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Fun family activities every day - Top 10 Things To Do


There are lots to explore and do during your day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum. Here is a list of our top 10 things to do:


  • Construct model buildings in Northolt Barn
  • Explore the site with one of our free sensory trail maps, available from the Ticket Office
  • Try on a WWI uniform in the Nissen Hut and listen to fighter planes roaring overhead!
  • Play in our adventure playground which is inspired by the historic buildings found at the Museum
  • Have a chat with the animals – including our cows, sheep, chickens and goats and explore the farm
  • Explore the Woodland Walk and try out our orienteering course
  • “Spend a penny” in real Edwardian Public Conveniences!
  • Put your spare change down the Wellhead on the Village Green and hear the well spirits talk
  • Play with historic children’s games in Thame Vicarage Room and the 1940s Amersham Prefab
  • Try on our Victorian accessories in Haddenham Croft Cottage and take some great selfies

Family Activity Days


Terrific Tuesdays
Every Tuesday in Bucks school holidays we run special themed family craft and activity days all organised by the Museum’s award winning education team.All Terrific Tuesday activities and crafts are included as part of our admission price. Have a look at our events pages to find out the dates and themes.


Living History and Events
We have over 20 living history and special events planned for 2019 including May Day celebrations, Roman Gladiators, Tudor Courtroom and Ragged Victorians. Please see our events section for our full program.


Family Workshops and Experience Days
We offer a variety of workshops for both adults and children. If you’re looking for something special we also offer special family experience days in historic baking, prehistory and bushcraft.


Archaeological Excavation for Children
A summer holiday club for over 8s running for a week in August.