Buckinghamshire May 2019

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MAY ISSUE NO 107

13 MAY - 7JULY2019


Respect &Aspire

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MAY ISSUE NO 107

13 MAY - 7JULY2019

Contents

4 Page 4–News

6 What’s On Where

14 Education and Tuition

16 Cressida Cowell

Interview

18 Box Office

20 Pinboard

22 Competitions

Dear Readers,

Welcome to our May half-term issue! We’ve had a wonderful

Easter break with the warmer weather and the days getting

longer, and because Easter was so late this year, we’re nearly

at the May half term holiday, so it won’t be long before we

are thinking about the Summer holidays. This is the time to

plan for holiday camps and activities and there are many to

choose from this year.

In this issue we are delighted to bring you a brilliant choice

of events and activities for all the family to enjoy, many of

which are free. There are some fabulous family shows listed

on our Box Office page for your budding theatre goers too.

Education and tuition features in this edition, as many

parents are looking at the options available preparing for the

new academic year in September.

As always, don’t forget to enter our competitions on page

22 and do take a look at our newspage, there’s an exciting

national competition there too!

We hope you enjoy this issue, and make some lovely

family memories over the coming weeks.

With very best wishes,

The Primary Times Team

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NEWS

WhizzFizzFest 2019 is back… and

this year it’s better than ever!

On Saturday 22 June, Aylesbury’s

fantastic family-friendly literary and arts

festival, with children’s literature and

imagination firmly at its heart, returns

to the town centre for all to enjoy!

Kicking off at 10.30am with the

much loved parade, WhizzFizzFest

offers an excellent programme of

free and ticketed activities! This

year welcomes awesome authors,

Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your

Dragon), Judith Kerr, (The Tiger Who

Came to Tea and Mog), and Nick

Butterworth, (Percy the Park Keeper)

to the main marquee.

Hosted in the beautiful gardens

of Bucks County Museum, will be

a taste-bud-tickling Teddy Bear’s

picnic offering traditional food for

the kiddies and street food for the

grown-ups. The Runway Stage

comes to life once again with music,

dance and theatre throughout the

day, as well as playing host to the

fantastic fancy dress competition

(which has some really awesome

prizes by the way!)

And, new for 2019, WhizzFizzFest

will be rounded off with asuper-fun

Silent Disco! Pick from retro party

hits, chart toppers or club classics on

your own personal headphones and

dance the end of the day away with

family and friends!

For tickets and information visit

www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk

Wildlife Zone

The aim of the Wildlife Zone at

green Dragon Eco Farm is to support

the protection and conservation of

species that are at risk in the wild by

being actively involved in breeding

programmes so that animals can

be returned to their natural habitats.

Also, the Zone is home to rescued

wildlife in need of care, sanctuary,

and possibly rehabilitation. Expert

staff teach visitors about the animals

and their conservation -from red

squirrels to birds of prey –during

training sessions and demonstrations.

For those visitors who are keen

to get more involved, Green Dragon

offer Ranger for aDay which is

a three-hour experience in the

company of one of their

wildlife experts where visitors

learn how to handle and care

for the animals.

Green Dragon welcomed

two female European

Polecats and an additional

Silver Fox that will be joined

this year by pine marten and

lynx. The final enclosure,

which will be for the lynx,

will be finished by the summer

making the Wildlife Zone Project

with its huge naturalistic structures

complete.

Training is continuing with the

young birds of prey and the pair

of barn owls are now flying in

tandem. Also, the new silver fox is

responding quickly to its feeding

training and there are exciting Private

Experiences available for visitors

involving feeding and training the

foxes. And, if all goes to plan, the

reindeer females will be giving birth

from the end of May onwards to the

first ever reindeer babies born at

Green Dragon!

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Saturday 29 June, 12:00 noon -

6:00pm.

With so much to see and do,

Armed Forces Day 2019 promises

to be afantastic family day out –

and tickets are completely free.

This year’s local event will take

place for the first time at Wycombe

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family friendly attractions and

activities including air

displays, live music,

fairground rides, craft

stalls, aclimbing wall,

and much more.

All tickets are free

but you must book in

advance -you won’t

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on the day without a

ticket.

Armed Forces Day

is anational event held

every year as away of

saying thank you to our

armed forces. There

will be food stalls

and people are also

welcome to bring their

own picnics and food along with

them.

For free tickets and further

information including travel and

parking information or if you

wish to sponsor the event go to:

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/

services/culture-and-leisure/

armed-forces-day/

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Ongoing until 13 July

Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan

Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP

www.buckscountymuseum.org

Discover stunning examples of historical

Samurai armour and weapons, from

complete suits to beautiful swords and

ornate helmets. Entry by donation. For more

information T: 01296 331441.

14 May - 9 Jul

Lego Club

Burnham Community Library SL1 7HR

www.buckscc.gov.uk

3.45pm Come along and have fun playing

with Lego. Suitable for ages 5-11 years.

Every Tuesday. T: 01296 382415

18 May

Code Club

Chesham Library HP5 2JD

www.buckscc.gov.uk

2pm Afree Code Club for 8-11 year olds.

Learn how computers work and develop

programming skills using the language of

Scratch and/or the BBC Micro:bit.

T: 01296 382415

18 May

Spanish Storytime

Princes Risborough Library HP27 0AA

www.buckscc.gov.uk

10.30am Bring your under-10’s to the library

for afun introduction to other languages

with our Spanish story time. T: 01296 382415

18 May - 13 Jul

Kids Crafts Club

Burnham Community Library SL1 7HR

www.buckscc.gov.uk

2pm Get creative and make something fun

in the library. Every Saturday.

T: 01296 382415

18 May - 13 Jul

Saturday Storytime

High Wycombe Library HP11 2DH

www.buckscc.gov.uk

11am Free storytelling session for children

under 10. Every Saturday. T: 01296 382415

19 May

Whirlgig Whiffle-birds

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Celebrate Roald Dahl’s

love of birds by making ahanging mobile

of feathered friends. Cost £3 per person.

Suitable for ages 5+ years. T: 01494 892192

on where

19 May

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Open Sunday

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve MK14 5AH

www.theparkstrust.com

10am Event organised by the Friends of

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.

T: 01908 233600

23 May

Chatterbooks

Hazlemere Library HP15 7PY

www.buckscc.gov.uk

4.30pm Afun reading group for children

aged 8-12 years. Free event.

T: 01296 382415

24 May

Tiny Talk Time: Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Wycombe Museum HP13 6PX

www.wycombemuseum.org.uk

10.15am, 11.15am &1.15pm Stories, crafts

and museum fun. Cost £3.50 per child.

T: 01494 957210

24 May

Code Club

Amersham Library HP6 5AH

www.buckscc.gov.uk

5pm Aregular club for kids aged 8-12+

years to learn basic programming, to create

projects and share new ideas, and to get

a better understanding of how computers

work. Booking essential. T: 01296 382415

25 May

Clay Cockatootloos

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm &3pm Have some

hands-on fun with clay, and make abird

inspired by Roald Dahl’s books. Cost £3 per

person. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

T: 01494 892192

25 May

Community Iftar

Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP

www.buckscountymuseum.org

7pm Come and join this community event

to celebrate the breaking of the fast during

Ramadan. Entry by donation. T: 01296 331441

25 May - 26 May

Look at Life Weekend

MK Museum MK12 5EL

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

11am Displays, activities, nature-themed

crafts and fascinating microscope safaris.

T: 01908 316222

25 May - 26 May

Big Doggie Do

Willen Lake South MK15 9HQ

www.theparkstrust.com

12pm Bring your four-legged friends and

enjoy charity stalls, activities and dog shows

throughout the weekend.

25 May - 26 May

Railex 2019 Model Railway

Exhibition

Stoke Mandeville Stadium HP21 9PP

www.railex.org.uk

10am Many model railway layouts from

all over the country, as well as around

40 manufacturers, traders, societies and

demonstrations. T: 01296 437475

25 May - 27 May

Birds of Prey Demonstration

Cotswold Wildlife Park OX18 4JP

www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

1pm &3.30pm See avariety of different

birds from eagles to owls in these exciting

demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry.

25 May - 27 May

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Blenheim Palace OX20 1PP

www.blenheimpalace.com

This gastronomic weekend will be packed

with engaging talks and demonstrations

from celebrity and local chefs, as well as a

multitude of family-friendly activities within

the stunning grounds of the palace.

25 May - 2 Jun

May Half Term Trail

Cliveden SL1 8NS

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am fun-filled sports themed trail, with

a craft at the end. Cost £2 per child.

T: 01628 605069

25 May - 2 Jun

Colourscape

Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH

www.waddesdon.org.uk

10.30am Enter anew world where you can

explore intense light, colour and space in

56 interlinked chambers and encounter

unusual musical experiences during your

journey. T: 01296 820414

25 May - 2 Jun

Gnometastic

Waterperry Gardens OX33 1JZ

www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

10am Help the gnomes in the gardens who

have forgotten their names. Find all eight

gnomes, and their names, to claim aprize.

Cost £2.50 per child. T: 01844 339254

25 May - 2 Jun

Tabbalabba

Gulliver’s Land MK15 0DT

www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Join the exclusive family festival at Gulliver’s

Theme Parks. Enjoy rides, attractions and

super shows.

26 May

Propsposterous Flying

Thingalingalings

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm &3pm One to really

get your imagination fired-up! Make aRoald

Dahl-inspired model out of junk. Cost £3 per

person. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

T: 01494 892192

26 May

May Scoff ‘n’ Stroll

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

2pm &3pm Walk in the woods and fields

that inspired Roald Dahl, listen to extracts

from Roald Dahl’s My Year, then get stuck in

to adelicious afternoon tea in the Café. Cost

£12 per person. Suitable for ages 6+ years.

T: 01494 892192

26 May

Sleepover at Stowe

Stowe House MK18 5EH

www.stowe.co.uk

6pm The fun-filled evening will comprise of

crafts, activities, Victorian games and avisit

from the Queen herself! Suitable for ages

7-11 years. Children must be accompanied.

T: 01280 818012

26 May - 2 7 May

Roman Gladiators

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

10am Watch provincial gladiators in action

as ateam of criminals, barbarians and other

prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and

thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of

the crowds and the Emperor.

T: 01494 871117

26 May - 2 7 May

Teddy Bear’s Bank Holiday

Leighton Buzzard Railway LU7 4TN

www.buzzrail.co.uk

10.30am Bring ateddy for afree ride.

T: 01525 373888

27 May

Whirlgig Whiffle-birds

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Celebrate Roald Dahl’s

love of birds by making ahanging mobile

of feathered friends. Cost £3 per person.

Suitable for ages 5+ years. T: 01494 892192

27 May

Open Day

Pitstone Green Museum LU7 9EY

www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk

11am ARural Life Museum with many

exhibits relating to farming and country life.

27 May

Meet the Beekeepers

Hughenden Manor HP14 4LA

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11am Find out about honey production with

our friendly volunteer bee keeping team.

Free with admission. T: 01494 755573

27 May

Classic Vehicles from the Kop Hill

Climb

Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP

www.buckscountymuseum.org

11am Wonderful classic cars and motor

cycles from 1910 to 1960s will be on show

in the Museum gardens. Hear the engines

of the visiting cars start up and roar on

the hour from 11am to 4pm and discover

more about the impact of the motorcar on

people’s lives.

27 May

Working with Wool Day

Green Dragon Eco Farm MK18 3LA

www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk

11am There will be demonstrations of

shearing on the farm and spinning and

weaving with wool in the Eco Centre. Fun for

all the family. T: 01296 670444

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29 May

Junior Ranger: Trail Trackers

Hughenden Manor HP14 4LA

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am Put your orienteering skills to the

test with acompass and map. Cost £4.

Suitable for ages 4-10 years.

T: 01344 249 1895

29 May

Mini Meet the Bees

Hughenden Manor HP14 4LA

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am Meet the furry creatures in

this unique family bee experience at

Hughenden’s hives. Very limited space,

booking essential. Cost £5. Booking

essential. T: 0344 249 1895

29 May

Wild Wednesday

Stowe Landscape Gardens MK18 5EQ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am Get closer to nature this summer

with the Wild team on an epic walk to

complete as many of the ‘50 things’

challenge activities as possible. Free with

admission. Booking essential.

T: 03442 491895

29 May

Friars Family Fete

Friars Square Shopping Centre HP20

2QF

www.friarssquareshopping.com

Family Fun Day. T: 01296 483169

29 May

Pottery Chickens

Queens Park Arts Centre HP21 7RT

www.qpc.org

10am Design and create your very own

quirky chicken –and maybe even an egg or

two! Suitable for ages 7+ years. Cost £24.

T: 01296 424332

29 May

Flying Carpet

Eden Shopping Centre HP11 2DQ

www.edenshopping.co.uk

Ready, set, go! Children will be able to

explore like never before with their very

own flying carpet made from brightly

coloured felts, beads and tassels.

T: 01494 768 068

30 May

Propsposterous Flying

Thingalingalings

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm &3pm One to really

get your imagination fired-up! Make aRoald

Dahl-inspired model out of junk. Cost £3 per

person. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

T: 01494 892192

30 May

Discover Dahl’s Archives

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 2pm &3pm Take aclose-up look

at Roald Dahl’s letters and manuscripts,

find out some secrets about your favourite

Roald Dahl books, and get the chance to

ask all your burning Roald Dahl questions

to the experts! Suitable for 8+ years. Cost

£1.50. T: 01494 892192

30 May

River of Wonder

River and Rowing Museum RG9 1BF

www.rrm.co.uk

10.30am Make your own fishing game and

add wildlife designs to our collaborative

giant wallpaper. Discover the legends of

King Arthur and make amini character to

tell your own tale. Free with admission.

T: 01491 415600

30 May

Discover and Make: Terrific Tiles

Wycombe Museum HP13 6PX

www.wycombemuseum.org.uk

1.15pm, 2.15pm &3.15pm Be inspired by

the beautiful locally-made medieval tiles

from Penn and learn how they were made.

Decorate your own tile coaster to take

home. Cost £3.50 per child. T: 01494 957210

30 May

Spring Woodland Wonders

Warburg Nature Reserve RG9 6BJ

www.bbowt.org.uk

10am Come and explore with the warden

and see what wildlife wonders you can

spot. T: 01491 642001

30 May

The Sun and the Sand Lizard

Queens Park Arts Centre HP21 7RT

www.qpc.org

10am Design and create beautiful charcoal

and pastel suns to shine on our little rare

sand lizard. Stunning wall decoration.

Suitable for ages 7+ years. Cost £24.

T: 01296 424332

30 May

Fabulous Fathers

Queens Park Arts Centre HP21 7RT

www.qpc.org

10am Stitch agift for someone special:

somewhere to keep the remote, his glasses

or maybe afew tools. Suitable for ages 7+

years. Cost £24. T: 01296 424332

30 May

Half Term Crafts

Buckingham Library MK18 1JP

www.buckscc.gov.uk

10am Drop in and have some crafty fun.

Suitable for children aged 3-9 years.

T: 01296 382415

30 May

Arabian Jewels

Eden Shopping Centre HP11 2DQ

www.edenshopping.co.uk

Your little princes and princesses will shine

brighter than ever before with their very

own Arabian jewels. T: 01494 768 068

31 May

Clay Cockatootloos

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm &3pm Have some

hands-on fun with clay, and make abird

inspired by Roald Dahl’s books. Cost £3 per

person. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

T: 01494 892192

31 May

Prehistoric Pots

River and Rowing Museum RG9 1BF

www.rrm.co.uk

10.30am Make aclay pot decorated with

your own story inspired by ancient animals

and patterns. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.

Cost £8.50. Booking essential.

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31 May

Bee Crafts

Hughenden Manor HP14 4LA

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

10.30am Have fun with bee-themed crafting

activities. Make abee and flower to add to

the giant tree and try your hand at beeswax

candle rolling. Cost £2. T: 0344 249 1895

31 May

Playtime

MK Gallery MK9 3QA

www.mkgallery.org

12pm Drop by for creative holiday fun as

we transform our Studio into alab for play,

exploration and adventure. Cost £3.

T: 01908 676 900

31 May

Carving Votive Offerings

Queens Park Arts Centre HP21 7RT

www.qpc.org

10am Inspired by the Pitt Rivers Museum in

Oxford –carve, detail and paint your very

own magical pendant. Suitable for ages 7+

years. Cost £24. T: 01296 424332

31 May

Pottery Animal Planters

Queens Park Arts Centre HP21 7RT

www.qpc.org

10am Come along and have fun making fun

and funky animal-shaped planters. Suitable

for ages 7+ years. Cost £24. T: 01296 424332

31 May

Temple Stained Glass

Eden Shopping Centre HP11 2DQ

www.edenshopping.co.uk

These beautiful stained glass paper

keepsakes will glimmer all day long.

T: 01494 768 068

1 Jun

The Magic of Storymaking with

Andy Copps

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Learn how to create

a tale, how to use your voice and how to

captivate the audience. Cost £3 per person.

Suitable for ages 5+ years. T: 01494 892192

1 Jun

Discover Dahl’s Archives

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 2pm &3pm Take aclose-up look at

Roald Dahl’s letters and manuscripts, find

out some secrets about your favourite Roald

Dahl books, and get the chance to ask all

your burning Roald Dahl questions to the

experts! Suitable for 8+ years. Cost £1.50.

T: 01494 892192

1 Jun - 2 Jun

1940s Weekend

Bucks Railway Centre HP22 4BY

www.bucksrailcentre.org

10.30am Join us for afabulous weekend at

The Railway set in Wartime 1940s!

T: 01296 655720

1 Jun - 2 Jun

Historic Re-enactment: Lace Wars

MK Museum MK12 5EL

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

11am Over the weekend there will be arena

displays, skirmishes, weapons firing and

chance to meet both soldiers and civilians.

This is the real Outlander story.

T: 01908 316222

2 Jun

Science of the Sky

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Try out experiments

that lift, float, fly and fizz upwards based on

Roald Dahl’s stories –including helicopter

seeds, catapults, indoor fireworks and more.

Cost £2 per person. Suitable for ages 5+

years. T: 01494 892192

2 Jun

Didcot Railway Centre Transport

Rally

Didcot Railway Centre OX11 7NJ

www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

10.30am Awide selection of buses, coaches

and commercial vehicles, miniature

railways, rides and stalls. T: 01235 817200

2 Jun

Orienteering

Furzton Lake MK4 1GA

www.theparkstrust.com

10am Family friendly session. Cost £5.

3 Jun

Mindful Mondays

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

6pm Take part in arange of mindful

activities and forgotten skills. T: 01494 871117

6 Jun - 1 0 Jun

Giffords Circus

Blenheim Palace OX20 1PP

www.giffordscircus.com

Roll up, roll in to the stately pleasuredome

for miracles, song, symphony and

enchantment. Musicians, horses, clowns

and tumblers enfolded in this joyful

paradise, with music loud and long.

T: 01241 691181

7 Jun

Code Club

Amersham Library HP6 5AH

www.buckscc.gov.uk

5pm Aregular club for kids aged 8-12+

years to learn basic programming, to create

projects and share new ideas, and to get

a better understanding of how computers

work. Booking essential. T: 01296 382415

9 Jun

Whirlgig Whiffle-birds

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Celebrate Roald Dahl’s

love of birds by making ahanging mobile

of feathered friends. Cost £3 per person.

Suitable for ages 5+ years. T: 01494 892192

9 Jun

Open Day

Pitstone Green Museum LU7 9EY

www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk

11am ARural Life Museum with many

exhibits relating to farming and country life.

10 Jun

Mindful Mondays

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

6pm Take part in arange of mindful

activities and forgotten skills. T: 01494 871117

15 Jun

Propsposterous Flying

Thingalingalings

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm One to really get

your imagination fired-up! Make aRoald

Dahl-inspired model out of junk. Cost £3 per

person. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

T: 01494 892192

15 Jun

Code Club

Chesham Library HP5 2JD

www.buckscc.gov.uk

2pm Afree Code Club for 8-11 year olds.

Learn how computers work and develop

programming skills using the language of

Scratch and/or the BBC Micro:bit.

T: 01296 382415

15 Jun

Spanish Storytime

Princes Risborough Library HP27 0AA

www.buckscc.gov.uk

10.30am Bring your under-10’s to the library

for afun introduction to other languages

with our Spanish story time. T: 01296 382415

15 Jun

Father’s Day

Buckingham Library MK18 1JP

www.buckscc.gov.uk

10am Drop in to make aFather’s Day Card.

Suitable for children aged 3-8years.

T: 01296 382415

15 Jun - 16 Jun

History Festival

Campbell Park MK9 4AD

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

A huge and colourful programme will bring

all the sights and sounds, and some of the

smells from times past, into the present.

Free admission.

15 Jun - 16 Jun

Father’s Day Weekend

Gulliver’s Land MK15 0DT

www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Dad’s go free throughout Father’s Day

Weekend when accompanied by at least

one full paying person.

16 Jun

Father’s Day

Didcot Railway Centre OX11 7NJ

www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

10.30am You will be able to view the

collections of locomotives, coaches,

wagons and buildings and enjoy the various

facilities and exhibits. T: 01235 817200

16 Jun

Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally

Bucks Railway Centre HP22 4BY

www.bucksrailcentre.org

10.30am Up to 60 historic vehicles will be on

display, arriving from about 11am, along with

free rides on the steam trains, miniature

ride-on steam trains, exhibitions and prize

draw. T: 01296 655720

16 Jun

Father’s Day

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

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www.chinnorrailway.co.uk

11am Dads travel half price with any

accompanied fare-paying visitor.

T: 01844 353535

16 Jun

Open Sunday

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve MK14 5AH

www.theparkstrust.com

10am Event organised by the Friends of

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.

T: 01908 233600

17 Jun

Mindful Mondays

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

6pm Take part in arange of mindful

activities and forgotten skills. T: 01494 871117

21 Jun

Code Club

Amersham Library HP6 5AH

www.buckscc.gov.uk

5pm Aregular club for kids aged 8-12+

years to learn basic programming, to create

projects and share new ideas, and to get

a better understanding of how computers

work. Booking essential. T: 01296 382415

21 Jun - 1 Sep

Midsummer Mowed Maze

Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH

www.waddesdon.org.uk

10am Navigate your way around amaze that

has been mowed into the grass.

T: 01296 820414

22 Jun

National Animal Welfare Trust

Open Day

Trindledown Farm RG17 7DQ

www.nawt.org.uk

11am Enjoy afamily day out at Trindledown

Farm, where we will have aselection of

stalls for you to browse, afun dog show to

enjoy and lot’s of delicious treats.

T: 020 8950 0177

22 Jun

Aylesbury WhizzFizzFest

Aylesbury Town Centre

www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk

A family friendly literary and arts festival,

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22 Jun

Author Interview: Judith Kerr

Aylesbury Market Square HP20 1TW

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

2.30pm Delight in atrip down memory lane

with the remarkable illustrator and author

Judith Kerr, creator of some of the best

loved children’s books. Suitable for ages 5+

years. Tickets £5.

22 Jun

Meet Nick Butterworth

Aylesbury Market Square HP20 1TW

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

1.15pm Come and meet the creator of

the much loved character Percy the Park

Keeper. Tickets from £3.

22 Jun

An audience with Cressida Cowell

Aylesbury Market Square HP20 1TW

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

12pm Cressida will share her inspiration

behind her books and give tips on

becoming an author or illustrator. Suitable

for ages 8+ years. Tickets from £5.

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22 Jun

Fancy Dress Competition

Aylesbury Market Square HP20 1TW

www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

12.30pm Lots of amazing WhizzFizz

prizes to be won -including the honour

of switching on the Christmas lights in

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22 Jun

Arts &Crafts Session

Chesham Library HP5 2JD

www.buckscc.gov.uk

11am Come and have fun getting crafty at

this Summer themed activity. Suitable for

ages 4-8 years. T: 01296 382415

22 Jun

Fulmer Day

Fulmer Village SL3 6HD

www.fulmervillage.org.uk

2pm Afun-filled day of entertainment for

the whole family. The centre of the village

is acar-free zone with an array of food, arts,

crafts and music.

22 Jun - 2 3 Jun

Bushcraft Weekend

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

10am Join us for aspecial weekend

where you can learn all about bushcraft,

try your hand at activities and watch

demonstrations. T: 01494 871117

22 Jun - 2 3 Jun

Victorian Weekend

MK Museum MK12 5EL

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

11am An exciting extravaganza of exuberant

entertainment for the whole family

featuring ajam-packed programme of

brilliant entertainment from the Victorian

era. T: 01908 316222

23 Jun

Clay Cockatootloos

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Have some hands-on

fun with clay, and make abird inspired by

Roald Dahl’s books. Cost £3 per person.

Suitable for ages 5+ years. T: 01494 892192

23 Jun

Vintage Vehicle Rally

Leighton Buzzard Railway LU7 4TN

www.buzzrail.co.uk

10.30am Around 100 vintage and classic

cars, buses, commercial, military and other

service vehicles will be on display.

T: 01525 373888

23 Jun

Dragon Boat Festival

Willen Lake South MK15 9HQ

www.theparkstrust.com

Annual charity dragon boat festival. Watch

the tams battle it out over the 200m race

course.

24 Jun

Mindful Mondays

Chiltern Open Air Museum HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

6pm Take part in arange of mindful

activities and forgotten skills.

T: 01494 871117

27 Jun

Chatterbooks

Hazlemere Library HP15 7PY

www.buckscc.gov.uk

4.30pm Afun reading group for children

aged 8-12 years. Free event.

T: 01296 382415

29 Jun

Moth Morning

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve MK14 5AH

www.theparkstrust.com

8am Join alocal moth enthusiast for an

early morning discovery of these littleknown

insects. Cost £2 per person.

T: 01908 233600

29 Jun

Backstage Tour

Milton Keynes Theatre MK9 3NZ

www.atgtickets.com

10.30am Take an exciting journey around

the backstage areas, including the dressing

rooms (where available), orchestra pit and,

of course, on to the vast and momentous

stage. Suitable for ages 8+ years.

29 Jun - 3 0 Jun

Arts in the Park Festival

Willen Lake South MK15 9HQ

www.theparkstrust.com

1pm &3.30pm Annual arts festival

presented by MK Islamic Arts, Culture and

Heritage Group.

29 Jun - 7 Jul

MK Festival of Nature

Milton Keynes

www.mkfestivalofnature.org

Celebrate the brilliant biodiversity in Milton

Keynes with avariety of nature themed

events, guided walks, talks and activities.

30 Jun

June Scoff ‘n’ Stroll

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

2pm &3pm Walk in the woods and fields

that inspired Roald Dahl, listen to extracts

from Roald Dahl’s My Year, then get stuck

in to adelicious afternoon tea in the Café.

Cost £12 per person. Suitable for ages 6+

years. T: 01494 892192

5 Jul

Family Bat Walk

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve MK14 5AH

www.theparkstrust.com

9.15pm Join the bat enthusiast for this

family friendly evening walk and learn

about these amazing creatures. Cost £2 per

person. T: 01908 233600

5 Jul

Code Club

Amersham Library HP6 5AH

www.buckscc.gov.uk

5pm Aregular club for kids aged 8-12+

years to learn basic programming, to create

projects and share new ideas, and to get

a better understanding of how computers

work. Booking essential. T: 01296 382415

6 Jul

Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Blenheim Palace OX20 1PP

www.blenheimpalace.com

4.30pm Enjoy afull programme of

captivating classical music from the 60

piece New English Concert Orchestra,

complemented by toe-tapping vintage

vocals, breathtaking Spitfire display,

sensational freefall demonstration by The

Red Devils parachute team, dramatic

6 Jul

Nature Day

Howe Park Wood MK4 3GG

www.theparkstrust.com

11am Join the Natural History Society and

the local Wildlife Trust for aday dedicated

to discovering nature.

6 Jul - 7 Jul

1940s Vintage Weekend

Bletchley Park MK3 6EB

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

9.30am The weekend promises to be great

fun for all the family with live music, dance

classes, vintage lawn games, historical

displays and vehicles, reenactors and

vintage stalls. T: 01908 640404

6 Jul - 7 Jul

SummerFest

Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH

www.waddesdon.org.uk

10am Be amazed, delighted and

entertained by arange of extraordinary

street theatre and arts performances.

T: 01296 820414

6 Jul - 1 Sep

Summer Fun Trails

Waterperry Gardens OX33 1JZ

www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

10am Orienteering family fun during the

summer holidays. Enjoy exploring the

ornamental gardens, using directions and

clues, to find the characters! Cost £3.50 per

child, includes prize. T: 01844 339254

7 Jul

Science of the Sky

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 1.30pm &3pm Try out experiments

that lift, float, fly and fizz upwards based on

Roald Dahl’s stories –including helicopter

seeds, catapults, indoor fireworks and

more. Cost £2 per person. Suitable for ages

5+ years. T: 01494 892192

7 Jul

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Didcot Railway Centre OX11 7NJ

www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

10.30am Free admission for children with

Teddy Bears. T: 01235 817200

7 Jul

Meet Catboy from PJ Masks

Leighton Buzzard Railway LU7 4TN

www.buzzrail.co.uk

10.30am Ride on asteam train and meet

Catboy. T: 01525 373888

7 Jul

Aylesbury on Sea

Vale Park HP20 1RJ

www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

11am All the fun of the seaside returns to

the heart of Aylesbury.

13 Jul

Discover Dahl’s Archives

Roald Dahl Museum HP16 0AL

www.roalddahl.com

12pm, 2pm &3pm Take aclose-up look

at Roald Dahl’s letters and manuscripts,

find out some secrets about your favourite

Roald Dahl books, and get the chance to

ask all your burning Roald Dahl questions

to the experts! Suitable for 8+ years. Cost

£1.50. T: 01494 892192

13 Jul - 14 Jul

1950s-1960s Weekend

MK Museum MK12 5EL

www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk

11am Celebrate the frugal 50s and swinging

60s with music, displays, and awhole lot

more. T: 01908 316222

14 Jul

Open Day

Pitstone Green Museum LU7 9EY

www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk

11am ARural Life Museum with many

exhibits relating to farming and country life.

14 Jul

Emergency Services and

Community Day

Bucks Railway Centre HP22 4BY

www.bucksrailcentre.org

10.30am Meet the Police, Fire Brigade and

Paramedics. Climb in afire engine and see

an ambulance and apolice car. Stalls and

refreshments. T: 01296 655720

14 Jul

Family Fun Run

Gulliver’s Land MK15 0DT

www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Take part in the Gulliver’s Family Fun Run.

Entry to the fun run is just £9 and you’ll also

receive aFREE theme park ticket valid for

entry on the same day. Sign up online in

advance to take part.

20 Jul

Moonday

Friars Square HP20 2QF

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the

first landing on the Moon, Aylesbury Town

Council with UK Astronomy are bringing

all things space to Friars Square Shopping

Centre. Contact telephone: 01296 425678.

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21 Jul

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High Wycombe Barracudas

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Fun activity days and weeks for children aged

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25 Jul

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Aylesbury Market Square HP20 1TN

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Thursday 25 July is Magical Thursday,

Colonel Custard and his award-winning

magic show coming to town. He will be

performing 4times in Market Square. £2.50

per person per show. Watch him create

amazing magic before your very own eyes.

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are £28.00 and £22.00 for additional

siblings with the option to arrive at

9am for an extra £5.

Booker Gym Club is one of the only

gymnastic clubs in High Wycombe

which teaches Freestyle Gymnastics

alongside traditional gymnastic

classes.

Marie Redmond Edit

Marie Redmond Tuition’s team of

fully qualified and experienced

primary teachers provide specialist

11+ tuition and mock exams tailored

to your child’s individual needs. They

encourage their pupils to improve

core skills and build confidence;

giving them valuable skills that will

stay with them long after the 11 Plus

and Common Entrance exams.

Their 11 Plus mock exams are

written by Marie Redmond MEd

and prepare students for the

Buckinghamshire GL-Assessment

and Slough CEM tests. The exams

are comprised of two test booklets,

with separate question papers and

multiple-choice answer sheets. They

are administered using pre-recorded

audio in carefully selected venues,

under real exam conditions. Parents

receive personalised feedback within

48 hours and asecure login to see

every question their child answered

incorrectly, together with detailed

explanations from Marie Redmond

MEd on how they should have been

answered. They will also receive a

detailed analysis of their child’s scores

and acomparison table showing

anonymised scores for students who

sat the exam with their child.

Marie Redmond Tuition’s

Call 01494 471566 to book.

www.bookergymclub.co.uk to see all

the details.

Seriously Fun Swimming Schools

‘Seriously FUN Swimming Schools

run term time weekly swimming

lessons and school holiday

intensive courses for children aged

3 to 12 years of all abilities.

They have amax of 6children

per class, caring teachers and

term time fees are payable in 2

Instalments. When your child joins

a term time course, they receive

a FREE swim bag, awards file and

wall chart!

Lessons take place at warm

indoor pools at St Piran’s School

(Maidenhead), Manor Green

School (Maidenhead), Teikyo

Japanese School (Slough), Thorpe

House School (Gerrards Cross)

and Aylesbury Grammar School

(Aylesbury).

Book online at www.

seriouslyfun.net or call 01753

364364.’

Buckinghamshire and Berkshire 11

Plus tuition courses for Year 4and

Year 5pupils offer small class sizes

that allow students to receive 1to 1

attention from their tutor. The courses

are developed by Marie Redmond

MEd and are continually improved

for the best results, using traditional

teaching methods and the finest

resources available. Students enjoy a

challenging, supportive environment

and they are prepared for all aspects

of the 11 Plus.

For more information, visit

marieredmond.co.uk

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School Places This year there

has been ahuge concern about

the number of school places for

secondary schools. That has meant

that many people have not got

the first school of their choice. It is

vital that Parents check the entry

requirements of the schools they

would like their child to attend.

But first take your child to all the

schools and do have agood look at

the facilities and in particular at the

ethos of the school. How will they

cope, will they thrive if they are at

this particular school? All of this will

enable you to make good choices

about whether having tuition for

11+ is going to be beneficial. We

believe that tuition in our very small

groups enables your child to gain

confidence, improve their Maths

and English skills and gives them a

zest for learning. After all learning

should be fun!

Kip McGrath

Last year, Kip McGrath helped

tens of thousands of children

reach their potential within English

and Maths. Make 2019 the year to

improve your child’s English and

Maths skills!

We provide aprofessional

tuition programme, by fully

qualified teachers, individually

tailored, to your child’s current

educational level. We offer tuition

which allows us to help students

who have fallen behind, as well

as those high achievers who need

extra stimulation.

We have aproven track

record of boosting children’s

confidence and self-esteem with

parents often commenting, “… My

daughter looks forward to coming

to her lesson” and “My son has

moved up aset at school and

now wants to answer questions

in class!”

Boost your child’s chance of

success by booking aFREE initial

assessment to identify your child’s

strengths, learning gaps and give

them back the love for learning!

Start your Kip McGrath journey

today by calling us on 01908

559331 MK Central or 01908

980180 MK North or visit our

webpage at kipmcgrath.co.uk

EDUCATION AND TUITION

New Dragons and other Animals

Green Dragon Eco Farm

recently launched anew, tiered

education provision which

allows schools to select the

best schedule for their needs

and budget. The tiers -‘Bronze

Dragon’, ‘Silver Dragon’ and

‘Gold Dragon’ –give teachers

the option of guided and/or

self-guided sessions. These

include old favourites like ‘Little

Farmers’ and ‘Animals and

Us’ on the Rare Breeds Farm

and new, exciting activities

such as ‘Fur and Feathers’ and

‘Why can’t aWallaby live in

a Tree?’ in our Wildlife Zone

that introduce children of all

ages to our wildlife species

and broaden provision to cover

subjects such as classification,

biodiversity and habitats

and adaptations. Contact:

01296 670444 or education@

greendragonecofarm.co.uk

Stagecoach performing arts classes

Stagecoach performing arts classes focus on learning new skills,

making new friends and most of all having fun whilst helping to develop

confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation -as

well as being educational and fun, and encourage their students to

blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its

opportunities.

If your child is interested in exploring performing arts, Stagecoach are

offering atwo week trial after which, should you wish to enrol for the full

term, the deposit paid will be deducted from the full term’s fee.

Stagecoach Summer Workshops will be running during the Summer

Holidays for all age groups where students participate in all three

performing arts disciplines: drama, dance and singing classes, creating

a professional performance for family and friends at the end of the

week’s workshop. With achoice of schools throughout Buckinghamshire

& Milton Keynes, there’s bound to be aStagecoach school near you to

provide an exceptional Summer holiday activity.

They also provide wonderful parties and understand that with the

increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and

family life, time is of the essence. Their parties provide away to remove

the stress from what should be aday of celebration for everyone and

allow you to sit back, relax and let them do all the work! Whether party

goers want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is aStagecoach Party

for everyone!

See their advertisement on page 3for all the individual Stagecoach

school contact details. www.stagecoach.co.uk

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Inspire them to read and write with...

Cressida

Cowell

Cressida Cowell is one of the

UK’s most beloved children’s

authors. She has brought us

the fantastic novel series How to Train

Your Dragon, which has subsequently

become an award-winning

DreamWorks film franchise, and now

joins Primary Times to discuss her

latest magical series The Wizards

of Once, her literary inspirations

growing up and her Free-Writing

Fridays Campaign.

After the success of How to Train Your

Dragon, Cressida Cowell launched

her newest book series Wizards of

Once in 2017, with its sequel ‘Twice

Magic’ arriving in paperback June ’19.

Cressida explains that the books are

set at the end of the Bronze Ages, and

at the beginning of a new age. “It’s

a world in which magic really exists.

There are two tribes and they are

fighting each other. The two children,

the girl hero and the boy hero, have

been brought up to hate each other,

and it’s about what happens when

these children meet.”

Growing up, Cressida was inspired

particularly by the book The Ogre

Downstairs, by Diana Wynne Jones.

“It’s about children who find a magical

chemistry set. I read it, loved it, read

it aloud to all my little siblings and

cousins, and then I read it aloud to

my own children. Iwrite my books to

be read aloud way beyond the age. I

always say to parents don’t just leave it

all up to the school, read aloud to kids

just 10 minutes per day.”

With a passion for literature, Cressida

Cowell is a huge advocate of children

reading and writing for pleasure from a

young age. “I can’t imagine life without

books. I get all my knowledge about

history, about human nature, about the

world around me from literature.”

Cressida explains that “educational

attainment, reading for pleasure and

economic success are all particularly

linked. But education isn’t just about

attainment, so the impact on their

happiness is true as well. In difficult

times, a book can help you through.

I’ve had children write to me, for

example, and say that whilst being

bullied, ‘Hiccup was my friend’. There

is so much that can be gained from

loving books.”

To help parents encourage their

children to read at home, Cressida has

shared some of her own top tips. “Go

for what they’re interested in, if they

love animals go for books on animals.

Boys often like fact books, for example

I put lots of made up fact pages in my

Dragons and Wizards books.”

“Read aloud to your kids for 10

minutes every day. Even if you are

doing the reading, you’re sending this

message that books are something

fun – and that’s so important.”

“Try as hard as you can not to make

learning to read a struggle. This is

such a key thing for parents. In the

end, I didn’t listen to my children

reading at the end of the school day

when they were 4years old. They

were exhausted, so Iwould try and do

it over breakfast when they’re a

bit perkier. Really try and stay calm

and patient –make it joyful. It’s all

about the joy of reading and writing,

that’s all I’m trying to do. It’s the

children who enjoy reading and writing

in the end – it’s the best education.”

Cressida’s newest innovation to inspire

children’s imagination and creativity

is her Free-Writing Friday campaign,

which is 15 minutes every Friday for

a child to have a book in which they

can write whatever they want, and the

teacher doesn’t mark it. “In this book

just for 15 minutes, nothing matters

apart from the kid having fun. They

can write a story, they can design a

game, and it’s about focusing on the

joy of writing.”

“I did that because when Iwas in year

2, I had a teacher who did that for

me. My handwriting was terrible, my

spelling wasn’t great, and she gave

me a book which was just about me

enjoying it. I learnt to enjoy writing.”

“My campaign was designed as a

really practical way to try and help the

kids have somewhere where they’re

enjoying it. That’s what happened to

me – It’s about the ideas. We need

to get the children reading for fun.

We need their creativity in science,

we need their creativity in everything

– so we’ve got to get these

children being creative.”

To find out more about

Free Writing Fridays, visit

www.freewritingfriday.com

For your chance to win a full set of Cressida’s

How to Train Your Dragon books, plus the first two

Wizards of Once books, answer the following question.

What was Cressida’s favourite book growing up?

To enter, and to read Cressida Cowell’s full-length

interview, visit www.primarytimes.co.uk.

The competition closes on 20th June 2019.


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Sibling discounts available

All levels and abilities welcome

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

HP20 1UG

www.atgtickets.com

7 Jun - 9 Jun

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and

her mummy are sitting down to tea.

Who could it possibly be? What they

certainly don’t expect to see at the door

is abig, stripy tiger!

Bucks County Museum

HP20 2QP

www.buckscountymuseum.org

18 May

Interactive Play: Lost in Time

4pm &6pm Join Chronomier on an

exciting light-hearted journey through

Bucks County Museum, meeting a

cavalcade of historical characters whilst

searching for the lost time machine!

T: 01296 331441

Chiltern Open Air Museum

HP8 4AB

www.coam.org.uk

2 Jun

The Tempest

6.30pm Ashipwreck washes the

court of Milan up onto amysterious

desert island, inhabited by magicians,

sprites and monsters, where nothing

is as it seems. Performance by the

Handlebards all-female troupe.

T: 01494 871117

28 Jun

Much Ado About Nothing

7pm Join the all-male troupe for

a bicycle-powered production of

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About

Nothing’ like none other. T: 01494 871117

Claydon House MK18 2EY

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

6 Jul

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7.30pm Bring apicnic and join

Chapterhouse Theatre Company as

they present Shakespeare’s story of

star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and

magical forests. T: 0344 249 1895

Milton Keynes Theatre

MK9 3NZ

www.atgtickets.com

1 Jul - 6 Jul

Annie

Brave young Annie is forced to live alife

of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Her luck soon changes when she’s

chosen to spend afairytale Christmas

with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

T: 0844 871 7652

10 Jul - 13 Jul

Horrible Histories -Terrible

Tudors

From the horrible Henries to the end of

evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the

lies!) about the torturing Tudors.

T: 0844 871 7652

11 Jul - 13 Jul

The HandleBards –the world’s first cycling theatre company

Horrible Histories -Awful

Egyptians

From the fascinating Pharaohs to the

power of the pyramids, discover the

foul facts of death and decay with the

meanest mummies in Egypt.

T: 0844 871 7652

Dumbo at the Elgiva on27May: 11am &4pm

Roxburgh Hall Theatre

MK18 5EH

www.stowe.co.uk

31 May

Out of the Hat

2pm When Doris and Delilah wake up to

find something strange and sparkly has

fallen from the sky, they are inspired to

put on the world’s greatest magic show!

T: 01280 818012

26 Jun - 2 7 Jun

High School Musical

This all-singing all-dancing show

is brought to you by Stowe’s young

performers who take you to East High

and show how young people cope with

the pressures of school, family and

friends. T: 01280 818012

Stantonbury Theatre

MK14 6BN

www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk

3 Jul

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7pm Ahigh-energy, feel-good, family

theatre show performed outdoors.

T: 01908 324466

11 Jul - 13 Jul

The Wizard of Oz

2.30pm &7.30pm After atornado whisks

away ayoung Kansas farm girl, Dorothy,

to the magical land of OZ, she starts her

quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz

who has the power to send her home.

T: 01908 324466

Stowe School MK18 5EH

www.stowe.co.uk

25 Jun

Much Ado About Nothing

7pm Outdoor performance by the

world’s first cycling theatre company,

The Handlebards. T: 01280 818012

The Elgiva HP5 1HR

www.elgiva.com

29 May

Peppa Pig -Festival of Fun

11am &1pm Get ready for Peppa’s

biggest celebration yet when the

muddiest ever festival comes to cinema

screens to celebrate 15 years of Peppa

Pig! T: 01494 582900

6 Jun - 8 Jun

Oliver!

2.30pm &7.30pm The streets of

Victorian England come to life as Oliver,

a malnourished orphan in aworkhouse,

becomes the neglected apprentice of

an undertaker. T: 01494 582900

17 Jun

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

1pm &7pm Swan Lake returns with a

fresh look for the 21st century.

T: 01494 582900

The Stables MK17 8LU

www.stables.org

19 Jun

Giddy Goat

11am &1pm This musical tale follows the

trials and tribulations of Giddy, a young

mountain goat who is scared of heights,

as he faces his fears and makes new

friends. T: 01908 280800

Waterperry Gardens OX33 1JZ

www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

6 Jul

The Handlebards: The Tempest

5pm Ashipwreck washes the court

of Milan up onto amysterious desert

island, inhabited by magicians,

sprites and monsters, where nothing

is as it seems. Performance by the

Handlebards all-female troupe.

T: 01844 339254

West Wycombe Park HP14 3AJ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

15 Jun

Treasure Island

7.30pm When he stumbles across

a coveted treasure map, young Jim

Hawkins finds himself on an epic

adventure in the hope of finding

Treasure Island. T: 0344 2491895

Wycombe Swan HP11 2XE

www.wycombeswan.co.uk

5 Jun – 9 Jun

Tom Gates Live on Stage!

Based on the best-selling books by Liz

Pichon, this brand-new story is bought

to you by the award-winning producers

of Horrible Histories and Gangsta

Granny. It’s pure fun for the whole family

whether you’re alover of the books or

new to Tom and his friends!

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29 July–2August

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Follow us down

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BOX PINBOARD OFFICE

Safari MK have lots of fun and

exciting activities for children and

parents.

The Safari MK activities team run a

host of FREE activities for children

and parents every Monday to Friday

at 10:30am and 12:45pm during term

time and is aperfect opportunity for

you and your little one to make new

friends within the Safari. All of the

activities are suitable for children 1-4

years old and adults are welcome to

join in too.

For more information

contact parties@safarimk.co.uk or

see their website for details www.

safarimk.co.uk/classes-and-clubs

Eden’s Arabian Adventure

This May Half Term jump on your

magic carpet and head to Eden

Shopping Centre in High Wycombe

for aweek of Arabian inspired kids

craft workshops.

From Monday 27th- Friday

31st May, discover awhole new

world where carpets fly and

genies grant wishes! Eden’s Kids

Corner will be transformed into a

majestic marketplace where little

ones can get hands on in making

their favourite Middle Eastern

masterpieces.

Monday 27th - Genie sand bottles

For endless good luck, your little

ones can create their very own

sand filled magical genie bottles.

Tuesday 28th -Wishing lamp

Children can bring their own

dreams to life with their own unique

wishing lamp, which is sure to

provide hours of fun at home for

the number of wishes are endless!

Wednesday 29th -Flying carpet

Ready, set, go! Children will be able

to explore like never before with

their very own flying carpet made

from brightly coloured felts, beads

and tassels.

Thursday 30th -Arabian jewels

Your little princes and princesses

will shine brighter than ever before

with their very own Arabian jewels.

Will they choose aglistening gold

bangle or anecklace with bold

colour pops? Either way they’ll be

sure to sparkle in the sun.

Friday 31st -Temple stained glass

These beautiful stained glass

paper keepsakes will glimmer all

day long. Children will be able to

choose their very own colours to

decorate with.

For more information visit

www.edenshopping.co.uk/

mayhalfterm or follow Eden on

social:

Facebook &Instagram: @

Edenshoppingcentre

Twitter: Eden_shopping

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Waterperry Gardens

The gnomes are out and about at

Waterperry Gardens again for half

term fun (25th May –2nd June).

Find the eight gnomes who have

forgotten their names around the

gardens and claim aprize from the

Teashop. The May break is surely

one of the most beautiful times

of year in the gardens and so a

complete treat for adults as well

as children. After alook around

the Gift Barn, Gallery, Museum

& Garden Shop there is also the

Children’s Play Area to have fun on.

Gullivers

Join Ranger Rob at Gulliver’s

Dinosaur and Farm Park this summer.

Ranger Rob will be making special

appearances every day during the

summer holidays. Get ready for giant

adventures with the roaring dinosaurs,

cuddly animals and the amazing

Ranger Rob. Only at Dinosaur and

Farm Park Milton Keynes. https://

www.dinoandfarmpark.co.uk/

Don’t forget all the child friendly

theatre productions &operas on

at Waterperry over the summer

season too!

Barracudas Activity Day Camps

offer fun holiday childcare for

working parents

Barracudas is an excellent holiday

childcare solution for children

and parents alike and has been

entertaining kids between the

ages of 4½ to 14 years for over 25

years. This family-run company

is aleader in the field, offering an

amazing experience for children in

fantastic settings. With achoice of

varied activities for every session

including archery, fencing, arts &

crafts, motor sports and dance &

drama it’s no wonder Barracudas is

the UK’s No.1 choice.

• UK’s No.1 activity day camp

provider with 40+ locations;

• Fantastic range of 80+ activities for

4½ to 14 year olds;

• Extended hours to suit working

parents;

• Rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted

more times than any other

comparable provider;

• Qualified and experienced staff

with high staff to child ratios;

• Money Back Guarantee for first

time bookers;

• All childcare vouchers accepted;

Where will your child play…?

Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe

SUMMER: 23rd July –17th August

2018

If you’re interested in booking

Barracudas, early booking is

recommended so to secure your

child’s place for summer 2018

call now on 0845 123 5299 or visit

www.barracudas.co.uk.

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CotswoldWildlife Park

Spiky arrivals: Cotswold Wildlife

Park welcomes tiny Porcupette

twins.

All expectations were exceeded

when two-year-old Hannah was

paired with the Park’s breeding

male –aCape Porcupine called

Prickle.

Hopeful that the new pair would

one day produce their first litter,

keepers were slightly surprised

to discover two tiny new arrivals

during their early morning checks.

Estelle explains: “Hannah gave

birth overnight and Ifound the

babies running and squeaking

at each other in the morning. On

the first checks, both adults were

asleep with the Porcupettes tucked

underneath them so they weren’t

discovered until Iwent into the

enclosure to clean and feed them

May 25th -June 2nd 2019

Lemur Week

Lemur Week will take place

during the May half term in aid

of our Madagascan conservation

initiatives. We have Lemur themed

competitions and board games as

well as merchandise and Lemur

talks held in the walkthrough

enclosure. Please pop by our

kiosk outside of the “Madagascar”

exhibit to chat to our Keepers to

learn about our conservation work

in Madagascar to protect these

charismatic primates.

Cotswold Wildlife Park has aseries

of events –take alook at www.

cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/whatson/events/

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battle at Chiltern

Open Air Museum

On Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend

26 -27 May from 10 am to 5pm,

Roman Gladiators will be invading

Chiltern Open Air Museum.

Watch fearsome gladiators

in action as ateam of criminals,

barbarians and other prisoners of

war, disgraced soldiers and thrill

seekers fight for the entertainment

of the crowds and the Emperor.

Who will live, and who will die:

you decide! Meet the costumed

re-enactors and learn about life in

the 1st century AD with gladiatorial

displays taking place at 12 and

3pm.

The gladiators will be brought

to life by Britannia, who will be

demonstrating the excitement and

brutality of life in the late Roman

period. Britannia have worked

on over 150 TV and film projects,

including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator

and CBBC’s Horrible Histories.

Lizzie Dunford, Operations

Manager at Chiltern Open Air

Museum, said

‘We’re delighted to be

welcoming Britannia back again it’s

always abrilliant, unforgettable way

to teach the whole family about

Roman history. Having worked on

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Britannia’s

gladiatorial combat, weapons and

battle tactics are fantastic and will

make you feel part of the action!’

The Roman Gladiators event

is athrilling action packed and

educational day for the entire

family. Be warned there will be

(fake) blood!

Find out more www.coam.org.uk

BOX PINBOARD OFFICE

Supporting your children when

parents separate.

When parents separate it can be an

emotional time. Do reassure your

children that it is not their fault and

that they are loved by both parents.

Children may need time to adjust

and get used to their parents not

getting back together. Your children

may be worried about the change

in their living arrangements so it will

help them if you listen to their wishes

Gullivers

Tabbalabba Festival returns to

Gulliver’s Theme Parks this May!

Experience springtime festivities

throughout this incredible family

event at Gulliver’s Warrington,

Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath.

Use the voucher in this magazine

and save even more on your

Tabbalabba adventure. This special

offer allows 5people to enter

the theme park for just £65. See

voucher terms and conditions for

details.

Alongside all your favourite

Tabbalabba celebrations there will

and worries. Try to keep other areas

in their lives stable such as school,

interests and friends. It is important

to put children’s needs first and avoid

them being caught up in conflicts and

arguments.

At Thomas Chaytor solicitors we can

help you make the best possible

arrangements for your children.

www.thomaschaytor.co.uk

be iconic theme park rides and

family entertainment. Upgrade your

theme park ticket to include Blast

Arena for 60 minutes of exhilarating

indoor action featuring NERF and

Laser Tag.

https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/

Working with wool atGreen

Dragon

Spring Bank Holiday - 27th May 2019

A family day of demonstrations and

exhibitions at sheep-shearing time….

As the weather gets warmer during

May, our rare breed sheep no longer

need their fleecy coats and it’s time

for shearing. This includes shearing

the six rare breed rams –among

them, Jupiter the Jacob and Boris the

Badger-faced! The different breeds

mean the fleeces vary considerably

and have different uses. Farm visitors

will be able to see the shearing taking

place in the Animal Barn.

Local artists working with wool

– The International Feltmakers

Association, the Chiltern Spinners,

Dyers &Weavers, and local Knitters

Anonymous, will be demonstrating

the magical process of turning wool

fibre into woollen cloth, yarn and

garments using some of the wool

from the breeds of sheep that you

see at Green Dragon. Herdwick fleece

can add such character to aheat

resistant table mat! Visitors will have

the opportunity to ‘have ago’ at some

of the craft techniques on show with

the help of the experts.

Demonstrations will take place

on the farm and in the Eco Centre

Events Room, where there will also

be an exhibition of work for sale

showcasing the amazing diversity of

wool in art, from fine art pictures to

knitted garments and functional 3D

items that can be both decorative and

sculptural.

Please go to the website for the

programme as the date approaches:

http://www.greendragonecofarm.

co.uk/working-wool-day/

https://www.feltmakers.com/

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