With the warmer weather finally on its way and two bank holidays on the horizon, it is time to start planning some great days out in Buckinghamshire. There are loads of fun family activities and exciting places to visit across the county during the May bank holiday weekends, and we’ve come up with some of our favourite ways to spend a sunny bank holiday in Buckinghamshire:
Over both May bank holiday weekends, the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden is hosting a collection of phizz-whizzing events for little ones to enjoy. The first May bank holiday weekend is packed full of fun events the kids will love, such as flight-tastic map planning, fantabulous flying scarf designing, and crackling clay gremlim making. On the second May bank holiday weekend you can treat the little ones to making their own clay cockatootloos, learning about propsposterous flying thingalingalings, and a sensory workshop on flying in the words of Roald Dahl. All events at the Roald Dahl Museum can be booked online on their website.
On the Spring Bank Holiday on 28th May, Green Dragon Farm are hosting their Working with Wool event which will see their six rare breed rams get sheared ready for the Summer. Local craft groups such as the International Feltmakers Association and Knitters Anonymous will be there to demonstrate the process of turning the sheep wool into cloth, yarn and garments. Visitors can try out the craft techniques themselves with the help of the experts.
The Chiltern Open Air Museum is hosting special historic events on both bank holiday weekends this May. On the 6th and 7th May, you can discover the lifestyles of the Elizabethan times and experience an Elizabethan May Day celebration brought to life by The Suffolk Free Co., a historical interpretation society. On the 27th and 28th of May bring the kids to see a Roman Gladiators battle, acted out by Britannia, one of the largest re-enactment groups in the UK. You can meet the re-enactors in costume, enjoy thrilling combat displays and shop for your very own replica Roman gladiator weapons.
For a more civilised way to spend the May bank holiday weekends in Buckinghamshire, head to The Bull for a delicious Afternoon Tea. If the sun is shining, enjoy the tasty treat with friends on the stunning garden terrace, or if you prefer to be indoors head to the Conservatory Lounge. Afternoon Tea includes an indulgent selection of delicate finger sandwiches and tea cakes; add a glass of Champagne or a quintessentially British Pimm’s for an extra treat. Book your table online to avoid disappointment, or call us on 01753 202919.
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