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

14
FEB
Miniature insect worlds
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years: create your own miniature version of James giant peach. Fill a clear sphere with some of your bug creations made out of pipe cleaners and craft materials. £2.50 per participant plus Museum entry.Both adults and children…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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15
FEB
Peach party
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.30am 12.00pm 2.00pm and 3.30pm.For 5 years: a complete peach of a party One hour of creepy‐crawly party games and prizes. £2 per participant plus Museum entry.We recommend pre‐booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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16
FEB
James’ peachy pots
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

At 10.15am 11.15am 12.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 3.15pm and 4.15pmFor 5 years: make a peachy pot out of clay then decorate it with your favourite characters from James and the Giant Peach. £3.50 per participant plus Museum entry.Both adults and children are welcome…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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17
FEB
A giant peach of a story with Sandra Agard
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

At 11.00am 1.00pm and 3.00pm. For 5 years: a wondrous hour with our Centenary Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard. Sandra has been enthusing audiences for years with a love of books and stories with her dynamic hilarious and heartfelt style. Climb on…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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18
FEB
Meet the minibeasts
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

At 10.30am 12.00pm 2.00pm and 3.30pm. For 5 years: meet the bug experts from The Natural World Experience. Learn about all the creepy crawlies from James and the Giant Peach and handle the real live little beauties too if you dare £4…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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20
FEB
James’ marvellous mobiles
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

At 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years: make a peachy mobile complete with James insect friends and some fantabulous flying seagulls. £2 per participant plus Museum entry.Both adults and children are welcome to participate. Under 8s will need to be accompanied into…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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21
FEB
Creepy crawly pencil pals
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm and 4.00pm.For 5 years: turn a boring old pencil into an interesting insect Use craft materials to create a new writing friend in the shape of a pencil bug ready to help you write a book worm. £1…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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26
FEB
Tommy Tiernan Out of the Whirlwind
The Stables

Tommy Tiernan Out of the Whirlwind at The Stables in Milton Keynes on Friday 26 February 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

27
FEB
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Tony Simpson:Tony Simpson was Brilliant BBC Radio York. Tony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can interact with any kind of audience. Finding fun energy and positivity in life provide a platform for his comedy and loves…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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27
FEB
Wondrous Welsh trail
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

For all ages: find out about Roald Dahls childhood in Wales by following the daffodils around the Museum ready for St Davids Day. Free for Museum visitors…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
FEB
Fantabulous flowerpots
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years: celebrate Roald Dahls Welsh connections and decorate your own flowerpot with daffodil pictures for St Davids Day.£3 per participant plus Museum entryBoth adults and children are welcome to participate. Under 8s will need to be accompanied…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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01
MAR
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Milton Keynes Theatre

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAR
Mother's Day Jazz Sunday Lunch
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a delicious three‐course carvery‐style buffet whilst listening to live entertainment with our jazz band.Take in the perfectly relaxed setting and enjoy good food amongst great companyPlus ‐ On Mothers Day every Mother deserves to be spoilt so all Mums will receive…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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11
MAR
Comedy Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Looking for comedy and a great night out Join us for a comedy night out with a difference where having a great time is the order of the day for audiences and comedians alike.Treat yourself and a friend to a hilarious evening…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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18
MAR
Take That Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a tribute night with a difference and join our fabulous Take That Tribute group as you dance the night away to your favourite hits from the boys.Could It Be Magic... Your evening really will be magic as this Take That Tribute…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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25
MAR
Las Vegas Show Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Glamorous entertaining and a Las Vegas show night certainly to remember with our Show Girls and Swing Singer.Enjoy an evening of Vegas swing with our Swing singer accompanied by the Las Vegas Showgirls and performing all your Rat Pack favourites and every…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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27
MAR
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 000002
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01
APR
The Ultimate Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy the mellow sounds of Karen Carpenter followed by The Big O Roy Orbison then on to country legend Shania Twain and Simply Reds Mick Hucknall.The Second Part of the show breaks open with the amazing Amy Winehouse followed by the King…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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10
APR
G4
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

G4 at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on Sunday 10 April 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch G4 live in the knowledge that…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
APR
Bon Jovi Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a Rocking Bon Jovi tribute night outLet your hair down with one of the world best Bon Jovi look‐alike and sound alike tributes to the New Jersey rockers. This five piece UK tribute act cover every aspect of Bon Jovis extensive…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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23
APR
Oxford Premier Book Fair
Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus

Oxford Premier Book Fair is a very popular book fair with our book dealers and there will be over 90 exhibitors selling second‐hand and antiquarian books of all subject maps ephemera and printed material. This year we see the fair in…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07921 151496
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29
APR
Broadway Spectacular
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

A sensational cast of international performers present a selection of songs from the greatest Broadway and West End Musicals of all time. Extracts from Phantom of the Opera Les Mis Chicago The Jersey Boys Rock of Ages Mama Mia Oliver Mary Poppins…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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01
MAY
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Milton Keynes Theatre

A Shy young Ronnie Wycherley from the Dingle district of Liverpool is re‐christened Billy Fury .. & becomes one of the 60s biggest stars. Named by Fury himself his longest ever serving band ‐ the all original Furys Tornados re‐play live his…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 717652
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16
MAY
Avenue Q
Milton Keynes Theatre

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
MAY
Motown Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

The time the 1960s and 70s the place Detroit Michigan......motor city....motor town.With a tribute to the era of Tamala and Motown Records....and the motown sound featuring songs from James Brown Diana Ross and the Supremes Smokey Robinson and the Miracles The Four…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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27
MAY
Ladies Night Out
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Join us on our ladies night this May with drinks on arrival three‐course dinner and a full evening of entertainment. Plus why not make more of your night and enjoy an overnight stay with full English breakfast.Youll be greeted by pre dinner…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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28
MAY
Mentmore Arts Festival
St Mary's Church Mentmore and Mentmore Village Hall

Over the last few years this event has become increasingly popular both locally and further afield with over 1000 visitors and in excess of £16000 worth of art sold in 2015. The Committee continue to hone their organisational skills to ensure that…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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17
JUN
Great Gatsby 1920's Show
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

If you think the Great Gatsby knew how to throw a fabulous party wait until youve experienced ours The team at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa will sweep you back to the Roaring Twenties for a fun and enjoyable night out.Our themed…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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19
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen 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 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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24
JUN
70's Party Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Lets Get GroovyFlares at the ready... a dash of bling... its disco timeEnjoy the night of your life at this groovy party night out as you step back in time to the funky sounds of the 70s and show off your disco…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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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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