Things to do in and around Aylesbury

Whether you are heading to a local festival, taking part in one of the town's events or watching a show at Waterside Theatre, why not stay the weekend? Watch our video for inspiration and use our guide below to find out about some of the things you can do and see in and around Aylesbury while you are here.

Waddesdon Manor

Buckinghamshire’s most famous stately home, Waddesdon Manor is only a short drive away. Managed by The Rothschild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust, you can visit the impressive house, enjoy a walk around the gardens, indulge in an afternoon tea or all three! A must see while you are in the area.

Hartwell House

Another fabulous National Trust country house is Hartwell House. Just on the outside of Aylesbury this beautiful house is also a hotel, a spa and is surrounded by 90 acres of parkland. Whether you fancy a walk around the gardens, relaxing in the spa or enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in the award winning restaurant, visit Hartwell House during your stay.  

Discover Bucks Museum and the Roald Dahl Gallery

Did you know Roald Dahl lived in Great Missenden Buckinghamshire for 35 years? You can explore the Roald Dahl Gallery at Discover Bucks Museum and learn about what inspired his stories. A family friendly exhibition with many hands on activities, it's always a bit hit with the kids. As well as the Roald Dahl Gallery, there are 5 new spectacular galleries at the museum which take you through from prehistoric times to the present day. See a mammoth's bone, the biggest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard ever found and a headress from the Olympic Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, and much more besides.

The Chiltern Brewery

Buckinghamshire is famous for its micro-breweries, one of the most well-known of them all ‘The Chiltern Brewery.’ It is the oldest independent brewery in the Chilterns and Buckinghamshire, set on an old working farm. Head just outside Aylesbury to Terrick to see how the beers are made and get to try them from the onsite brewery shop. The Chiltern Brewery also have taken over The Farmers’ bar at The Kings Head which is in the heart of Aylesbury. So if you can’t make it out of the town, be sure to stop by for a pint!

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust Museum

The National Paralympic Heritage Centre is a small museum which tells the story about how the Paralympic Movement began in the 1940s at Stoke Mandeville Hospital by Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann who encouraged wounded veterans to play sport as an aid to rehabilitation from spinal injury. This led to local competitions, the Stoke Mandeville Games and to the Paralympic Games which today attracts international support and a global broadcast audience of more than 4 billion.The museum displays celebrate the stories of the Paralympians, hospital staff and the local Aylesbury community who played a large part in setting up the early Games. 

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

This beautiful landmark building boasts a dynamic and diverse programme of live performances. Visitors can enjoy world-class entertainment including electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy, stunning dance and the best children’s shows. There's always something worth seeing at the Waterside so make sure you find out what's on and get booking.


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