Chilli Festival

Celebrating 10 years in 2016, the chilli festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With more than 50 handpicked exhibitors the chilli festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation's best loved independent traders from across the country. You will find everything at the festival for the chilli fanatic or novice, with experts on hand to give advice on all things chilli. There will also be live music all weekend and free children's activities provided by our excellent education and family team.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Waddesdon Manor


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £20.00 £18.00
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £45.00 £40.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00
Feast weekend 18 & 19 June
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.70
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £32.50 £29.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


Please note...

To visit the house a garden ticket must be purchased. House operates timed tickets, including members, available in advance from the booking office, (Monday to Friday 10 to 4, 01296 653226 -- £3 booking fee per transaction) or free online at (tickets limited and sell out on busy days, especially weekends, Bank Holidays and throughout December).  Please note: during our Feast Weekend 18 & 19 June there will be a garden admission charge for National Trust members, adult £3, child, £1.50, family £7.50.

The basics

Suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Aviary Glade
Garden admission charges apply to this event. National Trust members and under 5's free.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 September 2016 10:00 - 17:00

Contact Info

Events and Shows
Call 01296 653230

Upcoming events

New - Children's Activities

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Drop-in activity sessions for your youngest visitors.

February Half Term - Outdoor Adventure

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Have an outdoor adventure at Waddesdon this half term.

Waddesdon Cookery School - Cookery demonstration: the art of afternoon tea

Tue 23 Feb 2016
The art of afternoon tea

Waddesdon Cookery School - Cookery demonstration: terrines, pates and mousse

Wed 24 Feb 2016
Terrines, pates, mousse and mousselines

Waddesdon Cookery School - Cookery demonstration: just desserts

Thu 25 Feb 2016
Just desserts

Stargazing Evening

Sat 05 Mar 2016
Join us for a special night of stargazing.