Looking for inspiration for half term fun in Bucks?
Wondering what to do this half term to entertain the children? Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns is a great source of ideas and inspiration for locals and visitors alike. Try the following for great ideas on fun activities for all the family in Bucks!
As well as their five newly appointed galleries and the Roald Dahl Gallery, Discover Bucks Museum is hosting a special exhibition on ‘Your Amazing Brain’ this half term. From emotions to our senses, you will find out how your brain interprets what it sees, hears, smells, and feels. This family-friendly exhibition will take you on a journey inside your brain, to find out just what makes you, you.
Do you have an animal lover in the family? Then head to Kew Little Pigs in Amersham where they can enjoy a two hours Piggy Pet & Play session – playing, grooming and learning all about the miniature pigs at this farm.
It’s all things ‘Matilda’ then head to the Roald Dahl Museum this half term. Take a peek behind the scenes and see some tricksy treasures from the archive or join in with a Matilda drama workshop and attempt to tell the story in one minute! With Matilda storytelling throughout the week, and much more besides, this is the perfect destination for any Roald Dahl fans.
At Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park, a special team of animal enthusiasts who want to share their love of animals with the world will be visiting. Animal Adventures Week will see puppets, live music and playful characters at the farm, as well as the usual animal encounters, indoor & outdoor play areas and cafe.
For perfect educational fun join in a family-friendly Amazing People, Amazing Machines tour to find out about the amazing people and machines that helped break the Enigma cipher at Bletchley Park during WW2. Enjoy one of Bletchley Park’s family activity drop-in sessions, find out how different parts of the Enigma machine worked and have a go at breaking Enigma communications yourself.
Finally, not only does the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre offer train rides, they also have a fabulous Railway Museum full of engines, carriages, wagons and other railway artefacts. Most popular with children is their Miniature Railway offering sit-on rides, plus on Sunday 19th February, Paddington Bear is coming to visit!
Lucy Dowson, Tourism Development Manager for Visit Buckinghamshire, said: “We are delighted to inspire and encourage local residents and visitors to enjoy all the fabulous attractions in Buckinghamshire. At half term, we can always rely on our visitor attractions to pull out all the stops to offer great entertainment for everyone.”
In addition, why not discover the beauty of the county and find out what you can get up to in your spare time by visiting www.visitbuckinghamshire.org and sign up to receive the Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns monthly newsletter full of inspiring and informative information.
Lucy added: “Buckinghamshire is the perfect year-round destination for memorable day trips, stretching from the banks of the River Thames through the glorious rolling Chiltern Hills, and on into the verdant Vale of Aylesbury. Its close proximity to London, coupled with excellent road links, means that you can easily access exciting new destinations, discover fabulous attractions and enjoy welcoming hospitality.”