Whatever the weather at Waddesdon

Whatever the weather you can wander in your wellies at Waddesdon. See the stark beauty of nature and spot winter wildlife. We've plenty of puddle splashing opportunities 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 from our cafes.

Even when the weather is less than sunny 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.

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.

Dog walkers at Windmill Hill at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


We've five different walks to enjoy both in the grounds as well as in the wider estate, all dog-friendly. There's never been a better time to explore Waddesdon Manor and get healthy.

Courtyard cafe at Waddesdon

Refuel on your visit

Enjoy delicious refreshments to go from our takeaway outlets. Tuck into sweet treats and savoury fancies made in house by our talented chefs.

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.