This Christmas you can pre-book or buy Grounds tickets on arrival to visit the Christmas Fair (until 10 Dec), light art, willow lantern walk, shops, restaurants and cellars.
Entry to decorated rooms in the house is by pre-booked timed ticket only for all visitors, including National Trust members.
All weekend dates are now sold out. There is limited availability of house tickets on weekdays and between 27 Dec and 2 Jan.
Buying tickets on arrival
Grounds tickets can be bought on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion in the car park or online in advance.
House tickets are timed entry and we recommend you book in advance of your visit, including National Trust members. If you wish to book lunch or afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant we would also recommend you do so in advance.
For Christmas season, entry to decorated rooms in the house is by timed ticket only for all visitors, including National Trust members.
All weekend dates are now sold out. There is limited availability of house tickets on weekdays and between 27 Dec and 2 Jan available for pre-booking. This year there will be no House tickets for sale on the day.
£10 Adult. £5 Child. £25 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children) *
Grounds ticket includes: Gardens, Aviary, Woodland Playground, Wine Cellars, Powerhouse, Manor Shop, Wine Shop, Christmas shop, Stables Café, Waddesdon Imaginarium & Electric Menagerie
11 Nov – 2 Jan 2018
Christmas house tickets
Total price (inc grounds): £25 adult, £12.50 child, £62.50 family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)*
National Trust and Art Fund members £5 adult, £2.50 child, £12.50 family
House ticket includes: self-led tour of decorated rooms in the East Wing and Bachelors’ Wing. You need to purchase a grounds ticket to visit the house.
11 Nov – 2 Jan 2018
11.30am-6pm, last entry 5.30pm Wed-Sun
All House tickets must be booked in advance for Enchanted Menagerie, decorated rooms in the house. This year there will be no House tickets for sale on the day.
All weekend dates are now sold out. There is limited availability of house tickets on weekdays and between 27 Dec and 2 Jan available for pre-booking.
Prefer to avoid the crowds?
If you’d like to visit the house during our quieter time we recommend early morning midweek or late afternoon visits. Don’t forget the grounds stay open until 6pm during Christmas.
National Trust members
Grounds and house tickets (excludes Christmas) are free to National Trust members (presenting a valid card). We suggest you book your free timed ticket for the house in advance.
All children under 5 get in free and a child is classed as 5-17 years inclusive.
* Gift Aid
Your support really makes a difference to us. All proceeds 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 on display at our property and under (prices) at:
If you would like to purchase gift vouchers for use at Waddesdon Manor or the Five Arrows Hotel please contact the Booking Office tel: 01296 820414.
Note: we’re not able to offer National Trust gift cards.
RHS Partner Garden entry
Free entry for RHS members to the gardens from January 2017. Applies to the cardholder only.
Frequently asked Partner Garden questions
Art Fund members
Free entry to the house (excludes Christmas) and grounds with a National Art Pass. Applies to the cardholder only.
More about the National Art Pass
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 donating via our Gift Aid admission scheme. Funds raised go towards a range of projects. For example, recent work includes the installation of a new disabled acesss lift in the Manor’s main entrance, conserving an important historical desk and restoring some of the artificial Pulham rockwork in the gardens.
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