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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Discover Dahl’s archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.00pm and 2.00pm.For 10 years: a unique behind‐the‐scenes peek into our archive store which houses Roald Dahls original letters and manuscripts. £1 PER PERSON ADULTS AND CHILDREN PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYWe 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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The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Suzy Bennett:A naturally funny person ‐ very funny indeed Jimmy Carr.A former winner of the prestigious Funny Women Award Suzy is a dynamo of a comic with a uniquely warm and chatty stage presence which means she is a brilliant MC as…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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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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02
MAY
Mugglewump tricks
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

10.30am 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm.For 4 years: learn amazing circus skills just like Mugglewump and be awed by marvellous magic tricks. Childrens entertainer Julie Carpenter returns to us after her hugely popular sessions last year.£5 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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03
MAY
Chiddlers’ hour
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahls books.£3 PER CHILDWe 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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07
MAY
Tummy Beast chocolate bars
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.30am 1.00pm 2.30pm and 3.45pm.For 4 years: decorate a chocolate bar with glumptious goodies to feed your Tummy Beast. Im getting hungry I want eats I want lots of chocs and sweets Roald Dahl The Tummy Beast from Dirty Beasts£4 PER CHOCOLATE…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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12
MAY
Oxfordshire Military Community Careers Event
Kassam Stadium

This event provides the Armed Forces Community AFC with a great opportunity to meet and network with potential future employers and find out more about the various industry sectors available.Register for the event today and you get the latest updates and information…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 011602 545477
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15
MAY
Jumbly jungle animals
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years: listen to some storytelling from Roald Dahls adventures in Africa and then paint some diddly little Plaster of Paris creatures.£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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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21
MAY
Swishwiffling storytelling workshop
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm performance at 1pm and 2.00pm performance at 3pm.For 6 years: Join us to learn terrific storytelling techniques at this dyslexia‐friendly event. In groups well devise a silly story using pictures and props and end with a performance.£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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26
MAY
Mobility Roadshow 2016
Silverstone Circuit

The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live is delighted to announce that its 2016 event will be held from 26‐28th May at the Silverstone Circuit Northamptonshire.Organised by charity Mobility Choice the free‐to‐attend Mobility Roadshow is Europes leading consumer‐focussed event for people of…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1332 810007
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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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28
MAY
Trunchpots
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years: listen to hilariously terrifying descriptions of Miss Trunchbull the headmistress we love to hate. Then get your own back in this wondercrump pottery class by making your own pot in the shape of Miss Trunchbull.£3…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
MAY
Crackling chalkboards
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pm.For 6 years: listen to Matildas revenge on Miss Trunchbull from the dramatic scene from the story. Then take yourself back to Miss Honeys classroom and decorate your very own chalkboard. We cant promise to produce a chalk…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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MAY
Bogtrotter money banks
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm and 4.00pm.For 6 years: listen to storytelling from the crackling chapter in Matilda in which Miss Trunchbull makes Bruce Bogtrotter eat an entire cake. Then decorate a yummy‐looking money bank with ceramic paints so you can save…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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31
MAY
Magical moments with Korky Paul
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.00am 12.00pm 1.30pm and 2.30pm.For 4 years: Magical Moments with Winnie the Witch and Korky Paul means speedy sketching and spell binding storytelling. Experience an energetic workshop full of wit enthusiasm and lots of audience participation. Win BIG prizes like original Korky…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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01
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing and Networking
Leighton Buzzard Golf Club

Our briefing and networking events in Leighton Buzzard are on the first Wednesday of every other month. We would be delighted if you could join us.In collaboration with OM&M Solicitors.Event Format10:00‐10:30 ‐ Arrival & networking10:30‐11:15 ‐ Guest speakerVandana Dass ‐ Hiring and…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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01
JUN
Telling tales with Sandra Agard
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.00am 1.00pm and 3.00pm For 5 years: a magical hour with our Centenary Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard. Sandra will tell stories inspired by themes from Matilda including tricks magic and friendship. Feel free to sit back and listen or get up…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
JUN
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.30am 1.00pm and 3.00pm.For 4 years: join author Mo OHara to find out more about her bestselling My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series in this hilarious not‐to‐be‐missed event. Find out what you need to be an evil scientist what to do…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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03
JUN
Proghopping pencil boxes
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm and 3.00pm.For 6 years: listen to tales from Miss Honeys Classroom and then decorate a classy wooden pencil box to be the envy of your school mates.£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYBoth adults and children are welcome to…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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04
JUN
Beauty, Gifts & Treats Fair Aylesbury
Bucks CC Sports Club

Find beauty unique gifts and treats all under one roofSaturday 4th June from 13.00 ‐ 16.00 hrsBEAUTY:Pop in for a neckback massage hand massage and manicure. Shop for skincare makeup fragrances and body & bath from well‐known brands like Arbonne Avon doTERRA…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07703 564174
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04
JUN
Parrot magnets
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm and 3.15pm.For 6 years: listen to storytelling from Matilda in which Matilda tricks her parents by pretending a parrot up the chimney is making the voice of a robber Then create your own colourful parroty pet to stick on…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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11
JUN
Build It Live, Bicester
Bicester Heritage

Get inspiration & expert advice for your dream project with a visit to Build It Live Build It magazines dedicated event for self builders and home renovators. The show will take place on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2016 at Bicester…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02035 532376
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11
JUN
Village Visit Day
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

For all ages: live in HP Visit for Free Join us for a Sunshine Trail swashboggling storytelling and drop‐in crafts all for free for our neighbours plus enjoy 10 off in the Shop. Simply bring proof of your HP postcode…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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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18
JUN
Feast Weekend
Waddesdon Manor

This two day festival is a celebration of food drink and entertainment inspired by The Barons Treat where Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild would host local families in the grounds for annual garden parties with games shows and music. Visitors are invited to…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 653259
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18
JUN
Sparky chocolate decorating
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.30am 1.00pm 2.30pm and 3.45pm.For 4 years: join Kate Head Chef at Caf Twit to decorate a chocolate bar to give to your Dad on Fathers Day.£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYBoth adults and children are welcome to participate. Under 8s will…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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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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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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