Please note that the House and Manor Restaurant will be closed this Wed 20 – Fri 22 October. The grounds remain open for visitors.

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Tickets & Prices

Open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm (last Grounds admission 3pm and last House admission at 2.40pm).

Grounds tickets are now for arrival anytime from 10am on the date of your visit (valid for entry anytime from 10am and 4pm, grounds close at 5pm). All House visits require a timed entry ticket. All visitors, including National Trust members, are advised to book timed House entry in advance to avoid disappointment as tickets to the house are limited. To do this please book your Grounds admission first and then add the House ticket to your ‘basket’ when you book online.

Safety is our priority, please respect other visitors, staff and volunteers and wear a face-covering on our buses and in the house, gallery and shop.

Please note that the House and Manor Restaurant will be closed Wed 20 – Fri 22 October.

* The Bachelors’ Wing remains closed.

Included with your Grounds ticket

Gardens, Aviary, Nick Knight exhibition in the Coach House gallery, Woodland Playground, Films in the Power House, Manor wine and gift shop and food-to-go outlets.

Information for your visit

Visitor numbers are still reduced and all visitors, including National Trust members who have free admission, are strongly advised to book an arrival time slot to help us manage numbers on site.

If there is a Government instruction to close, due to lockdown or changes to coronavirus regulations, Waddesdon and SeeTickets will contact all those with affected bookings in order to offer a change of visit date or a refund.

See Coronavirus, lockdowns and refund information

Admission (until 31 Oct 2021)

Grounds £12 adult, £6 child – every booking must include Grounds admission
House & Grounds £23, £11.50 child
Under-5s: Free
Accompanying carers: Free

National Trust, Historic Houses, Art Fund members: Free. RHS Grounds Free for Grounds only. Please bring a valid membership card with you to be checked.

Roses from my Garden exhibition in the Coach House Gallery free with Grounds admission

Christmas (13 Nov-3 Jan) £7.50/£5 event fee applies to all Grounds admissions

See Christmas

Arrival

Grounds tickets are for an hour-long arrival time slot; once here you may stay until we close at 5pm. Please do not arrive before the time on your ticket.

House entry is by timed tickets in 10-minute entry timeslots. Please allow at least 30 minutes after your Grounds arrival for your House entry.

Shuttle buses are operating and tickets should be bought with Grounds admission. All-day tickets: £2 adult, £1 child

Blue Badge parking is in the main car park and free tickets for shuttle buses should be booked by Blue Badge holders

Premium parking is available at the top of the hill near the North Fountain, £15 per vehicle. Book online with your admission.

Adding to your booking

If you have already ordered your timed Grounds admission and now want to add any adults, children or member visitors to your existing timed Grounds admission, or want to add bus, parking, house or exhibition tickets, or to treat yourself to an afternoon tea, please follow the instructions for Adding to your booking

No longer able to visit?

If your plans change and you have a total = £0 booking, we’d be grateful if you would cancel your order to free up a place for someone else to visit Waddesdon. With limited capacities in the House, due to social distancing, this is especially important for those National Trust members with £0 House bookings. Click here to Cancel your £0 order

PLEASE NOTE: At present, this only applies if your order total = £0. For orders with any value, our normal no refund policy still applies, except with a positive Covid-19 test or self-isolation instruction, in which case see Coronavirus

Exchanges during Main Season

We will try to accommodate visit date and time swaps for Grounds, House and exhibitions admissions, and afternoon teas where there is availability.

National Trust members and others with free admission – we recommend you rebook your visit yourself using the main booking website so you can select the best time for your revised visit.

To exchange the date of your visit, please use the See Tickets customer service web form. Exchanges must be applied for at least 48 hours before the planned visit.

Customer service web form

You will need to quote your eight-digit order number which is on your email confirmation. Scroll down to ‘Contact us’ and select General Enquiry and explain your exchange – date and time – request.

National Trust and Waddesdon staff are unable to arrange refunds or exchanges; all requests must be made via SeeTickets.

Tickets for Christmas and Winter Light – 13 Nov 2021 – 23 Jan 2022

Please make sure that you have chosen the right date and time slot at the time of making your Christmas or Winter Light booking, as Waddesdon and See Tickets are not able to offer exchanges or refunds once tickets have been purchased.

Cancellation of the event

If there is a Government instruction to close, due to lockdown or changes to coronavirus regulations, Waddesdon and SeeTickets will contact all those with affected bookings in order to offer a change of visit date or a refund.

Waddesdon at Christmas is an outdoor event. No refunds will be offered if visitors chose not to come due to bad weather. Only in exceptional circumstances, when snow, ice or high winds present dangers to our visitors, staff and volunteers will we consider cancelling the event. On such occasions, we will post a message on our website and contact all those whose bookings are affected.

National Trust members

Admission during our main season (March-October) is free for National Trust members. Members must bring a valid membership card to show on arrival.

We strongly recommend that members book both Grounds admission and timed House entry in advance. Our online system is different to many used by the Trust and it is possible to book right up until the time you arrive, on your own smartphone. Booking helps us manage numbers on site, especially during busy weekends and holidays when timed house entry tickets often sell out.

Shuttle buses, Premium parking, events like Chilli Fest, Christmas, Winter Light and some special exhibitions attract a small additional charge for all visitors including members. Membership does not include free admission to evening events including outdoor theatre, cinema and concerts.

Waddesdon is managed on behalf of the Trust by the Rothschild Foundation and does not accept National Trust ticket vouchers for admissions, or gift vouchers in our shop or restaurants.

Waddesdon is exempt from the NT Member Guest Promotion 2021/22. More details >

Under-5s

All children under-5 get in free and a child is classed as 5-17 years inclusive. We recommend that Grounds admission and shuttle bus tickets are booked in advance for children of all ages.

Other accepted memberships

Where does my money go?

All ticket and donation income goes directly towards the upkeep, conservation and enhancement of the house, collections and landscape at Waddesdon, which we are committed to preserving for future generations to enjoy. We are very grateful to every visitor who helps us by purchasing an entry ticket, attending an event or spending in our retail or catering outlets.

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Offers and vouchers

In these unprecedented times, we are unable to accept any vouchers in our online booking system. Unfortunately, Green Retreats and some newspaper and magazine vouchers can no longer be accepted.