Local attractions

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

There's lots to see and do at the Museum, but the surrounding areas have plenty to offer to help you fill a whole day in the Chilterns.

Bekonscot Model Village

Roald Dahl's Children's Gallery, Aylesbury

Part of the County Museum, Roald Dahl's Children's Gallery uses Roald Dahl's stories to introduce visitors to museum objects. Investigate minibeasts inside the giant peach, crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel and see the Twits' upside down room.

Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles

Milton's Cottage is situated in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. It's the former home of poet and parliamentarian John Milton, and is now a museum of his work and times.

Natural History Museum, Tring

Discover the animals collected by Lionel Walter Rothschild at the Natural History Museum. Housed in a beautiful Victorian building in Tring, it's home to world-class collections.

Angling Spring Wood, Great Missenden

On the Museum's doorstep, Roald Dahl regularly walked through this ancient wood.  Explore the wood with Chiltern District Council's 'Talking Tree Trail', or by using the Museum's Countryside Trail.

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Beaconsfield

Opened in 1929, Bekonscot is the world's oldest model village. It has over 10 scale miles of railway track surrounded by hundreds of detailed miniature buildings.

Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

Meet and learn about lots of animals including goats, pigs and sheep at Odds Farm Park. There's also an indoor play barn and regular hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Go Ape, Wendover Woods

High up in Wendover Woods in the Chiltern Hills, Go Ape features tree-top high wires, high rope crossings and a zip wire, with far-reaching views over the Chiltern escarpment.

Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Whipsnade is the UK's biggest zoo, with over 200 species of animal. Situated in the Chiltern Hills near Dunstable, the zoo features daily animal talks and various realistic animal environments.

The River & Rowing Museum, Henley

The River & Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames is dedicated to rowing, rivers and local history and also features the Wind in the Willows exhibition, which brings the story to life with 3D models, lighting and music.