Using our Parks for Events and Activities

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12 April 2019


Our parks are used every day for many different activities, from events large and small, to school sessions and filming opportunities. All activities planned for our parks and green space require permission in the form of a licence, which sets out terms and conditions to use Milton Keynes parks. Every year we see requests for everything from picnics and barbecues to funfairs and festivals.

We also license businesses to use the parks, these include fitness and bootcamp instructors, commercial dog walkers as well as filming and professional photography. Schools and community groups also use the parks for all kinds of different activities and sessions such as class visits or even an annual Scouting Jamboree; we welcome everyone to use the parks.  We even have some school groups and businesses use some areas for forest school type activities which increases their understanding and appreciation of our valuable green space.

We have a straightforward licensing process for all these activities to ensure everything taking place in the parks is appropriate for the surroundings and safe for all participants and other park users. In 2018 the parks were host to over 450 diverse events and activities from a large arts festival to community litter picks, from organised walks to bootcamps.

We welcome all requests for hosting events and activities in Milton Keynes parks. If your group would like to run an activity in our parks, please get in touch with our Events Team or see our web pages below about hosting events and licensed activities.

https://www.theparkstrust.com/get-involved/hosting-events-in-our-parks/

https://www.theparkstrust.com/get-involved/licensed-activities/

https://www.theparkstrust.com/our-work/filming-and-photography/

A selection of images taken at Parks Trust events



  • 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

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.

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