Take a trip to Buckinghamshire this autumn where you can explore golden gardens and bronzed woodland with your group. There is so much to see, and you can make your trip extra special for guided group tours by learning the history of some of Buckinghamshire’s very best gardens, parks and landscapes.
Take a trip to Buckinghamshire’s magnificent French chateau, a favourite with groups, Waddesdon Manor. Discover the beautiful gardens and grounds that surround it, which Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild created in the 19th century. Still today the gardens are filled with beauty, wonder and magic! There are a variety of paths and walks which are suitable for most abilities. Both the café and Manor Restaurant are suited for both small and large groups, so make sure to stop in for a bite to eat or afternoon tea.
Hartwell House and Gardens
Hartwell House stands in over 90 acres of gardens and parkland, making it the perfect place to explore during autumn. Throughout the year you can see a variety of different flowers and plants, including 10,000 daffodils that were planted in Autumn 2001. Step inside the stunning Hartwell House and enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking the grounds.
Discover something unlike your average garden and step into the tiny world of Bekonscot, the oldest original model village in the world. Bekonscot is easily accessed by coach as it sits just on the outskirts of Beaconsfield, close to the M40. Discover over 80 years of history, a huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well-kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings. This is a great day out for all members of your group and the Bekonscot team would be more than happy to give you a tour of this tiny village!
You can also find a delightful tearoom to stop in and enjoy fresh, homemade food and drinks. Or bring your own picnic and regroup under the rain shelters in the picnic area.
Milton Keynes Parks
Campbell Park is a stunning example of a contemporary park, where you can explore beautiful greenspace, inspirational public artwork and even a top-quality cricket pitch. Willen Lake has 80 acres of parkland to explore as well as the lake, which is full of water activities and events for everyone to enjoy. Both of these parks are perfect for large groups due to the vast amount of space and greenland to explore. Pair one of the parks with a visit to Bletchley Park, to which you can take a short drive to enjoy a picnic-style lunch in the sun.
Langley Park and Black Park
Spend the day exploring these neighbouring parks which sit just on the outskirts of Slough. Langley Park is steeped in history; over the centuries many influential people have been linked with the park including King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Marlborough. Take a trail guide to find out more about the fascinating history, the variety of trees and beautiful rhododendron gardens. There is a newly refurbished café which makes a perfect place to stop off before heading to Black Park.
If you have a group of film buffs, then Black Park is the place to visit. The gardens and grounds have been used for several film and TV series including Harry Potter, James Bond, Doctor Who and Bugsy Malone! You have over 500 acres to explore, including beautiful woodland tracks and trails. The park is accessible for everyone and open 365 days a year.