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What’s on this weekend for families in Bucks, 6 – 7 January 2018

What’s on this weekend for families in Bucks, 6 – 7 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to our first weekend feature of the year. Here’s a guide of activities happening across Bucks this weekend


Christmas Toy Box at Bucks County Museum: 6  January 2018

This special toy exhibition for the Christmas holidays has lots of things to play with for kids of all ages and adults too. The whole family can try their hand at Giant Jenga, and younger children will enjoy the brilliant Brio train set, glove puppet theatre and crates of Duplo bricks to build something from their imaginations.

As well as toys and games to play with there are toys and games to bring back memories of childhood for many adults. On display are Dinky cars, LEGO, Britains zoo animals and Pelham Puppets as well as the famous Matchbox Tracy Island model from Thunderbirds. The exhibition looks at themes such as dolls, construction toys, transport toys and film and TV tie ins including some from Doctor Who and Star Wars which are as popular as ever today.

Location: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP

Date and time: 6 January 2018 10am – 4pm

For more details click here


Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods: 6 – 7 January 2018

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Wendover Woods.

Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

Packs are available from the visitor centre for just £3

Location: Wendover Woods, Bucks. HP22 5NQ

For more details click here


Winter Weekends at Waddesdon Manor: 6 -7 January 2018

This January to March explore the gardens that are full of stark beauty at this time of year, with early spring flowers such as snowdrops and winter aconities. It’s a perfect time to be inspired and reconnect with nature, spend time with friends and family or cosy up with a delicious hot chocolate.

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

Date and time: 6 – 7 January 2018, 11am – 4pm

To find out more click here


Make a Monster Cave at The Roald Dahl Museum: 6 – 7 January 2018

Head to the Upper Babbling Room and help to turn this space into a beasts’ lair!  Build and decorate a cardboard den, and crawl inside with your family as you pretend to be a buzzwangling beast.

Location: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0A

Date and time: 6 – 7 January 2018, 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free with museum entry

Suitable for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more details click here


Cinderella, Milton Keynes Theatre: 6 – 7 January 2018

King of comedy and pantomime legend Brian Conley is joined by celebrity fashion-guru Gok Wan, who will work his wardrobe wonders as the Fairy Gokmother in the greatest pantomime of them all!

Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very Ugly Sisters, and, with the help of her best friend Buttons and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.

Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Cinderella features all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

The clock is ticking! Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. Book your tickets to the Ball today!”

Address: 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ

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


Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common – Exciting Entertainers

As well as all of the fun of the farm and it’s numerous activities and play areas, this weekend you can also enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included with your entry.

For more information, click here.



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 great weekend x

If you’re looking for ideas for things to do with your little ones in Bucks and the surrounding areas please click here

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