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Winter Weekends

5 Jan – 24 Mar 2019, Sat-Sun


Free with grounds admission
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Forget the winter blues by getting out and enjoying nature.

This January to March explore the gardens that are wonderful at this time of year, with early spring-flowering snowdrops and winter aconities, winter shrubs and unusual views before the trees come into leaf. It’s a perfect time to be inspired and connect with nature, spend time with friends and family or cosy up with a delicious hot chocolate.

The House is currently closed for conservation, but will re-open again on Wed 27 March.

Connect with nature



There’s never been a better time to explore the grounds and get healthy. Walk one of the five mapped routes to discover highlights of the season in the gardens and lesser known areas in the wider estate. You can bring your dog along for all five walks. It’s time to get out and soak up views of Aylesbury Vale, contemporary architecture and winter plants.

Check out our walks >


Multi-sensory adventures

Arriving mid-late Jan

A sensory map and multi-sensory adventure backpacks will offer imaginative experiences of the gardens, unlocking Waddesdon’s landscapes and corners of the grounds that might not previously have been explored. Listen carefully to the birds sing in the Aviary, feel the texture of tree bark and take note of the dappled light and shade when walking down Miss Alice’s Drive.

Read more about the map and backpacks>


Be inspired

Take in the world around you more closely to create poetry and art influenced by wildlife and nature, as well as a nature photography competition that will run from January to April.

Find out more about the photo competition>

Interactive walking maps

Pulham trail desk view

Make life easier and use our digital maps to keep you on the right path with detailed instructions and points of interest along the way.

Explore the maps >

the aviary in autumn



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
Family walking dog in grounds

Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds except for the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground.

Stick to our doggy do's and dont's

Statues wrapped for winter

During the winter months we wrap our statues against the frost. So don’t be surprised to see ghostly looking shapes in the grounds during your visit.

Read more about why we cover the statues>

Sculpture Trail, Joana-Vasconcelos-Lafite-contemporary-art-sculpture-3000-1875

What's under the covers?

Discover some of the statues under the covers, as well as more contemporary pieces still out on display, by using our online sculpture trail.

Explore sculpture trail>

Manor Restaurant food

Eat, shop & stay


Food events

Come to one of our food events this winter. Visit our monthly Artisan Food Market of treat loved ones to a special dinner or afternoon tea.

See our food events >


Pop up Stables shop

During the Winter Weekends season our Manor shop and Wine shop are being refurbished. In the meantime, head down to the Coach House where you’ll find an exclusive range of gifts, bespoke jewellery, homeware, scarves, bags, food and more, many of which have been developed exclusively from objects in our collection and exhibitions.

Visit our online shop >