Located in Buckinghamshire, England is the large hilly town of High Wycombe. The town was formerly known as Chepping Wycombe or Chipping Wycombe and was once the ‘Furniture Capital of England’. It is now the largest town in Buckinghamshire and is home to numerous attractions that will keep visitors occupied for days. The lively town is also home to gorgeous Georgian architecture, beautiful green areas and so much more. Muslim visitors will definitely be able to fine Muslim-friendly facilities like Halal food and prayer areas in High Wycombe.
The Hellfire Caves are a popular attraction in High Wycombe. Located above West Wycombe, near High Wycombe, this network of man-made chalk and flint caves goes deep into the West Wycombe Hill. The narrow winding passages extend for about quarter of a mile underground and lead to chambers like the Miners Cave, Franklin's Cave, the Banqueting Hall and the Inner Temple. Visitors will find waxwork models as well as commentary on the history of the unique caves.
Another must-visit is the Rye, an enormous park located in the centre of the town of High Wycombe. Covering an extensive area of about 22 hectares, this park is the ideal place for some outdoor family-friendly fun. The park is the second largest of its kind in the district and is home to a kid’s playground, and sports areas, as well as a dyke which allows those with permits to fish in it. This water leads to a waterfall that will definitely fascinate kids.
Also great for kids is the Wycombe Museum, which conducts activities and events which are suitable for the entire family. Children old enough can take part in craft activities, while the adults take an art class. The museum has fun, interactive exhibits which also happen to be extremely informative.
The award winning Odds Farm Park is another great place for the whole family. The farm is home to numerous adorable animals that can be stroked and fed all day long. The Odds Farm Park manages to combine both indoor and outdoor play. Visitors can enjoy animal activities and demonstrations and get up close and personal with the animals. The farm has a huge indoor Playbarn; which has several slides and tunnels, and other fun facilities. The outdoor play area has a maze, as well as an area for golf, go-karts, a sand and water play area and so much more.
The closest airport to High Wycombe is London Heathrow Airport which has international and domestic services. Other airports also located quite close by include; London Luton Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Visitors can get to High Wycombe from London Heathrow Airport via bus and car.
Muslims will easily be able to locate Halal restaurants in High Wycombe. Roosters Piri Piri, Kebabish Original, Salaam's Takeaway, Moms Diner and KFC are just a few of the many restaurants which serve Halal food in High Wycombe. Although most of these restaurants are either Muslim owned and/or Halal certified it is always best to inquire about the Halal status of the food before ordering. Also, Muslim visitors must be aware that even though some eateries serve Halal food, they also do serve alcohol.
There are quite a number of mosques in High Wycombe at which Muslim visitors can offer their prayers. Totteridge Road Mosque, Castlefield Mosque, Wycombe Islamic Mission & Mosque Trust and Masjid As-Salam are just a few of the many masjids and Islamic centres in High Wycombe.