I think we can all agree that 2020 is a year we can’t wait to see the back of, but to help you try and end the year having fun I’ve put together a huge list of Christmassy things for you to do with your little ones. These range from big Christmas days out and magical illuminations to popping in to see Santa in your local grotto. Hopefully there’s something here for everyone and activities for all budgets.
We visited The Patch MK last week for their pre-launch event and had the best time! Not only do they have an enormous pumpkin field full of every shape, size and colour pumpkin you can think of, but there’s also loads of fun play areas for your little ones. Plus it’s an Instagrammers dream with some amazing photo scenes including a pumpkin house!
We kicked off October with our first pumpkin haul today! As it was chucking it down so we headed to Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins in Aylesbury since all of their pumpkins are undercover in ‘The Pumpkin Barn’. They have absolutely loads to choose from, all shapes and sizes and plenty of great spots for photos.
I’ve been debating whether or not to go to Legoland for a while as my assumption has always been that if toddlers under 90cm go free it’s probably because there’s not much there for them? However we went today and ended up staying there from 10am – 4pm and barely stopped! We both had a really fun day and there was plenty to keep her entertained!
We visited the Natural History Museum at Tring this morning and loved it! I honestly wasn’t sure if Ashley would enjoy it when I booked the tickets but she was so excited running around looking at all the animals. LOOK MUMMY GORILLLLAAAAAASSSS!!!! Your little ones will absolutely love getting up close to the lions, tigers and crocodiles!
Following on from the list of places to visit in August, I’ve put together even more ideas for days out in and around Bucks. The guide includes places that have reopened their doors this month, brand new activities, plenty of indoor options for rainy days and a few others that I think you’ll love.
For mini trainspotters Bekonscot is great! However when we visited a couple of months ago after it first reopened I felt on reflection that it was far too busy and the narrow paths made it very difficult to social distance. So we’ve kept away since then but as there was a break in the awful weather this afternoon we decided to give it another go and it was so much better.
Yesterday we visited the Bucks Goat Centre for this first time and had such a great morning! It’s perfect for a spontaneous trip out as you don’t have to book tickets in advance, which at the moment is rare.
Here’s a round up of the lido’s, indoor pools, splash parks and paddling pools that are open in Bucks and surrounding areas. I’ve included the local pools in Bucks that are open plus some fun ones that are a bit further to travel to.
WOW! This place is amazing! We had the best time here and loved it so much we went twice in one week! There is so much to do for children of every age including a farm, splash park, loads of playgrounds, jumping pillows, a miniature railway, a dinosaur trail and more. The whole park is very scenic and is centred around a big lake in the middle.