October half-term and Hallowe'en at Waddesdon Manor

Get the kids outdoors this October half-term. New for 2021, enjoy a fantastical immersive safari experience throughout the week as well as more traditional spooky treats to tickle your tastebuds.

Hallowe'en fun

Saturday 23 - Sun 31 October 2021 
10am-5pm

New for 2021, enjoy a fantastical immersive safari experience throughout October half-term as well as more traditional spooky treats to tickle your tastebuds.

Cryptid Safari trail

Sat 23 - 31 October 2021, 10am-5pm (last trail entry 4pm)

Head down Miss Alice’s Drive and encounter magical beasts from myths and fairy tales along the way in this fantastical safari experience. Can you spot all of the creatures that live in the woods?

If you’re really lucky you might even come across the Safari Rangers, who are out and about tending to the beasts and keeping those pesky fairies at bay.

Complete the trail and claim your prize at the end!

We recommend pre-booking your trail when booking your grounds admission. £3.50 per trail (we recommend one trail per child). Trail begins at the Woodland Cafe. Last trail is at 4pm.

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Venture on a safari into the woods and discover beasts rarely seen in this world
Halloween trail at Waddesdon
Venture on a safari into the woods and discover beasts rarely seen in this world
 

Twilight Cryptid Safari trail

Wed 27 – Sat 30 October 2021, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm entry times.

As darkness falls over Waddesdon, venture on a safari into the woods and discover beasts rarely seen in this world.

From the smallest imps to the mighty dragon, trolls climbing trees and fae folk flying up high, it’s time to get your map out and explorer’s hat on to spot them all. On your adventure, Safari Rangers will be there to answer questions and if you’re very lucky, you may even get a close encounter with one of the fantastical creatures themselves.

The performance continues after the trail in the Stables courtyard. There will be catering available to purchase from the Stables takeaway from 6pm-9.30pm.

The safari is suitable for children 6 years and above. We would suggest that the experience might not be suitable for dogs as the trail features moving and sudden lights and sounds.

The Cryptid Safari is performed by Strange-Twig Theatre Company, a nationally touring theatre company specialising in outdoor and street theatre, clowning, storytelling and stage productions.

£15 Adult, £10 Child (tickets include shuttle bus from the car park). The trail starts from the Woodland Takeaway.

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Outdoor play

Tuck into something tasty

Useful info for grown-ups
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities at both the Manor and Stables
  • Front-carrying slings and hip-carrying infant seats are available for loan when visiting the house
  • Children's food options available at food-to-go outlets
  • Plenty of open spaces for running about
  • Under 5's can bring their scooters and small bikes into the grounds. We suggest the pathways near the aviary and rose garden are the best places to use