Filming and Photography

    With over 6,000 acres of beautiful and diverse landscapes across the city, there are ample locations for filming or photography in The Parks Trust’s parkland and we welcome requests from organisations and groups to use it for this purpose.

    Location use

    No photography or filming shoots are permitted without the prior agreement of The Parks Trust. With the exception of schools, charitable organisations and news bulletins, a fee is also applicable.

    If you would like to use any of The Parks Trust’s green space for a photography or filming project please complete and return this application form to

    Location Fee Charges 

    Half day of Filming (up to 4 hours)£125 +VAT
    Full Day of filming (between 4-8 hours)£250 + VAT
    Half Day Commercial Photography (up to 4 hours)£125 + VAT
    Full Day Commercial Photography (between 4-8 hours)£250 + VAT

    Fees for longer periods of filming or commercial photography are available on request. All Community and student filming and photography projects do require a licence but are free of charge

    Whilst we can be flexible we do require at least one weeks’ notice to process a filming or photography application. The Parks Trust reserves the right to reject any requests that are unsuitable. It may not be possible to facilitate shoots during peak season or when particular events are taking place.

    Commercial Photographers

    If you would like to apply to host regular portrait photoshoots in our parks as part of your commercial photography business, please complete this license application form and return to the below address with a copy of your risk assessment and public liability insurance. We offer an annual commercial photography licence at £125+VAT.

    Discover our parks

    • Great Linford Manor Park


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      Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    • 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.

    • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve


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      The 37 hectare site is only open to permit holders. The reserve 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.

    • Willen Lake South


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      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.

    • 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.