Summer adventures for families at Waddesdon Manor

Children running through the gardens at a National Trust site

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.

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The ultimate chilli experience at Waddesdon Chilli Festival

Chilli Fest

Turn up the heat at our annual Chill Festival taking place in the gardens and beautiful Aviary Glade. Whether you're a chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice, you'll find everything from delicious jams, pickles and chutneys to chilli beer and chocolate. 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, Sat 1 & Sun 2 September.

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