Daffodils at Waddesdon
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Easter 2017

Waddesdon comes alive in the spring with the gardens in bloom, exhibitions in the house and fun family activities over the Easter school holidays. Look out for our brand new place to eat, The Treaterie.

Easter holidays

Children running through the daffodils

Super Sensory Spring Trail

Fri 31 Mar – Thur 13 Apr 2017
11am-4pm
Discover more about the creatures that live at Waddesdon by finding boxes down Miss Alice’s Drive – what will you feel? Hear? Smell?

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Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 14 – Mon 17 Apr 2017
10am-4pm
Join us for a fun-filled egg hunt around the grounds. There are trails for different ages, so follow the clues to claim your chocolate prize.

More about the egg hunt
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Spring in the grounds

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Gardens in bloom

Come and experience the carpet of yellow in our Daffodil Valley and the famous parterre bedding starting to bloom in vivid colour. Our gardeners are always busy planting and caring for these beautiful displays.

Visitors at the Aviary

Aviary

Our Aviary is full of rare and endangered exotic birds. Beautifully restored in 2003, discover the birds it houses and the work we do as a registered zoo. Make it part of your visit.

Discover the Aviary
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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In the house

Special exhibitions

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

See all exhibitions
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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New for 2017

Belgian waffles with cream and straweberries

New! - 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

Artisan Food Market

Sat 8 Apr (then 2nd Sat of each month, May-Nov 2017) 10am-2pm

Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support nearby, small-scale, independent farmers and food producers.

Meet the Artisan Market traders