What’s on in buckinghamshire and berkshire for october



Maidenhead Comic Con

1 October

Braywick Leisure Centre

A super fun family friendly event full of all things film, TV, comic con and toys, including plenty of people in costume and much more.There will also be retro gaming, face painting, board and card gaming areas, movie cars on display and lots of exhibitors selling everything from Star Wars to Stranger Things.




Crafted, glass art
Crafted, glass art

Until 7 October

Discover Bucks Museum

CRAFTED is an exhibition of unique contemporary crafts. Discover a fabulous collection of designer-led art works exclusively handmade using a wide range of materials and techniques. The airy art gallery will provide the perfect backdrop for each maker to display the best of their work and, for some makers, their much larger pieces or collections.



The Panto Express

The Panto Express at Bucks Railway Centre
The Panto Express at Bucks Railway Centre

25 November-17 December

Bucks Railway Centre

All aboard The Panto Express for a Christmas experience like no other. Enjoy a visit from Father Christmas on board the steam train – Santa’s Grotto with a difference! All children receive a gift personally from Father Christmas. Plus, enjoy the mini family pantomime Beauty and the Beast, brought to you by a professional touring theatre company. Find more details and pre-booking (which is essential for this event) on their website.



Jen Brister

Comedian Jen Brister
Comedian Jen Brister

14 October

The Concert Hall, Reading

If middle age has taught Jen Brister anything, it’s that optimism does not come naturally to her. In fact it’s fair to say that her cup is very much half empty and she’s making no attempt to fill it. Can Jen work against her natural instincts and finally see the light?



Buzzwangling Beasts

Buzzwangling Beasts at The Roald Dahl Museum

21-29 October

Roald Dahl Museum

Discover some buzzwangling beasts this October half-term. Join in with storytelling from Revolting Rhymes, make your own beast battlecards as you explore the museum and join in with clay and junk modelling workshops. You can also pop into the Ideas Zone to help test out some potential new Museum displays.



Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

24 October

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

What makes you, you? Is there a part deep inside of you that no one understands? Have you found your tribe or are you a unique human being? Or is it more complicated than that?

Grayson Perry, white, male, heterosexual, able bodied, English, southerner, baby boomer and member of the establishment takes a mischievous look at the nature of identity in his new show that will make you laugh, shudder, and reassess who you really are.


Spills & thrills

Three Halloween events that have the kids and adults covered

Stonor Park hosts Halloween Event

Stonor Park’s spine-tingling Halloween event, The Moon Witch’s Halloween Adventure, takes place from 18-29 October. The 850-year-old estate near Henley-on-Thames encourages brave explorers to follow the trail at Tumblestone Hollow adventure playground, where they can decipher clues and uncover secrets, completing the trail in Stonor’s formal gardens and receiving a spook-tacular edible prize. Visitors can also sink their teeth into traditional Halloween pumpkin carving, choosing their favourite from the dedicated Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkin Parade being held at Lowndes Park

Pumpkin Parade, at Lowndes Park on 28 October, will feature autumnal games, competitions, and great food. The Pumpkin Parade is a fabulous chance to have some family fun in the green heart of Chesham. The highlight of the afternoon will be the Illumination Ceremony at sunset, when everyone is invited to light their carved pumpkins, and place them along the main avenue in Lowndes Park.

And one for the older crowd, on 28 October, when the High Spirits Cocktail Company in Reading host a Harry Potter Halloween. Prepare to be enchanted as High Spirits Cocktail Bar transforms into a bewitching haven straight out of the Harry Potter universe. Join them for an extraordinary Halloween event that promises to cast a spell on your senses and whisk you away to a night of wonder and wizardry.

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