Learn & Play
At Waddesdon, we take learning and play to a whole new level.
We have a comprehensive learning pack for schools, and a fantastic explorer trail to encourage inquisitive minds and adventurous spirits.
There is always heaps to see and do, just for children. From house tours to garden trails and quizzes, it’s a great place for a family day out or a school visit. And with acres of grounds and our woodland playground, it’s the perfect place to burn off excitable energy in the school holidays.
There's so much to do at Waddesdon for little ones, big ones and even grown up ones. Find out about our huge range of family freindly activities running throughout the year.
Are you learning about spring flowers and creatures? Or discovering all about art? Our schools programme is based on the current curriculum – and is suitable for all ages.
As well as the House and Gardens, we also have a well-stocked plant centre with café, working farmland and The Five Arrows hotel within the estate.
Try our new Woodland Walk along Miss Alice's Drive where you can hunt for bugs, walk on stepping stones and watch wildlife.
Beasts, bugs and birds house trail
It's not just birds and bugs in the gardens, see if you can spot the great big elephant in the East Gallery.
Don't forget to visit the Aviary and count how many rare birds you can see?
MAD about Waddesdon Festival
The last weekend in June, Waddesdon hosts a two day festival of Music, Arts, Drama and Dance.
We take pride in our committment to the local community offering season tickets to the local residents. Community events such as our Jubilee Wood Community Tree Planting day and advertising in the local parish newsletter.