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Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?
We don't think so! And neither does our fantastic Family Information Service who have put together their brilliant interactive map so you can start planning for your festive season.
There’s a dazzling array of Christmas markets and craft fairs taking place too, including the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair with 86 exhibitors housed in charming wooden chalets.
Santa’s Grottos are running throughout November and December all the way up to Christmas Eve giving the little ones plenty of time to draft their Christmas lists.
If you are running a Christmas market, fair or other family friendly event, or you know of one that’s not listed, let the BFIS team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service offers a huge range of information for local families from childcare to events to how to find advice and support:
Linkedin: Buckinghamshire Family Information Service
Phone: 01296 383 065 or text: 07786 202 920
Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (5pm on Friday)
Last chance for free tickets to leading theatre show - on next week
Last chance for a free ticket to acclaimed Waterside show
NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group has a limited number of free tickets for the acclaimed show Finding Joy, which focuses on the impact of dementia and comes to the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury for a special performance this Monday.
The show, performed in full mask by the Vamos Theatre company, follows the relationship between Joy, who lives with dementia, and her grandson Danny. It has been described as ‘life affirming, funny, deeply touching’ (Plays to See), bringing heart and humour to this sensitive subject.
Valuable for carers and anyone else who is, or has a loved one, affected by dementia, it promises to be a rewarding and enlightening evening.
Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and D/deaf audiences alike.
The performance will be at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG, on Monday 19 November at 7pm.
Free tickets are limited if you should book a place but later find you are unable to attend, we would ask that you please inform us or the theatre so the seat can be offered to someone else and make sure as many people as possible can experience the Finding Joy show.
Please click here for a booking form. Please complete one for each person wishing to attend. You can also call 01296 382 752
Your ticket will be allocated once the theatre has received this completed application form, please return either by post Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG, by hand, or by email to email@example.com.
You will receive an email from AWT to confirm your booking, this will contain details of how to collect your ticket prior to the event, or on the night.
Coming up at Bucks County Museum
What’s on at Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury
Drop into the County Museum in the run up to Christmas and enjoy the exhibitions and events. The Museum also has a gift shop stocking gifts, cards, local books, Roald Dahl books and merchandise – perfect for Christmas presents and stocking fillers.
Finish your visit with a hot chocolate in the museum café.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE The Hart Silversmiths: 100 years of Arts & Crafts silver
On now until 8 December 2018
Last chance to catch this beautiful exhibition of silver from the Hart Silversmiths celebrating the remarkable tradition of silversmithing that has been carried out by the Hart family at The Guild in Chipping Campden for over one hundred years. Entry by donation.
Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 24 November, 11am – 4pm
Enjoy browsing a fantastic range of stalls within our historic buildings, including handmade toys and clothing, cards, gifts, jewellery, stocking fillers, art and home décor and seasonal refreshments. Entry by donation.
12 Days of Christmas Science Show
Saturday 15 December, 1.30pm & 3pm
Start your Christmas with a FIZZ and a BANG! Bring the children to our amazing Christmas science show with festive experiments that include dry ice, bubbling potions, flashes and bangs. Our brilliant friends from Bright Sparks Science have come up with a scientific twist on the 12 days of Christmas carol. Lasts 40 minutes. All tickets £6.50. Call to book or visit our website.
Christmas Toy Box
15 December 2018 – 19 January 2019
This family favourite is back again with lots of toys to remember from childhood and plenty of toys and games to play with, too. Small charge per child.
100 HEARTS: Legacy of War
Embroiderers’ Guild stitched hearts to commemorate the end of WW1
On now until 12 January 2019
Special exhibition marking the end of the First World War and the legacy of war including a display of embroidered hearts by the Embroiderers’ Guild. Entry by donation.
Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Call 01296 331441 or visit www.buckscountymuseum.org