Escape for the day: good days out near Thame and East Oxon
Top 4 family days out in the area
As well as browsing in the garden centre, visitors to Waterperry Gardens can also enjoy the Country Life Museum and Saxon church. Events take place throughout the year, from garden-themed weekends to open-air theatre. There is also a teashop and art gallery.
Built by John de Haudlo in 1312, Boarstall Tower is Buckinghamshire's only complete medieval fortified building. It has retained the medieval belfry, cross loops and crenellations, and its exterior rooms remain virtually unchanged since 1615.
This wildlife refuge contains about 40 species of butterfly. Wild flowers are carefully managed to provide the butterflies with a varied habitat and food sources. Bernwood is also home to Fallow and Muntjac deer and many different fungi.
|Pick-your-own at Stanton St John
A lovely day out when the sun is shining, Rectory Farm is open from Spring to Autumn. The fruits and vegetables ready to pick change with the month and you will not leave disappointed. Beyond the pick-your-own, there is a Country Café for immediate gratification and a farm shop to stock up beyond your hard-earned pickings.