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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
  • Activity Week (Peak)
    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
  • CANCELLED: Adult Bat Walk - Stony Stratford Nature Reserve
    09/05/2020
    Join our bat enthusiast for an adult only evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve
  • CANCELLED: Adult Bat Walk - Woolstone and Woughton Canalside
    02/05/2020
    Join our bat enthusiast for an adult only evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures at Woolstone and Woughton Canalside   2nd May 2020 at 9pm    Meet in the Woughton Playing Fields car park, Newport Road, just north of the H8 Standing Way
  • Adult Bat Walk- Linford Lakes Aug
    29/08/2020
    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
    09/09/2020
    Join our bat enthusiast for this evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • Adult Geology Discovery Afternoon
    15/08/2020
    Join County Geologist Dr Jill Eyers on an exploration of the quarry at Great Linford Manor Park
  • 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
    26/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak this event has been postponed until the 26th & 27th September.
  • Bluebell seed collection
    05/07/2020
    Celebrate our local wildlife with us as part of our Festival of Nature and help us sustain our beautiful bluebells by collecting their seeds so we can distribute them across more areas to /> enrich the biodiversity of our parks
  • Carols at the Cathedral
    13/12/2020
    Annual carol service
  • Community Energy Talk
    03/07/2020
    Want to learn more about how
  • CANCELLED: 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: Beautiful Butterflies
    14/07/2020
    Join this guided walk and discover the butterflies in Shenley Wood with a local butterfly enthusiast
  • 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
    Trees are most commonly identified by their leaves, but once winter emerges this is less of an option
  • CANCELLED: Discover: Wildflowers
    Various Dates
    Join this guided walk where you will discover how to recognise and identify bluebells, orchids and other woodland flowers in this ancient woodland
  • CANCELLED: Discovery Stroll April 2020
    Various Dates
    These are walks that are designed for all abilities.
  • Cancelled: Easy Riders 12th April 2020
    Various Dates
    This event has now been cancelled until further notice.
  • Explore: Crickets and Grasshoppers
    11/07/2020
    Can you tell your crickets from your grasshoppers? Join this workshop and discover how to identify these insects
  • Explore: Magnificent Moths
    08/08/2020
    Take part in activities with our mothing team as they attract and identify a beautiful variety of moths
  • SOLD OUT! 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
  • Family Geology Discovery Morning
    15/08/2020
    Become stone detectives for the morning and join County Geologist Jill Eyers to explore the fossils in the stone circle at Great Linford Manor Park
  • Family Heritage Open Day
    20/09/2020
    Celebrating the heritage of Great Linford Manor Park
  • Archaeology Discovery Day
    21/07/2020
    Discover the ancient past of Great Linford Manor Park as we explore with the geology and archaeology of the site.
  • 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
  • CANCELLED: Guided Walk at Great Linford Manor Park
    Various Dates
    Join the Friends of Great Linford Manor Park on a guided walk! Great Linford Manor Park is unique to Milton Keynes
  • CANCELLED: Howe Park Wood Open Day Tuesday 7th April
    Various Dates
    Join us at our Easter School Holiday Open Days.
  • Introduction to Bushcraft: Shelter Building & Other Useful Skills
    09/11/2020
    Join this introductory session and learn how to build shelters and other useful bushcraft skills
  • Introduction to Bushcraft: Whittling & Coppicing
    03/10/2020
    Ever wanted to know how to whittle using natural materials? Join this introduction and find out how
  • Introduction to Foraging
    Various Dates
    Join this session looking at food for free in our parkland spaces
  • Introduction to Identifying and Helping Bees in MK
    14/05/2020
    Introduction to some key bee species and what you can do to help them
  • Introduction to Identifying Life in Your Pond
    05/05/2020
    Ever wanted to pond dip, but thought you'd missed the boat? Come to this adult exploration of creatures in our ponds
  • 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
  • John Muir Course (8-11 years old)
    11/08/2020
    Come and gain an environmental discovery John Muir Award
  • John Muir Course (12-15 years old)
    18/08/2020
    Come and gain an environmental discovery John Muir Award
  • 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
  • CANCELLED: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Day 9th April
    Various Dates
    Join us at our Easter School Holiday Open Days.
  • CANCELLED: May Day 2020
    02/05/2020
    This event has now been cancelled.
  • MK Playday
    05/08/2020
    A fun, free day of play at Campbell Park.
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Cancelled
    08/05/2020 - 10/05/2020
    Milton Keynes Walking Festival returns for 2020
  • MKFON- 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
    Our April Parks and Run event has been cancelled.
  • 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)
  • Spooky Halloween Walks
    30/10/2020
    Dare to venture into the woods with us on our spooky halloween walk? Join us for a frightful evening at Howe Park Wood where we take you on a tour of our terrifying trail through the woods
  • Stars in the Park October
    16/10/2020
    Another chance to explore the skies with our rangers and UK Astronomy
  • Talk: Can you tell your crickets from your grasshoppers?
    18/11/2020
    Learn about the local species of crickets and grasshoppers and how to identify them
  • Talk: Our Hedgehog Habitats
    15/10/2020
    The hedgehog is one of the fastest disappearing animals in the UK, with a third of the population being lost since 2000
  • Talk: Who are The Parks Trust? - A Uniquely MK Project
    03/11/2020
    This talk gives an insight into organisation of the Parks Trust and the work that we carry out each year to care for the 6,000 acres of green space and parkland across Milton Keynes
  • Talk: Wonderful Wildlife of Tattenhoe
    02/12/2020
    Find out about the fascinating wildlife in Tattenhoe parkland
  • Teen Conservation Challenge
    01/07/2020
    Help us improve the habitats at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve as part of the Festival of Nature
  • 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
  • Wakeboarding - Pay and Play
    Various Dates
    Our Wakeboarding pay and play
  • Walking Festival 2020 - 14 Miles in West MK (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    This walk, starting at Oxley Park centre outside the Academy, heads along the North Bucks Way via Whaddon to Great Horwood for pub lunch stop
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Emberton Country Park Walk (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    The route will begin at Emberton Country Park, skirt past Olney Church,  travel alongside the River Great Ouse before heading through fields back to the start
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Figure 8 at Willen Lake (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    Enjoy parts of Willen Lake North & South throughout this walk
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Geocachers MK Introduction Puzzle Trail (cancelled)
    08/05/2020
    Looking for a new hobby? Look no further! There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world and you can take this walk to learn about how to find these hidden caches and take part in this free, exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Hazeley Wood Walk & Talk (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    Take a walk through some local woods in the Hazeley Wood and Grange Farm areas
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Manor Farm & Old Wolverton (cancelled)
    10/05/2020
    We shall walk past Holy Trinity Church and along the river then under the canal through the Cow Tunnel
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Ouse Valley & Cosgrove (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    Join this walk starting from the Ouse Valley Park, then onto Manor Farm Earthworks to Cosgrove Leisure Park and discover the Roman Buildings and the Old Wolverton Medieval village returning to Ouse Valley Car  /> Park
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Parks Trust Woof Walk (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    This walk will be suitable for you and your dog to be led through Teardrop Lakes park
  • Walking Festival 2020 - ROCLA Trail (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    Redhouse Park was former home to Rocla Pipes who manufactured all sizes of concrete pipes that were used throughout the United Kingdom
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Saturday Swans (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    Join the Saturday Swans for their weekly Saturday walk around beautiful Milton Keynes parkland
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Stony Stratford Health Walk (cancelled)
    08/05/2020
    Walking for Health enables you to make new friends, improve your health and stay active, and have fun for free! You can join the team on Friday morning at 10am to set off on a choice of routes depending on your ability
  • Walking Festival 2020 - The Parks Trust 12.5 Mile Walk (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    New for this year, a half distance of our 25 mile walk for those who want to tackle a shorter version of our mammoth 25 mile walk
  • Walking Festival 2020 - The Parks Trust 25 Mile Walk (cancelled)
    09/05/2020
    This walk is only suitable for those who are used to long distance walking and have a high level of fitness
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Whaddon Village & North Bucks Way (cancelled)
    10/05/2020
    Circular walk starting at Whaddon Village and walk along the North Bucks Way and in part of the MK Boundary Walk and discover the location of Snelshall Priory on the walk back
  • Walking Festival 2020 - Willen Hospice Walk (cancelled)
    10/05/2020
    Take a walk by Willen Lake with the company and suport of the Willen Hospice Waking Team
  • CANCELLED: Women's Walking Network
    Various Dates
    Come and join The Parks Trust volunteers at our monthly Women's Walking Network walks.
  • Woof Walk Aug 2020
    15/08/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Woof Walk Jul 2020
    18/07/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Woof Walk Jun 2020
    20/06/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • CANCELLED: Woof Walk May 2020
    16/05/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Woof Walk Sep 2020
    19/09/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Cancelled - Woof Walk
    25/04/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • 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 (June - July)
    09/06/2020 - 07/07/2020
    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.
  • Albert French Day
    15/06/2020
    Albert was a young man from Wolverton who was killed in action in World War I at the age of 16.
  • Armistice Day
    11/11/2020
    An annual commemoration of all those who have given their lives in times of war, including a two-minute silence at 11am.
  • Art in the Park 2020
    06/06/2020 - 07/06/2020
    Annual arts festival presented by MK Islamic Arts, Culture and Heritage.
  • Little Linford Woodland Walk
    29/06/2020
    Explore Little Linford Wood with BBOWT
  • Bio Blitz
    26/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
    Help us survey our wildlife
  • CANCELLED:- Brooklands Community Litter Pick May
    Various Dates
    Find out how you can get invovled
  • CANCELLED: Broughton Community Litter Pick June
    Various Dates
  • 5 Ways Cafe Coffee Morning
    Various Dates
    Cancelled until further notice
  • Colour Obstacle Rush
    30/05/2020
    Throw your hands up in the air and have a great day!
  • Disability Awareness Day
    14/07/2020
    We celebrate the contribution of people with disabilities in the areas of sport, the arts and the workplace.
  • Filipino Festival
    01/08/2020 - 02/08/2020
    A celebration of Filipino culture in Campbell Park.
  • CANCELLED: Flower Festival
    05/04/2020
    Unfortunately due to current coronavirus situation the Temple have decided for safety of guests to cancel this year's Flower Festival.
  • Heritage Open Day Tours
    13/09/2020
    We showcase some to the heritage of Milton Keynes celebrated on our various pillars.
  • Hiroshima Day
    06/08/2020
    Floating lantern ceremony at the Peace Pagoda.
  • Cancelled - Illuminis RS Vareo and Asymmetric Regatta
    12/06/2020 - 14/06/2020
    A sailing regatta at Caldecotte Lake South
  • India Day 2020
    27/06/2020
    Celebrate the uniqueness of Indian culture and heritage in one big carnival.
  • International Festival 2020
    17/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
    IF: Milton Keynes International Festival returns for 2020
  • International Workers Memorial Day
    26/04/2020
    Remembrance service for International Workers Memorial Day.
  • Intu Green Gym
    30/06/2020
    Help local wildlife in this practical task
  • Magic of Thailand Festival
    22/08/2020 - 23/08/2020
    2 day Thai Festival in Campbell Park
  • Milton Keynes Reggae Festival
    15/08/2020
  • MK Marathon 2020 - Postponed
    03/05/2020
    The MK Marathon returns to Milton Keynes for 2020.
  • VE Day
    08/05/2020
    We mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the World War II conflict in Europe.
  • MK:Pride
    12/09/2020
    Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in MK
  • CANCELLED: Orienteering April 2020
    Various Dates
    The April Orienteering event has now been cancelled.
  • Peace Pagoda 40th Anniversary Ceremony
    21/06/2020
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Peace Pagoda in the western hemisphere.
  • Solar Observation Day
    02/07/2020
    Take a closer look at our sun with UK Astronomy
  • Tribute Band Festival MKF
    13/06/2020 - 14/06/2020
    Tribute Band Festival returns to Campbell Park for 2 days of excellent live music
  • Yoga in the Park June
    Various Dates
    Monthly yoga sessions in the open are
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