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Jacqueline Janusz
· February 11, 2018
we visited today. the total lack of managerial staff in catering stood out. we visited the stables and one girl was making waffles, making pancakes, serving coffee and working tills. we waited 15 mi...ns and the queue didn't move so went to the cafe. it took them 15 mins to take our order as table service. all we wanted was tea to get warm. another 20 minute wait to get the tea. total disorganised. take your own flask and sandwiches😠😠😬😬 See More
Denise Walker
· April 7, 2018
Loved the Manor and gardens itself but food and drink were extortionate and not good quality 2 Lattes and a small hot chocolate in paper cups, and 2 small pieces of cake cost over £15 and it took a lo...ng time to get served, I know you expect to pay over the odds in these places but you’d also expect better quality and service. Dread to think what it’s like in the busy Summer months See More
Ricky Towner
· December 29, 2017
What a beautiful place but sadly on this visits that’s all I can say. The house was ¾ closed due to the Christmas Menagerie... so as we had planned for it to take us most of the afternoon to get aroun...d and look at all of the rooms we were shocked up be out in 45mins after being crammed in and herded round like cattle. Then we had to wonder around in the cold for nearly 3 hours to wait for the projection show that we were very looking forward too... 3 cold hours later the projection started... with no sound! What a load of rubbish that was... We both left very disappointed and let down for our long drive back home. See More
Rachel Weekes
· December 3, 2017
We had a fantastic time during our visit. After reading reviews moaning about wait times for the buses etc we arrived 15mins before opening. We waited 10 minutes for the desks to open, went straight... threw and onto a bus. We had a lovely hour looking round the market with hardly anyone else. Awesome house visit, loved the decorations and our children loved the trail.
We ate in the wigwam and that was the only thing that let our day down slightly, the que took about 20minutes to order (and it wasn't very long) and the chicken portion was really small for £8.50.
The light show was out of this world....amazing !!!!!
Then we had afternoon tea for dinner, which was delicious and caught the last bus back to the carpark at 6.30pm. Awesome day, cant wait to go again next year.
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Heather Idle
· January 8, 2018
We visit Waddesdon many times throughout the year to walk in the gardens and experience the amazing upkeep of the hard working team of gardeners. In fact we came yesterday on a beautiful sunny Sunday.... Visited 3 times in December to visit the amazing food stalls and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere from the stall holders and tasty food and purchased some unusual gifts, another visit to enter the house and lastly with two young grandsons to see the lights. Despite some tricky weather conditions, we thoroughly enjoyed our visits and the service received from all your staff. See More
Marc Bowyer
· March 30, 2018
Dissapointed. We visited Waddesdon only to find that every single statue in the gardens was covered up and the fountains weren’t working. I could understand this when we had the beast from the easy bu...t its much warmer now and had I have been paying £19.80 WOW!!!! Id have been understandably annoyed as it was I have NT membership. The house itself was very nice and your staff very informative. The only other thing that let you down was the gift shop. It needs a little more Waddesdon and a little less National Trust. I mean where are the nice artist impression prints of Waddesdon etc. Selling expensive wine and cheese may appeal to the ponse brigade but you could make more money by appealing to the masses. The week before I visited Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight and I have to say that it was much better organised, cheaper and I wasn’t followed around by security. Will i be back to Waddesdon? Yes but only as I have NT membership. Would I pay £19.80 if I didn’t? HELL NO!!! See More
Beth Baker
· December 30, 2017
I absolutely love this place and spend a lot of time here with my children. It keeps children aged 4/8/10/12 amused whether we go for a few hours or all day. The playgrounds for the younger ones and m...y eldest is really into
Phone photography and loves the house and gardens for playing around with her photos. Staff are always polite and helpful and it’s a great family day out. Brilliant for a picnic in the summer or wrapping up for a wintery walk. Always beautiful at Christmas too. We ❤️ Waddesdon Manor.
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Debbie Anstead
· November 17, 2017
Absolutely disgusted with Waddesdon Manor. I was informed that dogs were not allowed on the bus - no problem so i paid my £10 but I was not informed at that time that it was a 15 min uphill walk acro...ss muddy fields. When I went back and explained that because of my unicompartmental osteoarthritis in my knees I was unable to make the walk under those conditions and that I wanted a refund. One member of staff said no problem they just needed the receipt. I went and got the receipt and went back. There another jobsworth member of staff refused to refund the money. I will be contacting the managing director Simon Wales in due course. I paid the same amount of money as those people who were supplied a free shuttle service but was not afforded the same service and paid £10 for nothing except 10 mins in the car park - absolutely disgusting. See More
Salma Caller
· November 19, 2017
Waddesdon Manor and grounds are stunning and full of secrets and lights. The house is full of beautiful things. Christmas this year was even better. Imaginarium by Guildhall school of music and drama ...is absolutely magical and delightful. The fair stalls were also even better with hand crafted gifts and carefully chosen stalls of food and drink. The woodland walk back to the car park all lit up this time and so pretty. Thank you Waddesdon for a magical time. See More
Charlie Demetriou
· January 2, 2018
Fantastic day in the house and gardens plus the amazing light show at the end. Would advise waiting to watch the show once it is properly dark. Queue for shuttle bus back to car park was a bit long bu...t moved very quickly. All the facilities were well organised and clean and the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We will definitely visit again in the warmer months and Christmas 2018. Thank you Waddesdon Manor. See More
Michelle De Neys
· November 25, 2017
The Christmas market and animation is amazing BUT the amount you pay to get in is a rip off. Not enough busses for everyone so we had to walk an hour round trip. 1 set of toilets with 50 women queuing... was a joke.
Took all evening to get out as security on the gate were useless.
Very badly organised but they are happy to take your money.
£5 each is an expectable price to pay......they make enough money on the stalls and food.
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Gina Newton
· December 1, 2017
Saw this on Kirstie Allsopps programme last year so booked to go with my Mum this year. Really lived up to my expectations. Wrapped up well, the light show was worth seeing and the gardens were so pre...tty lit up. I wouldn’t like to go at the weekend as I bet it would be too busy but for us, on a Thursday and Friday it was just right. See More
Shelley Rawlings
· December 1, 2017
It took us longer to get out of the car park on Saturday for the light show and Xmas market than we spent there 1 hour 1/2! Despite leaving to go back to my car before closing and being on the road qu...euing the stewards let the rest of the car park out before my section ruined it a bit. We paid for tickets and was considering getting an
annual pass but this put me off 😡
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Emily Slade
· November 25, 2017
We came as a family to visit for the Christmas event and was shocked how there were hardly any places for mulled wine or hot chocolate. So many people, but hardly any stalls and warm places with a you...ng child. Then when we were going back to the car park, We were stuck not moving for over an hour. Absolutely awful and I will never visit again. My mum Nicola Booker booked all 8 adults tickets and 1 child's ticket - we would like a full refund. Awful organisation! See More
Helen Spry
· February 18, 2018
We attended one of your family cookery school days in half term and it really was fantastic fun. The day was really well organised and the team of Chefs that looked after us had thought of everything.... There was a real variety of savoury and sweet goodies to cook throughout the day to suit even the fussiest of eaters. I was staggered as well when we came home carrying six huge boxes of food that we'd prepared that day. When booking our tickets I had mentioned that one of our family had a food allergy. From previous experience elsewhere often this message doesn't get passed on to the kitchens. This time however they knew immediately we arrived and had sourced a variety of ingredients for the day in advance which was such a relief. The day ended with an optional tour ( which everyone opted for ) of the current and original kitchens at Waddesdon. This was a real treat showing a mix of modern kitchens working within the constraints of a historical building. We were amazed that 15 chefs can work in such small kitchens that were originally the old servants rooms. A huge thank you again to the head chef and his team from the Spry family. See More
Michael Ford
· October 24, 2017
Fascinating tour of the exquisite Waddesdon Manor. Built by and formerly home to a branch of the Rothschild family for around 100 years before being bequeathed to the National Trust, ensuring continue...d preservation of the building, its priceless treasures and other contents collected over some generations, as well as its beautiful grounds. Scores of interesting, colourful and even quirky stories span its history, setting it aside from many other country manor houses. Highly recommended, about a 90 min country road trip out of London, well worth a visit. See More
Diana Baines
· April 14, 2018
Awesome Manor, beautiful rooms, got the feeling I was in 19th century, garden must be very beautiful spring/summer time unfortunately rose garden was not in bloom or other flowers apart from daffodils..., family orientated place, highly recommended See More
Selen Stone
· December 20, 2017
Super lights but some charmless staff members...

It is a shame that the charmless lady making pancakes insisted that it was impossible to make one more pancake as they stop making pancakes at 5:30pm.... At the time of asking it was only just gone 5:30pm. We wished for one ham and cheese pancake for a little girl. All the ingredients were still out on the counter, tub of ham, tub of cheese, hot plate pancake maker hot and still on, it required someone to be human. The ice cream and pancake area was still open with half a dozen people buying ice cream. Time enough to make a pancake.

Our drive back to London with a hungry girl was saved by a kind member of staff from the restaurant, who although they had closed rustled up soup and bread for our daughter. We can't thank you enough! The lady was sweet, efficient and understood, more 'can do helpful' outlook the pancake staff can learn from.
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Abrantie Lalas
· January 2, 2018
What a fantastic place, have some very fond memories here with family and friends. I was disappointed that there was a charge to see the house at Christmas for NT members this year and reluctantly pai...d to satisfy an excited 5yr old. I was pleasantly surprised. The house was magnificent and the little extras like the advent calendar for the kids trail for lovely, very thoughtful and added to the magic. The lights on the house were amazing. The excited 5yr old suggested that Santa himself might live there as it's so special. Big thumbs up waddesdon manor ❤️👍 See More
Steve Crook
· November 19, 2017
The Christmas market is in a lovely setting but needs a professional company to properly organise it. It took us around an hour to get from the muddy field where we parked to get to the actual market,... 40 mins waiting for a bus with two under 4s is just not acceptable in the freezing cold, 35 mins to get some very average cheesy fries not acceptable, 20 mins of queing for a mulled wine to be told they had run out, not acceptable. Get a grip waddesdon, if you can't accommodate for the crowds your getting then cancel the event. You could make this sooooooo much better See More
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We cannot wait until this project to create a path between Aylesbury and Waddesdon is complete! You can walk the route next Monday at 3.30pm - starting at our Welcome Pavilion.

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Woo hoo! Look at this - now the weather has settled down and winter appears to have ended, we can finally make a real start on the path!

Come along to our route... walk next Monday, starting at Waddesdon Manor Information Centre at 3.30pm to see the progress being made.

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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

This play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, Shakespeare’s late, great gem, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

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