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What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • SOLD OUT! 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
  • SOLD OUT! Adult Bat Walk- Walton Lake Sep
    09/09/2020
    Join our bat enthusiast for this evening walk and learn about these amazing creatures
  • FULLY BOOKED: 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
  • Adult SUP Club
    Various Dates
    Our new Adult Stand Up Paddleboarding Club is a great evening adventure, learning new skills and developing your knowledge of Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • 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.
  • Bug Hunting Equipment Hire
    Various Dates
    Book your bug hunting equipment for an hour at Howe Park Wood
  • Carols at the Cathedral
    13/12/2020
    Annual carol service
  • Community Litter Pick - Simpson Road
    20/08/2020
    Help keep your local parkland clean and safe for both visitors and wildlife! Join our Community Litter Pick at Simpson Road on Thursday 20 August at 10am
  • Community Litter Pick - Stanton Low
    18/08/2020
    Help keep your local parkland clean and safe for both visitors and wildlife! Join our Community Litter Pick at Stanton Low on Tuesday 18 August at 10am
  • FULLY BOOKED! Community Litter Pick - Woughton on the Green
    24/08/2020
    Help keep your local parkland clean and safe for both visitors and wildlife! Join our Community Litter Pick at Woughton on the Green on Monday 24 August at 10am
  • 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 Nature Day (11-15 years old)
    27/08/2020
    Are you interested in your local environment and want to find out more about the natural world? Would you like to be involved in conservation projects and wildlife surveys? This day is for 11-15 year olds and will take place at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve from 10am to 3pm
  • Discover Nature Day (12-15 years old)
    11/08/2020
    Are you interested in your local environment and want to find out more about the natural world? Would you like to be involved in conservation projects and wildlife surveys? This day is for 12-15 year olds and will take place at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve from 10am to 3pm
  • Discover Nature Day (8-11 years old)
    Various Dates
    Are you interested in your local environment and want to find out more about the natural world? Would you like to be involved in conservation projects and wildlife surveys? This day is for 8-11 year olds and will take place at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve from 10am to 3pm
  • 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 of Tattenhoe
    Various Dates
    Join this guided walk and discover the butterflies in Tattehoe Valley Park with a local butterfly enthusiast
  • Discover: Identifying Invertebrates
    07/09/2020
    This workshop is an introductory session to help you learn how to identify invertebrates in different habitats including grassland and ponds
  • 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
  • Easy Riders 11th October 2020
    Various Dates
    30 mile cycle ride on country roads and tracks to Salcey Forest.
  • 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
  • FULLY BOOKED: 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 Pond Dipping
    Various Dates
    Enjoy a pond dipping session with the Outdoor Learning Team at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve! Learn how to pond dip and discover the amazing creatures that live under water
  • Free Taster - Sketching in the Park
    02/09/2020
    Join local artist Kate Wyatt for a morning of artistic discovery at Great Linford Manor Park
  • 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
  • Heritage Open Day Guided Walk GLMP
    Various Dates
    Join us on a guided walk as we bring to life the history of Great Linford Manor Park
  • Heritage Open Days: Great Linford Manor Park Walk
    18/09/2020
  • Heritage Open Days: Ouse Valley & Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve
    16/09/2020
    Discover the heritage of Ouse Valley and the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve with a Parks Trust ranger
  • Heritage Open Days: Ouzel Valley
    16/09/2020
    Discover the heritage of the Ouzel Valley Park with a Parks Trust ranger
  • Heritage Open Days: Waterhall Park Walk
    14/09/2020
    Discover the heritage of Waterhall Park with a Parks Trust ranger
  • 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: Shelters and Knots
    17/08/2020
    Ever wondered if you could survive a night in the wild? Now if your time to find out! In this adult only session, we will discover the basic techniques for building shelters and some other interesting 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
  • Junior Clinic
    Various Dates
    Improve your skills with our Junior Clinic, offering small group tuition, video coaching, progression cards and mini competitions
  • 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
  • Parkland Play Ashland Lakes
    28/08/2020
    Join us for an afternoon of fun with lots of free games an activities for the whole family
  • Parkland Play Willen Lake North
    21/08/2020
    Join us for 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.
  • RYA Basic Skills (Level 2)
    17/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
    The RYA Basic Skills course is designed to teach participants aged 16+, how to sail the boat solo
  • 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
  • Sailing Week - RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing
    17/08/2020 - 21/08/2020
    These 5 days RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1 and 2 weeks are for young sailors (age 8 to 16) who are either completely new (or nearly new) to sailing or have achieved their Stage 1 and are looking to move on to Stage 2, building confidence and sailing skills
  • Sailing Week - RYA Stage 2 & 3 Sailing
    10/08/2020
    This 5 day sailing activity week is for young sailors (age 8 to 16) who have achieved their RYA Stage 1, Stage 2 or have some sailing experience and can confidently tack, gybe and recover from a capsize, and are looking to move onto the next level, building their sailing skills and confidence in the boat and gaining the next RYA level
  • Sailing Week - RYA Start Racing & Windsurfing
    24/08/2020
    This 5 day sailing activity week is for young sailors (age 8 to 16) who have achieved their RYA Stage 3 sailing and are actively building sailing skills, working towards further RYA awards
  • CANCELLED: 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
  • Short-line Clinic
    Various Dates
    Improve your skills with our Short-line Clinic, offering small group tuition, video coaching and demonstrations
  • Splash 'n' Play
    Various Dates
    1 x Child Ticket for Spash 'n' Play a single session
  • 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
  • Tree Tots Virtual Coffee Hour
    12/08/2020
    We have really missed our Tree Tots sessions on Thursday mornings at Howe Park Wood
  • Treetop Extreme
    Various Dates
    The county’s only urban high ropes course with 3 courses to choose from there's something for everyone
  • 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 (2 Hour Session)
    Various Dates
    * Members are only permitted to book 1   session per day by using their membership number in the coupon code section
  • Woof Walk Aug 2020
    15/08/2020
    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
  • Youth Explorers Club (September)
    16/09/2020 - 14/10/2020
    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 and exclusive nature reserves – Linford Lakes
  • Youth Sailing Scheme
    26/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
    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
    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.
  • Milton Keynes RCTA Floating Market
    22/08/2020 - 23/08/2020
    The Roving Canal Traders Association Floating Market is back! Situated along the Grand Union Canal over weekend 22 to 23 August 2020 by Gyosei Gardens, Willen Park near Grand Union Canal Bridge number 81a
  • Heritage Open Days: Tours at Milton Keynes Rose
    13/09/2020
    We showcase some to the heritage of Milton Keynes celebrated on our various pillars.
  • CANCELLED: Magic of Thailand Festival
    22/08/2020 - 23/08/2020
    2 day Thai Festival in Campbell Park
  • CANCELLED: Milton Keynes Reggae Festival
    15/08/2020
  • CANCELLED: MK Marathon 2020
    06/09/2020
    The MK Marathon returns to Milton Keynes for 2020.
  • CANCELLED: MK:Pride
    12/09/2020
    Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in MK
  • CANCELLED: Orienteering September 2020
    13/09/2020
    Join South Midlands Orienteering Club for monthly orienteering event.
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