Family inspiration for the weekend 11 - 12 May
MARLOW MAY FAYRE - 11 MAY
The annual Marlow May Fayre returns for 2019 in Higginson Park, Marlow. Expect a great day out with all the usual attractions. Marlow FM, Dave the Disco and a variety of local performing groups will be providing entertainment throughout the day. Donkey rides, fairground rides and your pooch can enjoy the day with a Dog Show at 1pm.
CARTERS STEAM FAIR 10 - 12 MAY PINKNEYS GREEN
Carters Steam Fair comes home this weekend with a spectacular weekend. There's a tour of the fair by Joby Carter, Saturday morning is kicked off with a vintage vehicle road run and the fair opens at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday and expect a firework bonanza on Sautrday evening. Full details in the link above.
SCULPTURE GARDEN at ODNEY 4 - 19 MAY
After visiting the garden last weekend on a blustery, cold Saturday I'm hoping to go back this weekend to see more and enjoy a cup of tea on the lawn. This year’s exhibition boasts a feast of extravagant colours, elaborate works and exotic materials. Look out for kinetic works, giant peacock feathers and oversized coloured pencils.
BEE MONTH at HUGHENDEN MANOR
A month-long celebration of the blossom, blooms and bees at Hughenden, plus bee keeping events, workshops and more.
ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW - 8 -12 May
Head to the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers an extensive programme of first-class equestrian competition and performances in five arenas. The displays in the main Castle Arena include The Musical Ride of The Household Calvary Mounted Regiment, The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop RHA, The DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Land Rover Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 220 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since the Show started in 1943 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public.
PETER & THE WOLF, A FAMILY CONCERT - 12 MAY at 3.30pm
Part of the Cookham Festival, the story of a duck, a wolf and a boy named Peter, narrated by Timmy Mallett, is the main feature of this concert of musical storytelling. Also included are tales involving a prince, two ugly sisters and a fairy godmother, the pilots of five science fiction rescue craft, and a journey down a mighty river.
VICTORIAN RIFLE MANOEUVRES at THE CHILTERN OPEN AIR MUSEUM - 11 & 12 MAY
For something totally different head a little further afield to The Chiltern Open Air Museum where you can see several of the UK's Victorian re-enactment societies working together to display a small part of the events that would take place at these annual manoeuvres. The museum itself is no ordinary museum, there are no objects in glass cases. Instead, there are around 30 buildings to touch and explore, dressing up, a historic working farm, historic toys and games to play with and being set in 45 acres there's plenty of space to burn off excess energy.