Growing older need not put an end to enjoying cultural activities. From visiting National Trust properties to silver cinema screenings, there is sure to be something to suit your elderly relative’s interests in Buckinghamshire. You may also be interested in accessible days out in Buckinghamshire and accessible afternoon teas in Buckinghamshire.
The Best National Trust Properties in Buckinghamshire to Visit With Elderly Relatives:
The National Trust is the largest charity for heritage conservation in the UK. Across Buckinghamshire, they own and welcome visitors to a variety of unique attractions. For information on becoming a National Trust member and thereby receiving free entry to such attractions please see our over 60s discounts in Buckinghamshire.
Set overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden estate boasts impressive gardens and majestic woodlands. The series of gardens change seasonally, each with their own special charm. In former years, they have been enjoyed by dukes, earls and royalty. The house is now a luxury hotel, but short guided tours are still available.
Cliveden has an onsite buggy service and wheelchairs available to hire. A suggested level access map is available from the information centre. Fragrant flowers in the gardens provide a sensory attraction. For a full guide to accessibility at Cliveden, please see their access statement.
- Adult: £17.00
- Child: £8.50
Designated parking spaces are available for disabled visitors in the main car park.
Stowe has attracted visitors for over 300 years. The breath-taking views, lakeside walks and temples create an impressive landscape. The fusion of modern and restored eighteenth-century buildings demonstrate Stowe’s history. The sheer size of the Stowe gardens means there is plenty to be explored – and always more to come back to!
The gardens at Stowe are mostly accessible to wheelchair users although some ground is uneven. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the gardens and in the cafe. For more information regarding access, please see the Stowe access statement.
- Adult: £13.00
- Child: £6.50
- Family: £32.50
There is plenty of accessible parking near the Stowe entrance.
Waddesdon is a French renaissance-style chateau built in 1874. The site hosts Victorian style gardens with colourful flower displays and ornate fountains and statues. There is an exotic bird house, woodland playground and garden trail, meaning there is something for all the family to enjoy. Throughout the year, Waddesdon hosts changing exhibitions and special interest days. Fresh, homemade food and cakes are available in the site’s food outlets.
Wheelchairs are available to hire for the house and gardens on a first-come, first served basis. The grounds are mostly accessible and assistance dogs are welcome around site. For a full guide to accessibility at Waddesdon, please see their access statement.
- Adult: £13.20
- Child: £6.60
The 1,000 space car park is free and has dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders.
Silver Screenings in Buckinghamshire
Silver screenings are special showings at cinemas for the older generation. Tickets are sold at a reduced cost and free tea or biscuits are provided. These showings are a great way for your relative to enjoy the cinema, as well as meeting and chatting with other people regularly.
Everyman runs Silver screenings as a weekly matinee of a current release. Tickets are available for the over 55s and include a free hot drink and slice of cake.
Odeon runs Silver Cinema screenings for guests aged over 60, showing current releases timeless classics. Tickets are from £3.50 and includes tea, coffee and biscuits, served before the showing. In Buckinghamshire, there are two Odeon cinemas, please find the websites below to book: