When you stay at the RyeCourt Hotel, High Wycombe you will have access to a thriving market town providing the ideal setting for those who enjoy a bustling and vibrant place to visit. However, choosing the right hotel is key to making the most of High Wycombe’s local attractions so choose the premier service of Rye Court hotel, where you can indulge with our luxury pocket sprung beds, uniquely designed en suite bathrooms and fully equipped rooms leaving you well rested each night followed each morning by our delicious breakfast preparing you to take in all of the sites and attractions, atmosphere, a good retail experience and lively nightlife. Whether you are looking for a family friendly hotel, bed and breakfast or guesthouse Rye Court Hotel will tick all of your boxes. We are also close by to the the Eden Shopping Centre which is one of the region’s top shopping destinations and includes an exciting mix of shops and restaurants, plus a bowling alley and cinema. High Wycombe also has a long history and still retains its historic and cultural charm and traditions. The list of places to visit during your stay is endless but among our top picks are:
A charming manor and the previous home of the charismatic Benjamin Disraeli. Browse the collection of extraordinary personal memorabilia and discover Hughenden’s secret wartime past as revealed in the Second World War room, where there are interactive displays and eye- witness accounts. The children will love the I-Spy trails in the manor and the bird trail in the walled garden or the wildlife trail through the woodlands.
Hell Fire Caves
Bring the family here to take an exciting tour down the deep winding passages which extend 1/4 mile underground, the passages pass through different chambers until you get to the Banqueting Hall. The caves are very atmospheric and there is lots of information to read and fun things to see. The cafe serves delicious cream teas, snacks and tea if you need to feed the brood.
Bekonscot Model Village
Opened in 1929, Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village. Feel like a giant as you walk around and get a feel for life in the 30s. They are always adding new additions so there will be something new to see whenever you visit. Be sure to take a trip on the light 7.25″ gauge railway, passing through gardens and round a lovely pond.
Longride is secluded on the banks of the upper Thames. There are all sorts of activities to get stuck in to including: Kayaking, dragon boating, bell boating, High ropes course and giant water orbing!
Lacey Green Maze
For a wild day of adventure, take the kids to Lacey Green Maize Maze. So much to do here get lost in the maze for hours, bounce on the giant trampolines, play a round of crazy golf or have a race around on one of the pedal go-karts. If you need to feed the brood or just relax with a drink visit the Teashop for a snack or treat
Odds Farm Park
Guaranteed to make you go ‘aww’ there’s stacks of animal fun and indoor play at Odds Farm Park. Meet plenty of furry friends, enjoy the daily Animal Activities/Demonstrations, as well as discover the Giant Indoor Playbarn – an enormous adventure play area, fun for all ages. Combined with the outdoor play, including the Adventure Maze, Go-Karts, Crazy Golf, Tractor and Trailer Rides (Apr to Oct), sand & water play area.
Stanley Spencer Gallery
Open in 1962 this gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Stanley Spencer. Throughout the gallery you will see many interesting pieces including letters written by Spencer to his friend during the First World War, a series of files of press cuttings throughout Spencer’s lifetime and paintings by the artist himself. Be sure to visit the large library of books written about Stanley Spencer. Throughout the year there are temporary exhibitions, please check their website for more information.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Aimed at children 6-12 year olds and features galleries and a story centre and is situated in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote. There are two galleries, where you’ll discover the inspiration behind some of your favourite and most cherished stories. There is also a crafts room to get messy in amongst other fascinating features.
Overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden is a wonderful place to visit. With magnificent topiary, lawns with box hedges and water gardens, there are 375 acres of garden and woodland to be enjoyed by all visitors. Lose yourself in the Cliveden Maze, made up of over 1,000 two metre high yew trees and 500 metres of path.
River and Rowing Museum
This wonderful museum is located alongside the River Thames and displays over 20,000 items telling the history of rowing, Henley on Thames and the story of the River Thames. The river was inspiration for the fantastic Wind in the Willows books and families can enjoy a delightful exhibition that includes 3D models, amazing lighting and beautiful music. With nature trails to follow, craft workshops and family days, this is a lovely place to enjoy a day out!
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Take the family here to step back in time. The kids will love the hands on exhibitions explaining over 2000 years of living history. The museum has over 30 reconstructed traditional Chilterns’ buildings ranging from the Iron Age to Second World War. Make sure the kids try the free trails and backpacks and explore the 43 acre site,
Dorney Court is an enchanting early Tudor manor house dating from around 1440 and is just a stones throw from central London. Its tranquil setting made it one of the finalists in the quest to find the nation’s finest manor house.
As the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen, this is the perfect setting for a regal day out with the family. Covering 13 acres, you’ll discover gorgeous architecture, stunning interiors and many changing displays for you to learn all about the history. For the children, there is an audio tour where you are introduced to many magical characters who live at Windsor and there are family activity trails where you can learn more about the castle and it’s treasures.
Natural History Museum Tring
There is something for everyone at the National History Museum at Tring. Home to a fine collection of stuffed animals including birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. There are also many temporary exhibitions so there is always something to see. The Discovery Room is aimed at children with hands-on games, activities and books to read.
LEGOLAND Windsor is every child’s dream and the perfect place to take the family for a fun-filled day out. There is plenty to explore including a Star Wars Mini-land Model Display, Hill Train, Space Tower, Sky RiderRaft River Racers and an Imagination Theatre. You also have the chance to create your own hero or villain The Hero Factory and join the fight against the evil brains