Waddesdon will be closed from 2 Nov - 2 Dec to meet the latest coronavirus regulations.
Christmas will open on 3 Dec-3 Jan and a new event, Winter Light from 7-31 Jan 2021


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.

We’re delighted to be able to welcome members back to Waddesdon. We’ve missed you.

The grounds, gardens, Aviary, woodland playground and Roses from my Garden free exhibition are now open. The house, wine cellars and restaurant remain closed.

Take away food is available from The Treaterie at the Stables, Woodland Café and Manor Courtyard Coffee Bar. The gift and wine shop, and toilets are open.

Please bring a face covering with you. Coverings must be worn on shuttle buses, in the shop and cafés and all indoor places where two-metre distancing is not possible.

Please read about how your visit may be different from usual>

To operate safely we are limiting visitor numbers and require everyone to pre-book their tickets, including National Trust members and children of all ages.

Now that distancing may be relaxed to one metre, we can offer our shuttle buses between the car park, Manor and Stables. Unfortunately, with strict capacity limits there will not be space for every visitor on the buses, so bus tickets must be purchased in advance with grounds admission. Blue Badge parking will return to the visitor car park and holders and their carer, may book space on the bus for no additional charge.

Booking your admission, parking and bus ticket>

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