Summer activities in Buckinghamshire

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!


Amersham Museum

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre at Bucks County Museum 

Chiltern Open Air Museum - near Chalfont St Giles

Be adventurous

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

Cycle Bucks

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

Animal magic

The Green Dragon Rare Breeds and Eco Centre

Odds Farm Park - Wooburn Common

Hazledene Farm and Shop

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

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