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

26
MAY
Clay Cockatootloos
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Perfect for little ones who like getting creative Get your hands messy with clay and sculpt a bird ‐ and the best bit is you dont have to clean upYoull use the birds in Roald Dahls books as inspiration for your masterpiece…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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26
MAY
Mentmore Arts Festival 2018
St Mary's Church, Mentmore

The 2018 Mentmore Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May from 11 am ‐ 5pm. We are delighted that this year will be our momentous 10th festival.We will be welcoming over 60 artists including painters photographers jewellers…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07919 562414
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26
MAY
Miss Over 50 & Fabulous 2018
York House

This pageant gives honour to women who have reachedthe age of elegance and maturity it is a great confidence boost and a platform to meet other women who mayhave similar interests. This pageant is the search forthe gracious lady who best…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07914 640161
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27
MAY
Propsposterous Flying Thingalingalings
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

All sorts of objects are made to fly in Roald Dahls stories. Who can forget the glass elevator or the giant peach But what would you like to go soaring up high Inspired by Roald Dahls stories youll model your creation out…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
MAY
Flying in the Words of Roald Dahl
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Find out about flying in Roald Dahls life and books ‐ from his own flying career in the RAF to the Giant Peach then imagine yourself soaring through the sky.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.30pm and 3.00pmCost: £3 per participant. Price does not include…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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28
MAY
Eden presents Movie Madness this May Half Term!
Eden Shopping Centre

Join Eden Shopping Centre from Monday 28th May Friday 1st June between 11am‐4pm at Kids Corner near Boots for a star‐studded line‐up of free activities.Your budding movie stars can enjoy free arts and crafts workshops inspired by the latest releases including…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 768068
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29
MAY
Whirlgig Whifflebirds
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

If youre looking for a family craft activity to take part in this is the one for youYoull find out about some of the birds in Roald Dahls books like the Roly‐Poly Bird in The Twits and the Pelican in The Giraffe…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
MAY
Guided Countryside Trails
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Head out for a family‐friendly walk with a Museum guide. Zip through the High Street then head to the countryside on the Museums doorstep. Your guide will tell you about the books inspired by the local scenery and youll get a unique…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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29
MAY
Gong Journey for Healing and Wellness
Downley Memorial Hall

Allow the blissful tones of gongs singing bowls bells flutes strings and nature sounds to transport you to wherever you need to be.Return to Harmony and WholenessSound can take you from a state of stress anxiety and fatigue to one of relaxation…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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30
MAY
Franklin’s Flying Bookshop with Jen Campbell
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Listen to extracts of her wonderful book Frankins Flying Bookshop and create some drawings inspired by the book.Franklin the dragon loves stories and wants to share them with as many people as he can... but everyone is scared of him Everyone that…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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30
MAY
Nicola Benedetti with the Academy of Ancient Music
Dorchester Abbey

In the second concert marking the 250th anniversary of Telemanns death we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time. Performing this programme with gut strings which she has described as having a more human sound…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01442 920303
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31
MAY
Discover Dahl’s archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Were lucky enough to have one of the most complete literary archives in the country here at the Museum. This is your chance to take a peek in our archive store ‐ usually closed to the public.A member of our archive team…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
JUN
The Magic of Storymaking
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

For anyone who loves listening to and telling stories.Youll learn how to use your voice and mould your story to captivate the audience in this interactive workshop. Perfect for familes and groups to enjoy together. Youll leave with new‐found skills for making…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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02
JUN
Fan Favourite Fashion Boxed returns to Eden
Eden Shopping Centre

Join Eden Shopping Centre on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June between 11am‐4pm for a weekend of sizzling summer style including live fashion shows & style advice talks make‐up demos & free makeovers and free style consultations & personal shopping.Plus all customers…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01494 768068
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03
JUN
Science of the Sky
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

What do the giant peach the glass elevator and the Roly‐Poly Bird all have in common They all took to the skies in Roald Dahls books. In this session youll try out experiments that lift float fly and fizz upwards based on…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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06
JUN
Business Connect Networking Event
Horwood House

As always we are looking for speakers for future events and we have available slots from October 2018 onwards. If you have a topic youd love to talk about in front of a great audience of business representatives and local professionals then…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01869 322261
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08
JUN
Chiddlers’ hour: The Magic Finger
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.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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09
JUN
Build It Live Bicester 2018
Bicester Heritage

Whether youre planning a self‐build renovating a property or extending to add space and value to an existing home here are just some of the reasons you cant afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Bicester on 9th &…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02035 332376
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09
JUN
Sea Life Loving at Eden Shopping Centre
Eden Shopping Centre

Your little mermaids and mermen are invited to join Eden Shopping Centre between 11am‐4pm on Saturday 9th June to continue their worldwide animal adventure. This month Edens Kids Club visits the ocean where your little ones can dive into a whole range…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 768068
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09
JUN
All Saints' Church & Loughton Village Fete
All Saints' Church

With a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster scheduled during the afternoon this 800th anniversary celebration fete centred on All Saints Church is sure to attract a wide range of visitors. Open from 12.00 4.00pm the fete includes…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

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10
JUN
Drive Records
Drive Records

In general if you ask enough people about the best way to learn guitar most of them would suggest taking lessons. Thats because most people have some experience with music lessons at least enough to know that it can be more helpful…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01296 330000
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12
JUN
Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Milton Keynes
The Stables

Hailed as just magical by the late great Sir Terry Wogan Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singersongwriter whos taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of countrypop. With almost three million Spotify plays over a million video views on…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 280800
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15
JUN
Chiddlers’ hour: Fantastic Mr Fox
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Times: 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.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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22
JUN
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
West Wycombe Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
JUN
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.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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23
JUN
Showblitz!
Stantonbury Theatre

Hold onto your seats cos its showtime as local groups Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society and Wolverton Light Orchestra combine to bring you a fantastic selection of pieces from the musical theatre. Wander the streets of London with Eliza Doolittle feel the…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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24
JUN
The BuckingHam Cycle Sportive
The Buckingham School

The BuckingHam is one not to be missed Rolling along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages tackling some early season climbs ‐ this event has everything you need to kick‐start your season. Dust off your bike and get your…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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28
JUN
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Wycombe Swan Theatre

Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie The Best of WhamSWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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29
JUN
Chiddlers’ hour: The Giraffe and the Pelly and M
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Come for songs craft and play based on storytelling from The Giraffe and thEvent 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…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01494 892192
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06
JUL
Tropicana Nights
Wycombe Swan Old Town Hall

If you are looking for a fun filled evening of pure 80s music and dancing for the over 25s then look no further. Come and join us at one of our amazing parties and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven.Tropicana Nights specialises…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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 locomotives…

St James

St James Nightclub in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01296 435690 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Courthouse

Set in an attractive and unspoilt village, this building with its timbered, whitewashed and tiled faade was probably first used as a wool store. It is a fine example of early timber frame construction. Manorial courts were held here from the reign of Henry V until Victorian times.…

Chilton Club

Bowling at Chilton Club in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Contact venue on 01844208220 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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