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Known for its beautiful countryside and historic houses, the county of Buckinghamshire is sure to provide you with inspiration for what to do on days out.

The south of Buckinghamshire is right on London’s doorstep and is home to the towns of High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow and Amersham. Go north and you will travel through Aylesbury Vale with its enchanting villages, market towns and magnificent country houses. For more information on the county's towns and villages, see our interactive map of Buckinghamshire.

Things to do in Buckinghamshire this weekend

Many of Buckinghamshire's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our Buckinghamshire events guide to find out what's happening this week.

The Chiltern Hills are ripe for explorative days out in Buckinghamshire, with miles of footpaths rambling through beech-wood forests and alongside momentous waterways such as the Thames and Grand Union Canal.

But it’s not all about being active; just as much fun can be had exploring the Chiltern Open Air Museum, while Waddesdon Manor is a must-see for lovers of fine art and architecture and gardens.  For families, children will be enchanted by Bekonscot Model Village

Top 10 things to do in Buckinghamshire

For things to do in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and other Buckinghamshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to visit at the bottom of the page.

There is plenty to see and do in beautiful Buckinghamshire and an abundance of unique and appealing accommodation options to choose from, if you discover that you're not yet ready to leave.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Buckinghamshire

For more information about Buckinghamshire, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on towns, villages and things to do in Buckinghamshire. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you today.

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  1. Odds Farm Park

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    Farm

    High Wycombe

    Guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor, there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at award winning children’s farm Odds Farm Park.
    Meet the farmers and get extra close to the animals in the Hands On Area.

  2. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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    GREAT MISSENDEN

    The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, in Great Missenden is where Roald Dahl (1916-1990) lived and wrote many of his well-loved books. This great little award-winning Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, has fun galleries.

  3. Buckinghamshire

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    Buckinghamshire, half an hour from central London; home to the rolling Chiltern Hills; countryside dotted with beech woods, historic houses, vibrant towns and traditional English villages.

  4. Marlow

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    The Thames is at its loveliest as it flows through this pleasant Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge built in 1832.

  5. Dorney Court

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    Historic House / Palace

    Windsor

    Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

  6. Grand Union Canal

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    Natural Feature

    Milton Keynes

    The Grand Union Canal runs from London to Birmingham crossing straight through the Chilterns. Linking two of the UK’s biggest cities, it is a popular canal route, passing through a variety of surroundings and many picturesque settings.

  7. Buckingham

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    Buckingham

    Buckingham is a town characterised by its fine array of Georgian buildings & the Old Gaol and Town Hall. Learn about the town & what there is to do nearby.

  8. Aylesbury

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    Market Square, Aylesbury

    Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire. Information about this bustling market town, it's old quarter, things to do and places to visit nearby.

  9. Fingest

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    Fingest is often described as the perfect example of an unspoilt village, with medieval and Georgian cottages clustered around the churchyard, nestling in the Chiltern Hills.

  10. Bletchley Park

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    Milton Keynes

    Explore, experience and enjoy the once top-secret world of iconic Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate.

  11. High Wycombe Chair Making Museum CIC

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    High Wycombe

    Kraft Village
    High Wycombe Chair Making Museum exhibits tools used in making 4,700
    chairs a day in 1875. Brief demo of shave horse and pole lathe,exhibit of Windsor chairs
    Kraftinwood Woodturning Workshop. Large Contemporary Art Gallery
    Artist…

  12. Chenies

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    This tiny village in the Chess Valley was well and truly on the map in Elizabethan times, as the Queen herself paid a visit to the Tudor Manor House here.

  13. Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

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    Beaconsfield

    Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world's oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929.  Bekonscot delights visitors of all ages. It is a miniature wonderland with a large Gauge 1 railway, where nobody grows up.…

  14. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the…

  15. Waddesdon

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    Waddesdon

    Waddesdon is a village within the Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire.

  16. Chesham

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    Chesham in Buckinghamshire is a market town built on a prehistoric holy site in the River Chess Valley. Find things to do, places to visit & nearby events

  17. Hambleden

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    Henley On Thames

    Hambleden is one of the prettiest villages, in one of the most attractive valleys in the Chiltern Hills.

  18. Speen

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    Speen is a small, vibrant village perched “on top of the Chilterns”. It is noted for its typical Buckinghamshire brick-and-flint architecture as well as the famous The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses

  19. Wolverton

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    Milton Keynes

    Bordered by the Grand Union Canal to the North and East, Wolverton is a traditional railway town and today still sits astride the main London Euston to Birmingham rail line.

  20. Lacey Green Windmill

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    Lacey Green

    A 17th century timber smock mill with original wooden machinery. Built in 1650 and restored during the last 30 years by The Chiltern Society.

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