Christmas trees on the North Front

Your visit

Groups at Christmas 2018

Christmas is always a special time of year at Waddesdon and the perfect place to bring your group. In 2018 we celebrate a Carnival Christmas with a light installation in the gardens and an imaginative son et lumière on the façade of the House.

Group admission & prices

To get the group visit rate, your group needs to be 15 or more people, paid in total 14 days before your visit.

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Christmas Carnival grounds

Group adult ticket £9. Group child ticket £4.50. National Trust & Art Fund members free.

Christmas Carnival decorated rooms

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.

Mince pies, christmas cake and puddings

Christmas food and drink

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.


On arrival

In the Old Coach House at the Five Arrows Hotel 10.30am.

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Christmas lunch

We’ve three venue options, the Manor Restaurant, Old Coach House at the Five Arrows Hotel and The Dairy. Sittings at 12pm or 2.30pm.

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Christmas afternoon tea

Sittings at 12pm or 2.30pm in the Old Coach House or 5pm in the Manor Restaurant.

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Christmas shopping


Manor shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun

You’ll find an exclusive range of bespoke jewellery, homeware, scarves, bags, and more which have all been inspired from objects in our collection.


Wine shop

Open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun

Festively decorated and stocked full of great wines for your Christmas and New Year celebrations. Choose from individual bottles and boxed gifts cases.


Christmas Fair

Sat 10 Nov to Sun 16 Dec, 11am-6pm

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.

christmas wine

Online shop

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.

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