We are well and truly into the summer holidays now and 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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JC FARM LAUNCH WEEKEND
AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 5
JC Farm will once again be opening it’s doors to families this summer with loads to do and see for all the family.
They will be holding their grand launch event on the weekend of the 4 & 5 August 2018. The weekend will have lots of activities taking place, here’s what you can expect:
- Main arena (falconry, dog show ferret racing)
- Food and craft stalls
- Welly throwing competition
- Horse box bar
- Petting area
- Teddy bear walk and picnic area
- Maize maze
- Straw maze
- Play area, sand pit, bouncy castle and trampolines
- Woodland walk
The farm will then be open from 4 August – 2 September 2018, 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays).
Prices: £5 per child, £8 per adult, under 2s go free.
For more information, 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
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
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
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
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
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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