What’s on at Waddesdon

Time to look forward to some of the real-life events that are taking place at Waddesdon in the next few months.

Chilli Fest

Fri 3, Sat 4 & Sun 5 September, 10am-5pm

Turn up the heat at Waddesdon’s annual chilli festival, guaranteed to bring you the hottest local artisan products as well as foods and gifts from some of the nation’s best loved independent traders. Taking place in the beautiful Aviary Gardens, Chilli Fest is running for a day longer than ever before, and will also offer live music, family fun and the opportunity to walk around Waddesdon’s gardens.

£3, normal grounds admission applies. Book before 1 August and save up to 40% on Chilli Fest tickets.

August 2021

28 July – 8 Aug, 10.30am-4.30pm

Immerse yourself in an endless labyrinth of intense light, colour and music in 56 interlinked chambers, the largest Colourscape creation ever. Colourscape is for visitors of all ages and promises an experience you will not forget.

Adult £6, Child £4. Normal grounds admission applies.

Jazz at the Manor

Fri 20 Aug, 6pm

Bring a chair and a picnic, and while away a summer’s evening by enjoying a live jazz performance in the beautiful surroundings of Waddesdon’s gardens.

Adult £32, Child £16

Pop Up Festival of Children’s Literature

Thurs 19 – Sun 22 Aug, 10am-5pm

This summer, enjoy a showcase of some of the best children’s writers, illustrators and storytellers. Set on the green by the Aviary, discover readings, performances and activities for the whole family.

Free with normal grounds admission.

Dinner with Gusbourne Estate Wines

Sat 28 Aug, 7pm. The Manor Restaurant

Soak in the late summer sun with a glass of Waddesdon Sparkling Wine on the lawn, before indulging in a seasonal four-course menu complemented by four exceptional wines from Gusbourne Estate.

£85 per person

Summer Holidays

Weds 21 July – Tues 31 Aug, 10am-5pm

This summer, wander down Miss Alice’s Drive and spot pieces from Waddesdon’s art collection brought to life by local SEND schools. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic in the wild or one of many family-friendly theatre performances taking place throughout the summer.

Free with normal grounds admission.

Luna Cinema

Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept, 6.15pm

The Luna Cinema returns to Waddesdon Manor this year with four great films set against the backdrop of the House. Choose from Knives Out (2019), Pretty Woman (1990), Grease (1978) and Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).

Adult £16, Child £11.


Sat 13 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022

Visit Waddesdon for an enchanting outdoor extravaganza that will brighten the end of your year. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas as you browse hand-selected stalls at Waddesdon’s famous Christmas Fair, and enjoy a hot chocolate or two as you wander the landscaped gardens with loved ones. As twilight falls, see the gardens sparkle even more brightly with the longest-ever light trail bringing the extraordinary landscape to life.

Bookings: https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on

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