What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • Activity Day
    Various Dates
    Join us for our summer holiday activity days, where you'll be able to take part in a range of activities, without commiting to a full week
  • Activity Week
    26/08/2019 - 30/08/2019
    A fun-filled multi-activity week in the school holidays, focussing on trying out a range of activities, meeting new people and having lots of fun! Throughout the week participants will try different activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, raft building, archery, katakanus, and a range of fun games, all of which makes an ideal introduction to watersports
  • Adult Bat Walk - Furzton Linear Park - 3rd September 2019
    Join our bat enthusiast for an evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • Adult Bat Walk - Ouzel Valley Park - 29th August 2019
    As part of the international Bat Night Celebration, join our bat enthusiast for an adult only evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • Carols at the Rose
    Join us for our annual carolling afternoon. Bring a lantern and wrap up warm.
  • Community Litter Pick
    Come and join the rangers for a series of Community Litter Picks.
  • Discover Archery
    Various Dates
    Come and find out what Archery is about at Willen Lake and try your hand at becoming the next Robin Hood! Located in a quiet paddock away from the lake, participants can practice to shoot gold with tuition from one of our instructors
  • Discover Kayaking
    Various Dates
    Try your hand at kayaking with tuition from one of our coaches
  • Discover Powerboating
    Various Dates
    Take part in a 90minute taster session and Discover Powerboating
  • Discover Sailing
    Various Dates
    An introduction to Dinghy Sailing, under the guidance and supervision of one of our qualified instructors
  • Discover SUP
    Various Dates
    Find out what stand up paddleboarding is all about with tuition from one of our coaches
  • Discover Wakeboarding
    Various Dates
    Our Discover sessions are aimed at adults that can swim 50m
  • Discover Windsurfing
    Various Dates
    An introduction to windsurfing, led by one of our enthusiastic, qualified windsurf instructors
  • Discover: Autumn fruits, roots and seeds
    Join The Hedgewitch to find out the different foods growing naturally in our beautiful nature reserve
  • Discover: Bats
    Join the rangers for an interesting evening finding out more about the different bat species we have in Milton Keynes
  • Discover: Christmas Wreaths
    Various Dates
    Join the rangers and learn to make your own Christmas wreath, using natural materials harvested from the parks
  • Discovery Stroll
    Short strolls for anyone and everyone.
  • Great Linford Manor Park Heritage Open Day
    A fun event for all ages with activities including Guided walks of the park and buildings, Live Music, Community Stalls, Arts & craft activities, Opening of grade 2* listed buildings, Food and Drink, Children’s Heritage Trail and many more events to be announced
  • Howe Park Wood Education Centre Open Day
    Various Dates
    Free Open Days at Howe Park Wood Education Centre Come and explore the wildlife of Howe Park Wood, take part in our Wildlife Detective Challenge and learn how to identify the tracks and trails left by nature
  • Junior Wakeboarding Session
    Various Dates
    Our Junior sessions are just like our Discover sessions, but for children aged 8+ who can swim 50m
  • Kneeboarding - Pay and Play
    Various Dates
    Ride for one hour on a kneeboard to get confident with the course
  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Day
    Come and explore the wildlife of Linford Lakes, the best kept secret in Milton Keynes
  • Make A Difference Day
    Join us on the biggest volunteering day of the year as we tidy up at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.
  • Paddlepower
    28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
    The PaddlePower scheme is for children aged 8 – 14 who want to progress and achieve qualifications outlined by British Canoeing
  • Parkland Explorers - Birdwatching walk
    Be part of the Parkland Explorers Birdwatching Walk! Take a walk through a unique nature reserve and take in the wealth and variety of bird species that reside there
  • Parkland Explorers - Foraging walk
    Parkland Explorers: Foraging this Autumn! Discover what Milton Keynes parklands has to offer when foraging in your local nature reserve – you’ll learn how to identify wild plants, berries and nuts as well as considering how to forage safely
  • Parkland Explorers - Wilderness Survival
    Various Dates
    Join the Parkland Explorers wilderness survival session
  • Parks and Run
    Various Dates
    Monthly free fun run in the park
  • Pushchairs in the Park - Campbell Park
    Various Dates
    Looking after your new baby can be a very busy time leaving exercise at the bottom of your list of things to do. Come along and discover some wonderful walks in Milton Keynes parkland, enjoy the fresh air, and meet new friends.
  • RYA Basic Skills (Level 2)
    05/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
    The RYA Basic Skills course is designed to teach participants aged 16+, how to sail the boat solo
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
    Various Dates
    A weekend improvers course to get you on the road to becoming an independent powerboat driver, building on the skills learned in the Level 1 course, and introducing new techniques
  • Splash 'n' Play - Birthday party
    Various Dates
    Our one hour birthday parties
  • Splash 'n' Play - Private hire
    Various Dates
    One hour of private hire is £120 for up to 20 children (and you can add additional children for just £4 each)
  • Splash 'n' Play (Off-peak)
    Various Dates
    1 x Child Ticket for Spash 'n' Play a single session
  • Splash 'n' Play (Peak)
    Various Dates
    1 x Child Ticket for Spash 'n' Play a single session
  • Spooky Halloween Walks
    Dare to take a walk in the wood and celebrate Halloween by joining one of our spooky walks? Walks get scarier as the evening progresses
  • Stars in the Park
    Explore the skies with our rangers and UK Astronomy
  • Talk: Amazing Howe Park Wood
    Join our speaker for a fascinating evening learning about the amazing wildlife and natural history of this ancient woodland
  • Talk: Wildlife in MK
    Join our speaker for a fascinating insight into the variety of Milton Keynes' wildlife, much of which can be found in our parkland
  • Tree Tots
    Various Dates
    Pre-school toddlers and their parents are invited to join our Outdoor Learning Team for a weekly toddle into Howe Park Wood followed by a “Nature Play” session either in the wood or at the education centre
  • Treetop Extreme - Adventure
    Various Dates
    Our new all-inclusive Adventure experience at Treetop Extreme includes: CLIMB - our 10 metre climbing wall SWING - across the Adventure level course JUMP - from our 13 metre freefall simulator  Minimum height 1
  • Treetop Extreme - Explorer
    Various Dates
    Our new all-inclusive Explorer experience at Treetop Extreme includes: SWING - across the Explorer level course JUMP - from our 13 metre freefall simulator  Minimum height 1
  • Treetop Extreme - Extreme
    Various Dates
    Our new all-inclusive Extreme experience at Treetop Extreme includes: CLIMB - our 10 metre climbing wall SWING - across the Extreme level course JUMP - from our 13 metre freefall simulator  Minimum height 1
  • Willen Crusaders
    Various Dates
    Willen Crusaders is a club for children aged 8 - 16 years old
  • Women's Walking Network
    Various Dates
    Come and join The Parks Trust volunteers at our monthly Women's Walking Network walks. Get to know your parks better and make some new friends.
  • Woof Walks
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Youth Explorers Course
    Youth Explorers is a six-week outdoor learning course for young people aged between 11-14 years old
  • Youth Sailing Scheme
    14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
    We offer two-day courses for children aged 8-16 to work towards further qualifications in the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme

Other events in our parks

  • Armistice Day
    Armistice Day is an opportunity to pay our respects to those who have given their lives in time of war.
  • Big Fun Run and Dog Jog
    Get involved in your local fun run at Willen Lake this September!
  • Brooklands Community Litter Pick
    Various Dates
    Community Litter Pick
  • Broughton Community Litter Pick
    Various Dates
  • Central Cyclocross League Race
    Central Cyclocross League Race
  • Cricket
    Various Dates
    Cricket Match at Campbell Park Pavilion: Stony Stratford 1st v Kislingbury Temperance 1st
  • Easy Riders
    Various Dates
    Join MK Cycle Touring Club for this monthly cycle ride. Enjoy 30 miles on country lanes and tracks to Salcey Forest.
  • Floating Market
    24/08/2019 - 26/08/2019
    Roving Canal Traders are back again this Summer to the Grand Union Canal Towpath in Milton Keynes. Between bridges 81 and 81a.
  • Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Sunday
    Various Dates
    Monthly open Sunday at the Nature Reserve
  • Heritage Open Day Tours
    Find out about the great stories behind the pillars at MK Rose.
  • MK Rowing Regatta
    Join MK Rowing Club for their annual Regatta at Caldecotte Lake.
  • MK Trilogy Disc Golf Challenge
    Presented by MK Disc Golf
  • Oktoberfest 2019
    Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and folk festival. It traditionally takes place in Munich, Germany from mid September and lasts 18 days.
  • Orienteering
    Various Dates
    Learn how to use a map while having fun in the parks.
  • Pretty Muddy 5k Run
    Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
  • Pride:MK 2019
    This is planned to be a family friendly, accessible, diverse and free to attend event for the LGBTQ+ community in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
  • Ride Out
    Pleasure ride with classes to suit every rider. Click for more information...
  • Thai Festival
    31/08/2019 - 01/09/2019
    A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.
  • The Big Nineties Festival
    The Big Nineties Festivals Lands in Milton Keynes This October!
  • Yoga in the Park
    Join experienced teachers for a yoga session in Willen Lake North