Christmas at Waddesdon

Displays in the House this year explore Waddesdon’s connection to the world of music with a festive twist. Outside, witness the gardens illuminated with sparkling lights and colour.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Bring the family and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts.

From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a light trail around the Aviary that playfully combines colour, sound and movement. The Manor’s facade will also be bathed in light with two unique shows.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £7.50
    National Trust House & Grounds weekend
  • Adult £5.00
    National Trust House & Grounds weekday
  • Child £2.50
    National Trust House & Grounds weekday
  • Child £3.75
    National Trust House & Grounds weekend
View admission charges
Waddesdon Manor

Prices

Grounds - Wed-Sun, 27 Mar-27 Oct 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
House and grounds, Wed-Sun, 27 Mar-27 Oct 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £23.10 £21.00
Child £12.65 £11.50
Family £58.85 £53.50
NT Christmas, Wed-Fri, 16 Nov-5 Jan 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
NT Christmas, Sat & Sun, 16 Nov-5 Jan 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.50
Child N/A £3.75
Family N/A £18.75
Christmas grounds, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov-5 Jan 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £11.00
Child N/A £5.50
Family N/A £27.50
Christmas rooms, Wed-Fri, 16 Nov-5 Jan 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £26.00
Child N/A £14.00
Family N/A £66.00
Christmas rooms, Sat & Sun, 16 Nov-5 Jan 2020
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £28.50
Child N/A £15.25
Family N/A £72.25

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
  • 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 weekends and public/school holidays and Christmas.  AT CHRISTMAS: Addtional charges apply for all visitors, including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members to see the festive decorated rooms in the house.  Wed-Fri: NT Adult £5, NT Child £2.50 NT Family £12.50.  Sat & Sun: NT Adult £7.50, NT Child £3.75, NT Family £18.75.  Rest of the house is 'put to bed' for cleaning & conservation until late March.    CHRISTMAS TICKETS: Advance booking only. Book online for free waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414 (£3 booking fee).    ACCESSIBILITY: Accompanying carers receive free entry to house and grounds.    

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.
Accessibility
Suitable for all
Other
See https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/christmas/ for full information and prices

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
17 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
20 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
21 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
22 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
23 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
24 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
27 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
28 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
29 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
30 November 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
1 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
4 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
5 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
6 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
7 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
8 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
11 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
12 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
13 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Box office
Email
boxoffice@waddesdon.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 820414

Upcoming events

Lantern Making

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-18:00
Make your very own lantern to hang on your Christmas tree.

Christmas at Waddesdon

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-18:00
Displays in the House this year explore Waddesdon’s connection to the world of music with a festive twist. Outside, witness the gardens illuminated with sparkling lights and colour.

Letter Writing to Father Christmas

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-18:00
Father Christmas is waiting to receive your Christmas list.

Winter Light Trail

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-18:00
The whole family will enjoy following our illuminated light trail around Waddesdon's grounds this Christmas.

Christmas Fair

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:00-18:00
Our spectacular fair at the front of the house is a Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.

Children's Christmas House Trail

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:30-18:00
Pick up a free Christmas house trail for children at the main door.