What's on inQuainton

Welcome to Quainton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Quainton - 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 Quainton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Quainton

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Best of British Night Out
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

SPECIAL OFFER: 25 Off August Events:Book the Best of British Night Out online today and enjoy 25 OffJoin us for the Best of British music played by one of the finest six‐piece live bands around.Youll be dancing all night to the non‐stop…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 084540 01406*
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Rocket to Giant Country!
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.30am 12.00pm 2.00pm and 3.30pm For 6 years: in our swishwiffling science‐y session well try to find ways to send the BFG Sophie and the Bonecrunching Giants on a journey through the air back to Giant Country. Expect balloons catapults and explosions£3…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Grab Your Sombrero, The Chilli Festival is back at
Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands

Packed with live music salsa dancing lessons over 40 delicious food and drink exhibitors free sampling special offers and of course the infamous Chilli Eating Contest with £100 Frosts voucher up for grabs this is one weekend youll want to taco the…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08009 549484
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Live in the Park – Part of Parklife Weekend
Vale Park

This great day out for all ages is enhanced with free traditional fun‐fair rides inflatables family entertainment and the introduction of a Community Involvement Area where you will be able to have a go at a wide range of games crafts and…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Mandy KnightA stream of priceless gems The GuardianA true dame of British stand‐up Mandy Knight was the first female to compere The Comedy Store and many other previously men only bastions. A fully trained classical actress she initially chose stand up to…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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ABBA Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun with this fabulous ABBA Tribute group. You can dance the night away to some of their greatest hits including Mamma Mia Waterloo and Dancing Queen along with many more show stopping numbers.The Show…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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Proms in the Park – Part of Parklife Weekend
Vale Park

Aylesbury Concert Band with soloists Alison Langer and Lawrence Thackery will delight you at this typically English outdoor concert. Bring your Union Jack flags rugs picnics friends and family to enjoy the mix of traditional and contemporary arrangements. This year we celebrate…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01296 425678
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Ucky mucky clay giants
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

2.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm For 4 years: listen to Roald Dahls description of the nine rotsome giants who eat human‐beans. Then get ucky mucky with clay and create your own horrible giant just a small one though £3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Big friendly ears
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.30am 12.00pm 2.00pm and 3.30pm For 4 years: learn about the BFGs enormous ears and how they help him hear the buzzy‐hum silvery soft noises of dreams. Then make your own BFG ears so you can listen out for the secret whisperings…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Rockin' Reptiles
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Explore the magnificent world of scaly slithery snappy reptiles like never before and have fun while you do with Camp MK from…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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Zim Zam Zoom! with James Carter
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

1.30pm and 3.00pm For 5 years: fancy something zany and creative Well come and meet James Carter the wildest poet and guitarist anywhere ‐ for an action‐packed hour of fun and frivolity First sit back and enjoy a lively burst of performance…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Telling tales with Sandra Agard
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.00am 1.00pm and 3.00pm For 5 years: meet our Centenary Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard. Sandra will be entertaining audiences with big friendly tales from different times countries and cultures. Plenty of opportunities to join in and be part of the story£3…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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: 15.1 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: 6.6 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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Trapeze Music Presents... ADAM NORSWORTHY full ban
The Stables

In April 2016 Trapeze Music released the new solo album Rainbird by Adam Norsworthy. Well known to lovers of live music especially blues as the leader of the successful hardworking band The Mustangs who have been a popular act on the bills…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01380 728000
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Alderton Arts Festival
St Margarets Church

Alderton Arts Festival and Plays on The Mount 3 and 4 September 2016The 40th annual Alderton Arts Festival incorporating the annual outdoor plays on The Mount takes place Saturday and Sunday 3 and 4 September. All of the proceeds will be split…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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Chilli Festival 2016
Waddesdon Manor

Turn up the heat with Waddesdon Manors Chilli Festival. Celebrating its 10th year this September it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place in the Manor Gardens in the beautiful Aviary glade there will be lots of food…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 653226
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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: 11.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01442 820740
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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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Night at the Movies
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Come along to our musical tribute and have fun with an all singing all dancing movie extravaganza featuring songs from some of the greatest movies ever made.With songs from all your favourites including Mamma Mia Dirty Dancing Grease Saturday Night Fever and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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An Evening Rothschild Classics from Bordeaux
Waddesdon Manor

To conclude the three crucial stages of a vineyards calendar year we are celebrating Vendange the Harvest of Grapes with a weekend of wonderful events showcasing Rothschild classic Bordeaux wines.The wine cellars boast the largest private collection of Chteau Lafite outside the…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 653226
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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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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: 6.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 425678
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An Tasting of Rothschild Classics from Bordeaux
Waddesdon Manor

To conclude the three crucial stages of a vineyards calendar year we are celebrating Vendange the Harvest of Grapes with a weekend of wonderful events showcasing Rothschild classic Bordeaux wines.This informal tasting will include Grand Cru wines from Pauillac and Sauternes alongside…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01296 653226
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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: 6.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Jersey Boys Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Join us for one of the most entertaining shows currently selling out theatres nationwide let us take you on a musical journey through the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Jersey Boys celebrating the greatest hits form the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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Tourist Attractions


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed at its spacious 25 acre site.The centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam…

Claydon House

The extraordinary architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration. Features of the house include the unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Stairs. In continuous occupation by the Verney family for over 380 years, the house has mementoes of their relation Florence Nightingale, who…

Waddesdon Manor

Completed in 1889 Waddesdon Manor is the last remaining example of 'le style Rothschild'. Waddesdon Manor houses one of the finest collections of French 18th century decorative arts in the world. The furniture, Savonnerie carpets and Svres porcelain ranks in importance with the Metropolitan Museum in New…

A & M Enterprises

A & M Enterprises ‐ golf course in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01296 423350 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at A & M Enterprises golf courseclub.…

Ascott House

'A palace like cottage, the most luxurious and lovely thing I ever saw'. This was how Gladstone's daughter, Mary, described Ascott after a visit in the 1880s. Ascott, as well as being open to the public, has continued to be a family home, just as Anthony de…

Aylesbury Golf Centre

Aylesbury Golf Centre ‐ golf course in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01296 393644 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Aylesbury Golf Centre golf courseclub.…

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