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.


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).


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.