MK Festival of Nature
06/07/2018 - 15/07/2018 (other dates available)

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Organised in partnership with Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and MK Natural History Society the Festival of Nature is a celebration of the fascinating and varied nature that can be found across the city.

There is a wide-ranging programme of activities available for people of all ages, located in areas across MK.  It's a great opportunity to find out more about the creatures and plants we may see every day and those that are a little rarer.

Full details about each activity can be found in the MK Festival of Nature booklet.  Please click below on events you are interested in for booking information.

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

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    The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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    There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.

  • Elfield Nature Park

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    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.

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  • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

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    In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.

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    There are no facilities at the reserve, but Stony Stratford high street is just a few minutes away.

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