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Your visit

Groups & travel trade

If you're planning a group visit to Waddesdon, we can help take care of all the little details. All our group information is based on 15 or more people attending.

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. We’re open Wed-Sun each week, from 22 March 2017 to 2 January 2018. Bachelors’ Wing included in house entry open Wed-Fri only.

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Group adult ticket £7. Group child ticket £3.50. National Trust & Art Fund members free.

House & grounds

Group adult ticket £14. Group child ticket £7. National Trust & Art Fund members free.

Multimedia guide

£3, available on the day on a first-come first-served basis. In English, French, German and Mandarin.

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. Bank Transfer (BACs). Pro Forma on request. One cheque made payable to ‘The Rothschild Foundation’. Please post for the attention of group bookings.

 Arrival & access

Group visitors arriving by coach

By coach

Your coach will be directed to the North Fountain to park (100m from the house front) where a Visitor Services Assistant will greet you with your pre-booked tickets.

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By car

After parking, go to the Welcome Pavilion where the organiser will collect your pre-booked tickets before boarding the Waddesdon bus to the North Fountain (100m from the house front).

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Mobility assistance

Our mobility assistance vehicle, with space for up to 7 passengers, runs from the North Fountain to the front of the house when we’re open to help the less able walkers.

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The Blue Dining Room christmas house

Christmas at Waddesdon

Christmas is a magical time to visit Waddesdon. See the house and gardens in all their seasonal glory, enjoy festive food and lots of special events and activities.

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Every aspect of a day out at this attraction reflects quality. Staff continue Ferdinand de Rothschild's tradition of excellent hospitality by providing a first class visitor welcome, removing any possibility of threshold fear created by this magnificent home in the style of a French Château.

Judge's comments, VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017

Food & 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.


Coffee on arrival

In the Manor Restaurant from 10am-11.30am.

See the menu PDF >


Lunch menu

Lunch sittings at 12pm or 2pm.

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Afternoon tea menu

Afternoon tea sittings at 3.45pm or 4.15pm.

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Presentations & tours


Manor kitchen discovery talk

Discover what life was like preparing the House for Waddesdon’s famous Weekend House parties, 10.30am arrival with Danish pastries at 10.45am: 45 minutes. £8 each (£120 minimum).


Guided tours in the house

Uncover one part of the house in more detail, such as the ground floor, first floor & Bachelors’ Wing: 45 minutes. £5 each (£70 minimum).


Garden tours

A tour featuring the Manor gardens and Water Garden: 45 minutes. £4 each (£60 minimum).


Cellar tours

Tasting 2 wines £7 each (£98 minimum). Tasting 3 wines £10 each (£140 minimum). Tutored and bespoke wine tastings on request.


Audio-visual presentations

Take a closer look at a particular aspect of the Rothschild Collection. £4 each (£60 minimum).


Windmill Hill tours

Visit the architecturally-stunning Rothschild Archive and Flint House on the Waddesdon estate: 2 hours £32 non-NT members and £25 NT members (£256 minimum).

Awards & partners


Winner - Best Christmas Experience 2017

Group Leisure & Travel Magazine

We’re delighted to announce we’ve won the category of Best Christmas Experience 2017 in the Group Leisure & Travel Magazine Awards, voted for by the readers.

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Celebrate Museum Store Sunday - 10% off full priced products until 12pm on Thurs 30 Nov - Use code MUSEUM10