If you’re looking for things to do with babies and toddlers in Bucks, then you’re in for a treat.
This county is a bit of a hidden gem in the South-East – it’s just half an hour from London by train into High Wycombe, one of its biggest towns, and has a huge amount to offer the smallest members of your families.
Towns and villages are nestled next to beautiful countryside so days out span from farm parks to soft play, from model villages to toddler-friendly museums and more.
Let’s get right into it…
- Fun Things To Do In Bucks with Toddlers
- Odds Farm Park
- Rush Trampoline Park
- Bekonscot Model Village and Railway
- Gulliver’s Land and Resort
- Green Dragon Eco Farm
- Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
- Jungle Mania
- Willen Lake South
- Chiltern Open Air Museum
- Playtrain Activity Centre
- Bucks Goat Centre
- Colne Valley Regional Park
- Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Visitor Centre
- Waddesdon Manor
- Aqua Vale Swimming Pool
- Kew Little Pigs
- Wycombe Museum
- Black Park
- Chenies Manor House
- PK Kids Zone
Fun Things To Do In Bucks with Toddlers
Odds Farm Park
Odds Farm Park is situated in Wooburn Green, just outside of High Wycombe, and is your quintessential farm park experience.
The farm park is home to goats, pigs, cows, ponies, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and donkeys for starters and there’s plenty of opportunities to get closer with them in the feeding barns.
Also on offer is soft play, tractor rides, mini golf, Marmalade’s Café and Tea Room, and a shop.
Rush Trampoline Park
Also in High Wycombe is the incredibly popular Rush Trampoline Park. Although it’s aimed at children of all ages (and even adults sometimes!), there’s plenty of stuff on offer for the under-4s.
Rush have toddler specific jump times every day of the week so you don’t need to worry about them getting trampled by older kids.
It’s also home to Ruby and Red’s Soft Play, a giant space-themed soft play that’s open to kids aged between 1 and 10.
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway
Ideal for toddlers and older children alike, Bekonscot Model Village can be found in the beautiful town of Beaconsfield.
It’s home to one of the UK’s biggest gauge 1 model railways as well as a 1930s model village. It’s all set in a tranquil 1.5 acres of garden so you can really feel like you’re getting away from it all.
Bekonscot will occasionally host ‘Toddler Takeover’ days that are certainly worth popping along for – you get all the usual model village amenities alongside lots of toddler-friendly games and entertainment. Keep an eye on their website for dates.
Gulliver’s Land and Resort
Gulliver’s is an incredible theme park in Milton Keynes that pre-schoolers and older children will love – it’s recommended for kids aged between 2 and 13.
There’s a whole host of rides and attractions to explore, including the Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs, JCB Zone and the Adventure Land Maze.
Kids under 90cm can enter for free although bear in mind that there are height restrictions on some of the rides.
Green Dragon Eco Farm
Up near Milton Keynes is the brilliant Green Dragon Eco Farm that promises to help teach your kids about animals and wildlife through education and active participation.
They run daily animal encounter sessions where you can get up close and personal with some of the farm’s residents.
The farm is home to cattle, sheep, ducks, chickens, ponies, goats, pigs, turkeys, geese and many more species. They even have a reindeer herd!
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
At the Roald Dahl Museum, your little book worm will discover all there is to know about one of the greatest children’s authors of all time.
The museum can be found in Great Missenden and offers guided visits daily. You’ll be able to see behind the scenes of some of Dahl’s greatest works, measure yourself against his characters and even try on his old school uniform!
Bourne End is home to Jungle Mania, an indoor soft play centre that pre-schoolers will love. As you might guess from its name, it’s themed like a jungle!
Under 1s are able to play for free and there’s an onsite café for if you need to refuel afterwards.
Willen Lake South
Willen Lake, in Milton Keynes, is famous for its many watersports activities on offer that older children and adults alike will love.
For the smaller kids in your family, head to Willen Lake South for Splash ‘n’ Play. It’s a huge outdoor splash park with over 60 water features that little ones will love splashing around in.
There’s even a separate toddler area so you can make sure that they’re playing in an age-appropriate setting.
Chiltern Open Air Museum
The Chiltern Open Air Museum is composed of 37 rescued historic buildings that it has brought back to life for the purposes of educating children (and their families) about the history of the area.
Based in Chalfont St Giles, you can tour the buildings, watch the demonstrations of traditional skills and just generally soak up the atmosphere of ‘living history’.
As well as the buildings, you’ll find a working historic farm, cherry orchard and Dig for Victory allotment.
Playtrain Activity Centre
Playtrain, in High Wycombe, is an all-round activity centre that is especially well set up for toddlers.
It’s home to a big play frame, a slide, helter skelter and an under-3s area to keep your littlest ones safe.
There’s also a café, children’s hair salon and a bookshop on site.
Bucks Goat Centre
For all the little animal lovers out there, a day out at the Bucks Goat Centre should be high on your list.
Located in Stoke Mandeville, it’s home to a number of different species of goat, as well as ducks, rabbits, pigs, alpacas and Barnaby the silver fox.
Also on offer are private and small group encounters with the goats, alpacas and Barnaby.
Colne Valley Regional Park
Colne Valley stretches all the way from Staines to Rickmansworth but is a great option for an outdoorsy day out in Buckinghamshire.
The area covers a massive 43 square miles and is home to 200km of rivers and canals, and over 60 lakes. There’s a huge amount to see and it’s, of course, a great spot for walking.
Kids may also enjoy the horse riding and water sport activities on offer in the park.
Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Visitor Centre
Tiggywinkles is known globally for being one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world and they’ve got a brilliant visitor’s centre for you and your kids to find out more about the hospital and each of the animals they help every day.
Found in Haddenham, the centre is home to a number of animals who are unable to be returned to the wild and require the permanent care offered by the hospital. The staff work to keep them in as near-natural conditions as possible.
Also on site are a shop, picnic site and a toddler play area.
Another day out in Bucks that all the family will enjoy is a trip to Waddesdon Manor, just outside of Aylesbury.
This absolutely glorious manor house was built by Baron de Rothschild to show off his many art and design collections. The grounds are also beautiful and often host various child-friendly events and attractions that your kids will love.
Aqua Vale Swimming Pool
Also in Aylesbury is the fantastic Aqua Vale Swimming and Leisure Centre – a perfect family spot if you’re looking for an active day out.
The swimming pools are actually part of a connected system and included a 25-metre main pool, a large pool with retractable roof for warmer days, and a brilliant leisure pool – it’s even got its own lazy river!
Kew Little Pigs
Kew Little Pigs is a micro pig farm in Amersham that offers miniature pig encounters and experiences.
There are a variety of different experiences on offer, from a 1-hour visit, a pet & play experience and even courses in mini pig keeping, pig husbandry and breeding.
Kew Little Pigs have been breeding mini pigs for over a decade and many of their pigs have been used in film and TV work – maybe you’ll see one you’ve spotted before!
Conveniently located in the town centre, Wycombe Museum and its grounds are a great place to take the kids, no matter how old they are.
Located in the beautiful Castle Hill House, the museum is home to a number of family-friendly exhibitions and galleries. There’s also a brilliant café for snacks, light meals and drinks, and the grounds are great for exploring too.
Keep an eye on their website as they host a number of baby and toddler friendly events throughout the year.
Another great outdoors option for babies and toddlers is exploring Black Park in Wexham.
This gorgeous park covers over 500 acres, including woodland and open space, and has plenty to interest all the family.
As well as a number of walks, there’s also a lake, café, picnic area and adventure playground. For older children, take a look at the Go Ape! experience.
Advertised as Aylesbury’s largest indoor play centre, Zoomania is open 7 days a week and has something for all the under-11s in your family.
Kids under 1 are free with a paying sibling but there’s still plenty to keep them busy including ball pits, slides and soft play. Older kids will love the climbing walls.
Chenies Manor House
For something a little more tranquil, consider Chenies Manor House and Gardens in Chenies.
Considered one of the UK’s finest Tudor mansions, Chenies’ gardens are an absolute delight to explore with all the family. They’ve even got a mind-bending hexagonal maze to get lost in together!
There’s also a fabulous tea room serving up all the usual fare alongside afternoon tea. Yum!
PK Kids Zone
Head over to Buckingham for PK Kids Zone – a big indoor soft play centre that’s suitable for kids aged between 2 and 8. Unlike other soft plays where it’s easy to lose sight of your children, PK has been designed so you can see in from all angles.
If you’ve got younger kids, you’ll be able to keep them entertained in the baby area which is suitable for all pre-walkers.
They’ve also got a pottery studio and a café onsite.
Looking for another location? Check out our Days Out section for more ideas.