Open Garden at Bledlow Manor
A wonderful opportunity to visit the private gardens of Lord Carrington. The gardens, covering 10 acres, have been created over 50 years by the Carrington family and landscape architect Robert Adams. A beautiful walled kitchen garden, herbaceous gardens, water garden, parterres and sculptures form part of a garden opening not to be missed. Entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon by St Mary’s Brass and refreshments including home-made cakes will be served. Advance tickets available from www.scannappeal.org.uk or by calling 01494 73416. Tickets: £5 in advance or £6 on the day.
12 July, 2pm, Bledlow Manor, Church End, Bledlow.
Our Fascinating Trees
Do you know you alder from your elder and your beech from your birch? If not this walk is perfect for you. You will take an in depth look at around 15 UK tree species, including how to identify them, why they are here, and how they grow. You will talk about what these trees were traditionally used for, and still are today for crafts, furniture, food, medicine, and fire. A two-mile walk with plenty of stops over 2.5 hours. Booking essential – call 07478394186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: £8.
12 July, 2:30pm, Princes Risborough Ridgeway Trail, New Road/Oak Road, Princes Risborough.
Faith and the Garden, Fruits of the Spirit
Start the day in the Quiet Garden for a period of peaceful contemplation, guided by Revd Jackie Lock. Then try a range of garden-themed art activities. Lunch will be made from the first harvest of the WCA community allotment. Tickets: £5 includes lunch.
13 July, 10:30am, All Saints’ Parish Church, Church Square, High Wycombe.
The Bucks Festival of Dogs
A dog show with something for every four legged friend, whilst providing the perfect day out for families and foodies. There are planned charity fun dog shows on both days with over 22 classes daily as well as shows including Dogs Have Got Talent, demonstrations from Britain’s Got Talent’s Dima and his dogs, sniff and smell, scurry, chase the bunny, doggie bingo, K9 security display, the Honniahaka Inuits, Wolfdogs and so much more. Booking at go.evvnt.com/395509-0?pid=4840. Tickets: adults: £ 8.50, concessions £8, children: £3.50.
13 and 14 July, 11am, The Rye, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe.
The Bucks Town and Country Show
A fantastic array of demonstrations, rings and attractions including jousting, motorbike stunts, cookery demonstrations, living history and more. Support small producers and handmade with some wonderful shopping experiences. Watch and admire rural crafters demonstrating all day. Tickets at go.evvnt.com/395511-0?pid=4840. Tickets: adults: £ 8.50, concessions £8, children: £3.50.
13 and 14 July, 11am, The Rye, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe.
Discover Dahl’s Archives
This is your chance to peek inside the archive. Take a close 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. Cost: £1.50 adults and children. You can book museum entry and workshops online up until the day before. Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192.
13 July, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship Octet
Join excellent young singers for an evening of acapella choral music in the ideal acoustic of Windmill Hill. Launched in 2015, the NYCGB Fellowship Programme is a training scheme for aspiring choral musicians which develops solo and ensemble performance technique, teaching and leadership skills, and professional skills and networks. Call 01296 820414 or email email@example.com. Tickets: £15 adult, £7.50 child.
13 July, 7:30pm, Windmill Hill, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon.
Be taken on a magical journey through John Lennon’s best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early lively Beatles classics in this two hour show which will have you dancing by the end and leave you with lasting memories. Call 01628 788997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: £15.
13 July, 8pm, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead.
L’Etape UK is the official Tour de France Sportive in the UK and the only chance to experience the true atmosphere of the Tour on your doorstep. This year’s event will take on a new route, taking in quintessentially British cycling with challenging climbs, closed road sections and stunning scenery in the heart of the Home Counties. Bring family and friends along to immerse them in the Tour de France fan village where they will be able to enjoy live Tour de France on the big screen, French and local food and drink and activities for all ages. Learn about the heritage of the Tour and marvel at the vintage bike display. Tickets: go.evvnt.com/370695-0?pid=4840.
14 July, 7am, Penn House Estate, Penn Street, Amersham.
A charity sportive raising funds for the Bucks MRI Appeal. Starting/finishing at the Polecat Inn, ScannaRide 100 sends riders out through the Chilterns on a circular route. This new event for 2019 is limited to 100 cyclists. The entry fee is £40. All proceeds to charity and online event certificate. Entry fee £40 - www.scannappeal.org.uk.
14 July, 8:30am, The Polecat Inn, 170 Wycombe Road, Prestwood.
Missenden Abbey Summer Fair
The exciting annual summer fair in aid of WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport. Enjoy craft and gift stalls, live music and entertainment, a charity raffle, barbecue and cream teas, animal corner, fairground rides, children’s entertainment, the Whitchurch Morris dancers, Vibes steel band, dog agility, ice cream van and more. Entry tickets to be purchased on the day. Prices: £3 for adults, £2 for under 14’s and under 2’s go free.
14 July, 11am, Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden.
The Great Jim Mullen in Marlow
The legendary and poll-winning Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen is on tour celebrating his latest album “Blue Town” also featuring his wife, the highly acclaimed vocalist Zoě Francis and the fine Hammond B3 organist Ross Stanley. A gig that is likely to attract a lot of attention. The CD will be on sale. Music starts 8.30pm with admission £10. It’s pay at the door but the club are always happy to earmark the best seats if you call 01628 486571.
16 July, 8:30pm, Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall, Station Approach, Marlow.
Pimm’s and Prosecco Night
Enjoy Pimm’s and Prosecco at happy hour prices all evening from 7pm- midnight. There will be a fruit station so you can add your selected fruit choices to your Pimm’s. Free entry, a jug of Pimm’s is £12 and a bottle of Prosecco is £13. Contact telephone: 01494711485.
12 July, 7pm, Holmer Green Sports Association, 87 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green.
Eden’s Time Machine
Visit the Swinging Sixties and Stylish Seventies at Eden Shopping Centre’s July Kids Club. Your little ones are invited to step into Eden’s time machine for a unique time travelling experience back to the Swinging Sixties and Stylish Seventies at Kids Corner, near Toys UK and Sam’s Deli. Eden’s time travellers will take on their next Kids Club adventure in a time where love and peace ruled society. They will join in fun 60’s games such as hopscotch before learning about 60’s toys such as the famous Troll and the history behind the First Man on the Moon whilst dressing up in their very own spacesuits! They’ll round off the day by visiting the 70’s where they’ll join in a colourful ribbon dance and make take-home disco balls and peace signs. For more information and to sign up visit: www.edenshopping.co.uk/eden-time-machine. Free event.
13 July, 11am to 4pm, Kid’s Corner, Eden Shopping Centre, Oxford Street, High Wycombe.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom
From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage. Holly is a young fairy princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. Tickets from £16 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.
17 and 18 July, various showings, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Pat Steel School of Dance
Their summer shows combining all the talent within both schools from children aged 4 and beyond, in a mixture of ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, musical theatre and street dance under the heading ‘Best of British’. Tickets £15 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.
13 and 14 July, various showings, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.