Winter Light at Waddesdon

Add sparkle and bright lights over the festive period and into 2022, as we extend our Winter Light programme into the new year for you to enjoy.

Book tickets 

Plan your day out with family and friends. All visitors, including National Trust members, are advised to book in advance although there may be some tickets available on the day. 

Winter Light at Waddesdon: 6 - 23 Jan 2022, Thur-Sun

The Winter Light trail will transform the Pleasure Grounds with dramatic colour and playful installations. Stroll under the stars beneath magically illuminated tree canopies transformed by moving light. See the Manor's facade bathed in light set to music.

See the Manor awash with light and colour
Outdoor Christmas light at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire
See the Manor awash with light and colour

Manor Illuminations

As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor's facade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music. 

Walk through the sparkling tree trunks on the Winter Light trail
Winter Light trail with illuminated tree trunks
Walk through the sparkling tree trunks on the Winter Light trail

Winter Light trail

As twilight falls, follow the Winter Light trail around the Pleasure Grounds and see trees and shrubs lit up in a rainbow of colours and different installations throughout the walk.

See illuminated artwork by local schools down the woodland walk
Illuminated woodland walk at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
See illuminated artwork by local schools down the woodland walk

Illuminated River: Bridges, Boats and Beyond trail

Walk down Miss Alice's Drive, from the Woodland Cafe to the Stables to see a display of lanterns and boats decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of journeys, and our annual schools lightbox competition.

Make a date for a special virtual afternoon tea
Afternoon tea at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Make a date for a special virtual afternoon tea

Winter Light afternoon teas

For a real new year treat, book an afternoon tea, created in house by our talented head patissier. Enjoy a selection of delicious savoury treats and dainty desserts served with a glass of prosecco. Until 23 Jan 2022, Thur-Sun.

Tuck into exquisite food at Waddesdon Manor
Food at the Manor Restaurant at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Tuck into exquisite food at Waddesdon Manor

Winter Light dinners

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the historic Manor Restaurant, created in house by our talented chefs. 27 Dec – 23 Jan 2022, Thur-Sun, 6pm.

The Five Arrows Hotel is a great place to stay this Christmas
The Five Arrows Hotel at Christmas
The Five Arrows Hotel is a great place to stay this Christmas

Winter Light Package at The Five Arrows Hotel

After your visit to Winter Light at the Manor, enjoy an overnight stay and Continental breakfast at the hotel. Includes entry to Winter Light at Waddesdon (Subject to availability). Until 14 January. 

Make a night of it this January at Waddesdon