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.

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.

Decorate a Christmas bauble at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Decorate a Christmas bauble 

Come and join us at the Stables this Christmas at Waddesdon. Every weekend from 10 November to 23 December you can design and decorate your own Christmas bauble, ready to hang on your tree.

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! Weekends only, Sat 10 Nov - Sun 23 Dec, 11am-6pm.

Illuminated woodland walk at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Illuminated Woodland Trail

Follow an illuminated trail down our woodland walk, featuring lightbox artwork inspired by pantomime characters created by local schools and a specially commissioned artwork by light artist Anna Whetstone.

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. Open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm.