The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

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Escape to the countryside and spend a perfect day out at Waddesdon, once the country home of the Rothschilds.

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Group visits

Our group prices apply to groups of 15 or more. If applicable, each member of your group must bring valid membership cards on the day of their visit. All group bookings must be confirmed and paid for in full at least two weeks in advance, with our groups team. To enquire about booking or if you have any queries, please contact:

Email: groups@waddesdon.org.uk
Phone: 01296 653285

For academic tours, Eythrope visits and private events, please scroll down to the relevant section below.

To guarantee your group rate all visits must be booked in advance. If you arrive on the day you will be charged at our standard rate.

New for 2024

£20 for all day coach parking which includes:

  • Meet and greet
  • Free grounds admission for coach driver
  • £5 refreshment voucher to be used at Waddesdon food to go outlets

Group prices

 

 

Group Adult Grounds Admission

Off-peak
(Wed – Fri)£9.00
Standard
(Sat – Sun)£11.00
Group Adult House & Grounds Admission £18.00 £20.00
Group Child Grounds Admission £4.50 £6.50
Group Child House & Grounds Admission £9.00 £11.00
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Lunch

Indulge yourself in a 2 or 3 course meal in the Manor restaurant. With savoury meals and sweet treats all carefully curated by our team of talented chefs.

2 courses £24.95pp
3 courses £29.95pp.

 

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Cream tea

Enjoy a cream tea from the Manor restuarant to unwind from your journey,  before exploring the beautiful, landscaped gardens.

Available Wed-Sun. £8.95pp.

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Afternoon Tea

Make your visit to Waddesdon extra special by booking an Afternoon Tea. Little is more luxurious than enjoying a slice of the British tradition of afternoon tea, in the setting of the historic Manor Restaurant.

Available Wed-Sat. £29.95pp.

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Wine at Waddesdon

A perfect destination for lovers of wine, our wine packages offer an opportunity to see one of the largest collections of Château Lafite Rothschild wines outside France. Take a tour of the cellars, let us guide you as you taste eight Rothschild and guest wines, marvel at wine-inspired works of art and enjoy sharing deli boards.

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Bordeaux and Beyond

Our Bordeaux and beyond package showcases eight Rothschild wines, four of which derive from Bordeaux and four from New World vineyards. Consisting of three white wines and five reds, this tasting provides the guests with a broad spectrum of wines of impeccable quality.

Prices available upon request.

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Rothschild Classics

Rothschild classics is our finest tasting experience. Consisting of eight wines, two white and six red, Rothschild classics boasts the cream of the Rothschild portfolio. Legendary and iconic wines from France, Chile and the USA are tasted side by side making for a truly memorable wine tasting.

Prices available upon request.

Wedding Cake, a 12-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion in the form of a three-tiered cake, is a major new Rothschild Foundation commission from celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Your group can step inside this astonishing work of art on a 45-minute guided tour and enjoy a unique, richly sensory experience. After the tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the collection of contemporary sculpture in the Water Garden at the Dairy including Lafite, Vasconcelos’ magnificent sculpture in the form of two giant candlesticks made of wine bottles.

£15per adult, £7 per child, normal grounds admission applies.

For something more bespoke...

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Group visits to Eythrope

Discover Eythrope, the Rothschild family’s private walled garden, through a tour from one of our specialist guides.

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Exclusive access House tours

An exclusive access tour of Waddesdon Manor offers a wonderful opportunity to explore this French renaissance-style chateau when it’s closed off to the rest of the public.

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Academic House tours

We’re delighted to be able to offer academic and specialist tours of Waddesdon.

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Awards & partners

We’re delighted to announce we have won Best Christmas Experience 2020 at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

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