May half-term 2017 at Waddesdon Manor

Spring daffodils on the parterre at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Join us for a colourful half-term full of treats and adventures and a brand new Colourscape created to fit the Aviary lawn

Colourscape 2017

Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June
£5 per adult. £3 per child.  Normal admission charges apply.

Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 56 interlinked chambers and encounter unusual musical experiences during your journey.

Stables cafe at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

The Stables Café

The Stables Café, near the Woodland Playground, is informal and ideal for families. It’s a short walk from the Manor. Housed in the old stables, painted in light pastel colours, it’s furnished with Jasper Morrison air chairs giving a contemporary look against the original features. Outdoor seating and blankets are available in the courtyard too. Open weekends Jan-Mar and every day in Feb half-term, 11am-4pm.

Waddesdon Manor Red Drawing Room with visitors

Explore a 16th-century style manor  

Discover Waddesdon Manor's dramatic architecture, and see inside exquisite interiors as if a guest of Baron Ferdinand. French Calendars, Tales from the Archives and the opening up of the Red Drawing room are highlights of our varied 2017 programme. Open Wed 22 Mar to Sun 29 Oct.

Yellow spring tulips at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Spring in the gardens at Waddesdon  

The gardens are in bloom, so come and experience the carpet of yellow in our Daffodil valley and our famous parterre bedding starting to bloom in vivid colour.

The Aviary at Waddesdon Manor during spring time

The Aviary

Our aviary is a rare example of a working aviary housed in an historical structure which has been restored to its full beauty. It's home to a selection of colourful birds, some of which are endangered.