Easter Events

Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan

Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed. Entry by donation. Call 01296 331441 or email museum@buckscountymuseum.org for information.

Until 13 July, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Spring Fun

Have fun with the kids this spring on one of the trails around the Waddesdon grounds, Wednesday to Sunday. With two routes to choose from, you’ll search for answers together as you explore Nature Tamed and Wild Nature. Discover Nature Tamed as you look for clues amongst the Greek Gods on the Parterre and Aviary Glade or learn more about the Celtic Gods while you explore Miss Alice’s Drive for Wild Nature. Can you solve the puzzle and collect a prize? Call 01296 820414 for information. Tickets: Child £3, normal grounds admission applies.

Until 18 April, 10am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Easter in the Stuart Household

Come and help the Stuart Household celebrate Easter in the early 1600’s when James 1 is about to become King of England – help the household members and their servants prepare the household and get ready for their Feast. Call 01296 331441 or email museum@buckscountymuseum.org. Entry by donation.

21 April until 22 April, 11am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Cliveden - Cadbury’s Easter trail: Springing to Life

Children will leap into spring with Cliveden’s interactive, nature-themed Easter trail. Explore Cliveden’s spring gardeners on our annual Easter trail. At the end children receive a special Cadbury chocolate egg, or a non-confectionery alternative. Booking not needed. Pick up the event sheet from the tent next to the information centre. Check website for latest information.

Until April 23, 10:30am to 3:30pm, Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead.

Easter Bonnet Making, Face Painting and Egg Hunt

Capital Gardens is hosting three events over the Easter weekend, with Easter bonnet making, face painting and egg hunts taking place at their Studley Green centre. Between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday 20 April, pop along to hunt through the bountiful outdoor and indoor plants for hidden Easter eggs. Plus take part in crafty Easter bonnet workshops between 1pm and 2pm where kids can make their own Easter bonnets, bringing back the traditional fancy hats this Easter. Friday 19 April face painting: 11am to 2pm. Egg hunt: 2 hunts starting at 12pm and 2pm - price: free. Saturday 20 April Easter bonnet making: 1pm to 2pm. Egg hunt: 2 hunts starting at 12pm and 2pm - price: free. Monday 22 April face painting: 11am to 2pm. Egg hunt: 2 hunts starting at 12pm and 2pm Price: free. Easter bonnets will not be provided for the Studley Green workshop but can be purchased in centre. Alternatively, children can bring their own to the workshop to decorate.

19, 20 and 22 April, Studley Green Garden Centre, Wycombe Road (A40), Studley Green.

Easter Trail at Stonor Park

Fun for all the family, children collect a map and follow the clues around the park, gardens and wonderwoods adventure play park. Every child will receive a treat on completion. The house will be open on certain days - please do check the website for further information. There is also a 4 metre climbing wall - additional fees apply. Children from 2 years of age up £6.50, adults £8.50. Family tickets available.

22 April, 10am to 5pm, Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames.

Quest for Carrots!

This year, the Easter Holidays are all about carrots at Odds Farm Park. Join the “Quest for Carrots!” – a most unusual Easter Egg and Carrot Hunt – to earn a sweet treat. Plus, enjoy fun shows with the Oddsocks Family, in addition to Spring-themed arts, crafts and games. Also this April, don’t miss the re-opening of H2Odds Water Play and the return of tractor and trailer rides. Combined with acres of indoor and outdoor play, aware-winning Marmalade’s Tearoom and plenty of furry friends to meet, there’s so much to see and do this Easter Holiday. For more information, including opening times and prices visitors should call 01628 520188 or visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk.

Until 23 April, Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common.

Mini Pig Keeping for the Easter Holidays

This is a unique family fun experience where you will get know our pigs and learn a little about pig keeping. This 1 hour and 15 minute activity is aimed at younger pig enthusiasts ( 3-16 years). The children will take part in some husbandry, such as giving new hay and straw and helping groom or feed them from outside the pens (activities are age dependent). The children will then have some free time to play with and get pictures of, the pigs. We have a petting area for them to get up close and personal. A certificate will be awarded for participation in activity. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum two children, one adult goes free per booking - notify them of this on email via info@kewlittlepigs.com. Tickets: £18.

Until 30 April, 10am, Kew Little Pigs Farm, Old Amersham Farm, Amersham.

Matilda at Thirty Exhibition

Pop into the Lower Babbling Room to see eight new drawings by Quentin Blake, each one showing a different version of a grown-up Matilda. Three of the drawings were selected as covers for new Matilda special edition books last year, as part of the 30th anniversary of the book. Quentin actually came up with eight ideas for what Matilda’s future might be like, and you can see them all together at the Museum for the first time. Then write your own hopes for the future on the wall. The room is open weekdays after 2.30pm, and at weekends. Occasionally the room may be in use for storytelling (why not join in?) or for workshop sessions. Free with Museum entry. You can book your museum entry online, or by calling 01494 892192.

Until 2 June, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Easter Egg Hunt

A fun-filled egg hunt around the grounds. We’re tracing nature through the ages at Waddesdon. What creatures used to live at Waddesdon? Can you help find their eggs? Starts and finishes at the North Front. Last trail is at 3.30pm. Pay on the day. There will be dairy-free prizes for those who have allergies. Call 01296820414 or email bookings@waddesdon.org.uk. Tickets: £3. Normal grounds admission applies.

19 April until 22 April, 10am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Easter Lambing

A special Easter event this Bank Holiday weekend. Take part in fun family crafts, Easter trails and activities. All Easter craft activities are included as part of your entry fee. Meet the gorgeous spring Oxford Down lambs born at the Museum and explore traditional Chilterns farm and lambing fold, where you can learn about the lambing traditions of the Victorian Chilterns. There will also be the option to have a go at some traditional cooking on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd. On Saturday 20th April, staff will be joined by local chocolate makers Auberge Du Chocolat who will be running a special chocolate activity (additional charges apply). Standard admission prices apply.

19 April until 22 April, 10am, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.

Good Friday Service

Wycombe Churches Together invites you to Good Friday Service 19 April, 10am (Doors open at 9.30am). All are welcome to attend. Free admission. For more details please contact 07497301419 and wchurchestogether@gmail.com.

19 April, 10am, Union Baptist Church, Easton Street, High Wycombe.

Workshops and Talks

Adult Art Short-course: Painting for Beginners – Acrylics

Painting for Beginners - Acrylics with Leila Ward. Running over three consecutive Saturdays, on this course you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics. For more information contact: leila_ward@msn.com. Places must be booked in advance. Tickets: £45 for full course.

20 April until 4 May, 1:30pm, Queens Park Arts Centre, Queens Park, Aylesbury.

Dream Big and Make It Happen

Business start-up workshops are suitable for anyone with an idea or who has just started. Do you need help with planning, business, personal finance and managing/looking after yourself as a business owner? Are you long term unemployed, or on benefits? Call/email to book, or pop along every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks. Call 07749287087. Free.

Every Tuesday from 23 April until 11 June, 10am, Bucks Business First, Bucks New University, High Wycombe.

Talk about Population Growth and Climate Change

A talk/presentation by population specialist Len Mann, followed by discussion. Short, award-winning video, stand/display with information about population issues, refreshments. Free entry, but donations welcome to cover costs. Free onsite parking. More free parking along Jordans Lane.

24 April, 7pm, Jordans Quaker Centre, Welders Lane, Beaconsfield.


Housemouse: Love Resurrection

Are you ready mousers? The next pop up night will be at The Court Theatre, Tring. To purchase tickets simply visit the website - www.housemousemusic.club and join the club. Tickets: £16.

20 April, 6:30pm, The Court Theatre at Pendley, Station Road, Tring.

The New Foundations

Making a welcome return to the Cressex Club the New Foundations are a great 6-piece band, and one of the few that recaptures that authentic Motown sound. The Foundations enjoyed worldwide recognition with such great classic hits as Baby Now I’ve Found You, Build Me Up Buttercup, Back On My Feet Again and In the Bad Bad Old Days. Call 01494 440349 or email cressex.club@yahoo.co.uk. Tickets: £3 members, £6 non-members.

20 April, 8:30pm, Cressex Community Centre & Social Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe.

Special Events

National Garden Scheme

C17 old Fever House for Missenden Abbey with collection of C17/c18 plants. With daffodils, tulips, primroses, camellias. Painting exhibition in garden studio. Cream teas at nearby parish church. Also personalised visits by arrangement. Call 01494 862701.Tickets: £4.

21 April, 2pm, Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden.

Clayton’s Marlow Presents... Back to the Nineties

Hop like an Easter bunny into the Clayton’s Marlow time-machine as they take you on a musical adventure... back to the 90s. You’ll be joined by the likes of Ace of Base, MC Hammer, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Salt N Pepa, Will Smith, Madonna and a whole lot more for a party that’ll get you dancing and reminiscing in equal measure so... ‘Ready or Not’, they’ll be ‘Pumpin up the Jam’ by playing ‘Killer’ tunes to get you burning off all those Easter eggs by dancing all night. DJs on the night will be Toney White and Antosh. Free before 10pm - £5 after.

21 April until 22 April, 9pm, Clayton’s Marlow, 16 Oxford Road, Marlow.

National Garden Scheme

Two very abundant cottage gardens. 101 Green End Street newly developed and planted to encourage wildlife, and The Lantern Cottage well established, spring flowers, many varieties of tulips and home-made teas. Tickets: £4.

22 April, 2pm, Aston Clinton Gardens, Green End Street, Aston Clinton.

Charity Quiz Night at Clayton’s Marlow

Quizmaster Tosh hosts yet another quiz in April to make it the fourth quiz of the year. He’ll be asking you questions and you’ll be writing answers on a designated piece of paper. Max 6 people per team - £3 per person - all proceeds go to charity. They will also be having a raffle on the night with prizes so bring extra cash money to raise even more money. Booking is essential to guarantee a table so get in touch on 01628 488 404 to book a table.

24 April, 7:30pm, Clayton’s Marlow, 16 Oxford Road, Marlow.


Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad. Tickets £27 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

23 April, 8pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

The Carpenters Story

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist/artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from live musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection. Tickets £28.50 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

24 April, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Remembering The Movies

Strictly’s very own Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering the Movies. If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time. Tickets from £29 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

25 April, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle

Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2019, The Mind Over Muscle Tour. The No. 1 Sunday Times Best Selling Author’s tour will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. Tickets from £28.75 - £86.25 at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury.

24 April, 7pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Relaxed Performance of Wendy and Peter Pan

We recognise that sometimes theatre can be a bit daunting and that being in an unfamiliar or crowded space can be a challenge. The relaxed performances are designed for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those on the autistic spectrum or with a learning disability. They keep the lights on the audience up so that it’s not too dark. You can make noise during the show - no-one will care. If you need to take some time out they have a chill-out area in the foyer. They make small changes to the lights and sound so that the performance is more accessible if you find normal theatre performances overwhelming or too loud and they send out members of the cast to welcome you and have a chat - especially if they play ‘nasty’ characters. Everyone is very welcome to attend. Book at www.tyt.events. Tickets: £15 full, £12 concession, £8 under 18.

20 April, 3pm, The Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield, Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield.