Waddesdon Manor unveils lineup for February and March

Waddesdon Manor has announced its lineup of special events held in February and March when the park reopens.

From winter-themed walks to mid-term family events and art exhibitions, the famous venue offers plenty of variety in the months ahead.

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Family at Waddesdon © Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens. Photo Chris Lacey

(From February 2, between Wednesday and Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)

To walk around the Bucks countryside, all guests need to pay is normal admission.

Nature lovers will notice the early spring-flowering bulbs, winter shrubs, and views that are only visible before the trees sprout.

Waddesdon Manor staff advise guests to view exhibits featuring over 750,000 daffodil bulbs, 120,000 snowdrops and 20,000 tulips.

Illumination works by Leo Villareal © Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens. Photo Chris Lacey

Virtual Wine Tasting: Our Favorite Wines of 2021

Guests can tune in to join wine tasting experts, as they tell people about the best wines from the mansion’s cellar.

Those who register for the event will receive five new full bottles of wine that were added to the lineup in 2021.

Tulips in the aviary garden © Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens

Strictly for over 18s, the event is priced at £59.95.

(from Saturday February 19 to Sunday February 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Family activities are planned for the first half of 2022 at Waddesdon Manor.

Families can complete new bird and beast trails around the grounds and visit the woodland playground, and the spring bulbs will bloom.

People must pay normal pitch fees, plus £3.50 per trail, organizers advise families to receive a souvenir at the end of the trail and one trail per person is advised.

Illumination: Works by Leo Villareal

(In the Coach House Gallery until Sunday February 27)

Guests can experience immersive kinetic light art created by American artist Leo Villareal, designer of the Illuminated River project in London, the world’s longest running public art commission.

The exhibition is free with admission to the park.

(From Wednesday March 23 from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

From March 23, the mansion will reopen to visitors.

After being ‘put to bed’ during the winter months for cleaning and conservation work, as spring approaches Waddesdon’s stewards will restore the rooms ready for another season.

Normal house and ground admission applies (tickets will go on sale soon, advance booking is essential for timed entry.

(March 23 to October, Wednesday to Sunday)

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Alice de Rothschild.

Waddesdon will host displays and exhibits celebrating his life and highlighting his key role in its history.

Free with entry to the house and grounds (tickets will be on sale soon).

Eternal Flowers: Snowdrops at Waddesdon

(from Wednesday March 23 to Sunday March 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

In partnership with the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, the Aviary Gardens will host a temporary display of 500 handcrafted iron snowdrops, each dedicated to the life and memory of loved ones no longer with us.

Free with park entry

(from Saturday March 26 to Sunday March 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

As the days get longer, take advantage of the spring blooms on a stroll through the gardens with your loved ones. Special gin tastings in the cellars will be organized especially for Mother’s Day.

Special event fees apply

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