Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 19th-century French chateau
Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends.
Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We're continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days.
Step back in time in the Victorian style gardens, gaze at flamboyant colours on the parterre amid the ornate fountains and statuary. Unearth the rare and exotic birds housed in the roccoco style Aviary found in the heart of the gardens or you can spend a fun filled day with the family, be an adventurer in the woodland playground which winds through the trees, making use of the natural environment to create a magical area to play. Why not explore the trail around the gardens; hunt for bugs and spot wildlife along our woodland walk?
There's fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats for you in our restaurants and food-to-go outlets. Shop for wine, great gifts and unique pieces inspired by the collection in our Manor shop.
Weekend opening and walks
At weekends during January, February and March, enjoy a walk around the gardens, explore hidden corners or take a stroll through the woodlands & see if you can spot any wildlife. After, treat yourself to a warming cup of coffee in our Manor Restaurant.
Please note the House is closed and re-opens on 26 March.
Book online via our website for afternoon tea served 12pm - 4pm at weekends during January, February and March and receive 15% off. This offer applies to all traditional, champagne and children's high teas. (excluding 9, 16 February & 30 March).
We're looking forward to the coming months and the House springing to life again. Look out for contemporary works in Lace, Waddesdon & the First World War and a camera obscurer in one of our turrets, all from March 26 when we re-open for the main season.
From 5 - 17 March (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays) can you help hunt for clues & answer questions about the signs of spring around the gardens on our trail? Complete the trail and receive a small prize. Drop in sessions throughout the day, £2 per child.