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What’s on for families in Buckinghamshire this weekend: 25 – 26 November 2017

What’s on for families in Buckinghamshire this weekend: 25 – 26 November 2017

Here at Little Ankle Biters we are only too aware of how quickly the week goes by and how precious weekends are with our families, to help we have put together our top picks of things going on this weekend in and around Bucks.


Chesham Christmas Lights: 24 November

Between 6pm – 9pm there will be over 60 stalls down the length of the High Street, from Market Square to Sainsbury’s. This will be a mixture of local charity stalls, market stalls and food stalls. There will also be an Indoor Market at Broadway Baptist Church. The Edwardian Gallopers and other Fairground rides will be present in The Broadway and many of the High Street shops will be open late.

The light switch on will take place at 6:45pm

For more details click here



Big Fish Little Fish – Saturday 25 November 2017, 2.00 – 4.00pm – Old Town Hall, Wycombe Swan

Award winning, bonkers family fun with Big Fish Little Fish family rave as they return to High Wycombe after their first sold out show for a ‘Once Upon A Time‘ fairytale themed party! World famous, genre-hopping DJs Heavenly Jukebox are on the decks playing classic club tracks with bubbles, glowsticks, glitter, crafts, play, club visuals, giant balloons, legendary parachute dance, licensed bar and so much more! Fancy dress encouraged. Come find your Happily Ever After….

Adults £11.00
Children £8.00
FREE for pre-walking infants.

All ages welcome but aimed at families with 0-8 year olds. Parents remain responsible for their children at all times. The event is standing/dancing with limited seating. It will be busy with several hundred people and in low lighting (no strobes) conditions. The licensed bar will be open but no glass will be allowed in the event. Max of 3 children per adult.

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.



Saturday Story Time, Aylesbury Library: 25 November

Saturday Story Time is a free event taking place in Aylesbury Library between 11am – 12pm

Location: Aylesbury Library, Walton St, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

For more details click here

Risborough Christmas Lights, 25 November

Go along and enjoy a wonderful day, filled with festive spirit and for one day only, Risborough’s very own ice rink.

There is a fantastic event lined up for you all to enjoy including Fabulous fire performer, Santa’s Grotto and his reindeer, 40 gift stalls, local musician Dave McLenaghan will be on stage,  meet the enchanting Princess Belle and the Beast and Simon Says Magic – Award Winning Magical Entertainment.

Entertainment starts at 3pm, with the lights switch on at 6pm.

Click here for more details



Santa has arrived and his grotto is open until 11am – 4pm every weekend until Christmas.


Location: Haddenham Garden Centre, Stanbridge road, Haddenham

For more details click here




Daily from 25 November – 24 December, Christmas is back at Odds Farm, bigger, better and more magical than ever before! Present your Christmas Festival Pass and come and meet Father Christmas, before heading onto the Cuddly Creative Christmas Corner and finally onto the Elves’ Workshop to collect something extra special.

Plus, enjoy Festive Entertainment, take part in fun Christmas-themed Arts & Crafts and train to become an Elf at the Elf Academy. Combined with plenty of Christmas Lambs to meet, there’s stacks of festive fun for the whole family.

To book your tickets now and find out more, click here.




The theme for this year’s decorations, Enchanted Menagerie, celebrates the weird and wonderful animals that can be seen throughout Waddesdon’s collections, from an elephant parade inspired by the 18th-century musical automaton to a life-sized zebra and trees decked with colourful birds and mythical beasts!

From dusk, an extraordinary new light and sound show Waddesdon Imaginarium, will be projected onto the Manor’s ornate façade.  Visitors will be dazzled by roaming porcelain animals, dancing musical clocks, fluttering clouds of butterflies and moths and
18th-century portraits creating a fantastical visual story of Waddesdon.

Wrap up warm, head outside and discover light art by American artist Lauren Booth. Electric Menagerie winds from the Aviary to the Stables,  with neon goats, parrots and even a flea circus.

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

For more details abut Christmas at Waddesdon click here




Bourne End Flowerland invites you to a very special and traditional arrival of Santa and his real life reindeer on Saturday 25 November 2017, at 11.00am.

Come and visit Santa in his Grotto from Saturday 25 November – Sunday 24 December 2017. This magical experience is £5.00 per child to meet Santa which includes a gift, plus for an additional £2.00 they can also take part in a festive workshop. For bookings please email

Address: Flowerland, Hedsor Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5EE

For more information, click here.




18 November – 24 December 2017
Join Santa and his trusty elves for a new Grotto experience this year, where children can meet Norbert, the baby reindeer puppet in an interactive experience and make reindeer food before meeting the big man himself. Children of all ages love Norbert, making this year’s experience perfect for smaller children and toddlers as well as the older children. Our memorable experience includes an individual family visit with Santa as well as your chance to have your photograph taken. The visit will last approximately 20 minutes. You can then take a magical train ride through a delightful wintery forest. Book online in advance, or at the grotto itself. Tickets are from £7.99.
For more information, click here.


18 November – 24 December 2017
Father Christmas’ Grotto is one of the most exciting festive experiences at Dobbies. Bring your little ones along to explore the enchanted setting, be welcomed by Father Christmas himself and receive a toy brand of your choice.
New for this year, choose the brand of toy you’d like your child to receive as a special present. You can make your selection from the following choices, subject to availability while stocks last: Lego, Playmobil, Sylvanian Family, or Bigjig. The visit to Santa including the gift is £9.95.
You can also book to have breakfast or tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies. For prices, full details and to book for your family, click here.
For more information on the Grotto, breakfast or tea with Santa, and to book now, click here.


Sunday 5 November- Sunday 24 December 2017 
Santa’s Grotto is back… and its bigger and better than ever before! Join us for a unique grotto experience like no other. Enter Santa’s magical wonderland, sing with his bashful elves and then make some reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve. The adventure continues into Santa’s living room where you will listen to an enchanted story read by Santa himself. With lots of surprises along the way this is the ultimate Santa experience for the whole family to enjoy! Don’t forget to purchase your photo when you book, the perfect reminder of your visit. Your experience will last around 45 minutes. Tickets are £14.99 per child and £4.99 per adult.
For more information and to book online, click here.


Daily from 18 November – 24 December. Take your Little Diggers along and enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared breakfast or tea! The whole family meets Santa, children decorate a festive biscuit and then choose their very own present to take home! While you’re there why not visit Santa’s grotto too?

Location: World’s End, A Wyevale Garden Centre, Aylesbury Road, Wendover HP22 6BD

To book tickets click here



Special Panto Workshop at Queens Park Arts Centre: 26 November

Panto Play with Pippa North
Prepare, paint and pin your very own Panto Pinocchio Puppet.

Don’t forget to take an apron and a packed lunch!

Workshop suitable for ages 7+. Places need to be booked in advance.

Location: Queens Park Arts Centre, Queen’s Park, Aylesbury. Bucks.

To book call 01296 424332



Santa’s Sunday Fun day, Aylesbury: 26 November

A real family favourite! This year’s parade will be led by two unicorns pulling a beautiful carriage with Cinderella aboard. Also see snow princesses, a happy snowman, real donkeys, a samba band and a colourful array of music and dance groups.

The parade of characters and local groups will sing and dance their way through town at 10.45am, starting from
the Upper High Street and making their way around Market Square.

After the parade, there is a range of entertainment including go-karts, a small fun fair and donkey rides.

Location: Market Square, Aylesbury HP20 1TW

10:45am – 3pm

For more details click here



Rennie Grove Hospice Care Reindeer Run, Chesham – 26 November

A brand new event, The Rennie Grove ​Reindeer Run, takes place on Sunday 26 November in Lowndes Park, Chesham. Join Rennie Grove Hospice Care for this festive fundraiser and get dressed up as a Reindeer!

The 2km ​fun run is perfect for younger children to get into the festive spirit. Entry includes reindeer antlers and face paints, plus a carrot-shaped medal at the finish line.


Adults (Aged 16 and over): £16
Children (5 to 16): £10
4 and under: £5

On the day, registration opens at 10am. The race will start at 11am.

Don’t forget to take friends and family along with you – there’ll be a band playing traditional Christmas music, mince pies and festive face painting! If they also want to run they can sign up on the day.

For more details click here


Aylesbury Junior Park Run: 26 November

Aylesbury Junior Park Run is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds) event that is held every Sunday at 9am.

Location: Meadowcroft Open Space, Meadowcroft Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 9HH.

This is a free event

To find out more click here


Have a fantastic weekend x

More events in Bucks can be found here

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