Looking for things to do in Buckingham?
Need a reason to try Buxplore? Wild or stately, industrial and rural – Buckingham is an ancient town with many secrets hidden behind timber and brick walls. Buxplore was built to help residents and visitors discover more about Buckingham.
Not one of the hundreds of people have tried Buxplore since it launched three weeks ago? Here are six reasons to give it a go!
1. Free Buckingham kids activities
We know it’s been a long time since March and families are looking for new ideas for things to do in Buckingham. Buxplore is fun and interactive, the perfect way to be active and sneak in a homeschooling history lesson. Heritage for Kids is a fantastic trail to get the whole family hooked. Starting at the Chantry Chapel, explore the oldest parts of Buckingham – find, touch and imagine icons from Buckingham’s thousand year history.
This short route passes by Chandos Park – the perfect place to stop for a picnic.
2. Guided audio tours of Buckingham
With clear maps flagging locations to explore and audio options, these routes are really easy to follow with all the benefits of an audio tour without a clunky device to carry around. Simply use your mobile phone to access the app (don’t forget to turn on your mobile data and location tracking) then head out to the first stop on your chosen route.
3. Learn and explore Buckingham’s wild spaces from Bourton Park to Buckingham Canal
Connect with nature and learn more about Buckingham parks and the river Great Ouse. This explorer route is designed to be explored a little at a time, the perfect way to find some of the hidden green spaces you might not know about. Most of this trail is well away from roads with child friendly activities to try at every stop!
For photography fans this route offers fantastic opportunities to take photographs of wildlife including kestrels, wild flowers and the most beautiful parts of the River Great Ouse.
4. There’s been a murder! Can you solve the puzzles and find the culprit?
Tried all the online escape rooms? Buckingham murder mystery trail is a totally free interactive detective mystery. Start on Moreton Road at the Old Police Station and meet Sergeant William Jeeves! Solve puzzles to unlock new locations and discover clues as you take a tour around the murkier side of Buckingham history.
Don’t worry – hints are available if you get stuck and there are plenty of places to stop for fantastic food on the way around! Not in Buckingham? Turn on virtual mode to take part wherever you are.
5. Discover Buckingham Walks from the railway to Stowe House and Gardens from a different point of view
With six different trail themes getting stuck into Buckingham history is as simple as choosing your route. Interested in Stowe? View Stowe House and Gardens from the parkland trail, taking in temples and the House from a different angle and discover more about how Stowe and Buckingham are linked while taking in glorious view over the town.
What about the industrial revolution? There’s a trail for that too!
6. Did we mention it’s free?
Thanks to a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund Buxplore is completely free to use and will remain live for the next five years, with new routes add as often as we can. If you have ideas for new routes, let us know!
How to download the app and start using Buxplore
Start by visiting Buxplore.web.app on your mobile device and clicking the white box at the bottom of the screen to download the app. Then simply pick a route and visit the first location to get started!
More questions or need information about compatibility? Visit out Buxplore FAQ
A little bit of colour was added to Buckingham Town Centre this week by the Town Council. Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee, Councillor Andy Mahi said ‘as we are slowly coming out of lock down it is nice to have something bright and cheerful in the town centre’.
The Town Centre & Events Committee has decided that there will not be the usual summer hanging baskets and planters this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the fact that the hanging baskets need to be watered daily. The Green Spaces Team are only carrying out priority work at this time.
The planters in the town centre have been set with geraniums which need less maintenance and the flower beds outside the Sorting Office have been planted with Canna lilies along with geraniums.
The Town Council would like to thank Dave, a member of the public who has planted up the old cattle trough in the cattle pens with summer bedding plants.
If in the future you would like to sponsor a new flower bed or any of the existing planters, please contact Events Coordinator, Amanda Brubaker by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01280 816426.