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

27
MAY
Blunderbus Presents - Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesnt do dog stuff likeweeing on lampposts or scratching his fleas or drinkingout of the toilet. No Biff likes moonlight and music andwalking on his tiptoes. You see Biff doesnt think hesa dog. He thinks…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03003 008125
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27
MAY
Dogs Don't Do ballet
Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Biff is not like ordinary dogs. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see Biff doesnt think hes a dog Biff thinks hes a ballerina which is all very well...but dogs dont do ballet ‐ do they The…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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27
MAY
Fantabulous Family Photo Frames
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl kept lots of special pictures on the wall of his Writing Hut. Find out more about what decorates his walls and then make your own swishwiffling picture frame to put your own special photos in. Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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27
MAY
Mentmore Arts Festival 2017
Mentmore Village Hall & St Mary's Church

The 9th Mentmore Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May 2017 from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.We are delighted that our favourite artists continue to support the event and are also very happy to make new artists…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07919 562414
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28
MAY
Boggling Building Science
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Get hands‐on with us as we investigate how places are built. Well be making bridges building towers and creating places for both human beans as well as animals.Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pmCost: £2 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
MAY
Teddy Bear's Bank Holiday
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Come and celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend by taking a ride on a Steam Train to our display at Stonehenge. Children accompanied by a fare‐paying adult and who bring a teddy bear will travel free. The first train leaves at 10.30 and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01525 373888
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28
MAY
Wedding Fair
Wycombe Swan

Wycombe Swan offers a unique venue for your magical day. Come and enjoy a free glass of bubbly and browse stalls from the finest local wedding suppliers whether you are just starting the planning or finalising the last few details.Venue: Wycombe Swan…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01494 512000
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29
MAY
Ship Ahoy! Half term fun at Eden Shopping Centre
Eden Shopping Centre

Ship Ahoy Set sail to High Wycombes Eden Shopping Centre this half term for a pirate adventure There are free craft workshops at Kids Corner from Monday 29th May through to Friday 2nd June where all the little scallywags can create eye…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 768068
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29
MAY
Swishwiffling Storytelling Walk
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Join Chip Colquhoun on a family storytelling walk around Roald Dahls home village and up to Angling Spring Wood. There will be plenty of swashboggling stories including local folklore and stories told to Roald Dahl by his mother when he was a…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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30
MAY
What’s in Your Secret Collection?
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Have you ever kept a special object Find out about Roald Dahls special objects and unlock the secret powers of special things in this workshop using music drama and imagination. Why not bring your own special object to shareEvent detailsTimes: 11.30am 1.00pm…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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01
JUN
Crackling Clay Treasures
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Make your own special collection of treasures. Youll find out more about the wonderful things that Roald Dahl kept close to him before choosing your own treasures to make in clay.Event detailsTimes: 11.30am 12.30pm 2.00pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
JUN
The Building Boy with Ross Montgomery
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Go on a magical journey with The Building Boy. When a little boy makes a model of his Grandma out of her old building materials she sweeps him away on a thrilling adventure. Join author Ross Montgomery for storytelling and lots of…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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03
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Explore the Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail.More than 30 ales and ciders from Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire will be available over the weekend.Saturday daytime bars at both ends of the line with steam trains running between the two to our enhanced…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01525 373888
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03
JUN
Terrific Twits Garden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl loved gardens especially his own. He included a particularly icky one in The Twits. Join us to make your own miniature gruncious Twit garden full of scary and disgusterous things.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults are…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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03
JUN
Triple Crown Pageant 2017
Emerson Valley Rugby Club

A beauty pageant incorporating 3 pageants on the nightVenue: Emerson Valley Rugby Club Bowland Drive Emerson Valley Milton keynes MK4 2DNPricestandard: GBP 15Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com125899‐0…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07914 640161
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04
JUN
Dahl’s Door Hanger
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

No one was allowed inside Roald Dahls Writing Hut Find out more and then make a door hanger either to keep people away from Roalds hut or your own special space. Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Adults…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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06
JUN
Chiddlers’ hour
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Chiddlers Hour takes place at the Museum on term‐time Tuesdays 10am to 11am.These splendiferous sessions feature 30 minutes of songs storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahls books.Each weeks session is based around one…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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07
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Business Briefing & Networking
Horwood House

Our briefing and networking events are on the first Wednesday of every other month. We would be delighted if you could join us.In collaboration with OM&M Solicitors.Booking fee is £5 payable on the door and tea coffee and biscuits are provided.10.00‐10.30 ‐…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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10
JUN
Discover Dahl’s archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

A unique behind‐the‐scenes peek into our archive store which houses Roald Dahls original letters and manuscripts.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.00pm and 2.00pmCost: £1 per participant adults and children. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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10
JUN
Northern Ballet | Goldilocks & the Tree Bears
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

One day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge this ballet is just rightBringing this classic childrens story to life Goldilocks & the…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208000
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10
JUN
Steam, Comic & Culture Festival
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Come to Leighton Buzzard Railway on the 10 and 11 June to meet your favourite film and comic characters from Star Wars and others.We will have opportunities for you to be photographed with them you can buy souvenirs t‐shirts toys and collectables…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01525 373888
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 10K
Campbell Park

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 Women…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 5K
Campbell Park

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: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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16
JUN
Absolute Bowie
MK11

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 262924
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16
JUN
Fawlty Towers
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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17
JUN
Feast 2017
Waddesdon Manor

Enjoy a taste of history over this two‐day festival celebrating food drink and entertainment all inspired by Baron Ferdinands annual garden parties. With over 60 handpicked artisan food and drink stalls from the local area and beyond you will be spoilt for…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01296 820414
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17
JUN
Organ Concert
Buckingham Parish Church

An entertaining concert called Northern Lights by Myles Hartley Harris Manchester College Oxford…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01280 821509
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18
JUN
Father's Day Steam Trains
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Subject to availability on the day there will also be a 140‐year‐old steam locomotive in Pages Park station yard offering fathers a free ride with the driver. The first train leaves at 10.30 and every 55 minutes thereafter. Please note the 1315…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01525 373888
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18
JUN
Squiffing Speedy Science
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl loved all sorts of transport Explore with us how different forms of transport move and how far or fast we can make them go in this hands‐on family workshop. Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £2 per participant. Adults…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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19
JUN
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus
Wycombe Swan

Using stories and other things that are secret Count Arthur Strong showbiz legend pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Dont miss this amazing event.left…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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