Family £7.50
On the day Adult £5 Child £2.50 Family £12.50
Normal grounds admission applies

Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of March 2019

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After four fabulous years of Feast, the weekend of 6 & 7 July will see the introduction of Waddesdon Summer Fest.

Be amazed, delighted and entertained by a range of extraordinary street theatre and arts performances.

See the North Front transformed with flowers, colourful flags and decorated tables. Take a seat and enjoy a picnic, or try some of the mouth-wateringly good hot food on offer.

Wander through the Aviary glade and peruse the shopping village featuring a selection of quality arts and crafts, plants and homeware stallholders.

With all this, family activities, acoustic music on Saturday and the Waddesdon choir on Sunday, there’s something for everyone to delight in!

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Flower bunting Feast


Enjoy a variety of entertainment with street theatre, live music and arts performances to delight all the family.

Returning this year to perform in front of the Manor are the astonishing tightrope walking Bullzini Family who wowed audiences at Feast 2018. Also returning is the fun-tastic Reality Arcade, a life-sized interactive game zone, inspired by ten classic arcade games for all ages to enjoy.

With more acts to be confirmed, keep an eye on this page to find out more.


Bullzini Family

Equilibrius by the Bullzini Family

Equilibrius takes the thrills and skills of the ancient art of high wire walking, and gives them a contemporary and exciting edge. Performed by this family act on a 10 metre walking wire, 8 metres from the ground, this performance is not to be missed.





The sculptural quality of hairdressing becomes theatre in the barbers chairs of OSADIA. In this show an audience member becomes the central performer and is transformed on stage as styling becomes a showpiece, OSADIA create original and provocative exhibitions of sophisticated make-up and hair art, set to fantastic music mixes.


Mr. Wilson's Second Liners

Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

A rabble of mischievous northerners, this band form a traditional New Orleans Second Line. Bursting with colour and sound, they expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and Mr Tony Wilson. Saturday only.


The Actual Reality Arcade

The Actual Reality Arcade

This is a life-sized interactive game zone for all ages to enjoy, inspired by ten classic arcade games. Fire rockets, dodge barrels, avoid lasers, build Tetris walls, shoot aliens and become Pac-Man; play for real and bring the games to life.




Meet Plucky: our very big, very friendly and possibly over curious chicken. Accompanied by her hen-pecked sidekick, Plucky guarantees to bring fun, farmyard frolics, music and song to everyone


Pif-Paf Theatre

Pif-Paf Theatre

Experience a journey of your wildest dreams, aboard Pif-Paf’s famous traveling machines, The Submercycle and The Flycycle!
Choose a traveling companion, find the Departure Lounge and they’ll take care of the rest. Under the sea or high in the sky, all ages are welcome.


Anyone for Tennis

Anyone for Tennis

A hilarious but thrilling “one setter” is played out live before an enraptured crowd with all the drama of the real thing including slow motion replays, heated line calls, tantrums and live commentary. Expect the rules to be slightly bent.




Introducing Issiah and Florence, two magnificent 10 foot flamingos and their ever knowledgeable handler, Harriet Bird. Inspired by the paintings of John James Audubon, these two beautiful creatures are an instant hit with children and adults alike.


Bicycle Bistro

Bicycle Bistro

Two eccentric moustachioed waiters arrive in style on their bistro on wheels. They lay the table, wind up the gramophone and unleash a choreographed 40 minutes of cafe circus mayhem. You may even get a cup of tea…




A spectacle with an original devised, ball slinging, self-exploding contraption. The show uses a mixture of circus, invention and comedy to bring this piece of gadgetry to life.


Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs

The show happens on a small tropical island stage, complete with two palm trees, which double as hammock anchors and slackrope ends. Kept on the island by a shark in the audience, our castaway makes friends with Larry, a lobster and struggles to survive.

Feast 2016 burgers

Food & drink

Treat yourself and your taste buds to some delicious take-away food from a selection artisan vendors who will be attending Summer Fest.

At the food festival, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Browse over 70 stalls for foodie products to take home with you and tuck into street food and delicious hot meals while enjoying the performances.

Stay tuned as more details are to be announced soon.

Monsta Pizza, Artisan Food Market
Family enjoying feast festival on North Lawn