Things to do with the kids this Christmas at Waddesdon

Christmas is a time for spending time with the family, cherishing memories and creating new ones. There are lots of activities and things to enjoy together at Waddesdon this festive season.

Children's activities at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Letter Writing to Father Christmas

Head to the Stables and write your letter and wishlist to Father Christmas. Maybe your dreams may come true! Sat 11 Nov - Sat 23 Dec, 11am-6pm.

Decorated rooms in the House at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Children's Christmas House trail

This Christmas you can follow a special trail through the house, included in your house ticket. Collect your leaflet at the house entrance. Don't forget to pre-book your house tickets.

Winter light at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Yuletide Willow Lantern Trail

Take the illuminated trail down our woodland walk, featuring willow lanterns made by local schools and a specially commissioned artwork by light artist Anna Whetstone.

Light art by American artist Lauren Booth at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Electric Menagerie

Discover American artist Lauren Booth's light-based artworks throughout the grounds which evoke the Rothschild's passion for natural history. See Waddesdon's animals transformed into light, find a giant illuminated dragon, neon goats and parrots and even a flea circus.

The Woodland Playground at Waddesdon

Our magical woodland playground

If you like running, jumping, swinging, climbing and playing all day long, you're going to love our woodland playground. Suitable for tiny tots to young teens. Open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm, you'll find it just past the summer house on your way to the Stables.

A plate of delicious fairy cakes from one of the restaurants at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

The Stables Café for families

Perfect for little ones and mums and dads, just next to our woodland playground. Serving hot drinks, snacks, lunches and afternoon tea, so you can refuel ready to carry on playing.