Enjoy the beautiful gardens in the winter months

Enjoy the beautiful gardens in the winter months

Notice: The House is now closed for conservation and cleaning and will re-open on Wednesday 25 March.

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.


 © National Trust

Grab your coats and hats and visit us for a winter walk in the Gardens, spot birds in our Aviary and enjoy a hearty lunch in the Manor Restuarant.

For the more energetic little visitors, head to our woodland playground to enjoy time on the zip wire, swings and more.

Open weekends until 22 March. Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm

Exhibitions in 2015

From Wednesday 25 March 

The House re-opens for the main season on March 25, with a new varied exhibition programme, drawing on permanent collections and in-coming loans. Get involved with our curators on one of our exhibition tours.

Easter holiday fun

Saturday 28 March - Sunday 1 April

Follow our April showers spring trail over the Easter holidays or make yourself a daffodil windmill to take home and pop in the garden. Cadbury's Easter Egg Trails will also be running over Easter weekend

Feast weekend

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June

You are invited to be our guest at Feast! our new food and drink festival. Take your pick from over 50 artisan food exhibitors, be entertained by various performers, join introductory tours or try your hand at free craft activities.