What's On in Your Parks

Organised by the Parks Trust

  • 5 Ways Cafe at St. Andrew's Church
    Various Dates
    Come along for a cuppa, a chat or a gentle guided walk, surrounded by friendly people at the 5 Ways Café in Great Linford Manor.
  • Carols at the Cathedral
    12/12/2021
    Come and join us in anticipation as we prepare one of our great annual events – Carols at the Cathedral.
  • Community Litter Pick: Caldecotte Lake
    28/03/2022
    On the last Monday of the month, we host community litter picks in one of our parks to encourage Milton Keynes residents to care for their neighbourhood
  • Discover Archery
    Various Dates
    Perfect for the complete beginner, our Discover Archery sessions are a fantastic introduction to this rewarding sport
  • Discover Kayaking
    Various Dates
    Try your hand at kayaking with tuition from one of our qualified coaches in this 90-minute session
  • Discover Paddleboarding
    Various Dates
    Discover one of the fastest growing watersports - Stand Up Paddleboarding - with tuition from one of our qualified British Canoeing Paddleboarding coaches
  • Discover Sailing
    Various Dates
    Discover Sailing is a 90-minute dinghy sailing session for beginners, suitable for adults and children aged over 8 years old
  • Discovery Stroll: Great Linford Manor Park
    15/03/2022
    These walks are at a gentle pace, accessible to all and dementia friendly
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Great Linford Manor Park
    25/03/2022
    Follow the clues and solve the puzzles on our free, self-guided trails to locate the Easter eggs hidden around the Manor Park. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 children.
  • 12 Days of Christmas Family Trail
    11/12/2021 - 09/01/2022
    Free family festive trail around Great Linford Manor Park.
  • Parks & Run: Great Linford Manor Park
    06/02/2022
    Participate in free fun runs every month with 3 different length routes available.
  • Parks & Run: Loughton Valley Park
    02/01/2022
    Participate in our monthly fun run at Loughton Valley, Milton Keynes!
  • Parks & Run: Ouse Valley Park
    06/03/2022
    Participate in our free monthly runs for all ages and abilities.
  • Parks and Run: Ouzel Valley Park
    05/12/2021
    Take in the views of the Ouzel Valley Park whilst enjoying a choice of a 3, 6 or 10 km run for our last Parks and Run of the year
  • Splash 'n' Play
    Various Dates
    Enjoy a Splash 'n' Play session at Willen Lake
  • Splash 'n' Play - Private hire
    Various Dates
    One hour of private hire is £150 for up to 20 children (and you can add additional children for just £5 each)
  • Splash 'n' Play - Under 5's
    Various Dates
  • Talk: Encouraging Biodiversity in your Garden (Online)
    18/01/2022
    Are you looking to improve your garden for wildlife? Join a member of our team for this online talk on Tuesday 18th January to learn all about how to create a haven in your own back garden.
  • Talk: Who are The Parks Trust?
    09/02/2022
    This talk gives an insight into The Parks Trust and the work that we carry out each year to care for the 6,000 acres of green space and parkland we care for across Milton Keynes.
  • Talk: Wildlife in the Parks
    01/12/2021
    Have you ever walked around our Ancient Woodlands and nearby Tattenhoe, desperate to see wildlife other than a squirrel and a magpie? Here's your chance! With photographs of wildlife seen at Howe Park Wood and Tattenhoe through the year, find out what the creatures that live in the local parks have been up to in 2021
  • The Big Garden Bird Watch
    29/01/2022
    Have you ever wanted to improve your bird ID skills to take part in a citizen science project? Now is your chance!  Every year, the RSPB ask citizens of the UK to count their garden birds and contribute to country-wide data collection.
  • Tree Tots
    Various Dates
    *Please purchase one ticket per person attending including adults and children*  Pre-school toddlers and their parents or carers are invited to join our education team for a “Nature Play” session at Howe Park Wood
  • Treetop Extreme - Adventure
    Various Dates
    Choose from EITHER our Adventure level OR our Extreme level
  • Treetop Extreme - Explorer
    Various Dates
    Our Explorer level is the perfect course for younger or more nervous adventurers
  • Treetop Extreme - Extreme
    Various Dates
  • Volunteer Training: Dementia Friends
    01/12/2021
    This training will allow you to understand a bit more about Dementia and what it is like for those living with it
  • Walk & Talk: Discover Great Linford Manor Park
    Various Dates
    Have you ever wondered about the history of Great Linford Manor Park? Join us on one of our monthly guided walks to discover the historic features of this ancient site
  • Walk & Talk: Tree ID in Winter
    24/01/2022
    Come and join us for a beginners session on Winter Tree ID on Monday 24th January
  • Walk & Talk: Understanding Campbell Park
    11/01/2022
    Explore the City's central park and find out about how The Parks Trust manages this grade II listed landscape.
  • Walk & Talk: Wonderful Willen - A Sociologist's View
    02/02/2022
    Enjoy a guided walk around Willen Lake and the Tree Cathedral through a sociological lens!
  • Women's Walking Network: Great Linford Manor Park
    03/03/2022
    Join our walks for women which take place on the first Thursday of every month
  • Women's Walking Network: Howe Park Wood
    02/12/2021
    Come along to enjoy this festive five mile walk that explores Howe Park Wood , Tattenhoe Valley Park and Furzton Lake
  • Women's Walking Network: Ouzel Valley Park
    06/01/2022
    Come and join The Parks Trust volunteers at our monthly Women's Walking Network walks
  • Women's Walking Network: Tattenhoe Valley Park
    03/02/2022
    Our programme of monthly walks for women are a great way to discover Milton Keynes’ green spaces, socialise and enjoy the great outdoors
  • Woof Walk: Shenley Wood
    26/03/2022
    Each month a member of our Ranger team leads a Woof Walk in one of Milton Keynes’ parks
  • Workshop: Basket Making
    26/03/2022 - 27/03/2022
    Learn the ancient and incredible art of basket making using natural materials harvested from the parks in Milton Keynes
  • Workshop: Christmas Wreaths Saturday Afternoon
    11/12/2021
    Come and make a Christmas wreath completely from scratch - no previous experience required! All the materials for making the wreath are natural and have been harvested from the parks across Milton Keynes
  • SOLD OUT: Workshop: Christmas Wreaths Saturday Morning
    11/12/2021
    Come and make a Christmas wreath completely from scratch - no previous experience required! All the materials for making the wreath are natural and have been harvested from the parks across Milton Keynes
  • SOLD OUT! Workshop: Christmas Wreaths Thursday Evening
    09/12/2021
    Come and make a Christmas wreath completely from scratch - no previous experience required! All the materials for making the wreath are natural and have been harvested from the parks across Milton Keynes
  • SOLD OUT! Workshop: Christmas Wreaths Wednesday Evening
    08/12/2021
    Come and make a Christmas wreath completely from scratch - no previous experience required! All the materials for making the wreath are natural and have been harvested from the parks across Milton Keynes
  • Workshop: Introduction to Bushcraft - Whittling and Coppicing
    19/03/2022
    Have you ever wanted to know how to whittle using natural materials? Join us on Saturday 19th March at Elfield Nature Park to find out how!

Other events in our parks

  • Broughton & Brooklands Community Litter Pick
    05/12/2021
    Monthly litter picks across Broughton and Brooklands
  • Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon
    12/12/2021
    The annual Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon is back in action for 2021!
  • Willen Hospice Santa Dash
    19/12/2021
    We’re pleased to announce that Willen Hospice’s Santa Dash is back in action in Willen Lake North. Participate in a good cause this winter and take a walk, jog or run around our beautiful lake!
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