As regular visitors to Waddesdon Manor, we know how beautiful it looks at Christmas time. We’ve never managed to go in the house at Christmas because tickets sell out within days, so it was lovely to be invited to go by the PR team. We visited on a Sunday and already the overflow car park was nearly full.
If you want to avoid the crowds I would definitely suggest visiting early or during the week. The Christmas markets are also on until 22nd December with lots of different stalls including food and drink and lots of lovely gift ideas.
Inside the house was truly stunning. There were various themed trees in different rooms, all decorated so beautifully. It was so inspiring! Waddesdon was built in the 1880’s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and bequethed to the National Trust in 1957. The interiors are decorated with items inspired by traditional Christmas Songs.
As darkness falls the atmosphere changes and you can explore the wonders of the Winter Light trail round the grounds. This is one of my favourite things about the festive season, it’s magical and I love to be able to make these memories with my son.
For more details on what’s on at Waddesdon over Christmas visit this link. This was a gifted trip, all opinions are my own.