Family fun at Waddesdon Manor this February half term

Little girl running in the grounds of a National Trust property

We've got some super treats in store for you in February half-term. Get outside and try orienteering, or get mucky in the kitchen with our family cookery school and discover a world of fun in the Woodland Playground.

Opening times

Winter weekends - 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday, 5 January to 24 Mar 2019
February half-term - 10am-4pm, Saturday 16 February - Sunday 24 February (including Monday 18 & Tuesday 19)

Orienteering - can you handle the challenge

Every day Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February (including Mon 18 & Tue 19)
10am-3pm, £3 per route, no need to book, cash on the day
Normal grounds admission charges apply

Have an outdoor adventure at Waddesdon Manor this February half term
Enjoy orienteering this half term at Waddesdon Manor
Have an outdoor adventure at Waddesdon Manor this February half term

We're teaming up with the Thames Valley Orienteering Club, so join us for a week of muddy adventure. There will be several different routes to choose from suitable for different age groups, ranging from under fives to teens.

See if you can complete the challenge and collect a medal as you orienteer around the Waddesdon grounds.

Family Cookery School

Every day Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February
11.30am-3.30pm,Child £25, Adult £25, advance booking essential, tel 01296 820414. Normal grounds admission charges apply.
(Available to book from early December 2018)

Have fun with the kids this half-term at our Family Cookery School. Create a delicious lunch, plus a wonderful selection of sweet and savoury treats to take home. Includes lunch, all ingredients and a goody box.

Have half-term fun at our family cookery school
February half-term family cookery school at Waddesdon Manor
Have half-term fun at our family cookery school

This hands-on cookery class is run by our chefs in the Manor Restaurant and is designed to be fun and informal. Enjoy a jam-packed, fun-filled day, guaranteed to leave children inspired (and exhausted!).

Suitable for 7-11 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two children per adult.

Please park in the visitor car park and then use the shuttle bus up to the Manor Restaurant.

Outdoor play

Tuck into something tasty

Every winter the statues at Waddesdon are wrapped for protection
Statue being wrapped for winter in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Every winter the statues at Waddesdon are wrapped for protection

Have an adventure in the gardens

Our gardens are a great place for creating adventures of your own. With just a little bit of imagination you can have so much fun. Is that a dinosaur I see peeking out of the bushes?, quick run and hide. All the statues covered like ghosts are coming to life, let's go and ask them what it's like to stand still for so long?

A feathery resident at our aviary
A feathery resident of the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor
A feathery resident at our aviary

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Have you seen our beautiful Rococo aviary with its exotic residents, some of which are endangered? Aviaries were often seen in Rothschild gardens, but this is the only one that can still be seen today. Historically it used to house mainly parrots but today you'll see colourful pigeons, doves, pheasants, barbets and touracos.

Open every day Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February
10am-4pm