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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 2018 (1MB) or pick up a copy from the Information Point or Burnham Beeches Office.

Many events require booking - call 01753 647 358 to reserve your place.

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 11 April
  • Sunday 15 April
  • Wednesday 9 May
  • Sunday 20 May

There is no need to book for Simply Walk, just meet us at the Information Point at 10.45amon 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.

Easter puzzler - Burnham Beeches babies: Saturday 24 March to Sunday 15 April

Easter is a time to celebrate new life, and what better way to do that than on our baby trail. Learn all about the animal babies that we get here at Burnham Beeches and how their parents look after them. From the cute and fluffy to the weird and wonderful. Whilst on the trail can you solve our puzzles? Use the information boards to complete the games, one easy one hard. No need to book just pick up a trail map from the Information Point. Suggested donation £2. Remember to bring a pencil!

Meet the Ranger and his reptiles: Sunday 22 April, 2 - 3.30pm

One of the Rangers will be near the cafe with some of the reptiles and amphibians that can be found on site. You can ask him any questions you may have about the creatures or about the site and the work that goes on here. No need to book, just come along.

A day in the life of a Ranger: Sunday 6 May, morning

Is there a typical day for a Ranger? Join two of the team on this two hour morning stroll and find out. Booking required.  

Meet the Ranger and his reptiles again: Sunday 13 May, 2 - 3.30pm

If you missed the last opportunity to meet these amazing creatures, or if you would just like to see them again, then come along to the cafe. One of our Rangers will be available to answer any questions you may have. No need to book, just come along.

Ancient trees of Burnham Beeches: Saturday 19 May, afternoon

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

Woodland Wonders trail: Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June

Have a wonderful woodland adventure on our popular half term trail, aimed at children up to 12. Pick up a leaflet from the information Point and guide yourself along the route. Suggested donation £1. Bring a pencil.

​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:
09 April 2018