What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • Activity Week
    25/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
    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
    Our Adult Kayaking Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills under the watchful eyes of our qualified instructors
  • Adult Paddleboarding Club
    Our Adult Paddleboarding Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills and developing your knowledge of Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Advanced (Two hour session)
    Various Dates
    Our two-hour wakeboarding sessions are available for members as part of their membership and for competent riders on a pay-as-you-go basis
  • Autumn Stories in the Park
    Something strange is going on in Great Linford Manor Park and not for the first time, magic is afoot! This October Half-Term the park will abound with folktalkes, histories and stories of Great Linford Manor Park and the surrounding area, including the wonderous Richard Napier, astrological physician, charm caster and potion maker
  • Beginner (One hour session)
    Various Dates
    Not quite competent? Our beginner sessions are an opportunity to work on your skills
  • Community Litter Pick: Oxley Park
    Love your local parks? Why not join us on a littler pick to help keep it clean and safe for your whole community
  • Discover Archery
    Perfect for the complete beginner, our Discover Archery sessions are a fantastic introduction to this rewarding sport
  • Discover Canoeing
    Various Dates
    Join us on our 90 minute Discover Canoeing session and learn the basics for an enjoyable experience in the world of canoeing with one of our  coaches
  • Discover Kayaking
    Various Dates
    Try your hand at kayaking with tuition from one of our qualified coaches in this 90-minute session
  • Discover Nature Day (9-12 years)
    Do you know a 9 to 12-year-old who is interested in the natural world and would like to get hands-on experience in conservation projects and wildlife surveys? Secure them a place on our upcoming Nature Day session at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • 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
  • Great Linford Manor Park Celebration Event
    Family-friendly celebration for Heritage Open Days.
  • Horrible Heritage Family Walks
    Various Dates
    Step back in time and explore our historic park as we bring to life the characters who've made the park their home over the centuries! Part of the national celebration for Heritage Open Days
  • Junior Sailing Club
    Various Dates
    Our Junior Sailing Club is for children aged 8-15 years who want to get involved in sailing regularly
  • Make a Difference Day 2021
    National Make A Difference Day community volunteering
  • Paddle Start Award (Paddleboarding)
    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 and Run: Furzton Lake
    Take in the views of the popular Furzton Lake while on a choice of a 2, 4 & 10 km run this month
  • Parks and Run: Ouzel Valley Park
    Take in the views of the Ouzel Valley Park whilst enjoying a choice of a 3, 6 or 10 km run for our last Parks and Run of the year
  • Parks and Run: Willen Lake
    Enjoy a choice of a 3, 5 & 10km run around Willen Lake
  • RYA Start Windsurfing (Level 1)
    18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
    A course for complete beginners, teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment
  • 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 £140 for up to 20 children (and you can add additional children for just £5 each)
  • Splash 'n' Play - Under 5's
    Various Dates
  • SOLD OUT! Spooky Halloween Walks
    Dare to venture into the woods on our spooky halloween trail? Join us for a frightful evening at Campbell Park where we take you on a tour of our terrifying trail through the haunted woods
  • Stony Riverside Fair
    Annual children's fair organised by the Stony Riverside Parks Group volunteers
  • Talk: History in The Parks - an introduction to our Historical Sites
    Ever wondered about the lumps and bumps in some of the parks? Many of these are the remains of historical sites - some of which are listed ancient monuments
  • Talk: Our Hedgehog Habitats
    The hedgehog is one of the fastest disappearing animals in the UK, with a third of the population being lost since 2000
  • Talk: Wildlife in the Park - A Year in Howe Park Wood and Tattenhoe
    Have you ever walked around our Ancient Woodlands and nearby Tattenhoe, desperate to see wildlife other than a squirrel and a magpie? Here's your chance! With photographs of wildlife seen at Howe Park Wood and Tattenhoe through the year, find out what the creatures that live in the local parks have been up to in 2021
  • Talk: Woodlands and Wetlands cared for by The Parks Trust
    Did you know that The Parks Trust care for ancient woodlands and wetlands in MK? Many of us like to explore these vital habitats on our doorsteps, but perhaps do not know as much about them as we'd like
  • Tree Tots
    Various Dates
    Tree Tots is returning the 1st of April as per the latest government Covid-19 regulations
  • Treetop Extreme - Adventure OR Extreme
    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 - Private hire
    Various Dates
    Enjoy Treetop Extreme all to yourself with our 90 minute private hire - starting from just £150 for up to 10 participants, with extra participants just £17 each
  • Walk & Talk: Discover Great Linford Manor Park
    Various Dates
    Have you ever wondered about the history of Great Linford Manor Park? Join us on one of our monthly guided walks to discover the historic features of this ancient site
  • SOLD OUT! Walk & Talk: Family Bat Walk Stony Stratford Nature Reserve
    Learn how to find bats and more about them as our bat enthusiast takes you on a nocturnal walk through the Stony Stratford Nature Reserve, which is located at the very Northern point of the Ouse Valley Park
  • Walk & Talk: Liking the Lichen: Introduction to Lichen at Elfield Nature Reserve
    Join us for a beginner’s guide to understanding what lichen is and identifying some of the more common tree species
  • Women's Walking Network: Caldecotte Lake
    Join us for this 4
  • Women's Walking Network: Howe Park Wood
    Come along to enjoy this festive five mile walk that explores Howe Park Wood , Tattenhoe Valley Park and Furzton Lake
  • Women's Walking Network: Willen Lake
    Enjoy the views from the north lake and through to Campbell Park on this fantastic 4
  • Woof Walk: Linford Wood
    Take a wintry dog walk through Linford Wood, starting at the car park on Enfield Chase, join this led dog walk through one of our ancient woodlands
  • Woof Walk: North Loughton Valley Park
    Looking for a new dog walk? Join our ranger with your pooch for a group walk exploring Loughton Valley Park
  • Woof Walk: Poplar Plantation
    Starting at the Poplar Plantation join this ranger led Woof Walk as we take an hour tour alongside the River Ouzel through parts of the Ouzel Valley and back again
  • Workshop: Drystone Wall Building
    Have you ever wanted to know how to build a drystone wall? Join one of our Workshop: Drystone Wall Building sessions to find out how! Building with dry stone is one of the earliest skills developed by man, and it was used for building shelters, burial mounds, fortifications and animal enclosures
  • Youth Explorers Club (September 2021)
    21/09/2021 - 19/10/2021
    Are you aged 11-14 years and fascinated about wildlife and the environment? Join our Youth Explorers group to learn more about nature in MK! This five-week immersive course is taught at one of Milton Keynes' most biodiverse parks – Howe Park Wood

Other events in our parks

  • The Big 90's Festival
    Relive your youth at this year's Big 90's Festival in Campbell Park.
  • Broughton & Brooklands Community Litter Pick
    Various Dates
    Monthly litter picks across Broughton and Brooklands
  • Happy Planet Festival 2021
    18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
    A 2 day celebration of food, entertainment, culture and diversity.
  • Heritage Open Days: Tour of Milton Keynes Rose
    As part of Heritage Open Day Join a tour of the Milton Keynes Rose on Sunday 19 September 2021, tours begin at 2pm and 3pm.
  • Oktoberfest 2021
    Experience a traditional Oktoberfest as Milton Keynes is being transformed for one night only into a traditional Bavarian bash!
  • Race for Life and Pretty Muddy
    09/10/2021 - 10/10/2021