Things to do in High Wycombe

Large Buckinghamshire market town once renowned for furniture making

Are you looking for things to do in High Wycombe? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

“What is there to do in High Wycombe?” Well, this page is all about places to go in High Wycombe - but are we missing something? Let us know!

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  Things to do

Wycombe Rye Lido
Charming art deco outdoor pool.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
Hughenden Manor
National Trust - Former home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
Suggested by Helen Ansell, Chesham

1.5 miles

West Wycombe Park
National Trust - The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family.
Suggested by Helen Ansell, Chesham

2.5 miles

West Wycombe Village & Hill FREE
National Trust - historic village with bags of charm.
2.5 miles

Hell Fire Caves
Unique ancient cave visitor attraction.  Website 
Suggested by Lindsay Monteath, Buckinghamshire
This is a genuine treat and very inexpenive (family ticket around £15) My kids 9,12 & 14 totaly loved it. It's real, not a London dungeon type attraction created for tourists but no less thrilling. Your imagination runs riot while you edge your way along a labyrinth of eerie tunnels winding deep into the earth. Briliantly lit and seriously, seriously, creepy. Small displays & strange stories along the way add to the mystery of the place but its your mind that does all the work. This is fantastic especially for bored teens & robust under 10s. There is a lovely reasonably priced cafe and small gift shop to recover in afterwards where the delightful staff told us tales of strange noises & ghostly sightings in the tunnels. We returned home to find an unexplained shadowy figure on a photograph taken inside the cavern....but we'd been alone!
2.5 miles
3.7: Very good
The Hellfire Caves
Unusual visitor attraction runing under the hillside above West Wycombe village.  Website 
2.6 miles
3: Good

Helicopter Taster Lesson
Take your first flight with this helicopter experience for a taste of why when pilots go up, they don’t want to come down.
2.6 miles

Bradenham Village FREE
National Trust - Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills.
3.6 miles

The Horse Trust
Charity run horse sanctuary and visitor centre providing an invaluable service.  Website 
Suggested by Helen Ansell, Chesham
4.6 miles
3.6: Very good
Bekonscot Model Village
World's oldest original model village. Perfect family day out.  Website 
Suggested by Becky Hall, Watford
4.6 miles
3.5: Very good
Odds Farm Park
Fantastic farm park that's a great combination of fun, play and education.  Website 
4.9 miles
3.3: Good


Wycombe Museum
Fascinating look at the history of the local region. Special events throughout the year.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good

  Parks & Open spaces

The Museum Gardens
This ornamental garden displays formal flowerbeds throughout the year, providing an attractive feature for visitors to the museum.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
Tom Burt’s Hill
This is a large open space, which has great views of the town centre. It is a peaceful location used by people for dog walking.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
The Rye And Holywell Mead
The Rye is situated in the town centre of High Wycombe, a short walk from the High Street. There is a children's playground.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
Shelley Road Recreation Ground
The site has two football pitches and changing rooms, there is also a small play area on the site.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
Hughenden Park
Hughenden Park consists of some 25 hectares of beautiful parkland trees and there are magnificent views across open countryside.  Website 
Less than a mile
3: Good
Desborough Recreation Ground
The recreation ground is an attractive and quiet area in this busy part of the town. It is bounded on both sides by the River Wye.  Website 
1.2 miles
3: Good
Desborough Castle
The castle is a medieval "ringwork" or small fortress built on a site that has probably been occupied since the Bronze Age.  Website 
1.3 miles
4: Very good
Totteridge Recreation Ground
This is a large recreation ground and is mainly used by the local community. The park has a range of facilities.  Website 
1.4 miles
3: Good
Millfield Wood
A light and airy beech wood with beautiful flowers and lovely views.  Website 
1.5 miles
3: Good
Roundwood Recreation Ground
The woodland can also be accessed from the recreation ground and this runs up to Booker Hill Road.  Website 
1.6 miles
3: Good
Gomm Valley
A small piece of flower-rich chalk grassland on the urban fringe of High Wycombe.  Website 
1.8 miles
3: Good
Booker Recreation Ground
This is a large, quiet recreation ground used mainly for dog walking, walkers and sports.  Website 
1.8 miles
3: Good
Kingsmead Recreation Ground
The primary use of the ground is for formal sports. The recreation ground has three cricket tables, one football pitch & changing.  Website 
1.9 miles
3: Good
Holmers Farm Recreation Ground
The site provides a much-needed open space for people to walk around or sit in at this busy part of High Wycombe.  Website 
2 miles
3: Good
Hazlemere Recreation Ground
The main uses of the park are for dog walkers, walkers and sport, with four football pitches, one cricket table and changing rooms.  Website 
2.3 miles
3: Good
Adams Wood
Adams Wood, an ancient woodland site, is situated at Frieth, Buckinghamshire within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty.
2.4 miles
3: Good
Higginson Park
The park is the principal open space in Marlow. It is a classic example of a traditional urban park.  Website 
3.3 miles
3: Good
Cock Marsh
National Trust - Cock Marsh is an area of flat water meadows and steep chalk hillsides near Cookham village.  Website 
3.9 miles
3: Good
The May Balfour Garden
Within the garden is the impressive Akeler Sundial, created by the acclaimed sculptor Edwin Russell FRBS.  Website 
4.2 miles
3: Good
Gossmore Recreation Ground
Walkers can access the river Thames footpath from the car park, upstream to Marlow town centre via Pergola Field.  Website 
4.2 miles
3: Good

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We hope that you’ve found plenty of fun and free things to do in High Wycombe, if we’ve missed any of your local favourites then do let us know. We aim to be the best website to help adults, families and children find great new ideas for places to go and stuff to do in your free time. There’s hopefully something for everyone here of all ages and interests.

So if you’re looking for the best days out in your area, places to visit, things to do with the kids, free attractions, local restaurants, good hotels or even shopping centres, then check out Never Be Bored. There are so many interesting places to visit and things to see and do near High Wycombe across the UK and Ireland. This site aims to bring them all together in one place. We’ve got the best visitor attractions including National Trust and English Heritage sites, castles, museums, parks and gardens, heritage centres, steam railways, theme parks, zoos, aquariums, beaches, national parks and wildlife reserves.

For kids and families we’ve got soft play centres, indoor and outdoor activity centres, amusement parks, swimming pools, ski slopes, water parks, children’s farms, horse riding, pottery making, ice skating, sports centres, roller skating, go karting, paintball, climbing walls, ten pin bowling and much more.

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