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Things to do in Buckinghamshire in the Rain with Kids

Things to do in Buckinghamshire in the Rain with Kids

With Winter well underway, and summer all but a distant memory, we started thinking about all the things you can do with the kids in Buckinghamshire on those wet and miserable days in the rain. And the good news is, there’s a lot. Here are our top picks if […]

Playtrain Children’s Activity Centre, High Wycombe

Playtrain Children’s Activity Centre, High Wycombe

If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kiddies in High Wycombe when it’s wet outside, or you want to let them burn some energy, Playtrain is a great option. Playtrain is an activity centre for children 8 years and under. There’s absolutely loads to […]

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes, Bucks

If you’re looking for a fun-filled family day out for you and your little ones why not check out Gulliver’s land in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. With over 70 attractions including rides and shows to enjoy every day, Gulliver’s Land is one of the best value kids’ […]

Go Ape, Buckinghamshire

Go Ape, Buckinghamshire

Go Ape has two sites in Buckinghamshire found in Black Park Country Park and Wendover Woods near Aylesbury. To this day, Go Ape is still one of the funniest days out we’ve ever had as a family. It was the day my mum refused to take […]

Junglemania, Bourne End

Junglemania, Bourne End

Junglemania in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, opened it’s doors again to crowds of kiddies after being closed for far too long (we missed you!) What you’ll find is a revamped, renovated children’s indoor play space which is definitely worth a visit on a wet day, or […]

Thomley Activity Centre, Worminghall, Bucks

Thomley Activity Centre, Worminghall, Bucks

Thomley is so good I was torn between keeping the existence of this place all to myself and telling everyone I know about it.  I have of course chosen the latter and the fact that they are a non-profit, charitable organisation that helps thousand of disabled […]

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Aylesbury, Bucks

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Aylesbury, Bucks

Here at Little Ankle Biters we’re always delighted to discover an indoor day out for those miserable rainy days. We went to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury on a spontaneous visit – it was an inset day and the last day of the […]

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym Play Gym – A great place to visit on a rainy day

Lynx Gym is a great way to spend an hour or two wearing your children out and I have lost count of the number of times we have visited. It is my youngest daughter’s favourite place to visit and if I ever ask her where […]

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

If you love petting fluffy animals (who doesn’t), going on tractor rides (me!) and using your children as an excuse to throw yourself around the hurdles of a soft play (seriously, get in line), then Odds Farm will have you beaming all day. A beaut […]

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Xscape in Milton Keynes is a whole day (or more) of fun for the entire family, all under one roof. iFly Have you ever wished you could fly? (And let’s face it who hasn’t?) Now you can, with iFly Indoor Skydiving. Super safe and super exciting, big […]

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

Alton Towers – A Great Family Day out!

The last time I visited Alton Towers, the cork screw and thunderlooper were still going, in fact the only attraction I recognised this time were Nemesis and the tram that takes you between the car park and the theme park. Growing up in North Wales, […]

Black Park Country Park, Wexham

Black Park Country Park, Wexham

Bikes and scooters at the ready, Black Park is waiting. This is a great place for a family bike ride, walk or just a trip to the park with an ice cream after. There are over 10 miles of well surfaced paths suitable for buggies […]

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Cliveden National Trust, Taplow

Just two miles from Maidenhead on the Berkshire / Buckinghamshire border sits Cliveden National Trust. A firm favourite with our family, adults and kiddies alike. Part of the National Trust collection, just flash your card on entry to enjoy all that this beautiful house and […]

Wycombe Rye Lido, High Wycombe

Wycombe Rye Lido, High Wycombe

What better way to spend a glorious sunny day when the kiddies are off school than in a pool. Wycombe Rye Lido was named one of Britain’s top 20 lidos and it’s easy to see why. The pools here are heated and open all year […]

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss. City […]

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield

Located in the centre of Beaconsfield, Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village and a fantastic day out for your little ones. It’s a mini world, with big appeal. A visit to the quaint little village is like a trip back in time, stuck in a […]

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

A visit to Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe is like stepping back in time, and it’s something the whole family will enjoy. Now part of the National Trust, Hughenden was home to Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli between 1848 and 1881. Later on the Manor […]