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More details - Duke of Burgundy butterfly walk
Join a member of our countryside team to look for the rare and elusive Duke of Burgundy on Dunstable Downs. Join the Rangers to discover some of the butterflies that make their home on the Downs.
National Trust - Chiltern gateway Centre
Sat 12 May

More details - Dog training/Wildlife awareness
Wildlife Trusts BCN. Join us for a fun dog training session with professional trainer Tom, founder of Unique Pets. Pick up some handy tips, have fun with your dog, and learn about how you can help protect some of Blow’s Downs fantastic wildlife. A fun and practical training session for you and your dog.
The Paddocks, Blow’s Downs Reserve, accessed via Half Moon Lane, Dunstable
Sat 19 May

More details - Pawsome Afternoon Tea
Our Paw-some Afternoon Tea is a great excuse to get together with your friends, family, colleagues and school mates, to indulge in some tasty treats all to raise money for the thousands of unwanted cats and kittens ...
Lakeview Village Hall, Wixams
Sat 28 Apr

More details - children's wristband fair
childrens fun day childrens wristband fair,pay £7,99 and you get unlimited use of all our attractions consisting of inflatables,bungee trampolines,train ride,carousel,teacups and much more.we have food and refreshments and toilets facilities .
bromham water mill,bedford
Today, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr

More details - Beginners Birdsong
Wildlife Trust BCN South Beds local group walk. Join us for an early morning spring walk on Blows Downs nature reserve with CBC Senior Countryside Officer Steve Halton. The focus of this walk will be to learn the art of identifying birds by their calls and song.
Blows Downs Reserve, Skimpot Roundabout entrance
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Shalamar
Shalamar. Artists performing: Shalamar.: Tickets avaiable.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Sat 28 Apr

More details - A Traditional Village Fete at Clophill MK45 4BE
On Saturday 12th May 2018, St Mary’s Church Clophill is once again holding a traditional Fete in the Church Grounds. Lots of stalls, exhibitions, music and many sideshows for the children to enjoy with refreshments served (lunches, tea and coffee) and a barbeque.
St Mary’s Church grounds, High Street, Clophill
Sat 12 May

More details - Old Rectory, Quinton - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful contemporary 3 acre rectory garden designed by multi award-winning designer, Anoushka Feiler.
Old Rectory, Quinton, Northampton
Sun 20 May

More details - Curator's Choice
6th March - 23rd June We asked our Collections Team to choose their favourite things from the museum collections and to tell us why they chose them.
Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May to Fri 4 May

More details - Bucks County Museum Easter Family Fun Events for All the Family
This Easter Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery present our drop-in Family Play Zone and bookable pop-up cinema screenings from Wednesday 4th April until Saturday 14th April.
Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury
Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond
Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. This exhibition showcases his wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels, including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death! A must-see for Terry Pratchett fans.
Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury
Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May, Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May, Tue 22 May to Sat 26 May, Tue 29 May to Sat 2 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sat 9 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sat 16 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sat 23 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Curator's Choice
6th March - 23rd June We asked our Collections Team to choose their favourite things from the museum collections and to tell us why they chose them.
Buckinghamshire County Museum and Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury
Sat 5 May

More details - St George's Celebration and Scout Parade
A free family fun day in celebration of England’s patron Saint George. Come along for a great day-out, steeped in traditional English history and culture, dowsed in good-old family fun and entertainment. Meet St George riding his magnificent steed, as well as a dragon who is more sweet than scary.
Market Square
Today

More details - Totally Tulips
Back by popular demand! A stunning display of over 100 varieties of tulips all under one roof. Beautiful terracotta pots full of tulips can be bought to instantly add colour to your garden. Brunches, lunches, teas and Prosecco Bar available all day.
Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Creative Writing Course at Queens Park Arts Centre
Creative Writing with Claire Steele Big Myth Workshops One-day writing workshops, inspired by myths and legends. Places must be booked in advance – don’t forget to bring a packed lunch! All Sunday Special Workshops are suitable students for aged 16+
Queens Park Arts Centre Queens Park Aylesbury Bucks
Sun 6 May

More details - May Makers' Fair at Queens Park Arts Centre
Showcasing a wide range of beautiful handmade art and craft to buy, this event celebrates the talents of our students, tutors, and volunteers. Children’s activities, live music and entertainment, refreshments and free parking available throughout the day.
Queens Park Arts Centre Queens Park Aylesbury Bucks
Sat 12 May

More details - Blacksmithing Course
Blacksmithing with Nicholas Packham Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Classes take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call Queens Park Arts Centre (01296 424332) for address. Places must be booked in advance – don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!
Queens Park Arts Centre Queens Park Aylesbury Bucks
Sun 13 May

More details - Earth Day Open Day
To celebrate Earth Day we will be opening up the Eco Lodge site to anyone who would like to come and have a go at some wilderness crafts. Open to all ages! This free afternoon will take place on 22nd April from 1pm to 4pm.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Today

More details - Sunday Afternoon Cafe & Tower Tours
On the last Sunday of every month, and special occasions such as Valentine’s or Father’s Day, we open our Nest as a Cafe and serve hot & cold drinks as well as delicious homemade cakes. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks are all available and our cakes change weekly.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Friday Arts Club
Our Friday Art Club is a full day for you to bring the art work of your choice, share the space with others and spend the day creating. Whether you want to sculpt, paint, draw, doodle or make - we should be able to accommodate you. The session is untutored but help is available. Bring your own materials.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Fri 27 Apr, Sat 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

More details - Exploring the Creative Spirit
A series of four workshops running over four consecutive weeks where artistic expression, spirituality and meditation combine. We will work together to encourage and support to re-awaken our inner artist by using different creative exercises, art activities and discussion each week.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May

More details - Open studio at Cathy Read Art
For any artist, the magic of creation happens in the studio. Would you like to see where the magic happens? Award winning artist Cathy Read is opening her studio doors for 2 days in May. Come and see where she transforms paper into stunning architectural paintings.
Cathy Read Art, Unit 10, West Well Farm, Barton Road, Tingewick, Buckingham
Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May

More details - Florence Nightingale Hospice Strawberry Squeeze Bingo
Florence Nightingale Hospice Strawberry Squeeze Prize Bingo. Come along to our Bingo with a difference - an afternoon session with a Strawberry Cream Tea.
The Education Suite, Unit 2 Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury
Sat 12 May

More details - Spring into Summer with a joint concert by Caritas Harmony and Imerys Singers
Spring into Summer with an evening of wonderful songs and music. Highly acclaimed Ladies choir Caritas Harmony is delighted to welcome Imerys Singers from Cornwall for a joint concert. Come along and enjoy an evening with something for everyone.
St Augustine’s Church, Icknield Way/Catsbrook Road, Luton
Sat 19 May

More details - Family History Talk: Willpower
Meryl Catty will cover the subject of wills from a different angle, looking at how wills were made, and how they can be used to solve a variety of family history research problems. This talk is followed by Buckinghamshire Family History Society’s Annual General Meeting.
Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury
Sat 19 May

More details - Aylesbury Race For Life 5k
A 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Waddesdon Manor
Sun 13 May

More details - Buckinghamshire Genealogical society.
Entitled, The Drakes of Shardeloes & their impact on local history. Families were influenced by the towns or villages they lived in. Some who influenced the lives of others more than most were the Drakes.
Southcourt Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury, .
Sat 12 May

More details - Towcester Antiques & Variety Market - Antiques2Go
Browse through a wide variety items from 50p to £500! From jewellery to militaria, there is something for everyone! Every Friday, 8am - 3pm (except Christmas and New Year). Call 07775 787176 for details or to book a stall. More details on our website at www.antiques2go.co.uk
Towcester Town Hall, 86 Watling Street, Towcester
Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May

More details - Quiz Evening
A Quiz Evening with Quizmaster Hilary Aslett to raise funds for the Tove Valley Centre. Teams of 6 maximum. Smaller groups and individuals welcome and can be made up into teams on the night.
Saracens Hotel, 219 Watling Street, Towcester
Fri 11 May

More details - Aston Clinton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
These two cottage gardens, one well established and the other having recently undergone a radical redesign by its new owner, share a basis of seasonal interest underpinned by evergreens and perennial planting.
Aston Clinton Gardens, Aylesbury
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 17 Jun

More details - That 80s Rock Show
’That 80s Rock Show’ is a theatre show, performed by a 100% live 6 piece band playing all the biggest anthems and power ballads from the 1980s. Relive the decade that taste forgot with this high energy, fun, tongue in cheek family friendly show.
Bedford Corn Exchange 13 St Paul’s Square
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Bedford: Passion & Poetry
Christoph Altstaedt conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a programme featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, arias and excerpts from Massenet’s Cendrillon and Verdi’s La traviata, As well as Liszt’s Les Préludes.
Bedford Corn Exchange 13 St Paul’s Square
Wed 9 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery
For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Discovery Talk
Discover the history of Waddesdon Manor. A 20 minute talk by one of our House Guides, uncovering an aspect of Waddesdon’s extraordinary collection and history. A different topic will be covered each day, with guides discussing their areas of interest and expertise. Booking Not Needed.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr, Fri 27 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May, Fri 4 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May, Fri 11 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May, Fri 18 May, Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Introductory Walk
An introduction to the history of Waddesdon Manor. Join one of our volunteer garden guides on a 45 minute walk to explore the history of the gardens, the Manor and the Rothschild family. This walk goes through the grounds on paved and gravel paths. Hosted daily at 11.30am (also 2pm on Wed & Fri). Booking Not Needed.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Water Garden Walk at the Dairy
Discover the beauty of the Water Garden. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a free 45 minute peaceful walk around the beautiful Water Garden located in the grounds of The Dairy. Public access to this garden is limited and these guided walks only take place on Wednesdays.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution
Glorious Years is a celebration of the power of the printed image before photography. An exhibition of rare calendars, published in Paris in 17th and 18th centuries.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Meet the Aviary Keeper
Meet our collection of rare and endangered birds. A free 20 minute talk on weekdays about the Aviary and its work, presented by a member of the Aviary team. Learn about the exotic collection of rare and endangered birds at Waddesdon and the important conservation work of this registered zoo.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Wine Cellars Talk
Discover the history of Rothschild wine. Have the history of the Rothschild wine brought to life in this free 20-minute talk on the Rothschilds and their wines.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Riches of the Earth
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today, Wed 25 Apr to Fri 27 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Fri 4 May, Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Fri 11 May, Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Fri 18 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Rothschild Wines from around the World
Join us for an informal tasting of twelve Rothschild wines from around the world. The Rothschild portfolio is as diverse as it is impressive.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Today

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Spotlight on Joshua Reynolds
Discover how Joshua Reynolds transformed portraiture and what recent scientific analysis has revealed about his technique and his experiences with paint.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Early Doors House Guided Tour
Join one of our expert guides for a tour on Waddesdon’s history and collection. Enjoy a tour of the ground floor before we open to the public. The tour will end with an exclusive viewing of the elephant automaton in action. Booking Essential. Phone: 01296 820414. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Fri 4 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Exhibition Tour: Silver Caesars
Join Head of Collections, Pippa Shirley, for a tour of The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery. For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups - known as the ’Aldobrandini Tazze’ - will be...
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Wed 9 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Artisan Food Market
Start your weekend with delicious, locally-grown food and produce. Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce all locally sourced. Our new Artisan Market aims to support local, small-scale, independent food producers.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Sat 12 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Contemporary art & architecture tour
Join us for a tour of Flint House and Windmill Hill Archive. This is your chance to see exquisite interiors and artworks of two pieces of contemporary architecture on the Waddesdon estate, Windmill Hill Archive and Flint House.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Fri 18 May

More details - Music at Windmill Hill: Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Join us for some memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon. Internationally acclaimed harpsichordist Steven Devine returns to Windmill Hill with a virtuosic programme titled ‘Bach and the Dance - an evening of harpsicord masterpieces’.
Waddesdon Manor Nr Aylesbury
Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Music at Windmill Hill: Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Join us for some memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon. Internationally acclaimed harpsichordist Steven Devine returns to Windmill Hill with a virtuosic programme titled ’Bach and the Dance - an evening of harpsichord masterpieces’. Booking Essential.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Dawn Chorus
Get up early and enjoy the dawn chorus in the grounds at Waddesdon. Listen to the magical sounds of early morning bird song and learn about our aviary’s conservation and breeding work. Your morning will finish with a delicious cooked breakfast served in the Manor Restaurant. In association with the RSPB.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Sat 19 May

More details - Waddesdon Manor - Wine Cellars Talk
Discover the history of Rothschild wine. Have the history of the Rothschild wine brought to life in this free 20-minute talk on the Rothschilds and their wines.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury,
Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May