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

29
JUN
Offenbach's La Belle Hélène
Longwick Village Hall

Acclaimed tenor Jon Grave www.theseriousmusic.com will be returning to PRMS to star in Offenbachs beautiful La Belle Helene conducted by Chris Grant. Finger buffet included in price of ticket. Retiring collection in aid of the Buckinghamshire Branch of Parkinsons UK.Wednesday 29th June…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07858 456240
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03
JUL
Breaking Storm with Nick Cook
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm and 2.00pm For 7 years: to celebrate our Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator weekend were delighted to host Nick Cook author of the Cloud Riders trilogy. Nick will read from his book Breaking Storm create a mini tornado in the…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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04
JUL
The Mousetrap
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Dont miss Agatha Christies The Mousetrip Londons West End threatre has been running this well‐loved murder mystery play for the last 38 years. On November 25 2012 the play will mark its 60th birthday. A…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUL
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 Fantastic Mr Fox.£3 PER CHILDWe recommend pre‐booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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08
JUL
Silverstone Formula One Practice Day
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone

Join us on our annual day to Sliverstone to photograph Formula 1 cars being put through their paces. Places limited to six for this event which includes entry and roving grandstand ticket. Capture the magic of Formula 1 at Silverstone. We attend…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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09
JUL
Fizzlecrumping chocolate creations
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

11.15am 12.15pm 1.145pm 2.45pm and 3.45pm For 4 years: join Kate Head Chef at Caf Twit to decorate a chocolate bar thats sweet enough to sell in Billys sweetshop in The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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09
JUL
Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016
National Bowl

Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 at National Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday 09 July 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
Discover Dahl’s archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.00pm and 2.00pm For 8 years: a unique behind‐the‐scenes peek into our archive store which houses Roald Dahls original letters and manuscripts. Our wondercrump Collections Manager and Archivist Rachel White will be showing you some of the fascinating secrets behind the…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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15
JUL
Formula Student
Silverstone Circuit

Formula Student takes place at Silverstone race track each July the following weekend after the British GP.Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers.Over…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02073 046837
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16
JUL
Milton Keynes Sausage and Cider Festival
Milton Keynes RFC

. 2016 Milton Keynes Sausage and Cider Festival WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Milton Keynes annual sausage and cider festival is back in 2016. 30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers around the country and from MK and…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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16
JUL
Reptile Roadshow
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm and 2.00pm For 6 years: join our friends from the Reptile Roadshow and meet the Enormous Crocodiles friends in the jungle. Come face to face with swiggles of cold‐blooded creatures and minibeasts. Youll get the chance to hold a chinchilla a…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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17
JUL
Proghopping peglegs
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm For 5 years: listen to some storytelling from The Enormous Crocodile and then turn a wooden peg into your own snappy creature plus an elephant and a giraffe Pegalicious£2.50 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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22
JUL
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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23
JUL
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
The Grange School

Let us help you track down that elusive ancestor. All of the Societys research libraries will be available including our names database containing well over five million entries.Parish register transcripts and other Society publications will be on sale and there will be…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL:
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24
JUL
Ucky mucky clay giants
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 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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25
JUL
Chicken Shed Presents
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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26
JUL
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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28
JUL
Rastamouse
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm and 2.00pm For 3 years: a gloriously irie hour with Michael De Souza one of the creators of Cbeebies Rastamouse and da Easy Crew. Enjoy tales of the crime‐fighting rodents adventures and meet his crucial friends in Rastamouse and da Micespace…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
JUL
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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30
JUL
Repulsant snozzcumbers
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pm For 4 years: imagine tasting the filthsome snozzcumbers that the BFG has to eat in Giant Country. Create your own swigpill food using recycled materials and think the giants you dont have to eat it yourself £2 PER…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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30
JUL
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

The Comedy Club Milton Keynes at Wonderworld on Saturday 30th July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Ryan McDonnell:Apollo quality live comedy Three Weeks.Belfast boy Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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31
JUL
The RAF Halton Triathlon & Duathlon 2016
RAF Halton

The RAF Halton Triathlon is back with a difference weve added a duathlon option too Choose to take part in either a Mini Olympic 600m swim 34.5km cycle 5km run Super Sprint 300m swim 23km cycle 5km run or Duathlon 5km…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01442 820740
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01
AUG
Olympic Mania
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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05
AUG
Brazilian Theme Nights
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Brazilians really know how to throw a party and are full of energy So a Brazilian atmosphere makes for a great party night out here at Whittlebury Hall.The Rio Olympics this summer are sure to encourage all of us to don…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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08
AUG
Roald Dahl Centenary
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week From 8‐12 August join Camp MK on an adventure into the mind of this much‐loved British author with a trip to his…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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12
AUG
Rock Legends Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Featuring the Queen of Rock Lorraine Crosby the female voice on Meat Loafs duet I would do anything for love but i wont do that brings you her classic soft rock show featuring songs by Queen Meat loaf Bon Jovi ACDC Heart…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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15
AUG
Wet 'N' Wild
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week The sun has got his hat on so lets go out and play Camp MK have got endless Sizzling Summer fun planned…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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19
AUG
Take That Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

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

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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22
AUG
Jungle Jamboree
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Im a Camp MK adventurerget me out of here Have you got what it takes to rumble in the jungle From 22‐26…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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26
AUG
Best of British Night Out
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Join 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 party hits from Great British artists such as Take That Beatles Amy Winehouse Jessie J Madness Florence…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 084540 01406*
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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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