Tails you win for a fun-filled week­end

With MARY TEBJE of the Chilterns Tourism Net­work

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND -

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

Pic­ture: Chris Berry

Four-legged friends at Belling­don and Ash­eridge fete and dog show

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