Chilli Fest

The ultimate chilli experience. Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli Fest taking place in the beautiful gardens. 10am-5pm, Fri 2 - Sun 4 September.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli festival taking place in the Manor gardens set against the backdrop of the Manor. With handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, the 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.

Discover the best of local artisan producers and some of the nation’s best loved chilli traders, as well as delicious hot food from the catering stalls. Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy live music and get your groove on with some salsa dancing!

Chilli Fest is the perfect way to round off the summer holidays with plenty of family fun and children’s activities to enjoy with face painting, crafty activities and the chance to make music with the ever-popular Junk Yard Orchestra. You'll also have the opportunity to walk around the gardens.

Chilli Fest runs Fri 2 - Sun 4 September, 10am-5pm. Tickets must be booked in advance. There is a special event charge for all visitors including National Trust members. Book before 14 Aug to get an early-bird discount.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £5.00
  • Child £3.00
View admission charges
Waddesdon

Prices

Grounds - 6 Jan - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £13.20
Child N/A £6.60
House & Grounds - 23 Mar - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £25.20
Child N/A £12.60

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...

Grounds open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. House open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. 

Safety is our priority, please respect other visitors space and the latest Government guidance. Book here

Please note Waddesdon is exempt from the Member Guest Promotion 2021/22.

The basics

Booking details
Call Please book online.
A special event charge applies to all visitors including National Trust members
Suitability
Suitable for adults and children
Meeting point
Chilli Fest takes place on the North Front. Our visitor car park is a 20-25 minute walk up a hard-surface path with some steep sections or book tickets for the shuttle bus.

Contact Info

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

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The ultimate chilli experience. Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli Fest taking place in the beautiful gardens. 10am-5pm, Fri 2 - Sun 4 September.

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