Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email

We will be responding to emails in due course.

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Woodland Playground

Winding through the trees, our Woodland Playground makes the most of the natural surrounding environment and provides plenty of year-round fun for our younger visitors.

  • please maintain social distancing while using the playground
  • hand sanitiser is provided in both the upper and lower playground areas. Please use this before beginning play, and on leaving the area
  • hand washing facilities are available at The Stables, and there is a water tap on the front of the Woodland Takeaway
  • it’s not possible to set limits on user numbers for each piece of play equipment, or to staff each area of the playground. We do therefore ask you to use your own judgement and common sense while using the playground

Located under horse chestnut, ash and sycamore trees the playground is sheltered from the heat and rain providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor playtime.

For the little ones there are a number of play structures to have fun with from swings to seesaws, all on soft bark. For those who prefer gentler play there is a birds nest swing at the top of the playground.

The more adventurous or older children can fly across a seated zip wire or clamber over the climbing frames.

Access to the woodland playground is included in your grounds admission throughout the year so be sure to make time to include it in your visit.


Rainy day activities

Don’t let the rain stop you from visiting and having fun, we’ve lots to keep you occupied until the sun starts to shine.

See all our wet weather activities>