Holiday activities

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained in the summer holidays? Browse our list of things to do, from family days out to children's activity sessions and ideas for rainy days. And lots of them are free!

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Learn to scythe

Modern, light scythes are an excellent tool for managing meadows, nature reserves, orchards and other grassland sites. The Chilterns Conservation Board is running several scything training courses this summer:

30 July Meadow haymaking by scything - FREE

3 Sept  Scything rough vegetation 

Outstanding Chilterns

Read all about how to enjoy the Chilterns this summer incl family days out, new walks, tasty food and drink and plenty more in the colourful free magazine Outstanding Chilterns. Available to pick up across the area or read online.

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An area of outstanding natural beauty

The Chiltern Hills stretch from the River Thames in Oxfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and are nationally-protected as some of the finest countryside in the UK. They're a fantastic place to explore all year round.

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Interactive Map

Search the interactive map: select from a list of categories to bring up icons showing the location and information of walks, bike rides, places to visit, tasty local products and plenty more across the Chilterns area
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What's on

Meadow Hay Making by Scything

Date: 30 July 2016

Cut a wildflower meadow with scythes, gather and spread the green hay to introduce wildflowers to a new area, Pishill near Watlington

50 Things Guided Walk

Date: 7 August 2016

Teddy Bears Picnic

Date: 8 August 2016

Planning and design

Find out about the Chilterns Conservation Board's work on planning issues and our position on developments which could have a major negative impact on the Chilterns AONB. The Board has also published a wide range of detailed guidance on building, restoring and renovating properties in the Chilterns.

Interested in volunteering?

If you'd like to get involved in caring for the Chilterns, or promoting its special character to the public, there are plenty of opportunities. Take a look at what's on offer - there's something to suit everyone!


Woodland Advice

Do you own or manage a small woodland? The Chiltern Woodlands Project offers help with management plans, felling advice, surveys, grant applications and much more. Director John Morris has over 30 years experience in woodland management.


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