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What’s on this weekend in Bucks: 11 & 12 August

What’s on this weekend in Bucks: 11 & 12 August

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend with the kids in Bucks, there’s loads happening and we’ve got all the best not to be missed bits right here for you. Have a great weekend.

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THOMLEY OPEN DAY

August 11

Thomley is a fantastic place to visit with children as it’s completely enclosed and there is so much to do there. We have visited a number of time, read our review here

Thomley are having an open day on 11 August from 10am – 3pm which is FREE and open to anyone, no need to book!

Activities include: Science workshop, inflatables, live music all day, BBQ, Lionel the train and LOTS more

For more details click here

 

Discover the English Civil War at Chiltern Open Air Museum

August 11 – 12

The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment visit our site and reveal how the Officers, Soldiers and civilians lived during the English Civil War. Explore their encampment and discover the soldiers and officers tents, find out about the Regiments muskets, pikes, armour and artillery and discover the crafts and trades taking place.

The Regiment will also demonstrating their skills during the day:

  • Watch a drill at 12 o’clock
  • Watch a skirmish at 3 o’clock

Please note that all activities are subject to change and weather.

For more details click here

 

PIRATES, PANTS AND WELLYPHANTS AT THE RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

JUNE 22  – SEPTEMBER 16

Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is the subject of this colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition.

This fun packed exhibition explores Nick’s passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally renowned illustrator and author.

The exhibition features many of the well-known characters that Nick has illustrated, including Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete, as well as a host of animals, and vast quantities of food and clothing!

Visitors can immerse themselves in Nick’s world, find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator, and meet a host of the characters that he has created throughout his career.

Families can enjoy visiting a recreation of Nick’s studio and have a go at drawing a selection of his characters using a light box. A touch screen interactive enables you to create your own digital ‘Sharracter’, and a wipe clean wall is available for everyone to have a go at drawing their own Nick Sharratt inspired picture!

Have a go at dressing up in a selection of whacky costumes, including a mermaid’s tail, some very fancy pants and a pineapple!

For more details click here

 

SUMMER OF COLOUR CHILDREN’S TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN

JULY 25 – SEPTEMBER 5

Summer of colour

The summer gardens at Cliveden are in full bloom and waiting to be discovered by little legs. Head along for Cliveden’s fun summer adventure trail where children will explore nature and create their own gift to take home.

The trail will change every fortnight over the 6 weeks summer holiday, with all 3 trails under the ‘Summer of Colour’ theme.

For more details click here

 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT WADDESDON MANOR

AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 31

Summer at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor always have lots of activities for families over the school holidays and even without all the activities it’s definitely worth a visit. Click here to see what they’ve got going on this summer

 

AMAZING SUMMER ADVENTURES AT ODDS FARM PARK, WOOBURN COMMON

July 21 – September 2

Summer at Odds Farm

The Oddsocks Family return this summer to Odds Farm Park, bringing with them themed shows, arts, crafts and summertime games. Runs from 21 July – 2 September 2018. You’ll also not want to miss the new water feature play attraction, H2Odds, plus all the usual fun at the farm!

To find out more, click here.

 

SUMMER FUN AT THE GREEN DRAGON ECO FARM

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 2

Half term activities in buckinghamshire february 2018

The Green Dragon Eco Farm are opening their new Wildlife Zone on August 1st 2018, after a busy four months of preparations that included creating the huge enclosures, animal shelters and the central indoor display.

The animal encounters programme will include the new wildlife, allowing visitors to get close to animals, such as the golden eagle, reindeer, fox, ravens, red squirrels, barn and tawny owls.

There will also be competitions and quiz trails, farm & nature trails, indoor and outdoor play, and farm to fork menus in the cafés.

The Green Dragon Eco Farm won Best Family Attraction in the Little Ankle Biters Awards  in Buckinghamshire in 2018 and is definitely worth a visit.

EATING OUT WITH CHILDREN THIS WEEKEND IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Child friendly restaurants in buckinghamshire eating out with kids

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about with the kids this weekend,  we’ve got loads of suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Bucks. Check out our handy guide, click here.

 

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Have a great weekend x

 

We hope you found this post useful. If you’d like to see ideas for family days out in Buckinghamshire, click here.

 



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