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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Gloriumptious Guided Trails
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

On our Village Trail youll see some of the local sights along the High Street that inspired Roald Dahl and visit the authors grave at the Church. On the Countryside Trail youll explore slightly further afield and see some of the local…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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AUG
Whifflebird Houses
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years. Under…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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23
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Wondercrump Draw ‘n’ Walk with Sue Pownall
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Sue will help you draw in pencil and colour your own versions of Fantastic Mr Foxs wood and other spots that inspired Roald Dahls stories. Youll end up with a sketch‐story of your walk. Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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24
AUG
Discover Dahl’s archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Our Collections team will introduce you to the highlights of the archive.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm and 2.00pmCost: £1 per participant adults and children. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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24
AUG
My Year Calendar
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years.…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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25
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Birdy Finger Puppets
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

With our friends from the RSPB. Roald Dahl loved to watch the birds from his garden and in the lovely Chilterns countryside. Make bird finger puppets while you find out more about the RSPB and its work. Event detailsTimes: Drop‐in from…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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26
AUG
Chocolate Cattypiddlers and Bugs
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm and 4.00pmCost: £4.50 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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27
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Paw Print Plates
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years. Under…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
AUG
Biffsquiggling Bug Jars
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years.…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
AUG
Tree-mendous Trees
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Will it be the Giraffes tinkle‐tinkle tree or the great tree hiding Mr Foxs den.Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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AUG
Flying Friend Mobiles
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years. Under…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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31
AUG
Science-y Seeds
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Well plant our own bean seed for you to take home too.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £2 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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01
SEP
ABBA tribute night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Arrival are a fantastic live band with some of the UKs finest musicians performing stunning vocals beautiful harmonies great dance routines and amazing costume changes that all come together to create a truly magnificent ABBA experience.Voted the best and most authentic ABBA…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08454 001406
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SEP
Allo Allo
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Listen very carefully ‐ we shall say ziss only once...Welcome to Rene and Ediths restaurant ‐ but you may have chosen a bad night.Rene has agreed to look after the painting of the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies in the cellar…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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SEP
Buzzwangling Bird Feeders
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.Age: recommended for 4 years. Under…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
SEP
Alderton Art Festival
St Margarets Church

Alderton Art Festival 2nd and 3rd September 2017The 41st annual Alderton Art Festival take place Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 September. Proceeds go to Saint Margarets Church. Saint Margarets Church: exhibition and sale of over 200 paintings by local artists…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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02
SEP
Organ Concert
Buckingham Parish Church

A concert on the newly rebuilt Norman and Beard organ by the resident organist Robert Tucker…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01280 821509
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02
SEP
Squishy McFluff with Pip Jones
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Today Ava and Squishy are heading to the big country fair. But can an invisible pet win a best in show Mayhem may ensueEvent detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per person adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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SEP
Billy and the Minpins: Quentin Blake Exhibition
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Almost 40 years after his first collaboration with Roald Dahl Quentin Blake was asked to illustrate Billy and the Minpins Roalds last story. This exhibition unites a selection of prints from Quentins brand‐new drawings with extracts copied from Roalds original manuscripts for…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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08
SEP
A Night at the Movies
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

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

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08454 001406
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SEP
Chiddlers’ Hour: George’s Marvellous Medicine
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 10.30am to 11.30amCost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry which you dont need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers Hour.Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.Type of workshop: storytelling songs games…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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09
SEP
Classic Cinema & Culinary Club 2017 Premier Event
The Wormsley Estate

The Classic Cinema & Culinary Clubs 2017 Premier Event presents Rogers & Hammersteins South Pacific this classic cinema masterpiece is regarded as one of the best musicals of all time. Menus have been personally designed by our special guest celebrity chef Jean…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08700 775511
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Milton Keynes Pretty Muddy 5K
Willen Lake

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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SEP
Dream Up a Silly Story
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

In groups well devise a silly story using pictures and props and end with a performance.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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SEP
Chiddlers’ hour: Fantastic Mr Fox
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 10.30am to 11.30amCost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry which you dont need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers Hour.Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.Type of workshop: storytelling songs games…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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15
SEP
Chiddlers’ Hour: The BFG
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 10.30am to 11.30amCost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry which you dont need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers Hour.Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.Type of workshop: storytelling songs games…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Masquerade Ball
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Striking eye‐masks lavish decor candlelit tables exceptional live entertainment music and dancing until midnight and beyond... will all conjure up a magical evening.Enjoy an evening of great music dancing and food with a three‐course dinner and a half bottle of house wine…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08454 001406
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Magical Minpins Roald Dahl Day Celebrations
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

See Quentin Blakes new drawings for the book in our Billy and the Minpins exhibition.Enjoy storytelling from Billy and the Minpins.Marvel at some marvellous magic.Join in with drop‐in magical Minpin crafts.Help create a Minpin forest soundscape.Walk through our Minpin forest installation at…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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Mentmore Barn Dance
Mentmore Village Green

The traditional Barn Dance is coming back to Mentmore.For 23 years there was a barn dance every year in the village but then 14 years ago they stopped. This year sees the wonderful event return and it will be held in a…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07761 199520
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Mentmore Village Fete
Mentmore Village Green

We are holding a traditional village fete in Mentmore again this year. Mentmore is a beautiful village up on a small hill with lovely views all around and the central village green is a perfect venue for this event. All your favourite…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07761 199520
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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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