Winter Light Trail

The whole family will enjoy following our illuminated light trail around Waddesdon's grounds this Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From daylight to dusk, visitors can enjoy state-of-the-art animations and light installations, taking you on an enchanted journey through the Aviary, past the Manor façade and through the Woodland Walk to the Stables.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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
Included in normal grounds admission
Suitability
Suitable for children
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
North Fountain
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warmly and wear sensible shoes. Bring a torch.
Accessibility
Please be aware that some parts of the trail have gravelled surfaces.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
12 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
13 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
14 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
15 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
18 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
19 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
20 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
21 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
22 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
27 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
28 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
29 December 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Available
1 January 2020 11:00 - 18:00 Available
2 January 2020 11:00 - 18:00 Available
3 January 2020 11:00 - 18:00 Available
4 January 2020 11:00 - 18:00 Available
5 January 2020 11:00 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Christmas at Waddesdon

Wed 11 Dec 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.

Winter Light Trail

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

Christmas Fair

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

Wine Cellars Talk

Wed 11 Dec 2019
11:30-12:00
Discover the history of Rothschild wine

Christmas afternoon tea

Wed 11 Dec 2019
14:30-17:00
Treat yourself to a sumptuous Christmas afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies and a glass of prosecco. Served in the historic Manor Restaurant.

Lantern Making

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-18:00
Make your very own lantern to hang on your Christmas tree.