Top five attractions in South Bucks

Top five attractions in South Bucks

Bekonscot

Odds Farm Park

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Hellfire Caves

Cliveden

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

IN HONOUR of Bekonscot Model Village celebrating 85 years of being open this weekend, the Bucks Free Press takes a look at the top five South Bucks attractions.

Bekonscot

After being officially opened in 1929, Bekonscot was originally home to a man and his model train set but this soon evolved into a charitable organisation which has seen more than 14 million people visit it.

The small world, in Beaconsfield, is definitely one of the UKs top attractions, with the Royal family having made a number of visits over the years.

Odds Farm Park

Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Common has always been a firm family favourite.

There are numerous activities for children at this Bucks attraction as well as indoor demo areas.

Children are allowed to interact and feed some of the many animals here.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This special museum in Great Missenden was opened in memory of the children’s author who lived in the village for 36 years.

The museum welcomes over 60,000 visitors a year and they say they aim to inspire visitors to fall in love with reading and writing and reap the benefits literacy has to offer.

Hellfire Caves

The caves in West Wycombe are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile underground.

They were excavated between 1748 and 1752 and have been a tourist attraction since 1951.

As well as giving people the chance to walk around the caves, organisers have also held concerts and other events inside (pictured).

Cliveden

The impressive gardens and building of Cliveden have been visited by millions.

Overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden has always had a rich heritage.

As well as walks around the grounds, organisers also offer many events including story-telling.

Can you think of any others? Include your suggestions in the comment section below.

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8:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Knowitallnewby says...

National horse trust charity in speen is a lovely place to visit. Most of the horses are ex police service, or part of the queens troops that have retired. Also some have been rescued from places you would not believe . Each stable has the name of the horse and a little story about there self. Recently refurbished. This place is brilliant to interact with very special and some lucky to be here at all. You can touch them and also have the opportunity to groom them. My kids love this place. for a small donation at the entrance which is well worth it . Happy visiting
National horse trust charity in speen is a lovely place to visit. Most of the horses are ex police service, or part of the queens troops that have retired. Also some have been rescued from places you would not believe . Each stable has the name of the horse and a little story about there self. Recently refurbished. This place is brilliant to interact with very special and some lucky to be here at all. You can touch them and also have the opportunity to groom them. My kids love this place. for a small donation at the entrance which is well worth it . Happy visiting Knowitallnewby
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6:02pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Malc London says...

Chiltern Open Air Museum is worth a visit. Go to web site to see if something is on. It's usually quite educational for kids.
Chiltern Open Air Museum is worth a visit. Go to web site to see if something is on. It's usually quite educational for kids. Malc London
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