School’s out for a fabulous summer!

There's plenty to get up to this summer
There's plenty to get up to this summer

The schools have broken up for the summer holidays and six blissful weeks lie in front of children and students eager to enjoy the (hopefully) sunny days of July and August!

And here in the Vale we are fortunate to have loads of things available to entertain and interest young, and older, minds.

So after family holidays have been taken, family visits made, playdates enjoyed with friends, visits to the park exhausted, books read, craft activities at home exhausted, cooking, baking and creative play completed, picnics, walks and bike rides enjoyed, remember to check in here each week.

Because there will be plenty of ideas and suggestions for places to go and things to do - some for free, some for a small charge, some requiring a bit of saving; mostly within the Vale and some a little further afield.

So where do we start? Close to home, every Thursday free events are provided in the town centre.

The county museum has a superb new exhibition commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and entry is free.

The museum is also providing themed craft activities every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from July 29 through to August 28. These drop-in activities take place from 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm on the specified days and cost £2.50 per child.

Waddesdon Manor gives free entry to the house and gardens to children throughout August, and there is a cornucopia of events on offer to suit all age groups and tastes, which we will feature in these pages over the next few weeks.

Specific dates to get into your diary for extra special treats include: Wednesday August 6 sees the return of the ever popular Play in the Park in Vale Park from 11am-4pm.

On Sunday August 24 the Market Square and Kingsbury will be filled with live music as Hobble on the Cobbles entertains young and old with a huge variety of music and bands.

Over the same Bank Holiday weekend, for five days, the incredible Towersey Festival marks its 50th anniverary with an incredible line up of music, dances, crafts and skills on show.

Enjoy our rural roots and heritage at the annual Bucks County Show on Thursday August 28.

And the following weekend Proms and Parklife weekend in Vale Park will see a super picnic in the park event on the evening of Saturday August 30 from 6.30pm followed by the Parklife event the next day from 11am.