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What’s on this weekend in Bucks for Families: 17 & 18 March 2018

What’s on this weekend in Bucks for Families: 17 & 18 March 2018

It looks like we need to prepare for another chilly weekend! If you manage to get out and about here’s this week’s guide to what’s on for families in Bucks this weekend.

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Spring Fayre, Haddenham: 17 March 2018

A fun day for all the family is taking place at St Mary’s School in Haddenham this Saturday.

Activities include Face Painting, Pony Rides, A Treasure Hunt, Splat the Rat and much more.

Location: St Mary’s CE School, Aston Road, Haddenham, Bucks. HP17 8AF

Date and time: 17 March at 1 – 4pm

Cost: Adults £2, Children Free


MUM2MUM MARKET NEARLY NEW SALE, Newport Pagnell: 17 March

Mum2mum markets are where mums sell to other mums, so if you have outgrown items to sell or you would like to buy preloved top quality children’s goods at a great price this is the place to come.

Location:  Ousedale, The Grove,  Newport Pagnell, MK16 0BJ

Date and time: 17 March 2018 1pm – 3pm

Entry is £2 per adult entry, or 2 for 1 voucher available by clicking here

For more events in Bucks click here


A Beginners Guide to Stargazing – Wycombe Museum: 17 March

A Beginners Guide to Stargazing is a  family friendly evening starting with a talk from Dr Sandy Giles from Wycombe Astronomical Society on how to get to know the night sky and finding your way around it using known stars and constellations. This will be followed by some time spent looking at the stars through telescopes from the museum grounds with local Wycombe Astro experts.

Your ticket will include a Wycombe museum soft drink, beer or alcoholic hot chocolate (for the grown ups) and a vegetarian or meat lasagna and salad.

The museum will open for visitors to look around from 6pm. Make sure you layer up as some of the event will be outside.

Location: Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP13 6PX

Date and time: Saturday 17th March 2018 7pm – 9:30pm

Costs: Adults – £17.50, Children under 15 – £10 and Children under 5 –  £3

For more information or to book tickets click here


Makers Club at The Queens Part Art Centre: 17 March 2018

Mixed Crafts

Two Sessions:
Session 1 (ages 5+): 10:00am – 11:15am
Session 2 (ages 7-11): 11:30am – 12:45pm

Fun, hands-on workshops with experienced tutors.

Explore a range of materials and techniques and develop your own ideas with help from our fantastic tutors.

Pottery For 7 – 11 year olds

Two Sessions:
Session 1: 10:00am – 11:15am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:45pm

Use your imagination, and get messy with clay!

Take an old shirt and lots of ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: These are extremely popular workshop and places are limited. They operate the class on a first-come, first serve basis

For more information click here


Odds Farm Park “25th Year” – 17 & 18 March 2018

Celebrate Odds Farm’s 25th Birthday, stepping back in time with historical facts and stories along with some special surprises too!

For more details click here


Apple Store Free Events for children Midsummer BLVD, Milton Keynes: 17 & 18 March 2018

Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge

Kids Hour is designed to spark imagination and creativity through fun, hands-on projects. Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their robot through the obstacles. Kids can take their own iPad and Sphero Sprk+ robot, or there will be one provide. Recommended for ages 6 to 12

Date and time: Saturday 17 March between 9:30am – 10:30am


Kids Hour: Creating Music with GarageBand

This Kids Hour celebrates music by teaching kids how to create exciting tunes and beats using GarageBand on iPad. First they will cover rhythm basics, and kids will get hands-on with creating their own drum beats. Then they will show them how to use Live Loops to make their very own Rock, Hip Hop or EDM track. Kids can bring their iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

Date and time: Saturday 17 March between 4:30pm – 5:30pm 


Kids Hour: Making Movies Together

This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. They’ll start with brainstorming ideas. Then kids will practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their own iPad or they will be provided with one. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

Date and time:  Sunday 18 March 11am – 12pm

Location: Apple Store 26 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3GB

To find out more click here


Kids Club at your local cinema

Little Ankle Biters are always on the look out for ways to entertain the kids without spending a fortune. Lots of cinemas run kids clubs on weekend mornings where you can go to the cinema at a discounted price.

Here’s our guide to what’s on this weekend:

Odeon Milton Keynes- £3.25 each

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas – U

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas’ follows hapless Tad Stone on the adventure of a lifetime as he tries to recover the legendary king’s treasure.

Date and time: 17 & 18 March at 10am

Click here for more details


Odeon Aylesbury – £3.25 each

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas – U

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas’ follows hapless Tad Stone on the adventure of a lifetime as he tries to recover the legendary king’s treasure.

Date and time: 17 & 18 March at 10am

For more details click here


Empire – High Wycombe – £1.50 each

2D Gnomeo & Juliet – U

Set in the gardens of fair Verona Drive, we witness the blossoming romance of two young gnomes, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt), amidst a turf war between the reds and the blues. Between the high?speed lawnmower chases and stealth missions, hearts (and hats) are broken, loyalties are tested and garden boundaries drawn, but can true gnomance conquer all? When your best friends are an over?excitable frog, a lovelorn flamingo, a loyal mushroom, a team of Bond?esque bunnies and a dopey fawn, there?s a shedload of fun and adventure around every plant pot!

Date and time: 17 & 18 March at 10:20am


My Little Pony: The Movie – U

MY LITTLE PONY THE MOVIE brings the Mane Six to the big screen for their most exciting and spectacular adventure yet! When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake. In never before seen adventures, the ponies will embark on an action packed heroic journey that takes them beyond the borders of their homes for the first time ever in search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even a swashbuckling flying pirate ship.

Date and time: 17 & 18 March at 10:10am


Click here for more details


Family Explorers: Spot the Signs of Spring at Stowe: 17 & 18 March 2018

Spring is in the air! Stowe is bursting with new life to see from delicate blossom to fluffy cygnets. Pick up our spring spotting guide to find out what you can discover.

Location: Stowe Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ

Date and time: 17 & 18 March 10am – 5pm

For more details click here



Highway Rat Activity Trail at Wendover Woods: 17 & 18 March 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



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: 17 & 18 March 2018, 11am – 4pm

To find out more click here


Yarn Bombing at Henley River & Rowing Museum: 17 & 18 March 2018

Enjoy these incredible colourful creations as the museum is hit by a wave of yarn bombing! Thames Path Together crafting group have created an astounding variety of crochet and knitted designs, weaving, needlework, and collage. On show you’ll be able to see textile paintings, rowers, boats, ducks and a giant Mr Toad!

Location:  River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. RG9 1BF

For more details 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


Boggled Box Beasts at The Roald Dahl Museum: 18 March 2018

Roald Dahl loved to write about all sorts of beasts.  In our junk modelling session, you will make your own crodswolloping creature, adding different patterns and textures for amazing effects!

Location: The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Date and time: 18 March at 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Cost: £3

For more details click here



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

Have a great weekend x


For weekend activities in Berks click here

For weekend activities in Oxfordshire click here

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