The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Scoff 'n' Stroll - Roald Dahl walks with afternoon tea

Bring the whole gang for a walk and afternoon tea with a difference!

  • The Chilterns Countryside
  • The Roald Dahl Museum afternoon tea

Embrace the seasons with our monthly guided countryside My Year walks; breath in the Chilterns air, ramble through woods, and listen to extracts from Roald Dahl's books in the beautiful places that inspired them.

Our walks take place on the last Sunday of each month at 2pm and 3pm (2pm only from September). See our What's On pages for details of each event. They are suitable for age 6 to adult.

About the walks

Your guide Michael will lead you from the Wonka gates at the Museum and through the nearby woods and fields that inspired Roald Dahl. Listen to extracts from Roald Dahl’s last book My Year, as well as Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World. See the glorious Chilterns countryside that Roald Dahl used to walk in, and take in some deep breaths of calming, country air!

You'll then head back to the Museum for a well-deserved delicious afternoon tea in the Café, consisting of homemade sandwiches, sweet treats and scones, as well as tea or coffee from our range of Twist Teas and Grand Cafe Coffee.

2pm event: walk 2pm, afternoon tea at 3pm. 
3pm event: walk at 3pm, afternoon tea at 4pm.

Cost and booking

Each walk and afternoon tea costs £12 per person. This doesn’t include Museum entry, but you don’t need to visit the Museum to enjoy this event.

Book in advance by calling 01494 892192 - or book online. Please book in advance before 2pm the day before the walk. This is so we know how many people to cater for. We can't take any bookings after this time.

The stroll

You'll meander through the woods and fields that Roald Dahl walked in, and see the sights that inspired him to write books like Fantastic Mr Fox. On the way your guide will tell you more about Roald Dahl's My Year, and read some extracts from the author's books. The walk will take around 50 minutes, and is sometimes steep and muddy. Because of this it's not suitable for pushchairs.

Afternoon tea

Once you're back at the Museum, you can sit down and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea together, complete with sandwiches, scones and tasty treats.

You can find out more about the Cafe's afternoon tea here. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please email after you've made your booking.

My Year

If you've never heard of My Year, it was one of Roald Dahl's last books. Each of the 12 chapters is devoted to a month of the year, and it's packed with funny anecdotes, childhood stories and little tales about the woods and wildlife on Roald Dahl's doorstep. Our monthly walks will introduce you to what Roald Dahl said about the month we're in - with a few laughs along the way.