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Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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Find forthcoming events in Buckinghamshire today and this weekend with our easy to use interactive calendar. Whether you're visiting Buckinghamshire or local to the county, be inspired by our selection of entertaining events near you. 

What's on in Buckinghamshire this weekend?

To find out what's on in Buckinghamshire today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Families on a budget can look out for a generous helping of free events taking place while there are plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or a weekend break.

Don't discount the National Trust as a place to visit for family fun events, particularly during school holidays. The magnificent chateau of Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury and the Capability Brown Stowe Gardens in Buckingham have plenty of events for children with seasonal highlights including Easter, Christmas and Halloween events.

No two visits to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre are the same thanks to a phizz-whizzing gobblefunk of events inspired by the author's well loved novels that even the most hard to please grobblesquirt will enjoy. It's also an ideal location if you're looking for what's on for a rainy day.

Other major events in Buckinghamshire include the Wycombe Arts Festival (May), Marlow Regatta & Festival (June), Buckingham Literary Festival (July), Chiltern Steam Rally (July) and the Buckinghamshire County Show (August).

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Buckinghamshire events near me

The guide below shows our calendar of events in Buckinghamshire. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Lambing at Green Dragon

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    Childrens Events

    Hogshaw


    At Green Dragon lambing time comes twice a year – Spring and Christmas time. We have our large flocks lambing in the Spring, which will usually involve 30 ewes producing 50 plus lambs. We scanned our pregnant sheep on the 21st December last year,...

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    From:
    11 Mar 2018to30 Apr 2018Open 10:00 - 17:30
    From:
    11 Mar 2018to30 Apr 2018Open 10:00 - 17:30
  2. Riches of the Earth at Waddesdon Manor

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    Participatory Event

    Aylesbury

    Riches of the Earth at Waddesdon Manor

    Dates

    From:
    21 Mar 2018to28 Oct 2018
  3. St George and the Dragon

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    Heritage & History

    Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles

    Come and celebrate St Georges day with a weekend of knight and dragon inspired fun.
    • Take part in a dragon trail around the museum
    • Enjoy some dragon inspired crafts
    • Meet the famous knights from East and West. Choose your champion and cheer for...

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    From:
    21 Apr 2018to22 Apr 2018Open 09:00 - 17:00
  4. Fly a Kicksy Kite

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    One of THE things a kid should do is make and fly a kite! In this workshop you'll find out about Roald Dahl's love of flying, then make and decorate a simple kite yourself, just like Danny and his Dad did in Danny, the Champion of the World.

    Event...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Apr 2018Open 12:00 - 15:00
  5. St George's Day Celebration

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    Free Event

    Aylesbury

    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...

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    From:
    22 Apr 2018Open 11:00 - 16:00
  6. Chiddlers' hour: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

    Event details
    Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

    Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2018Open 10:30 - 11:30
  7. Awesome Aerial Art

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    A fun workshop for creative types who like to experiment! Did you know that Roald Dahl took aerial photos when he was a pilot in the RAF? Take a peek at some of the examples we have here in the Museum, then create your own art inspired by Roald's...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2018Open 12:00 - 15:00
  8. Speed Dating in Milton Keynes

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    Community

    Milton Keynes

    Speed Dating in Milton Keynes

    How Speed Dating in Milton Keynes works
    When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Milton Keynes, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining...

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2018Open 19:10 - 21:50
  9. Chiddlers' hour: James and the Giant Peach

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from James and the Giant Peach.

    Event details
    Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

    Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2018Open 10:30 - 11:30
  10. Discover Dahl's archives

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Do you want to see behind the scenes at the Museum? We're lucky enough to have one of the most complete literary archives in the country here at the Museum. This is your chance to take a peek in our archive store - usually closed to the public.

    A...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018Open 12:00 - 14:00
  11. Flight-tastic maps

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Learn more about Flight Lieutenant Dahl, then make your own 'flight plan' of the local village. A great activity for arty kids aged 5 and up (and for creative adults too!).

    Roald Dahl flew in the RAF during WWII. Find out how he navigated and...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018Open 11:30 - 15:00
  12. Real Craft Fairs

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    Fete / Fair

    Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe

    Real Craft Fairs: All Saturdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm at Flackwell Heath Community Centre (May 5th, June 9th, July 14th, Sept 15th, Oct 13th, Nov 24th and Dec 15th). All genuine Crafts, produced by local Crafters.

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018to15 Dec 2018
  13. Longwick Village Fete

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    Fete / Fair

    Princes Risborough

    Longwick Village Fete - a great day out for all the family with music, local bands, traditional May Day dancing and garlands, Dog Show and Competition, Ferret Racing, Bake Off Competition, Pony Rides, Fairground, Food & Drink, Craft Stalls.

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018Open 12:00 - 17:00
  14. Fantabulous Flying Scarf

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Celebrate the RAF Centenary and find out more about Roald Dahl's RAF career. Take a good look at his uniform and discover the importance of his scarf! Then design your own emblem to print onto a scarf to take home.

    Event details
    Times: 12.00pm, 1...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2018Open 12:00 - 15:00
  15. May Day Merriment

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    Heritage & History

    Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles

    Experience traditional Elizabethan May Day Merriment with dancing and music
    Discover what it was like to live in Elizabethan times and experience an Elizabethan May Day celebration. The Suffolk Free Co., a historical interpretation society which...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2018to7 May 2018Open 09:00 - 17:00
  16. 'Subwoofers' family music festival

    'Subwoofers' family music festival

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    Music

    Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Princes Risborough

    Looking for a fun, inexpensive day out for the whole family? Join the first family, dog and deaf friendly music festival at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Buckinghamshire grounds on Sunday 6 May.

    The festival is jam packed with things to see and do...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2018Open 13:00 - 19:00
  17. Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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    Participatory Event

    Aylesbury

    Our annual feast of railways of all sizes on takes place on Sunday 30th  and Bank Holiday Monday 1st May at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. Whatever your interest in railways there is bound to be a great deal to discover at this event!

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2018to7 May 2018
  18. Crackling Clay Gremlins

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    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Roald Dahl wrote about the Gremlins – the RAF's own magical creatures - while he was still a serving airman. You will work just like Walt Disney's illustrators did – listen to Roald's description and make your own clay version of these naughty...

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2018Open 11:30 - 15:00
  19. May Fayre

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    Type:

    Fete / Fair

    High Wycombe

    May Fayre
    Monday 6th May 2013
    11:00am - 16:00pm

    Admission free and parking.

    A day out for the family. A traditional May Fayre - entertainment, arena events, hot and cold food, teas, stalls, international stalls from Poland and the Philippine

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2018
  20. Chiddlers' hour: The BFG

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Great Missenden

    Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The BFG.

    Event details
    Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

    Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to purchase to enjoy...

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2018Open 10:30 - 11:30