Christmas Carnival

Both inside and out, the displays take inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon's treasured artworks - there is something for everyone at the Christmas Carnival.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Bring the whole family and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, exploring our biggest ever Christmas Fair, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts. From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a new light show created by the Guildhall School, projected onto the Stables and inspired by the objects, architecture and gardens of Waddesdon. Beyond the Aviary you'll discover a playful light trail, and the Manor's facade will also be bathed in light.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £12.00
    Grounds only
  • Adult £5.00
    National Trust House
  • Adult £27.00
    Grounds & house
  • Child £13.50
    Grounds & house
  • Child £6.00
    Grounds only
  • Child £2.50
    National Trust House
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Waddesdon Manor

Prices

Christmas National Trust (10 Nov-2 Jan 2019)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.50
Christmas House & Grounds (10 Nov-2 Jan 2019)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £24.80
Child N/A £12.40
Family N/A £62.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £18.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Christmas Grounds only (10 Nov-2 Jan 2019)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.80
Child £6.00 £5.40
Family £30.00 £27.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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

 

*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.

Please note...

TICKETS: Grounds ticket required to visit the House. Entry via timed ticket (inc National Trust members).   TO BOOK: In advance online for free at waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414 (£3 booking fee).  USEFUL INFO: Advance house tickets booking essential at Christmas, weekends and public/school holidays.  AT CHRISTMAS: Admission charge applies for all visitors (inc National Trust members, Art Fund and RHS members) to see the festive decorated rooms in the house. NT Adult: £5, NT Child: £2.50 NT Family: £12.50. Rest of the house is 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation until late March.  CHRISTMAS TICKETS: Advance booking only. Book online for free waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414 (£3 booking fee).   AVAILABILITY: Weekend house tickets Sold Out until Christmas. House tickets available for weekdays and 27 Dec-2 Jan 2019.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01296 820414
£3 admin fee for telephone bookings. Book online for Free
Suitability
Suitable for children
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Grounds
Accessibility
Suitable for all
Other
See www.waddesdon.org.uk/christmas-2018-prices/ for all ticket prices

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
22 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
23 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
24 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
28 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
29 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
30 November 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
1 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
2 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
5 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
6 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
7 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
8 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
9 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
12 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
13 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
14 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
15 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Bookings
Email
bookings.waddesdon@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 820414

Upcoming events

Christmas Carnival

Wed 21 Nov 2018
11:00-18:00
Both inside and out, the displays take inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon's treasured artworks - there is something for everyone at the Christmas Carnival.

Christmas Fair 2018

Wed 21 Nov 2018
11:00-18:00
A week longer than ever before, our spectacular fair at the front of the house is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.