Spring is here, and so is the sunshine – hooray! With so many beautiful outdoor spaces around High Wycombe, we thought we’d share some top tips for family days out this Easter. Soak up the fresh air and celebrate The Chilterns in all their natural glory! 

  1. Hughenden Manor – Easter Egg Trail – www.nationaltrust.org.uk

With hundreds of acres to explore, Hughenden Manor is the perfect place to bring the family for some outdoor fun…PLUS they’ll be hosting their own Easter Egg Trail throughout the school holidays. Simply follow the Easter Egg Trail around the grounds of Hughenden, collect the clues and once complete, claim your chocolate reward. 

When: From 1st to 18th April (whilst stocks last) – 10am to 4pm. £3 per trail.

2. Widmer – Monster Zoo  – www.facebook.com/groups/widmermonsters

The Monster Zoo is a community arts project based at Grange Farm, Hazlemere designed to keep everyone smiling & feeling creative. Follow the trail and discover the Monsters, all of which been made by members of the public. Bring your OWN Monster and add it to the zoo. Refreshments available.

When: Visit the Monsters any time between 10am – 5pm. Open 7 days a week.

3. Chilterns ANOB – ‘Spring Festival’ – www.chilternsaonb.org 

From 8th – 15th April, Chilterns ANOB will be hosting their ‘Spring Festival’ with a whole host of activities, events and taster sessions, taking place throughout High Wycombe & beyond, including:

April 9th: Try your hand at traditional Chiltern crafts like chair making and luxurious lace too! Join Maddy Baskerville for a family friendly heritage crafts session online, complete with activity sheets for you to download. 

April 10th – Head to Wycombe’s Rye Park between 10am – 2pm for an Open Day at the Pann Mill & learn all about High Wycombe’s Water Mill history, turn the waterwheel and make your own replica waterwheel.

April 14th – Ready to get your hands dirty and make a difference for your local environment? Join Community Ranger Steph from Chiltern Rangers at Kingsmead Recreation Grounds from 11am – 4 pm to help do a river clean on the Wye.

Head online to pre-book your spaces & find out more: www.chilternsaonb.org 

4. Wycombe Arts Centre – Spring Pottery Workshops – www.wycombeartscentre.com

Wycombe Arts Centre, the town’s the creative hub situated on Desborough Road, hosts a regular calendar of arts and cultural projects – it’s worth checking out what’s on their busy calendar at ANY time of the year!

From 15th April, they will be introducing a new series of regular weekly Pottery Workshops hosted by Connie Fielder Ceramics. Taking place every Thursday morning from 10.30 – 12.30 for six weeks, new students are able to join at any time! 

For more information, head onto the Wycombe Arts Centre website: www.wycombeartscentre.com

5. Wycombe Museum – Family Discover & Make session: Chiltern Crafts 

ONLINE ZOOM EVENT: Join the Wycombe Museum team on Friday 9th April for a ‘Family Discover & Make session: Chiltern Crafts’ and participate in a selection of simple arts and crafts activities to educate and entertain all ages – let us bring the museum to you! 

FREE Event (pre-booking required online) – Suitable for ages 7+ 

Visit the website for more information – www.wycombemuseum.org.uk

6.High Wycombe Rye Park

Just a bunny hop from the town centre, the Rye Park is a beautiful spot for a sunny day! Grab yourself a picnic from one of the town centre restaurants OR visit the brand new recently refurbished ‘The Boathouse Café’. 

Offering a range of hot beverages and snacks, situated just by the Dyke, ‘The Boathouse Café’ is the perfect spot to sit and relax before hiring a boat or taking a walk round the park. Rye Park is open daily.