Family Heritage Open Day at Great Linford Manor Park

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11 September 2019


Join The Parks Trust, alongside St. Andrew’s Church, Friends of Great Linford Group and Milton Keynes Arts Centre, for a Family Heritage Open Day on Sunday 22nd September at Great Linford Manor Park, Milton Keynes.

As part of the ongoing Heritage Lottery Funded project to ‘Reveal, Revive and Restore’ Great Linford Manor Park, the event will allow visitors to discover horrible heritage and fun facts about the wonders of Great Linford Manor Park and St. Andrew’s Church.

A free event for all the family to get involved with from 12noon to 4pm. The event will consist of live music, a children’s horrible heritage trail, bell ringing, guided walks, family activities and a variety of garden games. Food can be purchased on the day from local vendors and St Andrew’s Church or why not bring along a picnic and enjoy the historic features of the park and the views of the impressive Manor House.

Darrel Canvin, Community Engagement and Outreach for the project says, ‘Great Linford Manor Park really does provide the perfect backdrop for our family themed Heritage Open Day. There will be plenty of activities for all audiences, and our horrible heritage trail will ensure that children will learn lots about the history of the park, whilst having fun! The park features several grade 2* listed buildings, 18th Century heritage features and our famous veteran Lime Tree, estimated to be over 500 years old!’

Parking for the event is available at Marsh Drive, MK14 5HH. Disabled parking is available at the Arts Centre, MK14 5DZ. For more information and to view the full programme visit: https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/family-heritage-open-day



  • 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!

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