Waddesdon Manor - National Trust

View of the front facade of Waddesdon Manor
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Waddesdon Manor is a magnificent French Renaissance-style château housing the Rothschild Collection of art treasures. The garden is renowned for its seasonal displays, colourful shrubs and mature trees. There is a fully-stocked Rococo-style aviary, a superb cellar of wines, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops. Events are organised throughout the year, including Christmas period.

Venue Type:

Archive, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Grounds, Woodland Playground, Aviary, Wine Cellars, Manor shops, Stables Café and Shop
22 March-5 November, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

House - timed ticket
22 March-29 October, Wednesday to Friday,12pm-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm (last entry 3.10pm)

Christmas Season
Grounds
11 November-2 January, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm. Closed 24-26 December. Open additionally on Tuesday 2 January.
House - timed ticket
11 November-2 January, Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am-6pm. Closed 24-26 December. Open additionally on Tuesday 2 January.

Bank holidays
House and Grounds also open on 23-24 October and 2 January.

Admission charges

Grounds including Aviary, Woodland Playground, Wine Cellars, the Stables, Coach House gallery exhibition, shops & restaurants

£10 Adults
£5 Child aged 5-16 years
£25 Family (up to 2 Adults and 3 Children aged 5-16 years)
Free Under-5s
Free National Trust members (presenting a valid card)

If you only wish to visit the Grounds, tickets can be purchased on arrival from the Welcome Pavilion in the car park. Find out more about parking at Waddesdon.

House and grounds

£20 Adult
£10 Child aged 5-16 years
£45 Family (up to 2 Adults and 3 Children aged 5-16 years)
Free National Trust members (presenting a valid card) - advance booking for timed House entry recommended

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

By train: The nearest train stations are Aylesbury or Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Trains run to and from Marylebone station. There is a free bus service to and from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station, for the main season from March to October.

By road: For sat nav please use postcode HP18 0JH, the entrance to Waddesdon Manor is via Silk Street.

This French Renaissance-style château was built (1874-89) for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his vast collection of works of art. The Collection includes French Royal furniture, Savonnerie carpets and Sèvres porcelain as well as important portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds and works by Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Waddesdon Manor at Christmas

Christmas Carnival

  • 10 November 2018 — 2 January 2019 *on now

This Christmas join the party and share a festive day out with family and friends. Both inside and out, the displays take inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon’s treasured artworks – from sumptuous feasts, lavish gifts and masked balls to theatre, fancy dress and fairy tales – there is something for everyone at the Christmas Carnival.
Treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea, shop for unusual gifts at the Christmas Fair (10 Nov-16 Dec) and enjoy a mulled wine with friends.
From dusk see Waddesdon’s gardens illuminated; walk the light trail around the Aviary gardens, see the Manor facade bathed in colour and watch a 3D light and sound show at the Stables.
Families can enjoy an advent calendar inspired trail through the decorated rooms of the house (advance booking essential for house tickets) and children can decorate their own bauble to take home with them.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon, Sat 10 Nov 2018 – Wed 2 January 2019. Closed 24-26 December.
Grounds open, 11am-6pm, Wed-Sun
Gift aid prices: £12 Adult, £6 Child, £30 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust members & Under 5: Free

Decorated rooms in the House, open 11.30am-6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
Gift aid prices for House + Grounds: £27, £13.50 Child, £67.50 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust: £5 Adult, £2.50 Child, £12.50 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
Under 5: Free
Advance booking of timed tickets is essential for all house visitors.

Website

https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-carnival/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Explorer Trails

http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/explorer_trail/explorer_trails.html

Enjoy year-round wildlife trails with things to discover and explore along the way, all within the grounds of Waddesdon Manor. Trails are mostly suitable for children aged 7-11 years with accompanying adults.

How to obtain

Pick up the Explorer Trails Guide at Waddesdon Manor, or download from the website prior to your visit. Contact waddesdonmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk or 01296 653226 for further details.

Getting there

By train: The nearest train stations are Aylesbury or Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Trains run to and from Marylebone station. There is a free bus service to and from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station, for the main season from March to October.

By road: For sat nav please use postcode HP18 0JH, the entrance to Waddesdon Manor is via Silk Street.

Waddesdon Manor - National Trust
Waddesdon
Nr Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP18 0JH
England

Website

http://www.waddesdon.org.uk

E-mail

General email

enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk

Telephone

Information Line

01296 820414

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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