Wednesday 24 May 2017
1. Book a walk as part of the Chilterns Walking Festival
The Chilterns Walking Festival runs until 29 May and there is plenty for all ages including families. How about a “A Walk on the Wildside” – woodland walk and campfire, or “Swishwiffling Storytelling Walk” organised by the Roald Dahl museum? More info and bookings here.
2. It’s National Go Canoeing Week
During half-term National Go Canoeing Week will include starter sessions and guided tours at venues around the country with some in the Chilterns. Why not give it a go?
3. Explore the Chilterns on foot or by bike
There are over 2,000 kms of rights of way through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for short strolls or long day trips with the family. We have walk and rides to download on our website or find something to do near you using our interactive map.
4. Visit a museum
This half-term you could discover dodos at the Tring Natural History Museum, or visit the “Clangers, Bagpuss and Co” exhibition at the River and Rowing Museum. Many of the museums across the Chilterns are running additional half-term activities and are brilliant places to visit at any time of year.
5. Find out about traditional arts and crafts of the Chilterns
As part of Wycombe Arts Festival, the Wycombe Museum is putting on an afternoon of activities on Sunday June 4 celebrating some of the traditional crafts of the Chilterns. The event will give people the opportunity to see the skills of local crafts people at work. This will include a demonstration from a chair “bodger”, basket making and willow weaving, traditional woodcarving and chair caning among others. For more information, contact the venue.
We have loads more ideas for exploring on our things to do page.