MK Playday Returns for 2019

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01 November 2018


MK Playday is back! After taking a year off, the MK Playday Organising Committee is thrilled to announce that MK Playday 2019 will take place on Wednesday 7 August 2019 at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

Planning for the hugely popular event is well underway and early signs suggest it will be the best free play event Milton Keynes has ever seen. MK Playday 2019 will be held between 11am and 4pm, with plenty of activities for all children to enjoy.

MK Playday provides fun, free accessible activities for all children, young people and their families across Milton Keynes as part of the nationally recognised Playday which celebrates children’s right to play and highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

Emma Stace commented: “We are so pleased to be bringing MK Playday back to Campbell Park next summer. It’s an incredibly popular event that is enjoyed by children of all ages and abilities, making it the highlight of the summer for many. The success of MK Playday wouldn’t be possible without the support of organisations across Milton Keynes for which we are very grateful; we hope people will be as generous with their time and assistance in 2019 to make MK Playday bigger and better than ever!”

The MK Playday Organising Committee Group consists of representatives from The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes Play Association, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust, MK Pre-School Learning Alliance, Play Rangers at Woughton Community Council, MK Children’s Centres and Milton Keynes Council.

Find out more about MK Playday

About National Playday:

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Next year’s Playday takes place on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

On Playday, thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

From small scale community events to thousands of children taking part in events organised in parks and open spaces – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them.

Find out more about Playday.

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.



  • The Parks Trust hosted over 525 events and activities in their parks in 2019

  • Over 180,000 visitors attended an event or activity in MK Parks in 2019

  • 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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    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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