Join us for our Parkland Play events this August!

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20 August 2020


Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll be able to join us at one of three Parkland Play events we’re holding at different parks across Milton Keynes in August.

Parkland Play is an afternoon of free fun with lots of games and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Challenge yourself with our Ranger’s litter game, play with our giant garden games or have a go at one of our sporting activities such as cricket, football or tennis.

For younger children we have a play house or colouring in station.  Plus, at the end of the session there will be Punch and Judy show or storytelling after which you’ll get to try the ranger trail that helps you to explore the park.

You can join us at Willen Lake North on Friday 21 August, parking available at Peace Pagoda carpark off V10 Brickhill Street, parking charges apply. On Tuesday 25 August you can join us at Monkston Park, in the Ouzel Valley, parking is available at the Water Gardens car park off Newport Road, with a short walk through the Ouzel Valley to the event area. Finally, you can join in the fun with us on Friday 28 August at Ashland Lakes, parking is available in the car park on Newington Gate, Ashland, off V8 Marlborough Street.

Our Parkland Play events will run between 1pm and 3pm on each of the above days. You’ll need to book into a 20-minute slot, each of which have limited spaces to allow for social distancing and to comply with the current government guidelines surrounding Covid-19.

In between each slot within the event we will clean the equipment used for everyone's safety. Hand sanitiser stations will be available, and we will ask everyone to use these before and after their session, but please bring your own if possible.

Although this is a free event booking is essential. Please ensure you have booked your free spaces for all adults and children attending. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



Discover our parks

  • Willen Lake North

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    Willen Lake North is home to one of Milton Keynes’ best-known landmarks, the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western world - and to a rich and varied bird population.

    Refreshments
    Nearest refreshments are at the Lakeside Hotel and Cafe (weekends and school holidays) at South Willen Lake. The Camphill Community runs a vegetarian café opposite the main car park.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

    Refreshments
    There is the Ye Olde Swan pub at Woughton on the Green and a further two pubs - the Barge and the Cross Keys – that are located on Newport Road in Woolstone village.

  • Ashland Lakes

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    Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir these lakes were formed in around 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development at Ashland. The site comprises a chain of connected lakes and an ornamental pond with a fountain. Ashland Lakes still serve as a balancing reservoir to accommodate excessive rainfall so please note that the lakes can overflow from time to time.

    Refreshments

  • Nature inspired activities which you can do at home or in your local parks.
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