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What’s On For Kids | May Half Term Buckinghamshire 2024

25 May - 2 June

May / June half term in Buckinghamshire is set to be an exciting one with lots of great events and half term activities for kids..  Here’s the Red Kite Days guide to what’s on for kids in Bucks and some great ideas for days out with kids.  From Milton Keynes to Aylesbury and High Wycombe to Marlow, we’ve got it covered!

If you fancy exploring a little further afield, check the what’s on guide for Oxfordshire or Berkshire.


Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park will have an action-packed week of family fun this May half term. Have a go at circus skills, ride the miniature train, watch the beautiful birds of prey take flight, burn off steam with outdoor adventure play & score points with family games!

May Half Term Activities Buckinghamshire 2024

Outdoor May Half Term Adventures

May Half Term Fun at Tumblestone Hollow (north of Henley) 25th May – 2nd June

Discover the magic of Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park & Gardens this May half term. A wonderful adventure playground nestled in the trees with something for all ages and the most awesome slide! This half term they will also have a woodland nature trail and den building.

  • Escape from the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon) 25th  – 27th May
  • Dino Week at Mead Open Farm (Leighton Buzzard) 25th May – 2nd June
  • Half Term Hoedown at Odds Farm Park (Wooburn Green, nr High Wycombe) 25th May – 2nd June

Steaming Day at Bucks Railway Centre (Quainton) 26th May + 2nd June

This is when Buckinghamshire Railway Centre have a full-size steam train in action, ready to take you for a ride up and down our track! They also have miniature ride-on trains.

Roman Gladiators at Chiltern Open Air Museum (Chalfont St Giles) 27th – 28th May

The Roman Gladiators  return to Chiltern Open Air Museum for an unforgettable educational and thrilling experience. Prepare to be amazed as provincial gladiators take the stage and engage in fierce combat.

Dragon Adventure at  Bucks Railway Centre (Quainton) 27th May

Calling all Knights and Princesses! It’s time to get your best outfits on, because today you will meet a huge, smoke-breathing DRAGON! There will also be some baby dragons, knights and a Singing Princess. Plus awhole host of fun children’s medieval tournament activities, steam train rides, the miniature and model railways, railway museum, café and gift shop!

Terrific Tuesday at Chiltern Open Air Museum (Chalfont St Giles) 28th May

This May half-term’s Terrific Tuesday theme is wellbeing. Make a newspaper pot and plant a seed to grow at home, make a stress ball, enjoy some Hands on Clay with the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild and listen to some storytelling.  All included with admission.

Napolenonic Weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum (Chalfont St Giles) 1st – 2nd June

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Napoleonic era at this special Napoleonic Living History Weekend this June.  This event will be brought to you by around 100 reenactors from the Napoleonic Association.

Indoor May Half Term Events 

Arts, crafts and storytelling at The Roald Dahl Museum (Great Missenden) 25th May – 2nd June

Head to our indoor Wondrous Woods room to listen to some of your favourite extracts from Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World, performed by our storytelling experts.

  • Railex 2024 at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Stoke Mandeville) 25th – 26th May
  • May half term family fun at Discover Bucks (Aylesbury) 25th – 31st May
  • Celestial Sound Cloud  at Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon) 29th May – 2nd June

Musical Theatre Masterclass for 5 to 11 year olds at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury) 1st June

Get creative with choreography and belt your heart out to your favourite show tunes, whilst getting an insight into a working theatre! Suitable for ages 5-11 years.

Family Theatre, Live Music and Puppets

Comedy Club 4 Kids at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury) 25th May

Comedy Club 4 Kids is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it’s just like a normal comedy club, but it’s on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like “why is that your face!?”

  • Disney The Little Mermaid at The Venue (Milton Keynes) 25th May – 2nd June
  • Dantastic’s Magical Adventure at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 26th May
  • Olaf Falafel’s Stupidest Super Stupid Show at  The Elgiva (Chesham) 27th May
  • West End Magic at Kenton Theatre (Henley) 29th May
  • Y0u Choose at Stantonbury Theatre (Milton Keynes) 29th May

Days Out with Kids May Half Term in Bucks

If you’re looking for days out from farm parks to great walks, we’ve got lots of great ideas reviewed on Red Kite Days.  Head to the Places to Go section, pop in your location below the map and find out what’s near you.  Here’s a few highlights

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Buckinghamshire family walks

Tring Museum

Bletchley Park (home of the WW2 Code Breakers)

Chinnor Hill & Nature Reserve

Cliveden National Trust

Rye & Holymead Park

Phoeenix Bike Trail

Waddesdon Greenway



25 May
2 June
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