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What’s On For Kids: Christmas Events in Buckinghamshire 2019

16 November, 2019 - 5 January, 2020

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There are lots of magical Christmas events happening across Buckinghamshire from Milton Keynes to High Wycombe.  Find great family friendly events in our guide to what’s on for kids over the Christmas holidays. Travel a little further and find out great events for kids in Berkshire and Oxfordshire too. Click on any of the links in red for more details.


Aylesbury Waterside Theatre know how to put on a great panto.  An enchanting family pantomine, Beauty & the Beast will be on stage from 6th Dec 2019 to 5th January 2020.  With an unmissable transformation moment, side-splitting comedy and stunning scenery, this is a must-see, magnificent adventure!

I’ve got some great round ups if you’re looking for a specific type of event and then scroll on down for events by day.

Where to Visit Santa in Buckinghamshire from small community events to mega Santas grotto experiences.

Enjoy the very British tradition of a rip roaring pantomime or family Christmas show in my super duper guide to the best pantos in Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Get into the festive mood with the turning on of the Christmas lights.  Many events have lots of other fun activities for children too.

How about gliding around a real ice rink (or wobbling a bit like Bambi), we’ve got some great ideas for you.  Most places will also have a special penguin or similar for younger kids to hold on to so that they can really enjoy the experience too.

Family Friendly Christmas Events in Buckinghamshire 2019

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor – This year the House decorations have taken inspiration from traditional carols to contemporary Christmas songs, from The Holly and the Ivy to Irving Berlin and a cascade of vinyl Christmas hits. You’ll find dazzling decorations and trees sparkling with lights (Waddesdon) 16th Nov – 5th January Wed-Sun + 30/31 Dec, exc 23-26th Dec

Light in Motion illuminations at Waddesdon Manor – From dusk, the grounds at Waddesdon Manor will come to life with a light trail around the Aviary that playfully combines colour, sound and movement. The Manor’s facade will also be bathed in light with two unique shows. (Waddesdon) 16th Nov – 5th January Wed-Sun + 30/31 Dec, exc 23-26th Dec

Cheeky Elf Trail around High Wycombe FREE

Farmer Christmas Land Experience at Green Dragon Eco Farm – Farmer Christmas returns this year on his gigantic red tractor!  Explore Farmer Christmas Land – an exciting enchanted place full of festive fun and activities. Meet Farmer Christmas and even feed his real reindeer. Plus, new activities for 2019!  (Quainton) Weekends from 30th Nov then 18th to 24th Dec.

Santa Steam train rides on the Princes & Chinnor Railway (Chinnor) multiple dates in Dec

Panto Express and meet Santa at Bucks Railway Centre (Quainton) December weekends

Magic of Christmas Experience at Mead Open Farm (nr Leighton Buzzard) multiple date in Dec

Christmas Spectacular at Odds Farm (nr High Wycombe)

Wycombe Santa – Wycombe Santa sleigh can be seen across High Wycombe appearing at local supermarkets and around the streets of High Wycombe

Victorian Christmas decorations and garden trail at Hughendon (High Wycombe)

Step back in time at Bletchley Park and experience a 1940s style Christmas Grotto 2nd to 23rd December.

Torchlit trails at the Roald Dahl Museum (Great Missenden) 27th to 31st Dec

Saturday 30th December

  • PYO Christmas tree, reindeer, pedal tractors & hot chocolate at the Claydon Christmas Tree Farm (Steeple Claydon, nr Buckingham, Bicester & Aylesbury)

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Bucks County Museum (Aylesbury)

Zoomania (Aylesbury)





16 November, 2019
5 January
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