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.
As a National Trust member you get free entry to the grounds all year round, and from March to October you get free entry to the house. Entry to the house is by timed ticket which we suggest you book in advance.
Tickets for the house can sell out quickly especially on weekends and key event days so we advise that you book online for free or by calling 01296 820414 (£3 phone booking charge applies).
Getting here and car park
We’re just off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury. For Sat Nav users our postcode is HP18 0JH. The main visitor entrance is via Silk Street. On arrival you’ll be directed to our large car park.
Don’t forget to bring your National Trust membership card.
Christmas Carnival – 10 Nov – 2 Jan 2019 and Mon 31 & Tue 1 Jan (closed 24-26 Dec)
Both inside and out, our Christmas displays take inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon’s treasured artworks – from sumptuous feasts, lavish gifts and masked balls to theatre, fancy dress and fairy tales – there’s something for everyone.
National Trust members are Free.
If you only wish to visit the grounds at Christmas, you simply need to show your membership card on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion in the car park.
From 10 Nov – 2 Jan, there will be a charge for all visitors (including National Trust and Art Fund members) to see the decorated rooms in the house. The rest of the house is ‘put to bed’ for cleaning and conservation until 20 March 2019.
Please note: all House tickets must be booked in advance for the decorated rooms, no House tickets will be for sale on the day.
National Trust and Art Fund members: £5 adult, £2.50 child, £12.50 family
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.
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.