Sensational events set in Milton Keynes all summer long

    The Parks Trust, the charity caring for Milton Keynes’ parks, invites residents to join them outdoors for exciting activities, including free and low-cost ways to enjoy the city’s green spaces.

    Milton Keynes residents have a huge choice of free play areas, leisure routes, trim trails and world-class outdoor artworks across nearly fifty different parks. Including a jam-packed programme of family friendly events for the community thanks to The Parks Trust.

    Listed below are the dates and activities that will be available in Milton Keynes this coming summer.

    6 July:

    Love Nature Day, at Howe Park Wood

    Dragon Boat Festival at Willen Lake

    African Diaspora Festival in Campbell Park

    7 July:

    Parks & Run at Broughton Brook

    Milton Keynes Rose 10th Birthday at Milton Keynes Rose

    Milton Keynes Gospel Festival in Campbell Park

    13 July:

    Art in the Park in Campbell Park

    14 July:

    Accessible Guided Walk, 11am - 12pm in Waterhall Park;  an accessible exploratory guided tour for walking and wheeling, with hearing loop and descriptive guidance available. It’ll last roughly 45 minutes and cover about a mile in distance, with plenty of benches to take a rest as needed

    15 July:

    Walk & Talk: Summer Tree ID,  6pm – 8pm in Campbell Park; led by a Parks Trust Ranger, attendees will learn how to identify trees by their leaf, bark, bud and blossom as well as how and why trees in MK’s parkland are managed through the seasons. Tickets are just £5 per person

    16 July:

    Discovery Stroll, 2pm at Shenley Wood - Unearth the interesting features of the ancient woodland and hopefully some of its wildlife. Suitable for all ages, and free to join, the Parks Trust’s Discovery Stroll series offers a light introduction to the city’s green spaces, giving residents the confidence to explore more of their local parks

    24 July:

    Peartree Bridge Summer Picnic Event in Ouzel Valley Park.

    25 July - 11 August:

    Fun Fair at Willen Lake

    27 July:

    Woof Walk in Waterhall Park

    Filipino Festival, 10am – 8pm in Campbell Park; the annual Juan Phils Barrio Fiesta (AKA the Filipino Festival) celebrates Filipino cultures and traditions with delicious Filipino cuisine, live music, stalls and family entertainment

    28 July:

    Filipino Festival, 10am – 8pm in Campbell Park

    Parks & Ride, 11am at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve; swap screens for scenes on a two-wheeled guided tour for families to uncover the sights and sounds of MK’s parks. Parks & Ride events take a steady pace along a mixture of leisure routes and Redways, for about an hour, with no road riding or substantial hills. Free to join, but booking is required

    7 August:

    Walk & Talk: The Wildlife of Magna Park, 6pm - 7.45pm at Magna Park; take an exploratory walk  for just £5 per person, to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna living in, on and around the lake. Heading off at a slow to moderate pace, the walk lasts roughly 90 minutes.

    Family Litter Pick, 10am at Ashland Lakes; a great way to get the whole family outdoors and help your local environment, with all equipment for a safe litter collection provided (including special pickers for children). This 1-hour session is led by Parks Trust staff, who also take the rubbish away for disposal.

    If you’re planning activities to keep your family occupied in the summer holiday, the parks make for great entertainment, along with popular weekly events, packed with activities and craft.

    Head to theparkstrust.com/events to find out more about upcoming parkland events.

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