Local Attractions


The Nail Barn - Get a Manicure at the Nail Barn in the village during your stay. contact Helen via the link to book.

Quainton Windmill -Quainton is a lovely village to cycle to and is close to Oving with the excellent Black Boy pub . The windmill is now open on Sundays from 10 - 12:30. It's free entry but donations gratefully accepted

Quainton historic steam Railway Centre Real running steam trains and a platform. 

Ford End watermill is just a short drive (or cycle) from us. It is privately owned and run by volunteers. It is not advertised anywhere so is a hidden gem. Opening hours are rather sporadic so check their website or call before visiting. 

St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital  is just 15 minutes away and welcomes visitors. They are famous for hedghog rescue as well as nursing many other wild animals back to health. 

Woburn Abbey and Safari park (and another Go Ape!) is a 20 minute drive.

Whipsnade Zoo is also 20 minutes.

Bletchley Park, Home of the code breakers,  is 25 minutes. We really recommend doing the afternoon tea (you will need to book) the ambience, period music, furniture, crockery and even the waitresses are all in period costume. You will probably need 2 days and your pass is valid for an entire year

Abbotts View Alpacas is located on site. Please check the website to check if an Alpaca Walk is available during your stay.

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway. is a ten minute drive.

The Roald Dahl Museum. A very interactive experience. Free entry. 

Tring Natural History Museum.  10 minutes away. This museum of stuffed animals was a gift from Lord Rothschild to his wife. Free entry.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is just 10 minutes drive. Opposite is the newly built (2021) cinema complex and restaurants which combine to make a lovely evening out.  For the theatre park in the Waitrose carpark and go to the top floor.

Odeon Cinema in Aylesbury has been upgraded and now has luxury seats with lots of leg room inn every screen. We recommend signing up for the odeon members club and going on a Tuesday as it's much cheaper. Parking is right outside the door. The cinema is surrounded by restaurants in this newly built pedestrianised area.

The Ten pin bowling Alley at Rogue Bowling is excellent value and just 10 minutes drive away in Aylesbury. It has it's own car park at the rear.  They also have a fun electronic dart board with various games that can be played on it. They also have an indoor go karting track which is surprisingly good fun. 

We really recommend The Rex cinema in Berkhamsted (30 minute drive). It's a very old cinema beautifully restored by the local community.  An old fashioned cinema with curtains that open and a pre movie speech from the owner. It gets booked up so have a look at the listings and book early. We recommend that you look for a matinee which are more likely to have availability. Book a table with arm chairs, nibbles and drinks from the bar to really enjoy this special treat. Get there early to park. We recommend using the canal fields car park which is free but a 10 minute walk to the cinema.

Milton Keynes is a 20 minute drive and has a whole array of attractions, Locked in Escape room, indoor ski slope, indoor skydiving, cinemas, theatre, restaurant and of course it's famous shopping centres.