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There are an abundance of great places to visit in Bucks from historic buildings to animal parks to museums and parks. With the attractions having to close, you can still enjoy their content online from the comfort of your own home.

Waddesdon Manor and Estate, the jewel in the crown of the National Trust, has a wonderful selection of virtual tours and online resources so you can explore the beautiful house, exhibitions and gardens in all their splendour. You can even explore some interiors not normally open to the public. 

Odds Farm Park, Green Dragon Eco Farm and Kew Little Pigs have many gorgeous animals to look after but are having to close their doors. They'll be posting on social media and their websites with updates and videos of the animals so keep up to date and if you can, support them with a donation or by booking a ticket for December or beyond.

Amersham Museum's website has a wealth of interesting information - you can learn about working lives in 1964, get a sense of life in a Tudor home in 1580 and delve into their Metro-Land exhibition featuring images and the voices of local people. 

There are more learning resources available from the National Paralympic Heritage Centre, acknowledged by many as the birthplace of the Paralympics. A twenty minute virtual tour of the Heritage Centre gives you the history of the Paralympic Movement, the evolution of the wheelchair and ceremonies of the games. Delve into the story of Dr Guttmann who used sport as rehabilitation at the spinal injuries unit from 1943 and the competitions which would lead to the Paralympic Games. They are also showcasing regional exhibitions from Bradford and Keighley, Ealing and Hounslow. These can be viewed in augmented reality mode if you have a VR headset and download an app.

Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma Codebreakers, has a great deal to enjoy online plus you can explore their collections and research online and listen to a fascinating collection of podcasts which includes some heartwarming reunions of veterans.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is closed but has some fantastic resources for children online plus museum merchandise available to buy.

Claydons Courtyard has a number of businesses who are rising to the challenge of lockdown, including The Phoenix Kitchen which is offering takeaway afternoon teas, bistro meals and Sunday lunches; gift and jewellery workshop, Corzo and Wood; and  interiors and curios shop, The Flying Fox that are both selling their beautiful pieces online.


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