Groups at Christmas 2018
Christmas is always a special time of year at Waddesdon and the perfect place to bring your group. Both inside and out, the displays take inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon's treasured artworks - from sumptuous feasts, lavish gifts and masked balls to theatre, fancy dress and fairy tales - there is something for everyone at the Christmas Carnival.
Bring your group and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, exploring our biggest ever Christmas fair, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts. A new light show created by the Guildhall School will be projected onto the Stables inspired by the objects, architecture and gardens of Waddesdon. A light trail by the Aviary playfully combines colour, sound and movement, and the Manor’s facade will be bathed in light.
Group adult ticket £9. Group child ticket £4.50. National Trust & Art Fund members free.
Group adult ticket £18. Group child ticket £9. National Trust & Art Fund members £5.
Full payment must be made 14 days in advance of your visit for everything booked.
You can pay by: Credit/Debit card over the phone, 01296 653209. Bank Transfer (BACS). Pro Forma on request. One cheque made payable to ‘The Rothschild Foundation’. Please post for the attention of group bookings.
How to contact us
Our group booking team are always happy to help. Please get in touch.
By phone: 01296 653209
By email (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm):
By post to: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks HP18 OJH
Umissable Christmas Carnival highlights
This year the house decorations have taken inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon’s treasured artworks. You’ll find dazzling decorations and trees sparkling with lights.
Arrive at the Stables and walk through our tunnel of light, be met by beautiful light animations projected onto the walls (from dusk), and then follow the festoon lit playground path back to the Manor, with sounds accompanying your journey. All created by students from the Guildhall School.
The whole family will enjoy following our illuminated light trail. See the trees and bushes lit up with a rainbow of colours. Walk through a brightly sparkling portal and see glitter balls and wine bottles hanging from branches.
We know that most groups want to eat together and to ensure this is possible we offer a range of advance booking options for groups in our atmospheric Manor Restaurant.
You’ll find an exclusive range of bespoke jewellery, homeware, scarves, bags, and more which have all been inspired from objects in our collection.
Festively decorated and stocked full of great wines for your Christmas and New Year celebrations. Choose from individual bottles and boxed gifts cases.
Our hugely popular Christmas Fair returns to the North Front. With over 80 local artisan producers and independent traders from around the country, our fair offers a great selection of gifts and festive foods.
Don’t miss our pop-up Christmas shop at the Stables, with decorations, fairy lights, and unusual gift ideas for the whole family, including your much loved pets.
If you can’t visit us in person browse our online shop instead. We’ve a great selection of unique gift ideas, books, stationery and food items. Together with our impressive range of Waddesdon own wines and guest wines, with special gift cases for Christmas.