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May
25
Fri
Chilterns Walking Festival @ Various
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chilterns Walking Festival @ Various

Grab some comfy walking shoes and explore the landscapes, locations and larger-than-life personalities of The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The spring festival has an exciting programme of over 80 guided walks and activities. Take the train for a walk, take a boat for a walk – revisit old favourites and discover new ones, with daily events the choice is yours.

Curator’s Choice @ Bucks County Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Curator's Choice @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

We asked our Collections Team to choose their favourite things from the museum collections and to tell us why they chose them.

The museum collections are divided into four main groups: Art, Archaeology, Social History and Natural History and each group is looked after by one of the Team.

Come and discover what they have chosen and their reasons for choosing them.

Do you have a favourite object in the museum?

Entry by Donation.

Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond @ Bucks County Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

This exhibition showcases his wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels, including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death!

A must-see for Terry Pratchett fans.

Admission charges to be confirmed. Please see website.

Image: The Shepherd’s Crown by Paul Kidby. Copywright Paul Kidby.

Boogie Beats Friday Sessions for Under 4s @ Bucks County Museum
May 25 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Boogie Beats Friday Sessions for Under 4s @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Join our music & movement sessions and watch your child’s imagination come alive with special access to some of our fascinating Museum objects too! Age appropriate sessions, suitable for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Makes use of dance themes, engaging visual props and illustrations, plus familiar and bespoke rhymes, songs, music and dances. These sessions promote social, personal and emotional development through song and imaginative dance themes.

Sessions run for 45 minutes at a special introductory cost of £3 per session. You may book between 1-6 Friday sessions in one go. Drop-in tickets may be possible on the day but are not guaranteed.

Spaces are strictly limited, booking is advised.
To book a space please call 01296 331441

Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Glorious Years is a celebration of the power of the printed image before photography. An exhibition of rare calendars, published in Paris in the 17th and 18th centuries, from their golden period under Louis XIV, through to the Revolution, when time itself was re-invented, with new ways of illustrating and naming the days and years.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Free exhibition included with house and grounds admission.

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups – known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.

Royal Afternoon Tea @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Royal Afternoon Tea @ Hartwell House Hotel & Spa | Stone | England | United Kingdom

With a royal baby and royal marriages on the horizon, what better reason to re-introduce the popular Hartwell Royal Afternoon Tea. This special tea will be available for the whole of May 2018, so why not pay us a visit and let us treat you like royalty whilst you enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and scones.
Royal Afternoon Tea at £35 per person including a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

JINSKI at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
JINSKI at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

A partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. JINSKI touch the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song-writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.

May
26
Sat
Chilterns Walking Festival @ Various
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chilterns Walking Festival @ Various

Grab some comfy walking shoes and explore the landscapes, locations and larger-than-life personalities of The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The spring festival has an exciting programme of over 80 guided walks and activities. Take the train for a walk, take a boat for a walk – revisit old favourites and discover new ones, with daily events the choice is yours.

The Flying Fox Open Weekend (Country Interiors & Lifestyle) @ Claydon House, Claydon Estate
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Flying Fox Open Weekend (Country Interiors & Lifestyle) @ Claydon House, Claydon Estate | Middle Claydon | England | United Kingdom

Join us this bank holiday weekend for the opening of our new Showroom in the stunning Courtyard of Claydon Estate. Browse our eclectic range of country lifestyle interiors & gifts.

Curator’s Choice @ Bucks County Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Curator's Choice @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

We asked our Collections Team to choose their favourite things from the museum collections and to tell us why they chose them.

The museum collections are divided into four main groups: Art, Archaeology, Social History and Natural History and each group is looked after by one of the Team.

Come and discover what they have chosen and their reasons for choosing them.

Do you have a favourite object in the museum?

Entry by Donation.

Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond @ Bucks County Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

This exhibition showcases his wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels, including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death!

A must-see for Terry Pratchett fans.

Admission charges to be confirmed. Please see website.

Image: The Shepherd’s Crown by Paul Kidby. Copywright Paul Kidby.

Summer Halfterm Fun on the Farm! @ http://www.vale-life.co.uk/add-listing/
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Summer Halfterm Fun on the Farm! @ http://www.vale-life.co.uk/add-listing/ | United Kingdom

By the halfterm holiday, the weather will be warm enough for the Green Dragon babies to leave the Animal Barn, where they were born, and venture outside. Visitors will love seeing the lambs and goat kids playing in the paddocks while their mothers graze on the lush Spring grass.

As usual there’ll be a full programme of animal encounters, from the cute and cuddly to the cold-blooded. And for those visitors who want something special, there are exclusive, hands-on experiences led by one of our trained livestock team where visitors can get close to animals. These popular 30 minute sessions can be tailor-made to suit visitors of all ages and need to be booked in advance.