Waddesdon Manor Buckinghamshire
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
At Waddesdon Manor, students can explore a fairy tale chateau. Educational groups will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating history of Waddesdon's collection and the Rothschild family who created it. Built in the 1870s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, Waddesdon was used to entertain guests and display his fabulous collection of art and treasures. One of the highlights is the collection of French 18th century decorative arts, as well as the British portraiture.
The gardens at Waddesdon are set within 5,000 acres of rolling parkland, which schools can discover and enjoy all year round. Throughout the grounds, spot 18th century statues and contemporary sculpture, hear rare birds call from the ornate Rococo-style Aviary, and don’t miss our wonderful woodland playground which winds through the trees, making the most of the natural landscape.
We offer self-led visits to Waddesdon, or you can take advantage of the wide range of topics that we cover in our learning workshops, supporting all key stages from primary to secondary school. With a dedicated education room for schools to make use of and the chance to make sessions bespoke to meet your needs, Waddesdon is the perfect place to bring your school.