Waddesdon will be closed from 2 Nov - 2 Dec to meet the latest coronavirus regulations.
Christmas will open on 3 Dec-3 Jan and a new event, Winter Light from 7-31 Jan 2021

What's On


Summer holidays

Wed 22 July – Mon 31 Aug 2020, Wed-Sun



All visitors, including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members must now book Grounds admission in advance due to caps on visitor numbers to avoid overcrowding

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Get outdoors and into nature over the summer holidays.

Picnic in the wild

A family with young children enjoying a picnic

With plenty of room in the grounds and many idyllic spots to enjoy an al fresco lunch, we’ve popped together some suggestions for where you can spread out your blanket.

See our top picnic spot picks>

Have an outdoor adventure

A young visitor smelling roses in the gardens

Create wild art, build a den or get to know a tree. These are just some of the fun adventures you can have this summer with 50 things.

Discover more 50 things activities>

Get snapping

Photography course for children and teens

Take inspiration from British photographer, Nick Knight and the incredible exhibition ‘Roses from my Garden’ in the Coach House gallery and have a go at photographing flowers on your phone. Use this tips sheet from Sharp Shots to snap like a pro.

See top photography tips>

More about Sharp Shots>

Heighten your sensesĀ 

Sensory map

Follow this trail as you wander through the grounds and experience Waddesdon through your senses. Touch the rough surface of the tree ferns and stop to listen to the birds sing in the Aviary.

Download sensory map PDF>

Waddesdon adventures at home

We’ve even put together lots of fun Waddesdon-inspired activities to do as a family at home. Carry on the adventure by baking a cake with a recipe from the archive or build Waddesdon with lego.

See all home activities>