5 things to do in and around the Aylesbury area

Play in the Park
Play in the Park

Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Aylesbury this week

1 Play
Play in the Park, Vale Park, Aylesbury, 11am - 4pm Wednesday August 1
Just in case you miss this important date in next week’s paper, here is a week’s notice of a special event, National Play Day (pictured above), provided by Aylesbury Vale District Council. Entry is free and the event is suitable for children aged under 12. This fantastic day of entertainment will include bouncy castles, circus skills, a petting farm, umbanda drumming, arts and crafts, face painting, a climbing wall, electric go-karts and special activities for the under fives. Food and drink will be on sale. There will be a charge of between £1 and £3 for some of the activities.
2 Flowers
Aylesbury Flower Club, Aylesbury Grammar School, 7pm Monday July 30
The theme for this month’s demonstration is Changing Times by Leslie Sturdy. Doors open at 7pm for tea and coffee. The demonstration starts at 7.30 prompt and usually lasts for about an hour and a half after which time the arrangements are raffled. Non members are welcome.
3 Yoga
Drop In Summer Classes, Booker Park School, Aylesbury, 7 - 8pm Wednesday August 1
For those missing their regular yoga class, which usually stop for the summer holidays, here’s a chance to join a drop in session. No commitment, just turn up. £8 per session.
4 Music
Music at Lunchtime, St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury, 12.45pm tomorrow (Thursday)
Although now based in Houston, Texas, pianist Janice Fehlauer hails from British Columbia in Canada. She has won numerous awards, works for the Dallas Opera and is a violinist; she plays throughout North America, including concerts for children and the homeless. Janice’s energy will surely be exhibited in her colourful and resourceful programme, based around the theme of Carnival or Mardi Gras and includes an intriguing baroque suite by Francois Couperin and continues with music by Schumann, Liszt, Stravinsky and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Allow 70 minutes for the concert. Admission £5, under 18s free. This is the final concert of the summer. The concerts will resume on September 6.
5 Summer holidays
Lego Brick Adventure, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, 10am - 5pm Mondays to Saturdays now through to September 5
Civilisations - an interactive brick adventure around the world, is an amazing show with stunning Lego models including life sized human figures from ancient civilisations including an Aztec, Samurai Warrior, Egyptian pharaoh and traditional Thai dancer. As well as learning about the civilisations, visitors can pose for selfies with the figures. Discover amazing Lego dioramas showing activities and cultures from around the world. Children can also build their own models and add them to the huge world map. A great treat for the school summer holidays. All tickets £4.50, under fours by donation. No advance bookings, tickets only available on the day.