Whatever the weather at Waddesdon

Whatever the weather you can wander in your wellies at Waddesdon Manor. See the stark beauty of nature and spot winter wildlife. We've plenty of puddle splashing opportunities, snowdrops to gaze upon and trees to run around. Don't forget to bring the dog with you for some four-legged fun. Afterwards, let us warm you through the colder months with hot drink and food in our cosy Stables cafe.

Just because Jack Frost maybe nipping at your nose you can still get outside and enjoy the fun of being outdoors. It's been proven having time outside in nature will ease anxiety, make you feel calmer and is just great fun.

When are we open?

10am-4pm, weekends only, from Sat 5 January to Sun 24 Mar 2019

Woodland Playground

Open 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun from 5 Jan to 24 Mar 2019

Have fun in our woodland playground
Woodland playground at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks
Have fun in our woodland playground

Our playground winds through the trees, making the most of the natural environment.Little ones can play safely on seesaws, swings and soft bark, while older children can whizz down our giant contour slide or traverse climbing frames.

Outdoor adventures

A grey squirrel munching on a nut, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Wildlife spotting at Waddesdon Manor

Keep your eyes peeled and look up and down, to spot some of the native animals and insects as you walk around the gardens at Waddesdon.

Grab a hot snack

Shelter from the rain

Gloved hands clasp a steaming hot chocolate at Waddesdon Manor

The Powerhouse

Grab yourself a hot drink and head to the Powerhouse, the perfect place to shelter from the elements. Watch our series of rolling films on Waddesdon, while you warm up from the cold. Located opposite the Manor Shop Courtyard. Open 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun, 5 January to 24 March 2019.

Visiting Waddesdon Manor with your dog at Christmas, Waddesdon, Bucks

Whatever the weather bring the dog too 

When planning you're outdoor adventure, don't forget you can bring the dog too. With plenty of open spaces, three dog friendly short walks and two long walks across the wider estate. They can go anywhere, except the Aviary, Woodland Playground and formal Parterre.