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Parks and open spaces

Visiting a local park, nature reserve or woodland is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the sights and surroundings that we are lucky to have on our doorsteps.

Explore some of our family-friendly recommendations and search the directory to find places near you.

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Forests and woodlands

Forestry England

Discover what’s on at a forest near you and explore a range of trails, playgrounds and activities such as horse riding and orienteering.

Woodland Trust

Explore the Woodland Trust's things to do in the woods for endless opportunities of family fun including foraging and identifying wildlife.

National Trust

Take a look at The National Trust's special places to visit in and around Buckinghamshire including woodlands, gardens, parks and houses.

Parks and playgrounds

Parks and playgrounds are perfect for a family day out, and the county has so many to choose from. Some great choices include:

Bletchley Park

Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley Park has lots of things to see and do for families and young visitors.

Black Park Country Park

Black Park Country Park has family friendly attractions such as the adventure playground and Go Ape, perfect for all age groups.

The Rye and Holywell Mead

The Rye and Holywell Mead is close to the River Wye and has a children’s playground, football pitches and fishing.

Waddesdon Manor

Spend the day with your family at Waddesdon Manor relaxing in the gardens or exploring the woodland playground.