The summer months bring with them the promise of sun and excitement and whether you have children, partners or friends to entertain, there are many fun, interesting things to do this summer in Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire has more National Trust properties than any other county, so check out what the National Trust recommends visiting and take a look at our recommendations below.
See what’s going on near you this summer on our comprehensive events page. With summer holiday workshops for kids, outdoor theatre and film screenings, stargazing nights, arts and crafts events, open days at historic houses and gardens and much more, the old cliché is true – there really is something for everyone!
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre at Bucks County Museum
Chiltern Open Air Museum - near Chalfont St Giles
Go Ape! High Wire Adventure - Wendover Woods
Go Ape! - at Black Park Country Park
Gruffalo Spotters Trail, Wendover Woods, adventure for young children
Climb Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring
Try out the fitness trail at Wendover Woods
Go fish at Tring Reservoirs
Take the River Chess walk near Chesham
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring
Fun for all the family
Experience the Country offers 4x4 off-road driving, segways, air rifles, archery, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting, team building and more on a beautiful 800 acre country estate
Bekonscot Model Village - a miniature world set in the 1930s with its own railway
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway - take a ride on a vintage train
Check out the many Buckinghamshire cycle routes available, with cycle route maps also available on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
Get to know your history
Stowe House & Gardens – explore the history of Stowe
Bletchley Park – the iconic home of the World War 2 codebreakers
The Green Dragon Rare Breeds and Eco Centre
Odds Farm Park - Wooburn Common
Visit a county agricultural show - Bucks Show (31 Aug),
Arts and culture
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – with plays, pantomimes, comedies and more.
Obsidian Art - one of the largest art galleries in Buckinghamshire, exhibiting paintings, printmaking, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery, photography and craft
Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre - Offering over 70 weekly workshops, live comedy, music and theatre, and gallery space for local artists