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Fun, family activities at Burnham Beeches

Guided walks, events and volunteers programme

Mid-week and weekend guided walks, events and volunteer tasks are frequently held at Burnham Beeches. The events programme is designed for people of all ages and often includes activities for younger visitors. If you would like to join us at an event, or help out on a volunteer task, please download the Events diary guide 2019 (3.5MB) or pick up a copy from the Information Point or Burnham Beeches Office.

Many events require booking - all bookings are now taken through Eventbrite

Events and activities coming up

Simply Walk

These walks are on the second Wednesday and the third Sunday of each month. The next dates are:

  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Sunday 17 March
  • Wednesday 10 April
  • Sunday 21 April

There is no need to book for Simply Walk, just meet us at the Information Point at 10.45am on Wednesdays or 2.15pm on Sundays to join us on an hour's gentle stroll around the reserve. Further information is available from Buckinghamshire County Council.

Woodland Wonders Easter trail, Birds of the Beeches: Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April.

Have some family fun in the woods this Easter. Our trail is aimed at children from 5 - 95.  Come and learn about some of the birds here at the beeches and some of their nesting habbits. Play our games as you go along. Just pick up a leaflet from the Information Point and guide yourself along the route. Suggestion donation £2. Bring a pencil. 

Meet the Ranger: Sunday 7 April, 2pm - 3.30pm

Ranger Chris will be available to answer any questions you may have about the site and the important work the Rangers do. He will also be displaying a wildlife table, showcasting some of the wildlife found here on the site. No booking required just come along.

Meet the Ranger and his reptiles: Sunday 14 April, and Sunday 5 May, 2pm - 3.30pm

Our Ranger Martin with be near the cafe with some of the reptiles and amphibians that can be found on site. Come and meet these amazing creatures! Martin will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the reptiles or the site and work that goes on here. No need to book just come along.

Ancient trees of Burnham Beeches: Sunday 12 May, afternoon

Our old trees have some fantastic tales to tell, as do the Rangers! Join this 2 hour walk to discover how and why the ancient pollards were created and what we are doing to keep them alive. Booking required.

Meet the Conservation Ranger: Sunday 12 May, 2pm - 4pm

Our Conservation Ranger Helen will be on-site to talk to visitors about our ancient trees. Further details posted on-site and on-line closer to the time.

​Do you have an event or activity that you want to do at the Beeches?

We offer guided walks for groups, depending on timings and staff availability - contact us to find out more.

If you are organising an event at Burnham Beeches or a visit for a group or school, you may need to apply for a licence. Licences are free, but can take up to a minimum of two weeks to arrange.

As a National Nature Reserve with some sensitive habitats and ancient monuments, there are areas which are out of bounds for certain activities so it important that we know what you are planning. This way we can use our knowledge of the reserve to help you get the most out of your activity.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information about any of our events. for more information about any of our events.

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
21 March 2019