These are the best things to do in Bucks this week.

Chiddlers’ Hour: James and the Giant Peach

Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from James and the Giant Peach. For more information email or call 01494 862 192. Tickets: £4 per child. Doesn’t include Museum admission, but you don’t need this to enjoy the event.

November 29, 10:30am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81 High Street, Great Missenden.

November Scoff ‘n’ Stroll

Enjoy a guided Roald Dahl countryside walk followed by a delicious afternoon tea packed with homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes. Approx 3km walk. Footpaths might be muddy and are steep in places. For more information email or call 01494 862 192. Tickets: £12.

November 29, 2pm walk and 3pm afternoon tea, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81 High Street, Great Missenden.

Wycombe Life Drawing - Winter Exhibition

Life Drawing are happy to announce that we are holding our first Winter Exhibition in the Wycombe Arts Centre on Desborough Road. The event is free and you will get to see our amazing drawings and paintings. We also have a fully stocked bar so you can have a tipple whilst you wander. For more information email or call 07393 287 264. Tickets: Free.

November 29 and 30, 7pm, Wycombe Arts Centre, 19 Desborough Road, High Wycombe.

‘For tonight we’ll merry, merry be’

A medley of seasonal music, with voices, recorders and harp. The Galliard Band and Village Voices, Towersey will play and sing. There will also be refreshments. For more information call 07899 674 782 or email Tickets: Donations on the door.

November 29, 7:30pm, Christchurch, Upper High Street, Thame.

Ian McMillan+ Luke Carver Goss Between You and Me

Last year Ian McMillan, “the Bard of Barnsley”, poet, playwright and broadcaster announced his intention to perform in every village hall in the land, in recognition of the role they play within our communities, up and down the country. We are pleased to announce we have booked him to appear at the Speen Village Hall. His show, called “Between You and Me” and performed with musician and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss, is described as a hilarious night of words, music and breath-taking comedy for which he has received rave reviews wherever he has taken it. All profits on the evening go to the upkeep of the village hall. For more information email or call 01494 488 749. Tickets: £15.

November 29, 7:30pm, Speen Village Hall, Studridge Lane, Speen, Princes Risborough.

Bucks Pottery & Sculpture Society talk

The November meeting will include a talk by Oxfordshire potter Ian Fraser. Ian’s current work is mainly focused on the naked raku process, which creates beautiful crackle patterns on the burnished surfaces of his pots. The meeting will also include the society’s traditional ‘Christmas’ competition which will be judged by Ian. The theme for this year is ‘Coast’ and entries must include a ceramic element. For more information email or call 01494 528 990. Tickets: £2 members, £5 visitors.

November 29, 8pm, Little Kingshill Village Hall, Windsor Lane, Little Kingshill, Great Missenden.

Christmas Fair

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas at Waddesdon’s Christmas Fair set against the enchanting, floodlit backdrop of the Manor. Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and shop for unusual gifts. Set amongst the festooned trees and housed in charming wooden chalets, browse over 80 hand-selected stalls that change each week selling handmade gifts, decorations and scrumptious food. In the grounds, you can also enjoy the winter light programme from dusk. Walk the Pleasure Grounds light trail, watch as the Manor façade is bathed in colour and find giant illuminated baubles at the Stables. For more information email or call 01296 820 414. Tickets: £11 adult and free for national trust members.

November 29 till December 22, 11am to 6pm, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Waddesdon Manor

Treat yourself to a sumptuous Christmas afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies and a glass of Prosecco. Served in the historic Manor Restaurant. Created in-house by Craig, our talented head pâtissier, afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate your visit to Waddesdon. A selection of savouries: Buckinghamshire brie & cranberry tart, Pork chipolata wrapped in bacon with mustard honey, Beetroot cured salmon with dill crème fraiche, Pumpkin & sage tartlet, Homemade pork and chicken terrine with the Mano’s chutney on toast and Free-range egg mayonnaise sandwich. A selection of pastries: Cinnamon spiced apple crumble pannacotta, Clementine éclair, Coffee & hazelnut opera gateau, Mini mince pie, Raspberry macaron, Cranberry scone with lemon curd & clotted cream and served with a glass of Prosecco and a selection of Jeeves & Jericho of Oxford teas. For more information visit or call 01296 820 414. Tickets: Adult £27, child £15.50, pre-booking is advised.

November 29 to January 5, 2:30pm, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Build a Flipped Fairy-tale Land

Have fun with cardboard boxes and lots of craft materials to help construct a fairy-tale land. Your whole family can drop-in to construct buildings and landscapes and decorate them to look like fairy castles or towers - or whatever you decide! Maybe you’ll be inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories and poems that feature fairy-tale characters. For more information email or call 01494 892 192. Tickets: Free with museum entry.

November 29 till December 22, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81 High Street, Great Missenden.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland

Experience the magic of Christmas at Amersham Field Centre Elf School. Santa and his elves are visiting Amersham Field Centre to train a new generation of Elf Helpers. Meet some of Santa’s top elves as you train as an Elf, explore our winter woodland and make a Christmas decoration in the Elves’ Workshop. Meet Santa in his grotto and receive your Elf School graduation certificate, elf hat and small gift. A fun and active way for the whole family to start the Christmas season. For more information call 01494 721 054 or email

November 30 to December 8, 10am, Amersham Field Centre, Mop End, Amersham.

Late night Shop and Cafe opening

Pop into the Shop for some special offers on Roald Dahl goodies, perfect for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. Head to the Cafe for delicious seasonal treats. Check out the Christmas goodies you can order for the big day, including gingerbread houses and mince pie cakes, and put your order in too.You can even pick up Museum Golden Tickets and Afternoon Tea vouchers for some truly memorable gifts. This event is part of Great Missenden’s Late Night Shopping Evening. Lots of shops and cafes in the village will be open until 8pm. Look out for special activities and offers taking place, and support your local High Street! For more information call 01494 862 192 or email

November 30, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81 High Street, Great Missenden.

Horatio’s Garden Christmas Market

Horatio’s Garden is a charity that creates and cares for beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. Please come along and join us for our Christmas Market in Horatio’s Garden at the National Spinal Injury Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital which is a key fundraising event. All profits will help maintain Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville and provide a wide range of creative and therapeutic activities for patients to enjoy in the garden, from tea and cakes to garden therapy, music and art. For more information email Tickets: Free.

November 30, 12pm, Horatio’s Garden, National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Stoke Mandeville.

Scannappeal’s Christmas Concert

Join us at our annual Christmas concert held at the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Old Amersham. Kick start the festive season with our traditional family Christmas concert lead by Andy Rogers and the fantastic Chiltern Music Academy. Enjoy the warm flavours of the season with music, readings and presentations, raising the roof as we sing some all-time favourite classic carols. Thank you to our kind sponsors Binks Estate Agents for supporting our concert. For more information contact 01494 734 161 or email Tickets: £15 which includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

December 3, 7:30pm, St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Amersham

Pop-up Christmas Shop

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December.

December 3, 10am, Queens Park Centre.