Enjoy the beautiful gardens in the winter months

Enjoy the beautiful gardens in the winter months

Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 19th-century French chateau

Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends.

Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We're continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you  to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days.

Step back in time in the Victorian style gardens, gaze at flamboyant colours on the parterre amid the ornate fountains and statuary. Unearth the rare and exotic birds housed in the roccoco style Aviary found in the heart of the gardens or you can spend a fun filled day with the family, be an adventurer in the woodland playground which winds through the trees, making use of the natural environment to create a magical area to play. Why not explore the trail around the gardens; hunt for bugs and spot wildlife along our woodland walk?

There's fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats for you in our restaurants and food-to-go outlets. Shop for wine, great gifts and unique pieces inspired by the collection in our Manor shop.

Half term holidays

Make your own daffodil windmill over the Easter holidays © Amy Williams

Make your own daffodil windmill over the Easter holidays

Until Sunday 12 April

Help Mimi the Mynah bird to find all the missing letters on our April showers spring trail around the Gardens or make yourself a daffodil windmill to twirl in the breeze.

Colourscape a large inflatable sculpture will also be on the North Front for you to explore until 12 April

Exhibitions

Until 25 October, Wednesday to Sunday

A new varied exhibition programme, draws on permanent collections and in-coming loans. Get involved with our curators on one of our exhibition tours.

Feast weekend

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June

You are invited to be our guest at our new Feast Festival Weekend event! With over 50 artisan food exhibitors, lots of performers and free tours. The weekend is set to be jam packed.

Afternoon tea

Wednesday to Sunday, served from 12noon - 4.30pm

Treat yourself to a delicious Afternoon Tea on your visit, served with tea or champagne, spoil the little ones too with a children's afternoon tea.

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