Your visit

May Half-Term 2017

We have lots of exciting things for families to do during half-term. Experience the magic of Colourscape, treat yourself in The Treaterie, enjoy our latest exhibition, or keep fit on one of our walks.

Mimi the Mynah, Waddesdon Manor mascot

Pick up your Mimi passport

Join Mimi’s club and pick up your 2017 passport on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion or Visitor Information. Take part in five different Mimi activities and at the end of the year you’ll receive a beautiful limited edition enamel badge.

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In the house

Children's house trail

Children's house trails

Going into the house on your visit? Pick up one of our new free children’s house trails Poupon’s Viewfinder or Myths & Legends at the house entrance and have fun discovering unusual aspects of the collections.

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Special exhibitions

Discover what exhibitions are on now in the house and Coach House gallery, including French almanacs from the reign of Louis XIV and new artworks inspired by Rothschild animals.

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Clock set in a green marble vase supported by cupid on a marble base

Discover our art

Learn more about impressive collections of art at Waddesdon with our selection of tours, talks and lectures throughout the year.

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Explore our grounds


Changes in the gardens

Our Parterre carpet bedding is inspired by our summer exhibition ‘Creatures & Creations’ and will be planted out with pink begonias, blue ageratum, red and blue petunias. The 3D birds will be planted with 1,000 tiny carpet bedding plants and the Rose Garden will be flowering with scent.

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Family walking round the South front Parterre

Garden walks

We have great walks, short and long, to get you exploring the gardens and discovering some of our wildlife and beautiful blooms. Download and print them off.

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To eat

Belgian waffles with cream and straweberries

The Treaterie

Open Wed 22 Mar-Sun 5 Nov, 10am-5pm

Based at the former Stables shop with plenty of undercover seating. Indulge in waffles and crêpes freshly made in front of you, which topping will you choose? Also, artisan ice cream, cakes, pastries, macarons, fudges and sweets.

Treaterie menu PDF

Afternoon tea

12-4.15pm, Wed-Sun

Treat yourself to selected savouries and sweet fancies with a traditional or sparkling afternoon tea on your visit. Served in the Manor Restaurant. Book now.

Afternoon tea details