What's on, when it's on, in Buckinghamshire
Of all the home counties Buckinghamshire, the heartland of high house prices and good schools, is surely the most beautiful. With the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at its heart and the River Thames running through it, this is a county that has helped to define England for centuries. A landscape of endless contrasting vistas from bustling market towns to tiny unspoiled villages, from country walks to river walks and also of incredible museums and ancient sites, Buckinghamshire surely has it all.
Of all the hundreds of museums and stately homes, the most famous is surely Bletchley Park, the historic site of British code-breaking activities during the Second World War, home of the famous Enigma machine and the birthplace of the computer. In addition Bletchley Park is also home to one of the largest collections of Churchill artefacts and memorabilia in the world.
Other historic places worth visiting include High Wycombe with its Museum at Castle Hill and its glorious heritage as a furniture making town, Marlow with its famous suspension bridge (built in 1831) and Georgian buildings (and also home to the poet Shelley and his wife Mary, creator of Frankenstein) and Amersham old town with its rows and rows of period cottages, period houses and assorted half-timbered buildings. Also worth checking out are Amershams weekly outdoor markets which have been running for hundreds of years.
For a more scenic look at Buckinghamshire head for the hills the Chiltern Hills and experience Buckinghamshires own gorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Or why not spend a day strolling along the Thames as it flows through the county? Lastly, try the rolling fields of Aylesbury Vale, whether by bike or on foot, a delightful way to experience one of Englands true home-counties.
Days out and Attractions
Discover museums, art galleries, historic houses, castles, attractions, theme parks and much more in and around Buckinghamshire to keep families entertained whatever the British weather.
Events in Buckinghamshire
From world-class live music, festivals and exhibitions to shows, sports events and gigs, Buckinghamshire has it all.
Use the list of event categories below to find events to suit your mood, as well as your pocket!
Forthcoming Events Diary
|WickedAward-winning musical Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two witches who meet at the sorcery academy. Join the girls on their exciting adventures in Oz as they grow, part ways and fulfil their desti…||4 Feb 2014Milton Keynes TheatreMilton KeynesMiscellaneous|
|Derren BrownDerren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London, England. While at university, a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion, hypnosis and sleight of hand. His …||17 Feb 2014Wycombe Swan TheatreHigh WycombeMiscellaneous|
|Susan BoyleSusan Boyle performs live at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Susan Boyle at Milton Keynes Theatre now.…||27 Mar 2014Milton Keynes TheatreMilton KeynesMiscellaneous|
|Sarah MillicanSarah Millican is a successful English stand-up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the 'if.comedy award' in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now a r…||18 Apr 2014Wycombe Swan TheatreHigh WycombeMiscellaneous|
|Paul CarrackEnglish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 'Paul Carrack' has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with 'Ace', 'Roxy Music' 'Squeeze', 'Mike and the Mechanics' he…||20 Apr 2014Milton Keynes TheatreMilton KeynesMiscellaneous|
|Alan DaviesAfter more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-…||24 Apr 2014Aylesbury Waterside TheatreAylesburyMiscellaneous|
|Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood performs live at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire on Sunday, 25 May 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Paul Hollywood at Milton Keynes Theatre now.…||25 May 2014Milton Keynes TheatreMilton KeynesMiscellaneous|
|Kings of LeonFormed in 1999, American Rock giants 'The Kings of Leon' are a family collaboration consisting of three brothers and a cousin from the Followill family. The lads use their middle names in the band as follows ? Caleb on l…||22 Jun 2014National BowlMilton KeynesMiscellaneous|
|Ross NobleNorthumbrian lad, Ross Noble is a familiar face to most of us who watch celebrity quizzes like 'Have I Got News for You' etc. His stand-up routines are exceptional with most of his material being improvised and based on …||19 Nov 2014Aylesbury Waterside TheatreAylesburyMiscellaneous|