Tails you win for a fun-filled weekend
With MARY TEBJE of the Chilterns Tourism Network
FAMILIES will be able to attend a popular village event this weekend. Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall’s Village Fete and Fun Dog Show will take place on Saturday from 12.30pm to 5pm.
There will be a range of activities including a fun dog show, real ale festival, barbecue, tombola, tug-ofwar, kids corner, bouncy castle, stalls, raffle, cakes and teas, a performance from the Hemel Hempstead Band and more.
The event is in aid of Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.
For more information email fete@ bellingdon.com.
CROWDS will gather in Beaconsfield at the weekend for a series of donkey races. The annual Beaconsfield Donkey Derby will take place at St
2 WHEN the sun is out, the days are long and the skies are blue, it’s not only children who want to come out to play.
The National Trust offers visitors of all ages the chance to unwind and relax in their beautiful gardens, parkland and countryside, with natural play areas, picnic spots, quiz trails and other family attractions. Here is a round up to get you started;
Ashridge Estate Near Tring. Tel: 01442 851227
The Hills are Alive Saturday, July 1110am–12pm Learn to identify different plants and wildlife on the chalk downland. Adult £8, child £5 01442 851227
Butterflies of the Ivinghoe Hills Sunday, July 19 10am–12pm With National Trust butterfly expert
Mary and All Saints School on Saturday. It is being organised by the Beaconsfield Lions charitable group as well as the school, with funds going to charity. There will be a total of seven races taking place throughout the day starting at 12pm.
Entry is £2 which includes a race programmes, and children can attend for free.
THE ROALD Dahl Museum, 3 High Street, Great Missenden, is holding a special Armed Forces Day event on Saturday. Join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie for some free family talks to learn about Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War.
At 1pm and 3pm and for children over eight years of age.
Tickets are £1 per person for adults and children, plus Museum entry
Contact 01494 892192 for more information. Matthew Oates. Adult £8, child £5
Boarstall Duck Decoy Near Bicester. Tel: 01280 817156
Working a woodland Saturday, August 1 11 am–5 pm Learn about productive working woodlands, toast marshmallows and enjoy a hot chocolate. Free
The festival will be raising funds for the Macular Society and St Mary’s Church. 5
HEAD along to a massive village event on Saturday as Feast Day takes place on Gold Hill Common, Chalfont St Peter, kicks off at 10am.
For twelve hours take part in fun fairs and stalls, and watch dancing and gymnastics displays.
You can also watch as enthusiasts
Four-legged friends at Bellingdon and Asheridge fete and dog show