Meet the Aviary Keeper

Meet our collection of rare and endangered birds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A free 20 minute talk on weekdays about the Aviary and its work, presented by a member of the Aviary team. Learn about the exotic collection of rare and endangered birds at Waddesdon and the important conservation work of this registered zoo.

Restored in 2003, examine the intricate detailing of his 19th century Aviary. Join the birds up close at feeding time and meet out famous Rothschild Mynahs. Our expert aviary keepers will be on hand to answer questions.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Waddesdon Manor

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £20.00 £18.00
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £45.00 £40.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Christmas - gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.70
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Christmas - house & gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £25.00 £22.50
Child £12.50 £11.25
Family £60.00 £54.00
Group (National Trust) N/A £3.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50
Feast weekend 16 & 17 June - gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.70
Family £35.00 £31.50
Feast weekend 16 & 17 June - house & gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £25.00 £22.50
Child £12.50 £10.00
Family £60.00 £54.00
Group Adult N/A £7.00
Group Child N/A £3.50
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Christmas - National Trust house
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

To visit the house a grounds ticket must be purchased.The house operates timed tickets, including for National Trust members, available in advance by phone tel: 01296 820414 (with £3 booking fee per transaction) or free online at waddesdon.org.uk.Tickets are limited and sell out on busy days especially weekends, school holidays, Bank Holidays and in December. FEAST WEEKEND: on 16 & 17 June there will be a Festival admission charge for National Trust members, adult £5, child, £2.50, family £10. AT CHRISTMAS from 10 Nov-1 Jan, there will be a charge for all visitors (including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members) to see the festive decorated rooms in the house. The rest of the House is 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation until 20 March 2019. Tickets for Christmas are by advance booking only at www.waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Aviary.
Other
Please note: dates and times are subject to change, please check with staff on arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
22 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
23 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
24 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
25 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
28 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
29 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
30 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
31 March 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
1 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
4 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
5 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
6 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
7 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
8 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
11 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
12 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
13 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
14 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15 April 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

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

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11:30-15:30
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Wed 14 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
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19:30-23:30
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