What's on: things to do in Wycombe this Bank Holiday
We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Wycombe this May Bank Holiday, from wild food foraging experiences to choral concerts to vibrant street markets.
Get out this weekend and make the most of these fantastic local events happening right on your door step.
The French Market, Marlow
The French Market is visiting Higginson Park in Marlow over the May Bank Holiday from 4-6 May. Open from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day pop along and buy your authentic French produce including bread, croissants, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, handbags, soap and much more!
Fun of the Fair, High Wycombe
Parnhams will be back with all the Fun of the Fair at The Rye this weekend. They will be open 4-6 May with all your favourite rides, inflatables and side stalls.
Walking Wycombe Tour
Join a free guided Walking Wycombe Tour, ‘Road, Rail, River and Riots’ on Monday 6 May. Your guide Willie Reid will explore with you the Oxford to London Road, the old Brunel engineered railway line, the various mills on the river, the riots of 1830, Basssetsbury Manor and the Roman villa. The route is 2.5 miles and the tour lasts 2.5 hours. No need to book just turn up at 10am at the Wycombe Rye Lido car park.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
There’s bank holiday fun at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway with Teddy Bear Steam Days. Children under 16 go free with a teddy or plush toy when accompanied by an adult or senior ticket holder.
The bank holiday sees the start of ‘Bee Month’ at Hughenden Manor. This month-long celebration of the blossom, blooms and bees, plus bee keeping events and workshops gets underway with your chance to Meet the Bee Keepers and find out about honey production with the volunteer bee keeping team.
Let Us Sing! choral concert
On 4 May six choirs totalling 150 students (aged 7 to 18 years old) will sing a wide variety of choral styles and genres as part of the Chiltern Music Academy's 5th anniversary celebrations. Expect guest appearances from two world-renowned professional singers, Christine Rice and Jonathan Veira. Find out more.
There is treasure to be found at Cliveden this weekend. Join the search for National Treasure the Sancy Diamond. Somewhere in Cliveden’s woodland there's a lost treasure waiting to be discovered. Band together to solve the clues and see if you can solve the case of the missing Sancy diamond.
Wild food foraging and cookery experience
Join Totally Wild UK on 6 May for a deeply engaging wild food foraging and cookery experience at Chadwell Hill Farm. The easiest way to develop your foraging and wild food cookery skills is to join a true professional out in the wild. Perfect for chefs, individuals, families and groups. See the event page for more details.
Bluebells in bloom
It’s the time of year again where the district’s beautiful Chiltern woodlands are carpeted in lilac with stunning displays of bluebells throughout the area. Half of the world’s bluebells are found in the UK and in Wycombe we’re lucky to have many locations to see them - right on our doorstep! Here are the best spots to see them this month.
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