What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • 5 Ways Cafe at St. Andrew's Church
    Various Dates
    Come along for a cuppa, a chat or a gentle guided walk, surrounded by friendly people at the 5 Ways Café in Great Linford Manor.
  • Activity Week
    Various Dates
    Not sure what activity's for you? Our activity Week is a fun-filled five day course, including many of the activities we have on offer
  • Adult Kayaking Club
    Various Dates
    Our Adult Kayaking Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills under the watchful eyes of our qualified instructors
  • Adult Paddleboarding Club
    Various Dates
    Our Adult Paddleboarding Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills and developing your knowledge of Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Community Litter Pick: Caldecotte Lake
    28/03/2022
    On the last Monday of the month, we host community litter picks in one of our parks to encourage Milton Keynes residents to care for their neighbourhood
  • Discover Archery
    Various Dates
    Perfect for the complete beginner, our Discover Archery sessions are a fantastic introduction to this rewarding sport
  • Discover Kayaking
    Various Dates
    Try your hand at kayaking with tuition from one of our qualified coaches in this 90-minute session
  • Discover Paddleboarding
    Various Dates
    Discover one of the fastest growing watersports - Stand Up Paddleboarding - with tuition from one of our qualified British Canoeing Paddleboarding coaches
  • Discover Sailing
    Various Dates
    Discover Sailing is a 90-minute dinghy sailing session for beginners, suitable for adults and children aged over 8 years old
  • Discover Wakeboarding
    Various Dates
    Discover Wakeboarding is an ideal introductory session for those new to wakeboarding
  • Discover Windsurfing
    Various Dates
    Discover the thrill of windsurfing with our introductory session led by one of our enthusiastic and qualified instructors
  • Discovery Stroll: Great Linford Manor Park
    15/03/2022
    These walks are at a gentle pace, accessible to all and dementia friendly
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Great Linford Manor Park
    25/03/2022
    Follow the clues and solve the puzzles on our free, self-guided trails to locate the Easter eggs hidden around the Manor Park. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 children.
  • Junior Sailing Club
    Various Dates
    Our Junior Sailing Club is for children aged 8-15 years who want to get involved in sailing regularly
  • Kneeboarding (One hour session)
    Various Dates
  • Launch fee
    Various Dates
  • MK Playday 2022
    03/08/2022
    MK Playday is back for 2022, after having to be postponed for the last two years, this fantastic free day of play is scheduled to again take place this summer.
  • Paddle Start Award (Kayaking)
    Various Dates
    Our Paddle Start Award (Paddleboarding) is a one day course where you will learn how to safely launch, paddle, control and balance your stand up paddleboard in different conditions
  • Paddle Start Award (Paddleboarding)
    Various Dates
    Our Paddle Start Award (Paddleboarding) is a one day course where you will learn how to safely launch, paddle, control and balance your stand up paddleboard in different conditions
  • Parks & Run: Great Linford Manor Park
    06/02/2022
    Participate in free fun runs every month with 3 different length routes available.
  • Parks & Run: Ouse Valley Park
    06/03/2022
    Participate in our free monthly runs for all ages and abilities.
  • RYA Start Sailing (Level 1)
    Various Dates
    The RYA Start Sailing course is for participants aged 16+ who are looking to take their first steps in the sailing world
  • RYA Start Windsurfing (Level 1)
    Various Dates
    A course for complete beginners, teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment
  • RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1
    Various Dates
    Looking to learn a new sport and get out on the water? This five-day sailing course is designed to give participants an introduction and basic understanding of boat controls and sailing theory
  • RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2
    Various Dates
    A follow-on course from Stage 1, this course allows participants to develop steering ability, rope skills and simple sail controls
  • RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 & 4
    Various Dates
    A course aimed at sailors with a good knowledge and competence (and a stage 2 certificate) looking to further hone skills whilst gaining a better understanding of the dynamics of a dinghy
  • RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 1
    Various Dates
    Want to try one of the most independent and rewarding water sports? Over five days, participants will learn tacking and gybing out on the water whilst gaining a better understanding of wind and weather in both practical and theory-based sessions
  • Splash 'n' Play
    Various Dates
    Enjoy a Splash 'n' Play session at Willen Lake
  • Splash 'n' Play - Private hire
    Various Dates
    One hour of private hire is £150 for up to 20 children (and you can add additional children for just £5 each)
  • Splash 'n' Play - Under 5's
    Various Dates
  • Sunrise Paddleboarding
    Various Dates
    What better way to start your
  • The Big Garden Bird Watch
    29/01/2022
    Have you ever wanted to improve your bird ID skills to take part in a citizen science project? Now is your chance!  Every year, the RSPB ask citizens of the UK to count their garden birds and contribute to country-wide data collection.
  • Tree Planting at Howe Park Wood
    Various Dates
    Would you like to take part in planting oak trees in the ancient woodlands of Howe Park Wood? Citizens across MK have been taking part in the challenge to grow oaks from acorns collected from our three ancient woodlands: Shenley, Linford and Howe Park Wood
  • Tree Planting at Linford Wood
    09/02/2022
    Would you like to take part in planting oak trees in the ancient woodland of Linford Wood? Citizens across Milton Keynes have been taking part in the challenge to grow oaks from acorns collected from our three ancient woodlands: Shenley, Linford and Howe Park Wood
  • Tree Planting at Shenley Wood
    Various Dates
    Would you like to take part in planting oak trees in the ancient woodlands? Citizens across MK have been taking part in the challenge to grow oaks from acorns collected from our three ancient woodlands: Shenley, Linford and Howe Park Wood
  • Tree Tots
    Various Dates
    *Please purchase one ticket per person attending including adults and children*  The 11am slot has returned in addition to the existing 10am slot
  • Treetop Extreme - Adventure
    Various Dates
    Choose from EITHER our Adventure level OR our Extreme level
  • Treetop Extreme - Explorer
    Various Dates
    Our Explorer level is the perfect course for younger or more nervous adventurers
  • Treetop Extreme - Extreme
    Various Dates
  • Two hour practice
    Various Dates
    Work on your sailing or windsurfing skills in one of our two hour practice sessions, where an instructor will be on hand to give guidance
  • Volunteer Wildlife Surveyor Annual Meeting
    31/01/2022
    An hour online or in person
  • Wakeboarding (One hour session)
    Various Dates
  • Walk & Talk: Discover Great Linford Manor Park
    Various Dates
    Have you ever wondered about the history of Great Linford Manor Park? Join the Friends of Great Linford Manor Park on a guided walk to discover the historic features of this unique site
  • Walk & Talk: Wonderful Willen - A Sociologist's View
    02/02/2022
    Enjoy a guided walk around Willen Lake and the Tree Cathedral through a sociological lens!
  • Women's Walking Network: Great Linford Manor Park
    03/03/2022
    Join our walks for women which take place on the first Thursday of every month
  • Women's Walking Network: Tattenhoe Valley Park
    03/02/2022
    Our programme of monthly walks for women are a great way to discover Milton Keynes’ green spaces, socialise and enjoy the great outdoors
  • Woof Walk: Shenley Wood
    26/03/2022
    Each month a member of our Ranger team leads a Woof Walk in one of Milton Keynes’ parks
  • SOLD OUT! Workshop: Basket Making
    26/03/2022 - 27/03/2022
    Learn the ancient and incredible art of basket making using natural materials harvested from the parks in Milton Keynes
  • Workshop: Introduction to Bushcraft - Whittling and Coppicing
    19/03/2022
    Have you ever wanted to know how to whittle using natural materials? Join us on Saturday 19th March at Elfield Nature Park to find out how!

Other events in our parks

  • Create and Play Outdoors: Great Linford Manor Park
    03/02/2022 - 15/12/2022
    Artist-led sessions for 0-5s and their parents or guardians.
  • The Milton Keynes Rose Corporate Pancake Race 2022
    01/03/2022
    Taking place on Shrove Tuesday, 1st March 2022, the Milton Keynes Rose Project Team are calling on local businesses and organisations to take on the challenge of a pancake day relay race in Campbell Park.
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