Outdoor activities across Bucks for ‘hottest day of the year’

The Met Office confirmed that yesterday (June 15) was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures hitting 28C in central London.

The record is broken tomorrow (June 17) with forecasters predicting highs of 32C at High Wycombe.

With this incredibly hot weather, here are some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in Buckinghamshire.

Lido Wycombe Rye

If you fancy a swim to cool off, why not visit Wycombe Rye Lido, one of Britain’s top 20 lidos which recently underwent a £200,000 refurbishment.

The property now includes facilities such as a gym, a range of fitness classes, football and tennis courts and a cafe.

There’s a small, shallow heated children’s pool, a heated outdoor main pool, and lawns and terraces for sunbathing.

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park offers plenty of outdoor space and a children’s play area, making it a great place for picnics.

There are also interesting exhibits to explore which are surrounded by war buildings.

Bletchley Park Mansion is where the original Codebreakers were based and now contains temporary and permanent WWII exhibits.

In 2019, the popular museum welcomed over 280,000 visitors, so you’ll need to book your tickets online in advance.

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the oldest and original model village in the world, opened in 1929.

With 90 years of history, over 15 million visitors have seen the massive model railway within the 1.5 acres of intricately detailed miniature gardens and buildings.

Stuck in a 1930s time warp, experience England as it was and discover a wonderful little world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods is a great place for family wildlife walks, bike adventures and scenic picnics.

There is a large adventure playground for children under 12 in the middle of the forest with swings, slides, wooden climbing frames and a challenging ropes course.

The wood also offers a Go Ape, the outdoor adventure company that runs ropes courses in the trees 40 feet above the ground.

Waddesdon Manor

The house offers a collection of 18th century furniture from the Dutch Old Masters amid stunning historic gardens, perfect for a day spent outdoors.

The play area meanders through the trees near the stables with slides, swings, and plenty of soft bark to land on.

You can also take a ride on the zip line, or a ride on the giant swing at the Bird’s Nest.

The aviary houses a colorful collection of rare exotic birds, many of which are close to extinction, offering a chance to learn more about their origins.

Gulliver’s Land Theme Park and Resort

The Milton Keynes-based theme park is the perfect trip for the whole family to enjoy the thrill of classic theme park rides or a visit to their attractions.

The family-run park is designed for kids ages 2-13 with rides such as the Crazy Train and Jungle River Ride.

There are also a number of rides and play areas designed for toddlers.

As Father’s Day approaches, dads can go free this weekend when accompanied by at least one paying person.

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