What's on inWaddesdon


Welcome to Waddesdon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Waddesdon - 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 Waddesdon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Waddesdon

25
JUL
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01494 892192
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25
JUL
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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26
JUL
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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27
JUL
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:…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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27
JUL
Red Kite Flappers
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Make a fantabulous flapping red kite while you find out more about the RSPB and its work. Event detailsTimes: drop in between 10.30am and 5.00pmCost: free with Museum entry.Age: for all ages.Type of workshop: craft workshop ‐ you might get messyBooking:…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
JUL
Clay Frumpkins
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 11.30 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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
JUL
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
The Grange School

The Societys Open Day is Buckinghamshires major family history event. Its the day when all of the Societys research libraries will be available in one place including the Buckinghamshire names database containing well over five million entries taken from parish registers wills…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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29
JUL
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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30
JUL
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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31
JUL
Film Dance Academy Headington School 7-16 years
Headington School

The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups progressive stretches and fun filled energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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01
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
AUG
Hipster Holidays at Eden Shopping Centre
Eden Shopping Centre

Join High Wycombes Eden Shopping Centre for Hipster Holidays This Summer every Wednesday in August from 11am‐4pm.Eden Shopping Centre is planning a series of alternative summer camps to keep hipster kids connected during the holidays. From recycled robots and funky fashion to…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 768068
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02
AUG
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing and Networking
Horwood House

Event Format10.00‐10.30 ‐ Arrival & networking10.30‐11.15 ‐ Key economic priorities and development priorities for BuckinghamshireRichard Harrington ‐ CEO Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEPChartered Town Planner and Chartered Surveyor specialising in employment and housing growth regeneration and the advance provision of supporting infrastructure. Over…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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02
AUG
Paw Print Plates
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Then turn an ordinary plate into a map of prints and tracksEvent 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…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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03
AUG
Dave the Pigeon
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

In this laugh out loud series Dave Pigeon and his friend Skipper find themselves in one hilarious adventure after another....can you even have Pigeon Nuggets Come and join in this hugely fun eventEvent detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per person adults…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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04
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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05
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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08
AUG
Buckswashling Birdspotting with Mike Langman
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

If birds are your bag or even if you just want to learn more about them and brush up your observation skills come and meet Mike Langman a bird expert and the illustrator of the National Trusts Complete Bird…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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10
AUG
Fables from the Stables with Gavin Puckett
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Laugh along as he shares his ridiculous horsey fables and the rather revolting inspiration behind them. Therell be plenty of rhyming fun tales of nasty smells and audience participation guaranteedEvent detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per person adults and children. Everyone…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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11
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner.Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation.Join us for the Dinner event of the year which…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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11
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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13
AUG
Swishwiffling Storytelling Walk
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

There will be plenty of swashboggling stories including local folklore and stories told to Roald Dahl by his mother when he was a chiddler. Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per person adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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14
AUG
Joe McElderry Saturday Night at the Movies Live
Wycombe Swan

This not‐to‐be‐missed concert will see Joe McElderry joined live on stage by X‐Factors Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James‐Ellis who have all like Joe featured in the musical phenomenon Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01494 512000
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15
AUG
Netball Academy 7-16 years at Headington School
Headington School

The coaching team will introduce girls to the games most modern skills and strategies helping the young players master both basic and advanced skills using methods adopted by international players. There will be a constant emphasis on fun and skill development with…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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18
AUG
Meet the Minibeasts
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Learn about all the creepy crawlies found in the Great Outdoors and handle the real live little beauties too if you dareEvent detailsTimes: 10.30am 12.00pm 2.00pm and 3.30pmCost: £3 per participant. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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20
AUG
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 per…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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25
AUG
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: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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01
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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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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: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01280 821509
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08
SEP
Dining Through The Decades - 60s
Wycombe Swan

Get your groove on and dine in style by celebrating the swinging sixties with all the best loved classics from the likes of Dusty Springfield Petula Clark Cilla and The Beatles. Includes three‐course dinner and live music. Venue: Wycombe Swan St Mary…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01494 512000
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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.…

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.…

Aylesbury Park Golf Club

Aylesbury Park Golf Club ‐ golf course in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01296 399196 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Aylesbury Park Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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