Mr Twits’ Mucky Beard Trail
Pick up your FREE copy of the marvellous Mr Twits’ Mucky Beard Trail at the ticket desk. Hunt around the Museum for all the yucky foods that are featured in Roald Dahl’s stories then, once you’ve found them all you can create a truly disgusterous beard for Mr Twit - eurgh! Great for kids to get stuck in and explore the Museum. For more information call 01494 892 192. Tickets: Free with museum entry.
February 21 to April 3, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Half-term activity trail
Booker Garden Centre near Marlow is encouraging children to get outdoors and enjoy gardening this February half-term, with a free horticulture-themed activity trail around the garden centre. Children of all ages can join the hunt for friendly gardening characters hiding around Notcutts Booker, including Walter the Watering Can and Roger the Rake. Every young explorer who finds all the characters and unscrambles the hidden word at the end of the trail will receive a free packet of giant sunflower seeds to grow at home. For more information call 01494 532 532. Tickets: Free.
February 21 to 23, 9am, Notcutts Booker Garden Centre, Clay Lane, Marlow.
Eden’s Eco Guardians
Children are invited to join Eden’s Eco Guardians for a series of fun and interactive eco-friendly workshops this half term. Explore current environmental issues and discover greener choices, and learn how to become more eco-conscious and reduce your impact on the planet. Eden’s Eco Guardians will explore subjects including: Protecting Sea Life, Sustainable Food, Upcycling, Local Wildlife, Sustainable Planting. Children who take part in any of the craft sessions will become an official Eden Eco Guardian and receive an Eco Bag to take their creations home!Newly appointed Eden Eco Guardians can demonstrate their understanding of recycling by helping to sort everyday waste into three labelled apple crates! For more information call 01494 768 068 or email email@example.com. Tickets: Free.
February 21, 11am, Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe.
Make a Clay Bird Pie
Mr and Mrs Twit are always playing nasty tricks on each other and the poor animals that live nearby, from wormy spaghetti to eyeballs in drinks to a pie that Mr Twit makes using birds! In this workshop you’ll find out more about this tricksy pair and their sneaky plans, then have the chance to get your hands messy and make your own version of Mr Twits disgusterous bird pie. What unusual or disgusting ingredient will go into your pie?! For more information call 01494 892 192. Tickets: £4 in addition to museum entry.
February 21, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Storytelling: Yucky Food
Delight in stories from Roald Dahl’s books that feature some really rather disgusterous food, including Matilda and The BFG. Hold on to your stomachs! Read by our energetic Museum storytellers. Choose to join in if you fancy, or just sit back and relax. Perfect for all ages. For more information call 01494 892 192. Tickets: Free with museum entry.
February 21, 12am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Join us for our annual Attic Sale and browse over 50 stalls across 2 halls. Cafe open for refreshments and free parking. Tickets: £1 per person.
February 22, 10am, Gerrards Cross Community Association, The Memorial Centre, 8 East Common, Gerrards Cross.
Monochrome Media Workshop
Combine screen printing with sgraffitto and charcoal with white ink to create compositions inspired by nature. Gertrude Hermes’ distinctive use of scale and composition and her command of monochrome will be the starting point for a series of mixed media works. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced, you will also develop your skills in drawing from observation of still life. With artist Camilla Shelley. For more information call 01491 415 600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: £45.
February 22, 10:30am, River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley.
Make a Disgusterous Dinner
Have fun with paints and decorate a ceramic plate with disgusterous foods from Roald Dahl’s stories. You’ll hear some swashboggling snippets from the books and learn about some of the rotsome food to be found in their pages to give you some inspiration. You’ll end up with a brilliant plate to eat your greens off. Blurgh! For more information call 01494 892 192. Tickets: £4 in addition to museum entry.
February 22, 11:30pm, 12:30pm, 2pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Jumble sale to raise funds for Woodlands Park Dementia Care Home to purchase our very own interactive dementia friendly activity projector. Available on the day, women’s, men’s, children’s clothes, bric a brac, toys and lots more. Hot food and refreshments for purchase while you shop. For more information call 01494 862 535 or email email@example.com. Tickets: 50p.
February 22, 2:30pm, Prestwood Village Hall, 1 Wycombe Road, Prestwood, Great Missenden.
Trivia Charity Quiz Night
Missenden Abbey invites you to join us for our Interactive Trivia Charity Quiz Night! No pens! No paper! No Cheating!Get your teams together and get ready to test your knowledge with Quizzy Sue our games host and help us raise money for The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the winners and we will also have a charity raffle available on the night. Ticket includes fish and chip supper. For more information call 01494 866 811. Tickets: £15.
February 22, 6:30pm, Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden.
Rod Stewart tribute night
Garry Pease brings his amazing sound and resemblance to this legendary artist covering all eras of Sir Rod’s long career from the late 60s to the present, including classic hits Maggie May, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Hot Legs, Sailing and many more. Brilliant! For more information call 01494 440 349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: £3 members, £6 non-members.
February 22, 8:30pm, Cressex Community Centre & Social Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe.
Dorney Lake Half Marathon
Join hundreds of runners at one of the most successful venues for Team GB 2012, be motivated by those champions and go for your half marathon PB. The legendary Eton Dorney, as Dorney Lake was called by London 2012, held 30 events throughout the Olympics and Team GB won a total of 12 medals. Soak up the atmosphere, get inspired and cross the finish line to receive your own Dorney Lake medal. Along with your souvenir medal, a variety of revitalising snacks and drinks to kickstart your recovery awaits you at the finish line. Grab a finisher’s photo on our podium before you leave and watch out for your result within hours of the race. For more information visit https://go.evvnt.com/570850-2?pid=4840 on Facebook or email email@example.com. Tickets: £20.
February 23, 9:45am, Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Windsor.
Wedding Experience Day
The Missenden Abbey Wedding Experience Day is just what you need to begin organising, or putting together the finishing touches, on your special day. Here’s what to expect on the day… As you arrive at Missenden Abbey, you will be welcomed with a goody bag and Bucks Fizz to enjoy as you have a look around the house and grounds. The Abbey will be dressed entirely as it would be for your special day so you can get an idea of what your wedding at Missenden Abbey could look like and if you’re interested in a marquee wedding. We will have a marquee from our preferred supplier also fully dressed and set up on the grounds. Throughout the day, selections of tasters from our canapé menu will be making their way around, so do be sure to try one of our customer favourites, crispy coconut prawns with chilli mayonnaise!For more information call 01494 866 811. Tickets: Free.
February 23, 11am, Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden.
Dahl’s Disgusterous Foods Party
Join us for gloriumptious games and challenges inspired by the revolting foods in Roald Dahl’s stories! You’re sure to have plenty of fun as you get stuck in with everything from flying snozzcumber balloons to building wormy spaghetti! Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat any frightful food! For more information call 01494 892 192. Tickets: £4 in addition to museum.
23 February, 12pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Discover the wonder of Eythrope’s extensive collection of snowdrops as they welcome the arrival of spring. This is the first time Eythrope’s garden will be open to be explored during the winter, where visitors can experience the spectacle of exploring 70 different types of these delicate spring bulbs beneath the canopies of majestic trees. Visits to Eythrope are accompanied by Waddesdon’s guides and will last approximately 90 minutes. Bookings will include an Eythrope inspired two-course afternoon tea, at either the Waddesdon Manor’s Restaurant or the Five Arrows Hotel. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: £50.
February 21 to 26, 10:30am, Waddesdon Estate, Silk Street, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.