Halloween at Waddesdon Manor

A photo of the front of Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury

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It can sometimes be difficult knowing where to visit during the holidays. With the Halloween season approaching, my son decided to face his fears and wanted to venture out and experience the festivities of the holidays.

Waddesdon Manor

We chose to visit Waddesdon Manor. We wanted this adventure to be a fangtastic experience. I went onto Waddesdon Manor’s website and looked at their accessibility page. After locating this page, I scrolled down and clicked onto a link titled: My Waddesdon Checklist. Let’s pause and take a moment to appreciate how impressive this is! (Now back to the visit). Furthermore, without any hesitation here is what I did:

  • Downloaded the checklist.
  • Printed off the checklist.
  • Cut out the images.
  • Made a cup of tea. (of course)
  • Attached the images in the column titled: This is what I will see or do.
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Waddesdon Visual Checklist

Our Day Out

I was feeling like a Super Mum with my son’s fidget toys in one hand and the checklist in the other.

We arrived at Waddesdon Manor at 10am, followed by walking towards the ticket station. There were barely any queues, so we presented our online tickets, then hopped onto the free shuttle bus to start the day. It was nice to see a lot of signposts around the area directing us to The Aviary, Manor House, Gardens, Playground, and The Stables.

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My son using the Waddesdon Manor Visual Checklist.

Manor House

We had allocated timeslots for the manor, which was a bonus for us. A guide handed my son a children’s Poupon’s viewfinder. This was the gem of the day. You spin the dial, enter the room selected and try and find the image that the arrow pointed to.

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Poupons Viewfinder

A systematic and visual aid for my child. Yes, please!

I have to say that I was extremely impressed with our visit to Waddesdon Manor during the holidays. It was fewer tricks and more of a visual treat.

Below are photos of a carved pumpkin and an autumn display, which are all part of the Halloween season fun at Waddesdon Manor.

Note: The contents in this post is provided for general information and is based on personal experience of our day out. I did not receive money or any other commission for this post.

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