Those dreaded words, “I’m bored”!  We feel your pain so here is the Bee Local Magazine round up of what to do and where to go this Easter in the Leighton Buzzard area.  If all else fails why not enter the Bee Local Magazine royal drawing competition?


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be welcoming two heroic pups this Easter, as PAW Patrol’s very own Chase and Skye are special guests at the final weekend of the Zoo’s superpower-themed, holiday activities on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April.


Taking a break from Adventure Bay, police pup Chase and his fearless friend Skye will be making appearances at intervals between 10am and 5pm throughout the weekend, where visitors will be able to snap photos of their favourite characters from the much-loved children’s show.

Chase and Skye’s visit is part of Superpowers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which runs throughout the Easter holidays, and gives families the chance to discover how their own super-skills compare to the incredible superpowers of the animal world. Featuring the Zoo’s brand new Superpowers Trail, special talks and action-packed family games, children of all ages.

The heroic rescue dogs will be visiting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April, as part of Superpowers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which runs from Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018 and promises to be an action-packed day out for the whole family. Book tickets for the Zoo online now at

Xplorer Challenge at Rushmere Country Park
Thursday 5th April 11am
Rushmere Country Park is once again hosting the popular Xplorer Challenge – fun for all the family, it’s free to attend (although £3 parking exit fee applies) just turn up – final admission at 12.45pm. The team will be outside the Visitor Centre.

TACTIC CENTRE 9.30am to 3.30pm
Easter Play Scheme 8-11 years
Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th April
Easter Activities 12-18 years
Monday 9th to Thursday 12th April
Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard

Open Air Cinema
Mentmore Road Park Leighton Buzzard
We are excited to welcome Pop-up Events who will be bringing their open air cinema to Leighton Buzzard this spring. The cinema will be situated in Mentmore Road Park showing the films:
The Goonies Wednesday 11th April
Dirty Dancing Thursday 12th April
There will also be food stalls and a bar, so bring your friends, blankets and/or chairs and come enjoy a film under the stars! under Your Community – Community Events and Projects


Hula Animal Rescue Centre in Aspley Guise
Eggstra Special Easter Sunday 8th April 1-4pm
Adults £2, Children 50p. Meet and greet the dogs, (weather and availability permitting) Hula Easter Egg Hunt, Rabbit Workshop and talk. Easter games, prizes and fun. Small animal house open

Kids Photography School
Children can learn how to capture spring in a photograph on this one day course. Children ages 10-15 years
Sharp Shots Photo Club will be teaching a day of exciting, inspiring and fun photography. Colour, budding flowers and lovely light will be captured in this photography class, as your child learns how to use their focus and camera settings creatively to capture spring in the amazing grounds of Waddesdon Manor. £60 per child.
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Coco: Film (PG) 109 mins
11am Thursday 5th April and 2pm Thursday 10th April Leighton Buzzard Library
Pixar Animation Studios bring us the tale of Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family have banned music. When Miguel plays his grandfather’s guitar he is transported to the land of the dead and meets the skeletal Héctor instead. Together they embark on an extraordinary journey and uncover the truth about Miguel’s family, his grandfather and the mysterious ban on music.

Early Man: Film (PG)
2pm Thursday 5th April and 2pm Thursday 12th April
Leighton Buzzard Library
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park takes us to the dawn of time with the help of Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall , Richard Ayoade and Maisie Williams. Dug and Hognob try to unite their tribe to take on Lord Nooth from the Bronze Age city and try to save their home. In inimitable Aardman style the eccentric human characters mix with wonderful creature creations to provide fun for all the family.
visit to book.

Circus Wonderland 2018

Wednesday 25th April to Sunday 29th April various showtimes
Britain’s most magical circus is on tour with high flying acrobats, jugglers and clowns promising fun for all the family.With a brand new show that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of circus in Great Britain, Circus Wonderland presents a dazzling, dynamic spectacle that is certain to enchant audiences of all ages.Whirlwind roller skaters, bouncing bungee jumpers and astonishing aerialists are joined by the show’s very own Miss Grace Olivia, who puts the ‘Wonder’ into Wonderland in a sparkling show-stopping sensation.Amidst the action and excitement, award winning clowns Kakehole and Mr Popol are returning to scale new summits of silliness, causing chaos with their unique brand of music, magic and mayhem.Presented in a fully heated, theatre style Big top, with a magical blend of thrills and spills and side splitting comedy, Circus Wonderland is number one for family fun, with a show that is not to be missed!
Please note that Ticketline sales close on the morning of the performance. For last minute availability please contact the circus box office on 07531 612240

Wackey World 6th – 7th April 2018
Stadium Way Bletchley Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
Wacky World is a one of a kind inflatable arena coming to Milton Keynes for just two days in April. Get the kids, family or partner active & make awesome memories. Take on our ultra-hype total wipeout style inflatable arena with a variety of games for the whole family to enjoy.
Ticket Includes
1h-45m unlimited arena play.
Access to all Inflatables.
Free adult ticket (supervise).







Dunstable Downs/Whipsnade Estate Chiltern Gateway Centre, Whipsnade, Beds LU6 2GY Tel 01582 500920
Hunt Cost £2.50 Parking fees apply
Hunts are between 11am – 3.30pm site opens 9.30am
Good Friday, 30 March
Easter Saturday, 31 March
Easter Sunday, 1 April
Easter Monday, 2 April.

Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LT Tel: 01442 851227
Hunt Cost £5.00
Normal admission fees apply
Property Entry Fees:
Adult £2.50 Children (over 5 yrs) £1.50
No parking fees apply. Entry fee for Monumnent only Hunts are between 10am – 4pm, site opens 10am
Good Friday, 30 March
Easter Saturday, 31 March
Easter Sunday, 1 April
Easter Monday, 2 April

Ascott House and Gardens, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0PR Tel: 01296 688242
Hunt Cost £2.50 Property Entry Fees
Adult £5.00 Children (over 5 yrs) £2.50
No parking fees apply Entry costs for garden only. Hunts are between 1pm and 5pm Site opens from 1pm
Good Friday, 30 March
Easter Saturday, 31 March
Easter Sunday, 1 April
Easter Monday, 2 April