Annual Pancake Races – 13/02/2018


The pancake race is a long established event open to everyone and consists of 4 races for different age categories (5 and under, 6-11 year olds, 12-16 year olds and adults). The event is announced by the Town Crier and opened by the Mayor. It is held on the green outside Buckingham Parish Church at 11am.

Small prizes are given to all participants of the children’s races and a small trophy for the winners.

Buckingham Town Council provides the pancakes and there is one rule being all competitors must wear a headscarf and pinafore and bring their own small frying pan.

Tourist Information Centre


As from 1st February 2018, management of the Buckingham Tourist Information Centre will transfer from Tourism South East to Buckingham Town Council.

The TIC will be closed between Wednesday 31st January and Friday 2nd February to allow for the transfer and some essential works. Normal business hours will resume from Saturday 3rd February.

If you would like to sell tickets through the TIC, offer goods for sale, or speak to us about how the TIC can support and activity or event please email or call us on 01280 823 020.

New Shopmobility Facility


After its temporary lodging in the Library, Buckingham’s new Shopmobility home was formally opened by Mayor, Councillor Jon Harvey, in November. Situated in Cornwalls Meadow car park, the new premises adjoin the new toilets and changing places facility, and four disabled parking bays have been reserved for its users.

More details of the service are available on our Shopmobility page

Photo credit to Anthony Ralph

Parks & Playgrounds Map

Are you looking for somewhere to go for a walk, or want to find your nearest children’s playground? You can use our new online map to find one of these, or one of our town’s many green spaces, such as The Railway Walk or Maids Moreton Avenue. You might also find one of Buckingham’s hidden gems in the process.

Digital Map