… gym­nas­tics, soc­cer skills, cook­ery and drama

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SUMMER SPECIAL -


Thurs­days in July and Au­gust, 11am-4pm School’s Out for Summer Colne Val­ley Park Fun and games on the ter­race. Sumo wrestling suits, gi­ant Jenga, skit­tles, bad­minton and many more games will all be avail­able at the vis­i­tor cen­tre. Each week will also of­fer an ex­tra ex­cit­ing dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­ity. Cost: Free – just turn up Info: Call 01895 833 375


Mon­day, Au­gust 11 to Fri­day, Au­gust 15, 10am-4.30pm Summer Wind Band and Drama cour­ses Ful­mer Vil­lage Hall Wind Band: 10am-1pm Drama: 1.30-4.30pm Book­ings: Call 01753 664 333


Thurs­day, Au­gust 7, from 10am Sports in the park West Com­mon A va­ri­ety of main­stream sports for ages six to 16. Cost: Free – no need to book Info: Call 01494 586 534

Mondays from July 28, 1-3pm Kids Choco­late Work­shops Auberge du Cho­co­lat, Pack­horse Road Cost: £10 per child Book­ings: Call 01753 892 022

Mon­day, July 28 to Fri­day, Au­gust 29 Su­per Camps Multi-Ac­tiv­ity Course Thorpe House School, Oval Way A range of out­door and in­door ac­tiv­i­ties, Cost: £42 per day, £170 per week Book­ings: Call 01235 467 300

Mon­day, Au­gust 18 to Fri­day, Au­gust 22 Fu­ture of Fashion Academy Ger­rards Cross Memo­rial Cen­tre, East Com­mon Chil­dren will learn creative skills to make dif­fer­ent clothes, and put on a fashion show. Cost: £20 per day Book­ings: Call 01494 265 616

Tues­days un­til Septem­ber 2, 11am Summer Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties Ger­rards Cross Li­brary, Sta­tion Road Craft ac­tiv­i­ties. Just turn up. Cost: Free


Un­til Fri­day, Au­gust 1 (ex­cept Mondays), 10am-5pm (11am Sun­day) Veruca Salt trail at Roald Dahl Mu­seum, 81-83 High Street, HP16 0AL Hunt for squir­rels to dis­cover fantab­u­lous facts about the mu­seum and find out whether you are a good or bad nut. For all ages. Cost: Free to mu­seum vis­i­tors (adult £6.60, chil­dren £4.40, un­der-fives free) Info: Call 01494 892 192 or go to www.roalddahl.com /mu­seum/whats-on/ july-2014/veruca-salt-trail


Mon­day, July 28 to Wed­nes­day, July 30, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm Spring­bucks Gym­nas­tics Club Summer Hol­i­day Camp: Week 1 Ha­zle­mere Youth Cen­tre, Sir Wil­liam Ram­say School, Rose Av­enue, HP15 7UB Fun and friendly gym­nas­tics and trampolining camp for ages four and over. Chil­dren can ei­ther at­tend a half day and do one sport, or a full day and do both. Cost: Half day £12.50; full day £25 Book­ings: Go to www.spring­bucks. co.uk


Un­til Satur­day, July 26 The Town Mouse and The Coun­try Mouse Hen­ley Rugby Club, Dry Leas, Mar­low Road, RG9 2JA Fal­conGrange Pro­duc­tions re­turn with an Ae­sop’s Fa­ble clev­erly adapted for the stage for ages two to eight. Info: Call 07789 991 301 or go to www. fal­congrange.com


Tues­day, July 29 and Thurs­day, July 31 Summer Hol­i­day Fun with Flicker and Flash Ro­bots Wy­combe Mu­seum, Pri­ory Av­enue, HP13 6PX In­ves­ti­gate elec­tri­cal cir­cuits and make your own flash­ing robot to take home. Ses­sions through­out the day. Buy a timed ticket on ar­rival. Cost: £2.50 Info: Call 01494 421 895

Mon­day, July 28 Su­per Camps: A Pas­sion for... Arts and Crafts Royal Gram­mar School, Amer­sham Road, HP13 6QT Chil­dren are taken on a creative jour­ney, look­ing at tra­di­tional meth­ods while keep­ing up with the lat­est trends in the art world. ‘Crossover craft­ing’ be­tween dif­fer­ent me­dia will en­sure even the most ex­pe­ri­enced child will get to try some­thing new. For ages six to 12. Book­ings: Call 01235 467 300 or go to www.su­per­camps.co.uk

Mon­day, Au­gust 4 to Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 6, 10am-3pm Ar­se­nal Soc­cer Schools High Wy­combe Summer Camp Castle­field School, The Mid­dle Way, HP12 3LE Each day there will be a skill theme fo­cus­ing the mind on set skills and tech­niques based around an Ar­se­nal theme. Play­ers will take part in coach­ing de­liv­ered by FA and UEFA trained coaches. Also the chance to be rec­om­mended to the Ar­se­nal Soc­cer Schools Devel­op­ment Cen­tre, run lo­cally. Cost: £20, two days £38, three days £52 Info: Email buck­ing­hamshire@ playt­hearse­nal­way.com or go to www.playt­hearse­nal­way.com/ buck­ing­hamshire

Mon­day, Au­gust 4 to Fri­day, Au­gust 8 Chiltern For­est School Great King­shill Com­bined School, Cry­ers Hill Road, HP15 6JP Build dens, cook marsh­mal­lows on the fire, play games, make crafts and much more. Info: Call 07801 010 049 or go to www. chiltern­forestschool.co.uk

Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 27, 4pm, Thurs­day, Au­gust 28, 11am and 4pm An­gelina Bal­le­rina The Mou­si­cal Wy­combe Swan, St Mary Street, HP11 2XE Cost: £12.50, fam­ily £45 Book­ings: Call 01494 512 000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Un­til Sun­day, Au­gust 31 New Sand and Wa­ter Play Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Com­mon Road, Wooburn Com­mon, HP10 0LX Info: Go to www.odd­s­farm.co.uk

Thurs­day, July 24 to Tues­day, Septem­ber 2 Summer Cir­cus Spec­tac­u­lar Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Com­mon Road, Wooburn Com­mon, HP10 0LX En­joy the fun and ex­cite­ment of the Charles Chip­per­field Cir­cus. Marvel at spec­tac­u­lar acts from around the world, in­clud­ing a Mex­i­can clown, Ital­ian speed jug­gler and even the amaz­ing Spi­der­man. Four shows daily, fol­lowed by cir­cus skills work­shops. Cost: In­cluded in en­try fee to park Info: www.odd­s­farm.co.uk


Un­til Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 3, 8am-6pm Iver Com­mu­nity Child­care Summer Play Scheme Evre­ham Youth Cen­tre, Swal­low Street Sports, arts and crafts, cook­ery, dance, drama and ex­cit­ing weekly Wed­nes­day trips. Cost: £25 per day Book­ings: Call 01753 654 546

Un­til Thurs­day, July 31 Triple Threat Per­form­ing Arts St An­drew’s Church, Rich­ings Way Drama, dance and sing­ing are taught by in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als. Par­tic­i­pants will put on a show in just one week us­ing all three dis­ci­plines. A great way to meet new peo­ple, make some friends and have lots of fun. For ages 11-18. Cost: £160 for the week Book­ings: Call 07801 067 521

Mon­day, Au­gust 4 to Fri­day, Au­gust 29, 8.30am-4pm Iver En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre Hol­i­day Club Fun and in­spir­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing sur­vival skills and en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­plo­ration. For ages four to 11. Cost: £32 per day; £155 per week or £300 per fort­night. Book­ings: Call 01895 832 662 or go to www.iver­na­ture.com


Satur­day, Au­gust 23 to Mon­day, Au­gust 25 Ley Hill Beer and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val In­side and out­side The Swan and The Crown pubs, Ley Hill Com­mon, HP5 1UY Mu­sic from great lo­cal acts, beer, ales and cider, hog roast, bar­be­cue and face paint­ing. Cost: Free Info: Call 01494 783 910, 01494 783 075 or go to www.the­crown­ley­hill.co.uk, www.swan­ley­hill.com


Mon­day, July 28 to Fri­day, Au­gust 1 Mul­tiSports Summer Work­shop Dr Chal­loner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Lit­tle Chal­font Chil­dren from four to 16 can en­joy a mul­ti­tude of sports, such as bas­ket­ball, archery, ten­nis and lacrosse. Info: Call 0844 335 0450, email amer­sham@the­mul­ti­sports­group.co.uk, or go to www.the­multi sports­group.co.uk

Mon­day Au­gust 4 to Fri­day Au­gust 8 The Deb­bie Wing­ham Fashion Academy Dr Chal­loner’s High School, Cokes Lane A work­shop on fashion for ages seven to 16. Plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties, and guid­ance, to cre­ate ac­ces­sories, shoes and jew­ellery, and show­case them in a fashion show. Info: Go to www.fu­ture­of­fash­ion.co.uk


Tues­days to Thurs­days, Au­gust 5 to 7, Au­gust 12 to 14, Au­gust 26 to 28 Who Let The Kids Out? (With their dogs!) Vil­lage Hall, HP7 0RF Chil­dren will learn how dogs learn, find out how to ‘speak dog’ and how to have more fun with their pet. Cost: £30 per day; £80 for three days (in­cludes daily fact pack and clicker) Info: Call 07902 793979, email sue@hot­dog­train­ing.co.uk or go to www.hot­dog­train­ing.co.uk


Satur­days un­til Au­gust 30: ages six months to three years 10-10.45am; ages three to six 11-11.45am The Span­ish Bag! Learn Span­ish! The United Re­formed Church Cost: £5 (free for sib­lings) Info: Email info@thes­pan­ish­bag.co.uk, or go to www.thes­pan­ish­bag.co.uk


Un­til Fri­day, July 25 All Things Bri­tish at Camp MK Kids Play, Roe­buck Way, Knowl­hill, MK5 8HL Leave the chil­dren at one of 11 sites in and around Mil­ton Keynes. Test your bak­ing skills in the Great Bri­tish Bake Off, make home­made le­mon­ade, dress up as Bri­tish celebri­ties and en­joy the summer fete. Food in­cluded. Cost: www.kid­splay­child­care.co.uk for prices and book­ings, and de­tails of other ac­tiv­i­ties


Dur­ing mu­seum open­ing times un­til Septem­ber 14 Deadly! Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, Ake­man Street, HP23 6AP Ex­hi­bi­tion about deadly an­i­mals. Info: Call 020 7942 6171 or go to www.nhm.ac.uk /tring


Un­til Tues­day, Septem­ber 30 Gruf­falo Trail Wen­dover Woods, St Leonard’s Road, HP22 5NF Buy your Gruf­falo ac­tiv­ity leaflet from the Café in the Woods (9am-6pm) or the Forestry Com­mis­sion Chilterns For­est Of­fice (Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day 9am-1pm). Cost: £2 (no book­ing re­quired) Suit­able for ages two to six.

Daily Go Ape! Wen­dover Woods, St Leonard’s Road, HP22 5NF Tree-top ad­ven­tures. Cost: £30 for ages eight to 10; £24 for ages 10 to 17


Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4pm Wicked Wed­nes­days and Freaky Fri­days Hell­fire Caves, Church Lane, HP14 3AH Join the fa­mous school of witch­craft for an hour of fun. Court­yard games, face paint­ing, spooky com­pe­ti­tions and more. For ages five to 10. Cost: £7.50 Book­ings: Call 01494 533 739


DRA­MATIC: Chil­dren hav­ing a whale of a time at a Di Bur­nett Youth Theatre’s Per­form in a Week work­shop

Photo by Joe Bai­ley

OUT­DOOR TREAT: Build your own camp fire and toast some marsh­mal­lows at Chiltern For­est School in Great Mis­senden

Photo courtesy of Mark Rad­ford CTSTF

PHYS­I­CAL: Learn­ing the art of gym­nas­tics or cir­cus skills can be re­ally ex­cit­ing, as Me­gan Friedli found

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