Our Christmas trips always seem very popular and as so many people enjoyed the trip to Waddesdon a few years ago, we have decided to repeat it. It is very close, so a short journey, masses to do besides the light trails. There is a Christmas Market with 60 or more booths to visit, the house is open to see the Christmas decorations inside and there are plenty of places to find food and drinks. Best of all, if you are a National Trust Member as so many of us are, it is very cheap to enter.

We have booked a visit for Friday 18th November,  (they won't accept group bookings at weekends). See below for more information about Waddesdon and details of the outing.

Christmas Market

 Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with hand-selected stalls all housed in charming wooden chalets, surrounded by twinkling trees.

 Waddesdon Manor House Decorations

Follow a new route through the East Wing with festive displays, sparkling trees and sumptuous decorations inspired by the Manor’s many treasures, from famous portraits to exquisite porcelain. Light installations will add a touch of Winter Light magic.

 Immersed in Light, display in the Coach House at the Stables

Walk through the Coach House at the Stables and experience a new interactive exhibition featuring multiple light installations to captivate and delight the senses.

 Garden light trail

From dusk, enjoy dramatic colour and playful installations as you stroll beneath magically illuminated tree canopies. Look out for interactives at Tay Bridge, Daffodil Valley transformed with 5,000 orbs creating a glittering blanket and walk through a tunnel of twinkling.



Visit to: Waddesdon Manor Christmas Lights(NT)

Date: Friday 18th  November




Visit to: Waddesdon Manor Christmas Lights

Date: Friday 18th  November


Contact numbers on trip

Janet Perry: 07761969300

Sue Wray: 07704358700


Leave here 1.00 pm

Arrive Waddesdon 2.30pm approx.


The coach will be able to park at the North fountain which is only a short walk from the coach park, but if you would like to move around on site, like visiting the stables, which is a very steep walk from the Manor, we have bus tickets to use on the shuttle bus to get to and from the stables. Christmas market and refreshments, these were included in the entrance fee.


House Tour 4.00pm 

House tour takes 30-45 mins

4.30- 4.45pm Garden trails

6.45pm make your way back to coach to leave by 7.00pm

Light trails (one inside the coach house) 1 ½ hrs

Several venues will be open for refreshments

Please remember your NT card and a torch might be a good idea!