Things to see & do

Year-round fun for all the family

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What's on?

There's lots to see during the winter season, see the Bruce Munro Winter Light Trail in the gardens, enjoy the lights as we stay open later at weekends and pick up festive food and drink from one of our shops.

Afternoon tea

Enjoy our Christmas afternoon tea experience for a special occasion or a treat as part of your visit, with heavenly fancies and indulgent homemade cakes. This year our teas are based on theme in the House, Lights and Legends.

Wine shop

Browse a selection of wine in our online shop

Visit our wine shop at the Manor which stocks an extensive range of Rothschild and guest wines, champagnes and beers, as well as artisan cheeses, and gourmet food specialities. Pick up a bottle as a gift or as a souvenior from your visit.

Christmas snacks

Homemade mince pies on sale at the restaurants at Waddesdon

Whether you'd like to be near the woodland playground or wandering around the gardens, we've got the perfect facilities to grab a snack on the go. Our food-to-go outlets will be serving delicious Hot chocolate with baileys, mince pies and more.

Family fun

There's plenty of space to play, run around and lots of trees to play hide and seek behind even in the winter.

We've got lots of fun things for families to do together such as follow one of our seasonal trails or grab a bite to eat in our family-friendly cafes.


Enjoy getting out in the fresh air even during the colder months, choose from a selection of walks either taking in the wider estate, a gentle walk through the woodlands or a shorter walk around the formal Gardens.