Waddesdon’s Christmas Carnival is almost upon us, with an historic, spectacular setting and something for all the family to enjoy.
Both inside and out, the displays take inspiration from wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon’s treasured artworks – from sumptuous feasts, lavish gifts and masked balls to theatre, fancy dress and fairy tales.
Visitors can treat themselves to a festive afternoon tea, shop for unusual gifts at the Christmas Fair (November 10-16) and enjoy a mulled wine with friends.
From dusk visitors can see Waddesdon gardens illuminated, walk the light trail around the Aviary gardens, see the Manor facade bathed in colour and watch a 3D light and sound show at the Stables.
Families can enjoy an advent calendar inspired trail through the decorated rooms of the house (advance booking is essential for house tickets) and children can decorate their own bauble to take home with them.