Leisure activities in Marlow

Day trips and local attractions

Within a short drive of Marlow are a considerable number or worthwhile attractions, ranging from the world famous Windsor Castle, to the local family favourite Odds Farm. Our day-trips from Marlow page has the full listing!


Marlow has a number of regular events adding to the vibrancy of our town.

The Marlow Town Regatta and Festival takes place over two days in June, the first being being a traditional rowing regatta with a subscribers enclosure, the second a family fun day. Both days also have a fun fair in Higginson Park.

Pub in the Park is a more recent addition, but has become a firm favourite. A weekend festival of food from top chefs, bars, and a music line up with huge names all in our little town.

Marlow May Fayre – takes place in May! Higginson Park is full of all sorts of entertainments, stalls, food and drink

Marlow Carnival – usually in September, this is another fabulous event in Higginson Park. Built around a main stage with live music, there are also dance and theatre performances, plus loads of kids activities, food , drink and other stalls. In recent years the event has also brought back the parade of floats through the town centre – so impressive!

Many other events are organised on large and small scale throughout the year, details of which are in our Marlow Events Calendar. By subscribing to our events newsletter, you can receive a monthly email of all upcoming events.


Sports in MarlowThere are a wide range of sports clubs in Marlow, covering the expected football, rugby, hockey etc as well those based on the River Thames flowing through the town- e.g. sailing, canoeing, rowing.

As well as joining or watching sports clubs, there are many regular sports events which you can take part in, including the

  • Marlow 5 Run – a 5 mile road run through town
  • Marlow Half Marathon – a scenic hilly half marathon route, plus a popular 7 mile option.
  • The Burford Bolt 5k, 10k and a fun run – all supporting Burford School
  • The Santa Fun Run – a spectacular event , with Marlow streets filled with runners, kids and even dogs – dressed as Santa! Suits are provided, and its a great fundraiser for Rotary Clubs in Marlow.

Groups and societies

Many of the events featured in our calendar are organised by one of Marlow’s groups and societies. These cover a range of interests including history, archaeology, music, photography and much more.


Within a few miles of Marlow are 4 cinemas:


A few miles away in High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Theatre shows major touring productions, as well as performances covering comedy, drama dance and plenty more.