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Packed with attractions for children and adults alike, Aylesbury is a fantastic location to explore. From zipping through the trees to visiting historical houses, the area has plenty to keep you entertained...
Organising car rental in Aylesbury to explore the area couldn't be easier. Simply pre-book online to ensure you get the best price, pick up your vehicle from various downtown locations and away you go!
But before you hit the road, make sure you check out all the great attractions on Aylesbury's doorstep. For a gloriumptious day out, visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. It's aimed at six to 12 year olds and has three galleries which feature the author's original writing hut and frequently put on workshops and events such as whizzpopping, author visits and puppet-making.
Another attraction that is well worth a visit is Waddesdon Manor. Here, you can explore beautiful gardens that were designed in the late 19th century and have various areas such as the tropical mound, water garden, woodland area and aviary garden.
Or how about visiting Buckinghamshire Railway Centre? A 25-acre working steam museum, on certain days you can enjoy a traditional steam train ride, and the visitor centre will give you an insight into the history of the golden age of steam. You will be able to see a royal dining coach from 1901, as well as a coach used by Winston Churchill and Dwight D.Eissenhower for secret war strategy planning meetings.
If your kids are wildlife lovers, a trip to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital makes for a day out with a difference. This charity cares for poorly hedgehogs, badgers, birds, foxes, reptiles and amphibians. You can enjoy talks from the staff, see a variety of animals, and children can let off steam in the play area.
From short drives to nearby attractions to adventures further afield, hiring a car in Aylesbury will allow you to explore Buckinghamshire's surrounding areas...
Take a short 10-minute drive to open your lungs and breathe in the fresh air of Wendover Woods. Not only can you enjoy walking trails, if you want your Tarzan moment, Go Ape is located here which will see you whizzing along high above the forest ground, enjoying zip wires, Tarzan swings and a range of crossings.
Alternatively, you could don your hiking boots, pack a picnic and take a trip to the Chiltern Hills. This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just over an hour away from Aylesbury. Covering 324 square miles of countryside, here you will find farmland, woodland, valleys and hillsides of chalk rock. Keep your eyes peeled to spot wildlife, particularly red kites which are very common here.
To enjoy the buzz of the big city, you can use your rental car to reach London in about one hour and 20 minutes. Visit some of the big attractions such as the London Eye, British Museum, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and Tower of London. You can also enjoy soaking up the sun in one of the city's fantastic parks, take a cruise on the Thames or shop till you drop in the capital's many great shopping areas.