Cream of the crop for the Bank Hol­i­day

With MARY TEBJE of the Chilterns Tourism Net­work

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND -

PEO­PLE can raise funds for a church by tuck­ing into a cream tea at the week­end. Choles­bury Church is hold­ing its an­nual cream teas and plant sale event at Choles­bury Vil­lage Hall on Sun­day from 2pm to 5pm.

Or­gan­iser Liz Green said: “All cakes are baked in the vil­lage and we have a won­der­ful se­lec­tion to tempt your taste buds as well as fab­u­lous scones with jam and cream, and meringues. We look for­ward to see­ing you.”

In ad­di­tion there will be a plant and pro­duce stall with all plants and veg­eta­bles grown lo­cally, a tombola and bric-a-brac.

En­try is free and all ages are wel­come. All prof­its will go to Choles­bury Church.

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RO­MAN Gla­di­a­tors are com­ing to the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum on Sun­day and Mon­day. The gla­di­a­tors will be brought to life by Bri­tan­nia, one of the largest re-en­act­ment groups in the UK. They will be demon­strat­ing life in the late Ro­man pe­riod.

Bri­tan­nia have worked on over 150 TV and film projects, in­clud­ing Ri­d­ley Scott’s Glad­i­a­tor and all five se­ries of CBBC’s Hor­ri­ble His­to­ries.

The Ro­man Gla­di­a­tors rs event is an ac­tion packed d and ed­u­ca­tional day. This is a popular event so pre-book­ing your tick­ets in ad­vance is ad­vised.

Con­tact 1494 871117 or en­quiries@ coam.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

2 STAND high on the Chilterns es­carp­ment and lis­ten to sto­ries of red kites and the nat­u­ral her­itage of the As­ton Rowant na­ture re­serve.

Perched high on the Chilterns es­carp­ment, this tucked-away na­ture re­serve con­tains flower-rich chalk grass­land, wood­land and ju­niper scrub.

Dur­ing spring and sum­mer, the or­chids and wild­flow­ers are es­pe­cially abun­dant, so too are the but­ter­flies at­tracted to this huge nat­u­ral nec­tar buf­fet, in­clud­ing the sil­ver-spot­ted skip­per and the Ado­nis blue.

There are fan­tas­tic views over the Ox­ford plain and it’s a great place to watch red kites soar­ing over­head – this was in fact one of the orig­i­nal sites in 1989 where Euro­pean red kites were re­leased back into the wild.

In the sum­mer you can walk through acres of wild­flow­ers,

HEAD along to the Roald 3 Dahl Mu­seum, High Street, Great Mis­senden, on Satur­day and Sun­day, for two spe­cial events.

On Satur­day take part in Proghop­ping pil­low­cases, where you will lis­ten to some sto­ry­telling from The Twits, and dec­o­rate your own pil­low­case with fab­ric crayons.

At 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. £3 per par­tic­i­pant plus mu­seum en­try. For ages five and over. An And on Sun­day the mu mu­seum is host­ing Mr Tw Twit’s crod­scol­lop­ing c coaster at 12 noon, 1 1.30pm and 3pm.

For ages five and ov over, chil­dren can paint aca coaster with spe­cial colo colours, just right for Mr Twit’s mug. in­clud­ing pun­gent thyme and mar­jo­ram and del­i­cate or­chids.

Many but­ter­flies flit around the flow­ers.

In au­tumn the wood­land is full of colour as the leaves turn and it’s good

£1.50 per par­tic­i­pant plus mu­seum en­try. Con­tact 01494 892 192 for more in­for­ma­tion.

A VIL­LAGE walk is set to go ahead this week­end.

The Stoke Po­ges So­ci­ety is or­gan­is­ing the event, which will take place on Satur­day at 2pm.

It will start in Park Road and will in­clude vis­its to El­egy House and the

4 for spot­ting fungi.

We fol­lowed the 2km sculp­ture trail through the woods and grass­land and thor­oughly en­joyed the six eye-catch­ing sculp­tures along the way.

Sit­ting on the spe­cial de­signed

The Chilterns is home to del­i­cate or­chids

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