Host a Large Outdoor Event

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Events can be held in any of the parks but some parks are more suited to large events than others. Large events and activities are defined by having over 500 participants. A couple of our parks can accommodate up to 15,000 participants and may include but not exclusively, concerts, circus, sporting events, carnivals, community events, charitable events, religious services, funfairs, showing of films, corporate events and barbeques, dance or drama performances.

Large events that have been hosted in our parks include the Annual City Fireworks, Race for Life, Milton Keynes International Festival, Rugby World Cup Fanzone, Open Air Cinema, Proms in Campbell Park, World Cyclo-Cross Championships, British Sprint Orienteering Championships and Oktoberfest.

How to apply

To apply to host an event or organised activity in one of our parks:

  1. Read the outdoor event organiser’s pack (either small or large depending on scale)
  2. Read the current event fee rate card
  3. Contact the Events Team at The Parks Trust on 01908 233600 or events@theparkstrust.com to discuss proposed event, date and location.

The team will then assess your event proposal and send you an application form to complete.


  • 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

  • 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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    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.