Due to very wet ground conditions, our overflow car park surface is not at its best. We're working with our external parking agency to try and avoid parking in muddy areas. However, if visiting on Sun 17 November, we advise wearing footwear suitable for wet, muddy conditions. We hope to cause as little disruption to your visit as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience.


Your visit

National Trust members

Waddesdon Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust by James de Rothschild. It is managed on behalf of the Trust by the Rothschild Foundation and opened to visitors in 1959.

North front with illuminated christmas trees


Sat 16 Nov 2019 – Sun 5 Jan 2020

Join us for Christmas, where displays explore Waddesdon’s connection to the world of music. Outside the gardens sparkle with lights and colour.

Book now for Christmas
Aviary in summer

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

We’re part of the National Trust 50 things outdoor challenge. Complete a list of activities and adventures at different properties, then claim a secret reward once you’ve achieved them all. Pick up your 50 things booklet from the Welcome Pavilion in the car park.

50 things to do map

Education group membership

National Trust education group membership gives your school free entry to Waddesdon Manor all year round. Joining up here means you have free access to Waddesdon all year, but you’re also supporting the upkeep of this beautiful place, and it’s great value too.

Information for schools


For adults

Our varied events and exhibitions showcase Waddesdon’s rich history. National Trust members get free entry to the grounds and house, but there may be additional charges for some activities.

Discover our walks, talks and tours


For families

We’ve a full programme of events throughout the year suitable for all the family. Members get free entry to the grounds and house, but additional charges apply for some children’s activities.

See our family events