Befriend a Tree

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Get closer to nature by becoming friends with a tree in this activity guide.

Head out into your local parks and choose a tree to get to know a little better. We've created a guide with several fun and educational activities which you can do as a family.

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Discover our parks

  • Poplar Plantation

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    The Poplar Plantation was created during one of the city’s earliest plantation schemes, in 1971. Covering around six hectares it features a wide variety of different types of poplar as well as some cricket bat willows.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities in the Poplar Plantation but Willen Lake is just a short walk away.

  • Caldecotte Brook

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    This linear park follows the course of Caldecotte Brook from the city boundary at Wavendon Gate through Old Farm Park, Browns Wood to the Walnut Tree meeting place at Wadesmill Lane. At this point the brook flows into underground pipes on its way to be deposited into Caldecotte Lake.

    Refreshments
    There are no specific refreshment facilities at this park, but a small Tesco store is located near to the brook in Old Farm Park.

  • Kingsmead

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    This is a small area of parkland and woodland, which connects the North Bucks Way into the parks system via Tattenhoe and Westcroft. It is an ideal place to visit if you live in one of the nearby residential areas. The surrounding land is currently being developed into housing, so is likely to change considerably over the coming years.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities on site but Westcroft and Howe Park Wood are less than a mile away.

  • Shenley Wood

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Shenley Wood is one of three ancient woodlands in Milton Keynes, a wonderful spot for a quiet walk and to enjoy the abundant wildlife.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities on site but there is a range of pubs and shops in Shenley Church End about 10 minutes’ walk away to the east.

  • Nature inspired activities and resources which you can do at home or in your local parks.
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