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Top five things to do this weekend
1. HUGHENDEN Manor reopens its doors to the public this Saturday, following a brief respite for the manor after a busy Christmas period, just as half term begins. There are plenty of activities on offer started with Create a Crest on Saturday from 11am where children can design and make a coat-of-arms for your family. Be inspired by Benjamin Disraeli's Coat of Arms and have a go at making one for you and your family. On Sunday there is a bushcraft day from 9am which includes shelter Building and fire lighting (with a pot hanger demonstration thrown in). Two sessions available- 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Booking is essential - to book call the Box Office on 0844 2491895. £25 to take part in this. Normal admission charges apply for entrance to the manor. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden or phone 01494 755573 for further info.
2. ODDS Farm Park has special events for the start of half term. Sam Tastic returns to the farm on Saturday with a mix of magic, fun and entertainment with shows at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. The on Sunday get ready for some fabulous shows involving balloon modelling and magic with Little Legs. Show times the same as before. And of course there are plenty of animals to see on your visit to Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Common Road, Wooburn Common. Admission prices are £8.50 to £11.50. www.oddsfarm.co.uk .
3. CHESHAM Arts Festival starts this weekend on Sunday at The Elgiva. It is an annual competitive festival with classes for music, speech and stage dancing. On Sunday it kicks off with vocal classes. Spectators are welcome during the festival week for a small entrance fee and is a good chance to see talent from the area. For further details see www.cheshamartsfestival.org.uk or call 01494 774394.
4. CARMEN, directed by Ellen Kent, comes to the Wycombe Swan this Sunday at 7.30pm. The opera tells the story of the gypsy girl whose beauty lures a soldier to desertion and seals her own fate. Features the melodies of The Habanera, The Seguidilla and The Toreador's Song. Sung in French with English subtitles. Tickets range from £21.50 to £32.50 from 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
5. ENJOY some live music at Chesham's Original Live Music Night, Music To Your Ears. It kicks off at 8.15pm at the Loft Bar in the High Street, Chesham. Headlining will be the highly rated Indigo Earth, with support from Charlie Goodall and Wesley On Cello. £4 tickets can be booked in advance by going to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/195118 or pay at the door on the night for £6.
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