Hosting Events in Our Parks

The parks are ideal places to hold your own event, from community picnics to sporting events; to large concerts and festivals. Milton Keynes’ parks host over 400 events each year and we welcome requests from groups and organisations to organise their own events and activities in our parks.  We work with many groups to hold safe and successful parkland events.

To stage your own event, read an organiser’s pack and the rate card, and then contact the Events Team on 01908 233600 or events@theparkstrust.com.

All events and organised activities need an event licence, this is so we can help ensure that the event is safely organised and doesn’t clash with other activities taking place in the parks. An event licence gives permission to host your event and lists the terms and conditions that organisers need to abide by to protect event participants, other park users and the parks themselves.


  • The Parks Trust hosted over 550 events in their parks in 2017

  • Fitness Groups & Clubs make up 72% of events & activities held in our parks

  • 97% of attendees in 2017 said they would re-attend events held throughout the year

Discover our parks

  • Willen Lake South

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    The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

    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.

  • Tree Cathedral

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    Contrary to what many believe, Milton Keynes does have its own cathedral. But like the city itself, this cathedral is unique - made from bark and leaves rather than bricks and mortar.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at Newlands. A cafe and pub restaurant can be found at nearby south Willen Lake.

  • 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 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.