Accessibility at Waddesdon

Most areas of the garden are accessible with a wheelchair at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

We are committed to providing an accessible attraction for all, and try to ensure if you have a disability you can enjoy as much as possible while with us.

If you require additional support for your visit please email

Accessibility guides

For full accessibility please see our downloadable guides below:

Access guide         Access specifications       Access house floor plan    Autism visit check list

Accessibility at a glance

On arrival:

  • designated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders and ‘limited mobility’ in our main visitor car park
  • please use the shuttle bus to transfer to the house and gardens, Blue Badge holders and their carer will not be charged for their bus tickets
  • each shuttle bus has ramps and dedicated space for wheelchairs

Accessible toilets:

  • on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion in the visitor car park
  • at the house via a tunnel walkway
  • at the Stables courtyard
  • changing places toilet in the house, please ask a member of the shop staff for access

In the grounds:

  • accompanying carers receive free entry to the grounds and a free shuttle bus ticket
  • indoor and outdoor wheelchairs available for use, on a first come, first served basis
  • if you need assistance between the North Fountain and the Manor, please ask a member of staff
  • we have steep and uneven paths on the way to the Stables and down to the Dairy
  • the boardwalk through the woodland playground is steep in places
  • the pedestrian path from the Powerhouse to the Stables is steep in places

In the house:

  • accompanying carers receive free entry to the house
  • there may be queues to enter the house, please be prepared to stand
  • there are ramps which enable entry via the main entrance of the House, visitors need to be self-sufficient entering and exiting the building – please note the platform lift is not available
  • inside the house there’s step free access but no access to the first floor
  • large print information available in most rooms
  • some rooms inside the house have low levels of lighting
  • walking frames are allowed in the house
  • any large bags must be kept with visitors at all times
  • some walkways through the rooms are quite narrow, so carry chairs and seat sticks are not allowed

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Sebastian and Isaac love getting up close to nature
Young boy looking at a bug on his hand
Sebastian and Isaac love getting up close to nature

Reflect and roam sensory map

Something that can be enjoyed by everyone, the sensory map explores nature through senses such as touch, smell, sound and sight. The map unlocks Waddesdon’s landscapes and corners of the grounds that you may not have previously explored using Widgit symbols to make it visually accessible for all.

Use online map to explore >

The Aviary at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Listen, look and learn at the Aviary 

Listen to the sound of birdsong in our historic Aviary. Watch the feathered inhabitants as they go about their day and learn from our Aviary keepers how we look after them.

Mimi the Mynah reading a map at Waddesdon Manor

My Waddesdon Checklist  

Download our Waddesdon Checklist in advance of your visit. Cut our pictures of what you would like to see or do and then fill in your checklist once you've done them.

Any questions?

We hope you've found all the information you need in relation to accessibility. If you have any questions, or would like to contact us in advance of your visit, please email

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