Today we visited Tring, which is a town in Hertfordshire close to Aylesbury. Its well signed locally.
The town itself is very pretty and has a small duck pond, church and other features to look at (including a maze in the shape of a zebras head).
Trings main tourist attraction is its museum which is part of the Natural History Museum. It houses four floors of stuffed animals ranging from tiny insects up to an elephant seal.
Its completely free and interesting for all ages, you can borrow paper and a clipboard from reception to draw your favorite animals, watch a video about taxidermy (not for the squeamish!) and there is a hands on children's room for younger ones.
At the moment they have a small exhibition on about early man with a few objects to touch and information about what creatures were around at the time.
The museum also has a picnic area directly behind it and a cafe and small shop.
If you exit the Museum and head to the side of it there is a path which leads you over a bridge which spans the dual carriageway to Tring Park.
Tring Park has over 300 acres of downlands and woodlands to explore and is managed by the woodland Trust. They have free roaming cattle who can often be seen and are totally unfazed by people walking past them.
There are lovely views in this area and its pleasant to walk around. We headed through the main pasture to get to the woodlands in which there are various monuments to find including a mock Greek temple and an obelisk.
The park again is free to enter so for a low cost or free day out Tring is well worth considering.