The House and Grounds are now closed while we decorate for Christmas. The East Wing, Bachelors' Wing and grounds reopen decorated for Christmas from Sat 16 November until Sun 5 January 2020.

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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.

We welcome groups from across the UK and internationally. You can download group visit details in the following translations.

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We’re delighted to announce we have won ‘Best Christmas Experience’ at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2019.

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Groups at Christmas

Come and celebrate Christmas Music at Waddesdon. Inside the House see beautiful decorations and listen to carols and festive songs. Outside, follow our illuminated light trail around the gardens and watch light and sound play across the front of the house.

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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 27 Mar to 27 Oct 2019. Christmas is from 16 Nov – 5 January 2020. Bachelors’ Wing included in house entry open Wed-Fri only.

Check our opening dates and times

Grounds

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

House & grounds

Group adult ticket £18. Group child ticket £9. 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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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.

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Coffee on arrival

In the Manor Restaurant from 10am-11.30am.

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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

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NEW - Eythrope Garden Tours

Wednesdays from May 2019

The Rothschild family’s hitherto private family garden, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire, has opened its doors to a limited number of groups from May 2019. Tour includes two course lunch or afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant.

£40 per person

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Guided tour in the house

Uncover one part of the house in more detail, such as the ground floor, first floor & Bachelors’ Wing: 45 minutes. £15 each.

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Garden tours

A tour featuring the seasonal highlights of the Manor Garden: 45 minutes. £15 each.

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Cellar tours

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

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Audio-visual presentations

Take a closer look at a particular aspect of the Rothschild Collection. £5 each (£60 minimum).

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Windmill Hill, Archive and Flint House 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). Includes grounds entry to the Manor.

Awards & partners

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