Find Out What's On in Milton Keynes Parks in 2019

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15 January 2019


The Parks Trust are proud to present its 2019 What’s on Guide with thanks to our sponsors Vodafone.

This handy, pocket sized booklet details events and activities that will take place across the city throughout the year, with everything from smaller, regular events like Parks and Run and led walks through to bigger events including MK Festival of History and MK Walking Festival.

This year also sees the return of the hugely popular MK Playday, the largest free play event in Milton Keynes – with activities, games and stage entertainment. Produced by the MK Playday Partnership the event will take place on Wednesday 7th August, 2019 from 11am – 4pm.

Returning favourites for the 2019 calendar include the Big Doggie Do, to be held at Willen Lake South on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May as well as World Picnic, at Campbell Park on Sunday 28th July.

In addition Stars in the Park, a new family fun event for 2019, allows families and beginners to learn more about the solar system and stargaze in Milton Keynes parkland in collaboration with UK Astronomy.

A variety of familiar regular activities have been announced, including monthly Women’s Walking Network sessions where women of all ages and abilities come together for a walk around different areas of parkland, Woof Walks for those who would like to bring their dog with them to explore, and Community Litter Picks, accessible for all those wanting to help eliminate litter and protect local wildlife.

Julie Dawes, Events & Community Engagement Manager for The Parks Trust, commented: “We are very pleased to present our 2019 What’s on Guide, which details hundreds of opportunities to get outside and explore our beautiful parkland. We organise and enable over 500 events and activities every year, working closely with local community groups and other organisations, to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you all at our events and activities throughout 2019!”

The 2019 What’s on Guide can be picked up from The Parks Trust’s office in Campbell Park or its education centres at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve and Howe Park Wood. Guides can also be picked up at MK Central library and Milton Keynes Visitor Centre. If you would like copies for your local group or organisation, please contact The Parks Trust on 01908 233600 or info@theparkstrust.com



  • 91% of event attendees said they had a Excellent, Very Good or Good experience at our events in 2018!

  • 1665 events, activities, club and fitness sessions were held in MK parks in 2018.

  • Most of our attendees heard about our events through Social Media in 2018

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  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

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