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

30
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 hrs.BEAUTY:Various treatments: hand & feet massages express & full manicures pedicures eyebrows body wraps. Shop for skincare makeup fragrances and body & bath from well‐known brands…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07703 564174
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04
JUN
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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04
JUN
Open Gardens Weekend
Lillingstone Lovell Open Gardens

The centre of this small village is a beautiful conservation area with the focal point being the 13th Century church. This will be a great opportunity to talk to the villages most enthusiastic gardeners and purchase locally grown plants and cuttings and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07775 757908
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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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04
JUN
Annie
Milton Keynes Theatre

Annie at Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes on Saturday 04 June 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Annie tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUN
Horses, Hounds and Heroes Charity Event
The Horse Trust

. HORSES HOUNDS AND HEROESSAVE £5 with our Early Bird Offer available onlineAdults £5.00 Children and Concession £2.50FREE PARKINGhttps:helping‐the‐trust.horsetrust.org.ukgiftsDate: Sunday 5th JuneTime: 12noon to 5pmLocation:The Horse TrustSlad LanePrinces RisboroughBuckinghamshireHO27 0PPOn Sunday 5th June from 12 noon until 5pm join us at…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 488464
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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 001406
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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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19
JUN
Soapbox Derby
Whitehill Park

2015 saw Aylesburys First Soapbox Derby a race fiercely contested by 20 karts of all shapes and sizes from a Luna buggy Brum and even a shed with teams winning an array of trophies and medals whilst enjoying the thrill…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 425678
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19
JUN
Superhero Dad
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

1.00pm and 3.00pm.For 5 years:celebrate Fathers Day with this wondercrump hour with the creators of Superhero Dad Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger.£3 PER PERSON ADULTS AND CHILDREN PLUS MUSEUM ENTRYUnder 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop by an adult…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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22
JUN
MKEX Technology Exhibition
StadiumMK

The event has a great range of technology on show as well as workshops presentations and speakers.What you can expect from MKEX1000 Technology Buyers & Consumers90 Technology Exhibitors & Service ProvidersKey Speakers & WorkshopsNew Technology DemosAccess to Finance & GrantsIP & Business…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01908 900908
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25
JUN
Roald Dahl’s War
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

12.00pm 1.00pm and 3.00pm.For 8 years: to celebrate National Armed Forces Day join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie for some free family talks to learn about Roald Dahls time in the RAF during the Second World War.FREE FOR MUSEUM VISITORSWe recommend pre‐booking…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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25
JUN
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Host Comedian ‐ John Newton: A Truly Globetrotting Comedian: Abu Dhabi Alicante Amsterdam Bahrain Barcelona Burma The Caribbean The Channel Islands Dubai Estonia Hamburg Ireland Kenya Munich Russia Stockholm & More With material by the spoonful ready to lead people on a…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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25
JUN
The Railway Children
West Wycombe Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08442 491895
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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

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
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

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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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

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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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