Summer adventures for families at Waddesdon Manor

Children running through the gardens at a National Trust site

Wednesday to Sunday this July and August bring the whole family to enjoy your summer school holiday. With lots of family friendly events to choose from, our magical woodland playground and plenty of open green spaces to run about in, you'll be guaranteed a great time. Don't forget we are closed on Mon & Tues.

Mimi the Mynah, the Waddesdon mascot, eating an ice cream

Summer holidays with Mimi

10am-4pm from Wed 24 July - Fri 30 August 2019, Wed-Sun: Join Mimi for a summer of sport. Try your hand at a range of different sports, some enjoyed by the Rothschild family, over five weeks. If you're a member of Mimi's club, don't forget to bring your special lanyard along with you to claim your badge.

Explore inside and out

Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Chilli Fest Sat 31 August & Sun 1 September 2019 

Turn up the heat at our annual Chill Fest taking place in the gardens and beautiful Aviary Glade. Whether you're a chilli fanatic or chilli novice, you'll find handpick exhibitors, all passionate about chilli. Enjoy live music, family fun and children's craft activities, as well as being able to explore the grounds and visit the house (pre-booking recommended). 10am-5pm.

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 menus are available in both our restaurants
  • 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