The WhizzFizzFest in Aylesbury has been going for 17 years and it seems to get bigger and better each year. It was originally inspired by Roald Dahl (who lived in Bucks) but it’s evolved to become a massive literary festival aimed at children. Lots of local schools and groups take part in the parade, which is always wonderfully colourful and noisy. The parade starts at 10:30 this year from St Mary’s Church, through Market Square and up into Kingsbury. Here are a couple of pictures from the parade last year;

In addition to the parade there’s FREE arts and craft activities in Friars Square (suitable for a range of ages) plus a funfair in Kingsbury Square.

There are also various special events going on as well;

Listen to talks from Cressida Cowell (author of How to train your dragon), Judith Kerr (author of the Tiger who came to tea) and Nick Butterwoth (author of the Percy the Park Keeper series) – book tickets online through their website, prices vary.

There’s a teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of Bucks County Museum. There will be music, entertainment and street food. Pre-book through the website, £5.99 per child / £9.99 per adult.

At 12:30 – 13:00 there’s a fancy dress competition with some amazing prizes. Entry is £1 and must be pre-booked.

It’s a fantastic day for all the family!

For more details and to book visit their website;


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