Summer Fest at Waddesdon Manor

Next weekend (6th and 7th July), Waddesdon Manor are holding Summer Fest 2019 and it looks really good with performers, stalls, family activates and shows. I’m really excited to be going along as it looks like its going to be really fun. I always like the events that they hold at Waddesdon and the grounds and house are so beautiful – Summer Fest looks like visually there will be loads to enjoy and it looks like it might be prettier than normal!

The cost to visit is £3 per adult and £1.50 per child or £7.50 for a family on top of normal admission costs (this is the only cost National Trust members would need to pay) – if you book now you can save up to 40%.

Here’s what they say…..

Witness a spectacular tale of love unfolding eight metres in the air, a performance that blurs the line between hairdressing and theatre, and get caught up in the commotion of music, marching and dancing at Waddesdon’s first ever Summer Fest.

Exactly 130 years on from one of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s famous ‘Saturday to Monday parties’, at which he entertained the Shah of Persia, Summer Fest will pay homage to Waddesdon’s legacy of legendary hospitality.

Simon Wales, General Manager at Waddesdon, said: ‘Waddesdon was renowned for its lavish celebrations that attracted the crème de la crème of Victorian society, with Queen Victoria even visiting in 1890. Summer Fest celebrates this history of hospitality with a weekend of music, performance and festivities all set in Waddesdon’s incredible Victorian gardens.’ 

The North Front will be transformed with flowers, flags and decorated tables stretching the length of the drive (as it was for Ferdinand’s annual ‘Baron’s Treat’), and will be lined with over 70 artisan vendors selling foodie treats to enjoy on the day or take home. Musical performances will add to the festival atmosphere, while a selection of arts, crafts and gifts can be picked up from the shopping village by the Aviary.

For this weekend only, parts of the House will be open for free, while Summer Fest wine tastings led by Waddesdon’s Rothschild Wine Expert, Peter Tompkins, will take place in the wine cellars.

Book in advance and save up to 40%. Adult £3, Child £1.50, Family £7.50 plus normal admission.

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