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Top five things to do this weekend
1. The Wycombe Community Festival from 12-10pm. Down at The Rye on Sunday there will be entertainment, music, refreshment, sports activities and much more for all the family to keep them entertained. The event will also be a London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Community Live site, with a giant TV screen broadcasting live coverage of the Olympic games. Go to www.wycombecommunityfestival.org.uk for more information.
2. Go Wild in the Chilterns! tomorrow (Saturday) at the Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve which is signed from the A40, near Stokenchurch. Natural England and the Chilterns Conservation Board invite you to discover the wildlife, crafts and countryside of the Chilterns at this family event on a beautiful nature reserve. Fun activities include mini-beast hunts, bushcraft, story telling and lots of craft activities. Bring a picnic and stay for the day. Ice cream and soft drinks available to buy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome. Pre-booking not necessary. Contact Cathy Rose on 01844 355506 or email@example.com for more information. It is £3 for adults and £2 payable on the gate.
3. A five piece band called Mawkin is playing at The Norden farm in Maidenhead tomorrow. They fuse folk, world, jazz, prog and rock and have supported the likes of Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg and Show of Hands. Their line up includes guitars, banjo, fiddle, melodeon, bass guitar and drums. A must for folk fans. Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions). To book call 01628 788997.
4. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway is open at the weekend throughout the summer. Enjoy a ride on this historic railway on this friendly branch line in the style of the former Great Western Railway. It travels from Chinnor Station and runs along the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Red kites can be seen circling overhead. This weekend on Sunday there is an annual gala day with all available steam and diesel locomotives will be in operation throughout the day. Free bus service between Princes Risborough and Chinnor Stations. Adult tickets are £9.50 and children £5. The talking timetable is on 01844 353535 or go to www.chinnorrailway.co.uk.
5. SEE the Royal Banner on the Manor this weekend. To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Hughenden Manor has commissioned a massive, photo-mosaic image of Her Majesty which is now hanging on the east wing for the next two months. The portrait is made up of 1,500 small photos of Hughenden Manor taken by visitors and school children. The scaffolding supporting the 15m x 15m "banner on the manor" was provided free of charge by local company Kier Scaffolding. Kids Go Free to Hughenden Manor and other National Trust places throughout August (bank holiday dates excepted). Download a voucher from the National Trust website.
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