What's on inChesham

Welcome to Chesham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chesham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chesham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Chesham

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Dahl-ightful dream catchers
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm For 5 years: hear how the BFG catches dreams and then make your own dream catcher net decorating it so that you catch only the really phizz‐whizzing dreams £3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Flame Celebration
Vale Park

2016 marks the second occasion that the Paralympic Flame starts its official journey to the host city from Stoke Mandeville Stadium the birth place of the Paralympic movement.To celebrate our areas unique link to this international sporting occasion the town will be…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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Flushbunkled giant party!
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm For 4 years: what whoopsy‐splunking news the giants have been caught Join us for some classic party games to celebrate.£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Harrow Festival and Holifest 2016
Byron Park Recreation Ground

. Headline Sponsor http:harrowfireworks.co.ukThe Harrow Festival and Event is coming to you this September Spread over two days an estimated 15000 are expected to walk through our gates With a huge family funfair first fully licenced outdoor bar in Harrow world food…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07412 224446
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Open-air theatre: Much Ado About Nothing
Cliveden National Trust

On Saturday 3 September come along for a performance true to its 16th‐century origins; in the open air in full Elizabethan costume and with traditional music and dance. Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of courtship and scandal between sweet Hero…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08442 491895
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Skinny Dip in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Diogenes Sun Club

Dare to skinny dip in aid of Rennie Grove HospiceCare in the lovely surroundings of the Buckinghamshirecountryside at the Diogenes Sun Club and raise moneyfor charity.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01442 890222
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Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge 2016
Princes Risborough School,

The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge a fundraising event to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care returns on Sunday 11 September for its eighth year Join Rennie Grove for their own version of the famous national challenge and experience the beautiful scenery along part…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01442 820740
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French Brothers - Bird & Wildlife Cruise
French Brothers Boats - Windsor

Join us for a very special bird & river wildlife enthusiasts cruise with Ians tailored commentary on all the wildlife along the Thames.Starting from Windsor you will see birds and wildlife of all varieties on this tour including the elusive Chinese mandarin…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01753 851900
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High Wycombe Mum2Mum Market
Hazlemere Community Centre

STALLS AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOWPlease get in touch to pre book.Book a stall at our award winning baby and kids market and SELL your outgrown kids stuff and keep 100 of the proceeds. Dont worry if you havent sold before. Our expert…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07885 881185
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SuperTri Children's Youth and Junior Open Water
Dorney Lake

The event takes place at Dorney Lake Eton a leading venue for Senior and Elite triathlon events giving young people the opportunity to feel what it is like to compete on a grand stage. Dorney Lake was the venue for the rowing…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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Beginners Jive Classes
Harefield Cricket Club

FUN FRIENDLY and RELAXED beginners Jive classes every Monday Make new friends and get fit whilst learning to dance Absolutley no experience needed or partner required Drop in classes ‐ start any week Doors 7.30pm beginners Jive class 7.45pm with…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07947 106607
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Chiddlers’ hour: The BFG
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.00am to 11.00am For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahls The BFG.£3 PER CHILDWe recommend pre‐booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Just The Tonic Saturday Night Comedy - Watford
The Comedy Loft

Three top class comedians and a brilliant compere to host.Artists Speakers: Ian Cognito Brennan Reece Glenn Wool Andre Vincent.URLs:Booking: http:atnd.it53812‐1Twitter: http:atnd.it53812‐2…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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British Skin Foundation Dragon Boat Challenge
Dorney Lake

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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SLOUGH Over 30s 40s & 50s PARTY
The Pinewood Hotel

NEW & UNMISSABLE Over 30s 40s & 50s party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from 80s to date. These parties are THE place for Over 30s 40s & 50s…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08003 134441
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Chocolate decorating
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.15am 12.15pm 1.45pm 2.45pm and 3.45pm For 4 years: join Kate Head Chef at Caf Twit to decorate a chocolate bar with sweets and treats£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Family Fun Day at Cancer Research Harrow Relay For
Bannister Sports Centre

For our 10th anniversary were pulling out all the stops to celebrate cancer survivorship remember those lost and fight back by raising money to beat cancer soonerWeve got live entertainment fete stalls a bouncy castle and much more of the usual fun…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07872 344874
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Firestation's Big Picnic
Alexandra Gardens

The last blast of the summerHang out with us at The Firestations eighth Big Picnic A whole day of live music food and drink and pop‐up stalls from indie shops makers and community associations.On the bill;WildflowersElectric WoodMe And The MoonCarrie JaneLivvy BeerCosmic…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01753 866865
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Heritage Open Days
Aylesbury Town Centre

Heritage Open Days are a fantastic not‐to‐be‐missed opportunity to get behind the closed doors to some of Aylesburys oldest and most fascinating buildings. With many local companies and organisations getting involved.Visitors can discover the hidden history behind Judges Lodgings Crown Court…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 425678
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The Big Picnic
Alexandra Gardens

The last blast of the summerHang out with us at The Firestations eighth Big Picnic A whole day of live music food and drink and pop‐up stalls from indie shops makers and community associations.On the bill;WildflowersElectric WoodMe And The MoonCarrie JaneLivvy BeerCosmic…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01753 866865
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Tudor Fayre
Bucks County Museum

Visit our silk and embroidery expert to learn about Tudor clothes. Or let the Spice Trader tickle your nostrils. Maybe youd like to find out about some horrible Tudor histories including how to rid headlice and smallpox ‐ its not pretty but…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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Gartner IT Financial, Procurement 2016
Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport

The Gartner IT Financial Procurement and Asset Management Summit is Europes most important annual gathering of IT and business professionals involved in IT asset management procurement financial management and vendor management.Controlling reducing and optimizing costs has always been crucial for procurement IT…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +442088 792430
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Chiddlers’ hour: Charlie and the Chocolate Facto
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.00am to 11.00am For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.£3 PER CHILDWe recommend pre‐booking as workshops can sell out in…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Meditation & Yoga - Free -Just show up - 7.30pm on
Slough Quaker Meeting House

Music and Meditation ‐ Inner Peace & Joy ‐ Hello there ‐ Wed like to welcome you to a specialFree Sahaja Yoga Meditation Programmeand a Free 7 Week Course ‐ join any weekTuesday 13th September at 7.30pm ‐ 9.00pmSlough Quaker Meeting House…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07968 315684
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Roald Dahl’s after school birthday party
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

For all ages: the Museum will be open for free from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday 13 September the day that would have been Roald Dahls 100th birthday. Celebrate with storytelling drop‐in crafts and special birthday offers in the shop. Come in…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Sean Lock
Watford Colosseum

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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BUSHEY Over 30s 40s & 50s PARTY
Bushey Sports Club

NEW & UNMISSABLE Over 30s 40s & 50s party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from 80s to date. From 8.30pm till 1am at Bushey Sports Club formerly known as Met Police…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08003 134441
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Jethro
Wycombe Swan

Geoffrey Rowe or Jethro on stage is a Devon‐based stand‐up comic. He once toured the Cornish pub circuit but now performs to thousands in live shows across the country. He has appeared on TV with…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Roald Dahl Day celebrations
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

SMELL your way around the Museum on our SCENTenary Trail.LISTEN to stories from our Centenary Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard. SEE our illustrator turn gobblefunk words into pictures.WRITE your own lines for our Big Birthday Poem.EXPLORE Roald Dahls home village on a…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Conquer The Chilterns
Hambleden Estate

Take part in the inaugural Chilterns Triathlon in the heart of the Thames Valley and only an hour from London. This is one of the most scenic triathlons in the country around the Chiltern Valley and on the banks of the River…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07909 915444
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Tourist Attractions


The Hellfire Caves

The Caves are an ideal visit for all the family and especially children ‐ their imaginations can be set free. The attraction consists of almost a mile of underground passages with various figures depicting the life and times of the members of the infamous Hellfire Club. …

Bekonscot Model Village

Welcome to Bekonscot Model Village, the world's oldest model village. Bekonscot is different from other model villages; this is an entire miniature kingdom stuck firmly in an idyllic 1930s timewarp. There are six little villages in a 1 acre miniature landscape of farms and fields, castles…

Hughenden Manor

Queen Victoria's trusted prime minister Benjamin Disraeli lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, books and pictures remain in this, his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life in London. There are beautiful walks through the surrounding park and…

A P Amusements

A P Amusements ‐ Amusement Park in Watford, . Contact venue on telephone number 01923256348 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Adeyfield Adventure Playground

Adeyfield Adventure Playground ‐ Amusement Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01442242852 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Contact venue on 01442 840200 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Chesham? See our list of attractions in Chesham, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.