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23 July 2018


We are busy preparing for our annual World Picnic extravaganza on Sunday.

This hugely popular event offers visitors the chance to experience and celebrate the many cultures of the world; with a wide variety of music and dance acts performing throughout the day.

The event will be held in Campbell Park Meadow on Sunday 29th July, between 1pm – 6pm.

This will be the first time World Picnic is held in the wildflower meadow, and this new location provides the opportunity for a second stage; the bandstand stage.

The bandstand stage will feature acoustic sessions from local performers, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxed picnic in the sun with family and friends.

Highlights on the main stage include Uma Nwanyi Oma Dance Group at 2.05pm, Mariachi Las Adelitas at 3.20pm, and Ukie-Toones at 4pm.

Visitors can take part in a free, high-energy drumming and didgeridoo drop-in workshop with Inta Africa between 1pm and 4pm. They can then head to the front of the main stage to watch Inta Africa perform at 5.05pm.

In addition, there will be a quirky Chez Jopie mobile jazz bar from the Netherlands, presented by International Festival to complement the afternoon’s activities.

The Cultural Village will also return, offering a wide variety of activities, including, art workshops, a language café, African tent, multilingual handicraft stall, international recipe swap and the chance to dress up in multicultural garments. There will also be a wide variety of food stalls serving delicious treats throughout the day.

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  • The Parks Trust hosted over 450 events and activities in their parks in 2018

  • Over 15,000 visitors came to activities and events across the parks in 2018.

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

Discover our parks

  • 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.

  • Willen Lake South

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    The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

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