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Summer Events | What’s On & Days Out With Kids in Bucks

20 July - 3 September

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Find great ideas for days out with kids in Buckinghamshire and the best family friendly events happening summer 2024. The Bucks summer holiday activities guide is packed full with big family days out or smaller, local ideas.  From Milton Keynes to High Wycombe and Aylesbury to Beaconsfield, we’ve got it all. Venture a little further and find more summer activity ideas in our Berkshire summer holiday activities guide or what’s on in Oxfordshire event listings.

If you’re working and looking for childcare then check out the summer holiday camps in Bucks guide.


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Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park is perfect for a fun family day out. There are lots of friendly farm animals and pets to meet and more unusual animals in the Wildlife Zone. Jump off some energy on the giant bouncy pillow or indoor soft play plus lots more activities.  There are lots of extras this summer from bug hunts and nature trails, to tractor rides and water play, you won’t be short of things to do. Find out more about Summer On The Farm.

What’s On In Bucks Summer 2024

Outdoor Summer Events in Buckinghamshire

Step into a storybook and discover the treetop adventure playground, Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park (near Henley on Thames). For those with an adventurous spirit you can climb up a spiral of steps  to the top look-out deck, crawl through tunnels, scramble along a netted tube or along bridges and there’s plenty for little kids too.

Garden Play Zone at Discover Bucks Museum (Aylesbury) 20th July – 3rd September

In a beautiful walled garden, come rain or shine under a marquee, younger visitors can enjoy the Garden Play Zone with water and sand play, giant games and outdoor toys.

Bletchley Big Street Eat (Bletchley) 27th July FREE

Bletchley Big Street Eat will transform Queensway into a wonderland of play with giant games and rides for all ages, including adults! The day would not be complete without a wonderful array of street food and products from local businesses  Like every year all the games and activities will be free to do, including face painting.

Tuff Nutterz giant inflatable obstacle course (Milton Keynes) 23rd August – 1st September

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Experience Tuff Nutterz, the biggest inflatable obstacle courseat 300m long. Conquer towering walls, navigate tricky mazes, and take the plunge down the epic 6m ‘Tuff’ slide.

Live in the Park (Aylesbury) 24th August FREE

An entire day of continuous live music and family entertainment – with music, bands, fun fair and lots of free family fun, including a Community Involvement Area and Market Stalls.

Meet The Gruffalo at Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park (Hogshaw) 26th August

Oh crumbs!  The Gruffalo will be appearing at intervals throughout August Bank Holiday Monday at Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park. Come and take a stroll through our light, bright farm and enjoy an immersive day of wildlife fun.

Indoor Summer Events in Buckinghamshire

James’ Peachy Summer at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (Great Missenden) 20th July – 1st September

Get ready James’ Peachy Summer at the Roald DahlMuseum & Story Centre in Great Missenden.  The summer will be packed with family events and activities, all with a peachy twist.  Dive into storytelling, crafts, walks & hands on science.

Summer of Fun at Discover Bucks Museum (Aylesbury) 20th July – 3rd September

This summer Discover Bucks Museum have a packed programme of activities to keep all the family entertained. From a galaxy far, far away comes May The Toys Be With You, a stellar exhibition of one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original movie posters opens on 20 July – a must for little kids and ‘big kids’ alike. Meet the Stormtroopers on 20 July.

Special Family Craft Days from 24 July to 30 August. Choose from Make-A-Toy Mondays, Out-Of-This-World Wednesdays and Fantastic Fridays.

During your visit to the museum experience the Sensory Playroom, Toy Room and Tudor Mural Activity in our Tudor Rooms or try one of our exciting new Discovery Duck Activity Trails which are a fun way to explore our stunning Discover Bucks Galleries.

Family Theatre, Live Music and Puppets

The 13-Storey Treehouse Live at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury) 25th – 28th July

Don’t miss your chance to see this fun-filled, best-seller live on stage for children aged 6 – 12 and their adults! Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s hilarious, multi award-winning book The 13-Storey Treehouse comes to life on stage at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

  • Peppa Pigs Fun Day Out at Milton Keynes Theatre (Milton Keynes) 24th – 25th July
  • Peter Pan outdoor family theatre at Langley Country Park (Iver Heath) 26th July
  • Cillian O’Connor My World of Magic at the Kenton Theatre (Henley) 26th July
  • Lord Chamberlain’s Men Hamlet open air theatre at Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon) 1st August
  • Peppa Pigs Fun Day Out at Wycombe Swan (High Wycombe) 3rd – 4th August
  • English Youth Ballet Sleeping Beauty at Wycombe Swan (High Wycombe) 9th -10th August
  • Enchanted Afternoons Princess Concert at the Elgiva (Chesham) 10th August
  • Harry Potter outdoor cinema at Langley Country Park (Iver Heath) 26th July

Summer Holiday Days Out with Kids in Bucks

Treasure Map Trails are perfect for children aged 5 to 12, every beautifully illustrated map is based on a real town or city and transformed with a fantasy theme full of visual twists and turns. Local towns with maps but not limited to, Amersham, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Hemel and Tring.

Treasure Map Trails Review

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One of the best parks in Buckinghamshire and worth a trip if you’re further afield is the Rye in High Wycombe.  With two play parks, a little waterfall and paddling spot, an open air swimming pool, boating on the pond, cafe and great cycling paths, you can make a real day of it.

Rye & Holywell Mead Park Review

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For rainy days, a dash of soft play or a jump around in a trampoline park is a great way to run off some energy.

Best Soft Plays & Trampoline Parks in Bucks

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Beat the heat with a trip to an outdoor swimming pool or splash park.

Best splash parks and pools in Buckinghamshire



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