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Things to do in Buckinghamshire this June

PUBLISHED: 11:20 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:17 04 June 2018

We promise you there's a serious side to Marlow Town Regatta - but plenty of fun as well

We promise you there's a serious side to Marlow Town Regatta - but plenty of fun as well


We round up some of the best events and things to do across Buckinghamshire this month

Discover weekly events and eating out ideas in the links above

Head to Marlow

Marlow Town Rowing Regatta brings a magic mix of sport on the Thames, music, fun and some delicious food and drink to the town over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 June.

The most serious competition on the river takes place throughout the Saturday until early evening.

While the dress code is nowhere near as stiff as Royal Ascot, those in the Enclosure are expected to dress smartly, with jackets, blazers and ties encouraged for the chaps.

Picnics are very much the order for the day for many, although there are some great food stalls and the Round Table Riverside bar and Riverside Fine Dining Experience

The music starts from 1pm, where Marlow FM’s search for new artists will see three acts showcasing their talents acts, supporting afternoon headline act Interkoola.

Top of the bill for Saturday night will be Toploader, supported by Abba’s Angels and 3 Minute Rockstar.

On the Sunday attention turns to a host of family friendly entertainment, including the very popular Dragon Boat Festival. The Drago Boats will be on the regatta course from 9.30am, with contests throughout the day. There’s no entry charge on the Sunday so you can watch the events on the water and visit the trade, food, and craft stalls.

Circus Passion will be performing aerial skills, fire breathing and other displays during the afternoon, and there will be workshops to learn circus skills.

Walk the Chalk at Ashridge Estate

Walk the Chalk is a new, family-friendly National Trust event at Ashridge Estate, taking place Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 June 10.30am – 4pm at Ivinghoe Beacon. It’s a chance to discover the beauty of the chalk hills there. Families will follow a route designed to showcase the wildlife and history of this iconic landmark.

Trail handouts are £2 and provide a route as well as tips on how to spot wildlife that thrives here. There are stunning views across several counties from the top of Ivinghoe Beacon. A butterfly expert, Rangers and volunteers will provide expert information about the plants and wildlife found along the route.

The ranger team is working alongside tenant farmers to reverse the decline of birds such as yellowhammer, corn bunting and linnet. The trail will highlight the impact that agriculture has on this landscape and how new land management methods are helping these farmland birds.

This is also a walk through history as the top of Beacon Hill has the most prominent Iron Age hillfort in the Chilterns and the area has a number of Bronze Age ‘bowl barrows’; burial mounds. The landscape is also noted for its medieval ‘hollow ways’- deep paths eroded over the centuries by people bringing livestock up from the villages in the vale below to the grazing land on the hills.

There’s no need to book – just pop along to enjoy the views and see how many rare and precious plants, insects and birds you can spot. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk about conserving this unique landscape. The trail starts from the Ivinghoe Beacon Car Park (grid reference SP963159).


Camerata concert

The final concert the Chiltern Camerata’s season is on 9 June at All Saints’, Marlow, and forms part of the centenary commemoration of the ending of the First World War.

Paradise Lost – Paradise Regained features Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, with soloist Thomas Aldren and will also include music by Butterworth, Delius, Elgar, Ravel and Gurney. They will explore the concept of ‘The Pastoral in Wartime’, through music in the context of letters, diaries and poetry compiled and read by Andrew Green.


Flower Festival

St Dunstan’s Church in Monks Risborough, provides the perfect setting for a festival which will see some 30 stunning arrangements, each celebrating a ground-breaking British discovery.

The festival runs through 8 June (10am-7pm), 9 (10am-5pm), 10 (12 noon-6pm) and 11 (10am-5pm).

The church is at Burton Lane, Monks Risborough, Princes Risborough, HP27 9JF.

Open Farm Sunday - 10 June

Kensham Farm - Cadmore End, HP14 3PR

2pm to 4pm, £2 per car suggested donation for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Enjoy a tractor and trailer ride around this farm.

Manor Farm - Hoggeston, MK18 3LH

11am to 3pm, free but charges for food and drink. Cereal crops, beef, sheep, pigs, poultry, environmental stewardship, farm shop.

Seven Acres Farm - Asheridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2QQ and HP5 2XD

10am to 4pm, £2.50 adults £1.50 children under 5s free. Two enterprises including native breed livestock, farm shop, sheep shearing, local crafter and lots for children to see and do.


• 1 June, Eden’s Movie Madness: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe

• 2-3 June, Open Gardens Weekend, 21st Anniversary Event, Lillingstone Lovell, Buckingham, MK18 5BD, tel: 07775 757908

• 2 June, Turn End Trust: Plants for Shade, Townside, Haddenham, HP17 8BG

• 9 June, Village Fete, Haddenham, tel: 07951 115697

• 9 June, Fete, Nether Winchendon House, HP18 0DY

• 9 June, The Great British Dog Walk, New Inn Farm, Stowe, tel: 01844 348100

• 9 June, Village Fete, Chesham Bois Common, tel: 01494 432585

• 10 June, Race for Life 5K & 10K, Willen Park, MK15 0DS, tel: 02034 259350

• 13-16, 20-23 June, Richard the Third, Open Air Theatre, Hall Barn, Old Beaconsfield, tel: 01494 573559

• 15 June, Milton Keynes City Orchestra Concert, The Venue, Walton High, Fyfield Barrow, tel: 01908 684116

• 16 June, Feast 2018, Waddesdon Manor, tel: 01296 820414

• 16 June, Village Fete, Dagnall, tel: 07402 060150

• 16-17 June, Bushcraft Weekend, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, tel: 01494 871117

• 23 June, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, West Wycombe Park, tel: 03442 491895

• 23 June, Dragon Boat Festival, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, tel: 01908 230100


Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, tel: 0844 8717607

8 June, The ELO Experience; 9 June, The Dreamboys; 10 June, Challis Spectacular; 12 June, ROH – Swan Lake; 13 June, Material Girl – The Music of Madonna; 23 June, Aylesbury Performing Arts Centre: Seize The Day; 26-30 June, Mamma Mia!

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Theatre, tel: 08448 717652

Until 2 June, Legally Blonde The Musical; 5-30 June, Matilda the Musical; 10/17 June, Titanic Termination

The Stables, Wavendon, tel: 01908 280800

7 June, The Searchers; 13 June, Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones; 20 June, Some People V. Reginald D Hunter; 21 June, Lee Nelson; 25 June, The Rhythm Kings with Beverley Skeete & Otis Redding lll; 27 June, An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst

High Wycombe

Wycombe Swan Theatre & Town Hall, St Mary Street, tel: 01494 512000

2 June, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars; 4-6 June, Gruffalo’s Child; 11 June, Robert Winston – Improve Your Learning; 16 June, James Bond Murder Mystery; 15-16 June, Bill Bailey; 21-23 June, 20th Century Boy; 28 June, The Best of WHAM!; 30 June, Lee Nelson

Stantonbury Theatre, tel: 01908 324466

10 June, Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley; 13 June, Dad’s Army Radio Hour; 15 June, Rubber Ring; 18 June, Woke; 23-24 June, Showblitz!; 30 June – 1 July, The Greatest Show


The Elgiva Theatre, tel: 01494 582900

7-9 June, Bugsy Malone; 10 June, Doctor Dolittle; 12 June, Swan Lake; 14 June, The Story of Martin Luther; 23-24 June, Emotions & Emoji’s’; 29 June, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra; 30 June, Blues Brothers and Ultimate Commitments


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