What's On: Workshops, Talks and Walks


    The Parks Trust organises a number of workshops throughout the year for the public to get more involved in the parks and learn about the natural world. As a unique organisation in a unique city, sessions provide an insight into the work of the Trust and help raise awareness of the countryside just beyond our back doors. Sessions range from bushcraft and wild food cookery to wildlife surveying and identification.

    Most of our workshops are interactive and suitable for a wide range of people. However some sessions are age restricted, so please check on the individual sessions before booking.


    We now offer a series of talks at Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, that cover a variety of topics, including: wading birds, bee keeping, woodland management, bats, and the wildlife of Milton Keynes.

    Most of our talks are interactive and suitable for a wide range of people. However, talks are aimed at an older audience. Children 12 and upwards are very welcome, but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please check on the individual sessions before booking.

    If you are looking to book for a Community group, please click here.


    The Outdoor Learning Team offer Walk and Talks focused on education, but The Parks Trust also run a range of other walks.

    Walk and Talk

    These walks are designed to give more in-depth information about the natural world or heritage features within the parks. They are usually charged events, with money invested back into the charity. Distances vary, so please check individual event.

    Discovery Strolls

    Short strolls at a gentle pace, accessible to all and dementia friendly. We stick to hard paths and take regular breaks to enjoy and discuss points of interest. It's a fantastic way to get out and discuss the parks with other people. These are free.

    Woof Walks

    Led by a Parks Ranger, these last about an hour. They are a great way to socialise your dog and learn a new walking route.

    Exercise Walks

    Women's Walking Network run regular walks that are normally 4-5 miles long at a moderate pace.

    Other providers also run walks that we license.

    View a complete list of all our upcoming walks, talks and workshops by clicking the link below

    What's On in Your Parks

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