What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • Activity Day
    Various Dates
    Join us for our school holiday activity days, where you'll be able to take part in a range of activities, without commiting to a full week
  • Activity Week
    Various Dates
    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- Linford Lakes Aug
    Various Dates
    Join our bat enthusiast for an adult only evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Adult Bat Walk- Walton Lake Sep
    Various Dates
    Join our bat enthusiast for this evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • Adult Paddle Club
    Various Dates
    Our new Adult Paddle Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills and developing your knowledge within a range of paddlesports
  • Adult Sailing Club
    Various Dates
    Our new Adult Sailing Club is a great evening opportunity to develop your knowledge and improve your skill within sailing
  • Big Doggie Do 2020
    23/05/2020 - 24/05/2020
    Bring your four-legged friends and enjoy this fun, free, family friendly event.
  • Carols at the Rose
    15/12/2019
    Join us for our annual carolling afternoon. Bring a lantern and wrap up warm.
  • Community Litter Pick April 2020
    Various Dates
    Come along and help your community be a better cleaner place.
  • 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: Basket Making (2 day course)
    14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020
    Learn the art of basket making using natural materials at this session which is ideal for beginners
  • Discover: Christmas Wreaths
    Various Dates
    Join the rangers and learn to make your own Christmas wreath, using natural materials harvested from the parks
  • Discover: Tree Identification 18 June
    18/06/2020
    Join the Ranger Team to identify trees in our parkland and understand how we manage the landscape
  • Discover: Tree Identification 9 June
    09/06/2020
    Join the Ranger Team to identify trees in our parkland and understand how we manage the landscape
  • Discover: Tree Identification in Winter
    01/12/2020
    Join the Ranger Team to identify trees in our parks during the Winter
  • Discover: Wildflowers
    Various Dates
    Join this guided walk and discover bluebells, orchids and other woodland flowers in this ancient woodland
  • Discovery Stroll April 2020
    Various Dates
    These are walks that are designed for all abilities.
  • Family Bat Walk- Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Aug
    14/08/2020
    Join our bat enthusiast for this family friendly evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • MK Festival of Nature 2020
    26/06/2020 - 05/07/2020
    Celebrate the brilliant biodiversity in Milton Keynes.
  • Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Sunday
    Various Dates
    Monthly open Sunday at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Introduction to Bushcraft: Shelters & Knots
    29/02/2020
    Learn to build a basic shelter and other useful bushcraft skills
  • Introduction to Bushcraft: Whittling
    19/03/2020
    Learn the age old skill of whittling
  • Introduction to Paddlesports
    Various Dates
    The Introduction to Paddlesports is a one-day introductory course to paddlesports, which can be completed using kayaks or canoes, or a mix of both
  • Junior Paddle Club
    Various Dates
    Our Junior Paddle Club is for children aged 8-14years, who want to get involved in paddling regularly
  • Junior Sailing Club
    Various Dates
    The aim of our sailing club is to get children into sailing regular and work with them to achieve their next qualification in the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme
  • 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
  • May Day 2020
    02/05/2020
    Dance around the Maypole and celebrate a Traditional May Day!
  • MK Walking Festival 2020
    08/05/2020 - 10/05/2020
    Milton Keynes Walking Festival returns for 2020
  • Nature Day
    04/07/2020
    Celebrating the end of The Festival of Nature with this family friendly day dedicated to nature
  • Paddle Week
    27/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
    Our paddle weeks we offer in the summer holidays are a five-day course for children to work on the PaddlePower Scheme
  • Parkland Play
    Various Dates
    An afternoon of fun with lots of free games an activities for the whole family.
  • Parks & Run
    Various Dates
    Monthly organised free fun run with routes suitable for all.
  • Public Open Meeting
    16/07/2020
    Annual open meeting at The Parks Trust
  • RYA Basic Skills (Level 2)
    04/07/2020 - 05/07/2020
    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
  • 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
    Various Dates
    Take the first step towards experiencing the thrills and spills of sailing a windsurf board
  • Sailing Week
    Various Dates
    Our Sailing week is a five-day adventure, taking beginners to advanced sailors helping them progress to the next level
  • Seaside in the City
    21/08/2020
    Dress up as your favourite underwater character and join the rangers for a family fun afternoon with games and activities around the lake. Try free taster sessions of activities available at Willen Lake
  • Splash 'n' Play
    Various Dates
    1 x Child Ticket for Spash 'n' Play a single session
  • 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)
  • Stars in the Park
    04/03/2020
    Explore the skies with our rangers and UK Astronomy
  • Stars in the Park October
    16/10/2020
    Another chance to explore the skies with our rangers and UK Astronomy
  • Talk & Walk: Wildlife of MK - Our Wetland Birds
    25/01/2020
    Come along to this talk and walk which will give an introduction to the wetland birds and bird watching
  • Talk: Who are The Parks Trust? A Uniquiely MK Project
    29/01/2020
    Ever wondered who The Parks Trust are and what the charity does? Come along to this talk and find out about the charity that cares for 25% of Milton Keynes
  • Talk: Wildlife of MK: Bats, newts and other rare species
    06/02/2020
    Enjoy this evening talk with local wildlife enthusiasts as they talk about bats, newts and other species found in Milton Keynes
  • 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
  • Women's Walking Network
    Various Dates
    Come and join The Parks Trust volunteers at our monthly Women's Walking Network walks.
  • Woof Walk April 2020
    Various Dates
    Join our rangers with your four-legged friends for a walk around the park and our ‘Doggy Pitstop’ with lots of information and fun for your pets after the walk.
  • World Picnic 2020
    26/07/2020
    Join our annual celebration of music, dance and food from around the world.
  • Youth Explorers Course (April - May)
    21/04/2020 - 19/05/2020
    Are you aged 11-14 years and mad about all things wildlife? 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 and exclusive nature reserves – Linford Lakes
  • Youth Explorers Course (March)
    03/03/2020 - 31/03/2020
    Are you aged 11-14 years and mad about all things wildlife? 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 and exclusive nature reserves – Linford Lakes
  • Youth Sailing Scheme
    Various Dates
    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

  • African Diaspora Festival
    04/07/2020
    A celebration of African culture.
  • Art in the Park 2020
    06/06/2020 - 07/06/2020
    Annual arts festival presented by MK Islamic Arts, Culture and Heritage.
  • Setsubun Bean Throwing Festival
    01/02/2020
    Celebrate the start of Spring by chasing out negative spirits with beans and inviting in the positive with sweets!
  • Best Parties Ever - Electric Jungle
    30/11/2019 - 21/12/2019
    Enter an exotic and exhilarating Electric Jungle, as contemporary meets traditional, with far eastern magic, intrigue and enchantment. To the chaotic sound of Tuk-Tuks and bustling street-life, wander through our unique and atmospheric ancient city, with its flashing street signs and bright neon.
  • Colour Obstacle Rush
    30/05/2020
    Throw your hands up in the air and have a great day!
  • Easy Riders 10th May 2020
    Various Dates
    25 mile led cycle ride on country lanes and tracks.
  • Family Heritage Open Day
    20/09/2020
    Celebrating the heritage of Great Linford Manor Park
  • Filipino Festival
    01/08/2020 - 02/08/2020
    A celebration of Filipino culture in Campbell Park.
  • Flower Festival
    05/04/2020
    Ceremony celebrating the birth of the last Buddha with lots of flowers, reflection and multi-faith prayers
  • Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Sunday
    Various Dates
    Monthly open Sunday at the Nature Reserve
  • Hiroshima Day
    06/08/2020
    Floating lantern ceremony at the Peace Pagoda.
  • India Day 2020
    27/06/2020
  • International Festival 2020
    17/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
    IF: Milton Keynes International Festival returns for 2020
  • Lush Green Fest
    08/08/2020
    Lush presents Green Fest at Campbell Park.
  • MK Marathon 2020
    03/05/2020
    The MK Marathon returns to Milton Keynes for 2020.
  • MK Playday
    05/08/2020
    A fun, free day of play at Campbell Park.
  • Albert French Day
    Various Dates
    Albert was a young man from Wolverton who was killed in action in World War I at the age of 16.
  • MK:Pride
    12/09/2020
    Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in MK
  • Orienteering April 2020
    Various Dates
    Join South Midlands Orienteering Club for monthly orienteering event.
  • Peace Pagoda 40th Anniversary Ceremony
    21/06/2020
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Peace Pagoda in the western hemisphere
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