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.


Your visit


A visit to Waddesdon Manor brings learning to life. Our interactive, hands-on early years and primary school programme supports key stages one and two and covers a wide range of topics using our rich resources. We also support a range of secondary school subjects.


For primary schools

From dressing up and learning about Ancient Greece to becoming garden explorers, find out what’s on for key stage one and two school groups.

For primary schools


For secondary schools

Our workshops and house tours engage secondary school students with subjects like culture, tourism and art history.

For secondary schools


Information for teachers

Find out more about our Teachers’ Forum and the bespoke sessions we can offer.
More information

Creative Christmas

Christmas lanterns

Fancy your school being part of our fabulous Christmas light display? We’ll come to your school and help the class decorate special outdoor lanterns. The lanterns become decoration along our Woodland Walk. We’re limited to a class per school. If you’d like to take part please email:

[email protected]

Brilliant Bulb Planting

Bright pink tulips

Bring your class to Waddesdon and get down and dirty by helping us plant our spring bulbs. Help the Gardens Department create a beautiful blooming carpet of colour. Each class receives their own planter to fill with tulips. This becomes part of our Schools Tulip Theatre. A special display of tulip varieties here at Waddesdon in the Spring. To take part please email:


Teachers’ Forum

We have set up a teachers’ forum to help guide the future of education at Waddesdon Manor. We are looking for teachers who are passionate about learning outside the classroom and who have visited Waddesdon with a school before. Our first forum was held in April.  Keep an eye out for the next date or contact Sarah Dewberry for more information at [email protected].

Benefits to you include:

  • Reimbursement for travel expenses and teacher cover costs, if required
  • Networking with like-minded educators
  • National Trust Volunteer card, which entitles you to free entry to all NT properties, as well as a discount in NT shops and cafes
  • A chance to shape the future of education and learning at Waddesdon
Children playing in Woodland Playground

Booking information

Primary school workshops are £5 per pupil plus entry. Secondary school workshops are £5 per pupil plus entry. Entry is free to those with Education Group Membership and entitles school groups to a year’s free entry to properties. See below for details.

Contact schools team

For further information to arrange Education Group Membership or to make a booking or ask us about a bespoke school session, please email Sarah Dewberry at  sarah.dewberry



Our education room can be used as part of a booked session and in bad weather. An outside lunch area is available with tables and benches. Other facilities include our Woodland Playground, coach parking and pre-bookable souvenir goody bags.

Why not join as a National Trust Education Group Member?

What's on for children


For families

Find advice on high-chairs and places to eat here, where our play areas are and more.

Plan your family visit


Upcoming events

Get the heads up on our festive activities and what’s on at weekends, half-terms and over the school holidays.

See what’s on


Youth Groups

Are you a youth group leader? Waddesdon is available all year round for self-led visits, where you can explore our grounds, including our Aviary and Woodland Playground. Entry is free with Education Group Membership. We also hold Youth Group events so keep your eyes peeled for news!

If you would like to find out more about youth group visits, please contact Sarah Dewberry at [email protected]