Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email


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Christmas and Winter Light for Groups

Christmas is always a special time of year at Waddesdon and the perfect place to bring your group. Join us this year for a magical light display in the House and gardens, as we brighten the end of your year with an enchanting extravaganza.

Spend a festive day out soaking up the sights and sounds at the Christmas Fair, wander through our Winter Light trail, and enjoy the House decorated for the first time since 2019! Make it even more special with a Christmas lunch at the Five Arrows Hotel.

Group admission & prices

To get the group visit rate, your group needs to be 15 or more people. There is a Christmas event supplement for all guests including National Trust (NT) members. All group tickets include a shuttle bus ticket to ensure ease of movement around site.

Off-peak group prices
Wed-Fri, 16 Nov-9 Dec, 12-7pm

Adult £18.30 (NT £5)
Child £9.15 (NT £2.50)

House and Grounds:
Adult £31.80 (NT £7.50)
Child £15.90 (NT £3.75)


Peak group prices
Wed-Fri, 14 Dec- 30 Dec, 12-7pm

Adult £20.80 (NT £7.50)
Child £10.40 (NT £3.75)

House and Grounds: not available for groups on peak days



Grounds tickets include: access to the grounds, Christmas Fair, Winter Light Trail, and use of the shuttle bus throughout your visit.

House and Grounds tickets include: access to the House, grounds, Christmas Fair, Winter Light Trail and use of the shuttle bus throughout the day.

Booking a group visit

To enquire about booking or if you have any queries, please contact

Christmas food & shopping

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Christmas lunch at the Five Arrows

Enjoy a delicious two-course Christmas lunch in the Old Coach House at the Five Arrows Hotel. £30 per person. Please email to book. Arrival at 12pm, lunch at 12:30pm.

See sample menu >


Manor Shop

Make sure to pay a visit to the Manor Shop. Festively decorated and stocked full of great wines and gifts for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Winter Light, Fri-Sun, 6-22 January

Bring a group to Winter Light at Waddesdon and begin 2022 with sparkle and bright lights. Our Winter Light programme extends into the new year so visitors can enjoy the gardens awash with colour and dazzling light displays. Groups can spend a magical day at Waddesdon discovering a light art trail, sequenced projections on the Manor’s façade and woodland lantern and star trail.

More details coming soon…

Flame Valley on the Winter Light trail at Waddesdon

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

Groups leisure & Travel Award Logo 2020