It’s the school summer holiday – the kids love it because they get to stay home and spend more time with their families, but for parents it can mean having to constantly come up with things to occupy their children’s enquiring minds. Here’s our guide to affordable leisure activities that the whole family can enjoy together in Aylesbury.
Rogue Leisure offers
With ten pin bowling, indoor go karting, a private karaoke booth, an arcade, and some of the best pizza in Aylesbury, we offer a day of fun under one roof.
As we are fully indoors, and fully air-conditioned, we’re ideally suited for those inevitable rainy summer days, as well as the days when you want a break from the scorching weather. We’ve put on some special offers that will be available until the kids go back to school.
- Bowl and drink for £10 – Valid for any day during our standard opening hours until Sunday 4th September. £10 per person includes one game of bowling, plus a drink from a selected menu – two games can be booked for £15. Online booking only. .
- Summer go karting – Book karting online and use the code ‘SUMMER22’ to get 10% off Race Experience packages. Valid until Friday 2nd September.
Location: Rogue Leisure, The Point, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, HP19 8DB
Vale Park is Aylesbury’s central park and it’s perfect for running around and playing games. With plenty of seating, beautiful surroundings, a tarmac surface for ball games, skate park, and modern play areas for ages between 2 and 14, as well as a dedicated teen zone, pack up a picnic and head outside for the day.
There is a pay and display car park and public toilets, with disabled facilities.
We are also lucky to have a number of smaller parks and recreation grounds throughout Aylesbury, including Fairmile Park, Longmeadow Park, Narbeth Drive Park, and Haydon Hill Recreation Ground, to name a few.
Location: Vale Park, Park Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1DX
Discover Bucks Museum
Looking after 130,000 objects, which tell the story of Buckinghamshire from 200 million years ago to the present day, the Discover Bucks Museum is a place to learn and explore. Throughout the summer, they have two new exhibitions that are suitable for all the family:
- Feel the Force Summer Science Festival – Interactive exhibits and fun science activities, including an anti-gravity wheel, rocket launches and air cannon, have been installed throughout the museum. Taking place until Saturday 3rd September.
- The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – This beloved author’s stories have been entertaining children (and adults!) for decades. Based in the old coach house, with the Great Glass Elevator taking visitors between floors, the gallery includes five themed areas inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories. The gallery is open throughout the school holidays, then every Saturday after that.
The museum has a special Summer Explorer Pass ticket providing access to the museum and the two exhibits starting from £5.50 (under fours go free). Visit Discover Bucks Museum to book.
Location: Discover Bucks Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
The Bucks Goat Centre
Ideal for young animal lovers, The Bucks Goat Centre encourages visitors to feed (animal feed can be bought on site for £1) and interact with the animals. In addition to the goats, Apricot, Penny, Romeo and more, children will be able to see a wide range of animals, including pigs, chickens, alpacas, and rabbits.
Admission prices start from £5, with under twos going free.
Location: The Bucks Goat Centre, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5XJ
The 4km flat Waddesdon Greenway links Waddesdon Manor with Aylesbury Vale Parkway station. With plenty of greenery and places to rest, the route is ideal for walkers, cyclists and those using mobility scooters and wheelchairs.
Location: Waddesdon Manor and Aylesbury Vale Parkway, but it can be joined at various points throughout the route
We hope everyone has a great summer. Want to join us for bowling, karting, or karaoke? You can easily book online. We look forward to welcoming you.