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Winter Weekends

6 Jan – 18 Mar 2018, Sat-Sun

11am-4pm

Grounds
Free with grounds admission
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Forget the winter blues by getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.

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 reconnect with nature, spend time with friends and family or cosy up with a delicious hot chocolate.

Tickets

£10 adult, £5 child, £25 family
National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members free

Reconnect with nature

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Walks

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 >

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Orienteering

Learn a new skill this winter with our orienteering activities around the grounds. Pick up a £1 map on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion and try one of five courses in the grounds. Complete them and you’ll receive a certificate.

 

Interactive walking maps

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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 >

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Explore

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Aviary

Our Aviary is full of rare and endangered exotic birds. Beautifully restored in 2003, discover the birds it houses and the work we do as a registered zoo. Make it part of your visit.

Discover the Aviary
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Wine Cellars

The Wine Cellars were created in 1994 and built to celebrate the association of the Rothschild family with some of the finest wines in the world. Open every day and free with your grounds admission.

Explore the Wine Cellars
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Bringing your dog

You can now bring your dog to Waddesdon. They are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. To help protect our beautiful surroundings we just ask you to adhere to our do’s and don’ts for bringing your dog.

Find out more
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February half-term

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Superhero Week

10-18 Feb 2018, 11am-3pm

What is your ‘ikigai’? Based on the Japanese concept of your ‘reason for being’, join us for our superhero trail and we’ll help you discover what your mission is! Solve the clues and riddles along the way to claim your reward and release your inner ninja!

Discover your mission >

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Comic Book Workshop

Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Join Jamie from the Crazy Comic Club to design a comic strip including the chance to create your very own heroes and villains, as well as making your own pair of X-ray vision glasses!

Create your own comic >

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Family Cookery School

12-16 Feb 2018, Mon-Fri, 11.30am-3.30pm

Have fun with the family creating a selecting of chocolate treats and cakes. Includes lunch, all ingredients and a goody bag to take home with you. Suitable for 7-11 year olds, booking essential.

Book now >

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Eat, shop & stay

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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 >

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Wine shop

Our Wine Shop has a great range of wines and other alcoholic beverages to suit all budgets. Next to the Manor Shop, we stock Rothschild wines, and local gourmet treats.

Visit our online shop >

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Stay with us

Relax, unwind and indulge in a delicious dinner followed by a cosy overnight stay at the Five Arrows Hotel, located near the gates of the Manor. From £185 for a classic double.

Book online >

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Waddesdon Pudding Club

Sat 10 Mar 2018
12pm-4pm

Indulge your sweet-tooth with this decadent five course tasting menu of desserts paired with first-class wines.

Book now >