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.
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
Pick up: Church Way (opposite Rectory, Weston Favell
Departure time: 1.00 pm
Arrive Waddesdon approx 2.30 pm
Depart Waddesdon 7.00 pm
ETA Home: 8.15/30 pm
WFGS with NT £20
Non WFGS with NT £22
WFGS without NT £45
Non WFGS without NT £47
Contact number for tickets:
Sue Wray :01604 412126
Leave here 1.00 pm
Arrive Waddesdon 2.30pm approx
Christmas market and refreshments
House Tour 4.00pm
4.30- 4.45pm Garden trails
6.30 pm start catching buses back to coach to leave by 7.00pm or 20 min walk along lighted path
House tour takes 30-45 mins
Light trails (1inside the coach house) 1 ½ hrs
Please remember your NT card and a torch might be a good idea!