Sun 15 Dec is sold out. Please only come to Waddesdon if you have a pre-booked ticket (this includes National Trust members).
Some parking areas are too muddy to use and it is taking longer to enter the site than usual.
Please wear sturdy, waterproof footwear as some paths are unavoidably muddy.

Visitors walking around the grounds

Your visit

Opening times

Please only make the journey if you have pre-booked tickets.

Grounds open 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020. Car park opens 10.50am.

East Wing & Bachelors' Wing decorated for Christmas, 11.30am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020.

Check our online booking calendar below before visiting as opening times vary.

House Christmas 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

East gallery decorated for christmas

11.30am-6pm, Wed-Sun
Rooms in the East Wing and Bachelors’ Wing are decorated for Christmas

Note: Closed 23 – 26 Dec 2019

(main rooms are ‘put to bed’ for conservation 27 Oct-Mar 2020)

House ticket valid for chosen time slot. Advance booking only.

Grounds Christmas 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020


11am-6pm, Wed-Sun

Gardens, Manor illumination, Winter Light Trail, Light in Motion, Aviary, Wine Cellars, Woodland Playground, Manor Restaurant, Winter Wigwam, Stables Café, Treaterie, Coffee bar and Manor shop, Powerhouse Christmas shop

Last return bus to the car park is 6.30pm

Grounds ticket valid 11am-6pm on the day of your visit. Advance booking at weekends. Available on the day weekdays.

Christmas Fair 16 Nov - 22 Dec

People visiting Waddesdon's christmas fair

11am-6pm, Wed-Sun

Our spectactular fair at the front of the house is a Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.

Included in your grounds ticket.

Grounds ticket valid 11am-6pm. Advance booking at weekends. Available on the day weekdays.

Bank holidays & extra days

We’re open 11am-6pm on the following extra days and bank holidays in 2019:

Mon 30 & Tue 31 Dec

Our shops

Wine shop interior

Find unique and exclusive items based on our collection and a selection of Rothschild wines:

Manor shop: 11am-6pm,  16 Nov – 5 Jan 2020
Online shop: always open

Property closures

North front entrance

We will be closed on the following dates in 2019:

Whole property: 23-26 Dec