Grounds lit for Christmas

Your visit

Tickets & Prices

Entry to the Christmas decorated rooms in the house is by timed ticket for all visitors, including National Trust members.

Grounds ticket may be bought in advance or on the day. Valid for the whole day 11am-6pm. House tickets are advance booking only for Christmas.

Online calendar and ticket booking

Contact our Box office team 01296 820414
Box office opening times: 9.30am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm)
(£3 phone booking fee applies). Book online for free 

Christmas ticket availability

Weekend tickets for decorated rooms sold out to 22 Dec. Tickets still available for Sat 28 & Sun 29 Dec. Why not book for a weekday evening instead?

Hear about special weekend release tickets here>

Christmas grounds & fair

£11 Adult, £5.50 Child, £27.50 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)

National Trust members: Free
Under 5: Free
Accompanying carers: Free

Book Christmas grounds tickets

Christmas decorated rooms & grounds: Wed-Fri

£26 Adult, £14 Child, £66
Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust members: £5 Adult, £2.50 Child
£12.50 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
Under 5: Free
Accompanying carers: Free

Book Christmas house weekday tickets

Christmas decorated rooms & grounds: Sat & Sun

£28.50 Adult, £15.25 Child, £72.25
Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust members: £7.50 Adult, £3.75 Child
£18.75 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
Under 5: Free
Accompanying carers: Free

Book Christmas house weekend tickets

Christmas groups

(15 or more people, booked in advance)

Grounds only
£10.50 Group Adult, £5.25 Group Child
House & Grounds
£21 Group Adult, £11.50 Group Child
National Trust & Art Fund members £5

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Filming in the house & grounds 17, 20 & 29 November 2019

We have filming taking place in the House and Grounds on Sunday 17, Wednesday 20 & Friday 29 November. If you are visiting on these days and do not wish to be captured in the background, please inform the camera operator.

We apologise for an inconvenience caused.

Important information for your visit

Membership cards

Don’t forget to bring your National Trust, Art Fund or RHS membership card with you. Accompanying carers receive free entry.


  • ticket includes: gardens, manor illumination, winter light trail, light in motion, aviary, wine cellars, woodland playground, manor restaurant, wigwam café, stables café, treaterie, coffee bar, manor shop and powerhouse Christmas shop
  • grounds ticket valid from 11am-6pm on the day of your visit

Note: grounds also open on 30 & 31 Dec.

Christmas decorated rooms

  • you need to purchase a grounds ticket to visit the decorated rooms in the house
  • ticket includes: self-led tour of East Wing & Bachelors’ Wing
  • to see the decorated rooms fully recommended last ticket time 5.20pm
  • last entry to the ground floor is 5.30pm
  • house tickets at Christmas are advance booking only

Note: house & grounds also open on 30 & 31 Dec 2019.


Parking in our main car park is free and regular free shuttle buses will transport you to the North Fountain or Stables and back to the car park. Visitors may also walk to the Manor, this takes around 20 minutes and is on a woodchip path which is steep in places. Last return bus to the car park is 6.30pm.

Become a member of the National Trust at Waddesdon

When booking your ticket to Waddesdon online, you now have the option to become a member of the National Trust.

Receive free entry to over 500 special places including Waddesdon, free parking at most National Trust car parks, National Trust handbook full of ideas to plan a visit, National Trust magazine three times a year and regular newsletters to your inbox.

Here’s how:

  • first select the date you’d like to visit Waddesdon
  • at ‘Step 1’, click ‘show all ticket types’
  • choose ‘Join the National Trust on the day’, with options for both adult and child
  • proceed with your booking journey
  • on the day of your visit, upon completion of your membership form at our Welcome Pavilion, you’ll become a National Trust member

Book online

Gift Aid prices and donations

Your support really makes a difference to us. All proceeds from admission tickets and events go towards the upkeep of Waddesdon Manor.

The Gift Aid admission scheme includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid admission allows us to reclaim tax on the whole of the amount paid – an extra 25 per cent. An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth up to £3 to us. If you’d like to pay our standard entry rates these are displayed below, at our property and under (prices) at: 

National Trust members

Grounds and house tickets are free to National Trust members presenting a valid card. We suggest you book your free timed ticket for the house in advance.

Special events like Summer Fest, Christmas decorations in the House and some special exhibitions may attract a small additional charge for members. Membership does not include free admission to evening events including outdoor theatre, cinema and concerts.

National Trust members details

Accompanying Carers

Carers receive free entry to the House and Grounds

Under 5s

All children under 5 get in free and a child is classed as 5-17 years inclusive.

Partner concessions

RHS Partner Garden entry

Free entry for RHS members to the gardens. Applies to the cardholder only.
Frequently asked Partner Garden questions

Art Fund members

Free entry to the house (excludes Christmas and some special exhibitions) and grounds with a National Art Pass. Applies to the cardholder only.
More about the National Art Pass