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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
  • 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.
  • Carols at the Cathedral
    13/12/2020
    Annual carol service
  • Community Litter Pick
    20/07/2020
    Limited spaces for our Community Litter Pick at Furzton Lake
  • 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 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 in Winter
    01/12/2020
    Trees are most commonly identified by their leaves, but once winter emerges this is less of an option
  • Discovery Stroll
    21/07/2020
    Our Discovery Strolls are back, this one is at Great Linford Manor Park. Limited spaces available.
  • Easy Riders 11th October 2020
    Various Dates
    30 mile cycle ride on country roads and tracks to Salcey Forest.
  • 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
  • Digital Festival of Archaeology
    11/07/2020 - 19/07/2020
    Find out all about the archaeology on your doorstep as we delve into the past to explore our historic parks.
  • Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Open Sunday
    19/07/2020
    Monthly open Sunday at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Guided Walk at Great Linford Manor Park
    26/07/2020
    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 Walks
    Various Dates
  • 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 Paddlesports
    05/09/2020
    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
  • CANCELLED: MK Playday
    05/08/2020
    A fun, free day of play at Campbell Park.
  • 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)
    Various Dates
    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
  • RYA Start Windsurfing
    12/09/2020 - 13/09/2020
    Take the first step towards experiencing the thrills and spills of sailing a windsurf board
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Women's Walking Network
    06/08/2020
    Our monthly Women's Walking Network walks are back! Limited pre-booked spaces only.
  • 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 Sep 2020
    19/09/2020
    Dog walks led by The Parks Trust rangers through our parks
  • Cancelled: World Picnic 2020
    26/07/2020
    Join our annual celebration of music, dance and food from around the world.
  • 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.
  • Disability Awareness Day
    14/07/2020
    We celebrate the contribution of people with disabilities in the areas of sport, the arts and the workplace.
  • Cancelled: Filipino Festival
    01/08/2020 - 02/08/2020
    A celebration of Filipino culture in Campbell Park.
  • 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: International Festival 2020
    17/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
    IF: Milton Keynes International Festival returns for 2020
  • 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
  • Orienteering September 2020
    13/09/2020
    Join South Midlands Orienteering Club for monthly orienteering event.
  • Drive In Cinema Experience
    09/07/2020 - 12/07/2020
    Reels and Wheels UK, in partnership with Best Parties Ever, are bringing a socially distanced drive in cinema experience to Willen Lake from the 9th July!
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