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Rebecca Reviews: Mead Open Farm, Leighton Buzzard @MeadOpenFarm

There’s so much to do at Mead Open Farm, and with lots of it under cover, and with indoor and outdoor play areas too, it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing. You can hand-feed the pygmy goats; bottle feed the lambs; help to groom the ponies; meet baby animals; learn all about chickens; win at sheep racing; and have a ride on a tractor-trailer – and that’s before you’ve had […]

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Rebecca Reviews: The Beach 2017, The Centre:MK

Target Age: up to about 10, depending on how much your kids like sand Two of The Beach’s main attractions are, first, that it is inside, and so it’s a perfect rainy day destination; and second, it’s free to use! Located in Middleton Hall, the big open area next to John Lewis and Next in The Centre:MK shopping centre, it’s a generous sandy area with a boarded section for buggies, […]

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Rebecca Reviews: Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest (Between MK and Northampton) Salcey Forest is a wonderful place to visit, all year round. There are three walking trails of different lengths, and two of these are buggy-friendly. If your family is mobile on two wheels, there is also a cycle trail to follow. Managed by the Forestry Commission, Salcey Forest often has themed trails for younger children to follow – so far, we’ve followed trails for […]

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Only about 30 mins away from MK, near Dunstable, Whipsnade Zoo (twinned with London Zoo) offers so much to see and do, and so much to learn about all of the wonderful animals who live there. It’s nicely laid out by Continent, so you can explore wildlife from all around the world and learn all sorts lots of interesting facts on the well-presented information boards – lots […]

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Here it is – your comprehensive guide to Summer 2017 in MK! 

Phone, tablet and desktop-friendly, each link should give you more information from the event’s organisers. Let us know what else we can add…

You can find the MK Play Association timetable here: MKPA Timetable

And don’t forget The Beach at Middleton Hall, at the centre:MK shopping centre – free and open all summer! 

 

 

August

Sunday 20th

MK Guided Bike Rides

MK50: BMX Bike Race and Parade, Pineham BMX Track

Fenny Poppers Festival

MK50: Pimms in the Park: Afternoon of the Classics

Tuesday 22nd

Let’s Play MK: Magic Show for 3-8yrs, Medbourne

Under the Sea: Stony Stratford Library (age 5-8)

The Monsters of MK: Digitalis, Central Library (age 10+)

Wednesday 23rd

Learn to Knit: Kingston Library

Extra Special Families: Small Animal Encounter and Music

Parks Trust: Nature Explorers, Willen Lake North

Thursday 24th

Mini Beast Safari and Bug Bingo, Marston Vale

Teddy Bears’ Picnic for Emily’s Star and Harry’s Rainbow, Wolverton

Live Coding Lab: Digitalis, Central Library (age 10+)

Glitch City: Digitalis, Central Library (age 10+)

Paper Plate Weaving: Kingston Library

Learn to Draw Cartoon Animals: Woburn Sands Library (age 6-13)

Friday 25th

MK 11 Cider and Sausage Festival

Saturday 26th

MK Guided Bike Rides

Free Sports and Family Fun Day, Middleton Pool and Fitness Centre

Beanhill Summer Fete

MK 11 Cider and Sausage Festival

Southside Raiders Music Festival

Aylesbury Park Life Weekend: Live in the Park

Song and Rhyme Time for Under 2s, Central Library

Sunday 27th

MK Guided Bike Rides

Swanbourne Music Festival

MK50: Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

MK50: Pagan Pride Anglia Festival, Campbell Park

MK 11 Cider and Sausage Festival

Aylesbury Park Life Weekend: Proms in the Park

Tuesday 29th

Parks Trust: Bat Walk, Linford Lakes

Wednesday 30th

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Walk & Wean at Asda with Piccolo

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Parks Trust: Nature Explorers, Stonepit Field

Thursday 31st

Pom-pom Animals: Kingston Library

September

Saturday 2nd

MK Guided Bike Rides

LittleFoot Festival, Stanwick Hall

Waddesdon Manor Chilli Festival

Baby Basics Warehouse Sale

MK11: Mad Hatter’s Gin Weekender

Song and Rhyme Time for Under 2s, Central Library

Sunday 3rd

MK Guided Bike Rides

RSPCA Paws in the Park Fun Day, Great Linford

Waddesdon Manor Chilli Festival

Forest Family Fun Day, Marston Vale

MK11: Mad Hatter’s Gin Weekender

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th

 MK Heritage Open Days (details TBC)

Friday 15th

Afternoon Tea at Woburn Sculpture Gallery for MK Hospital Charity

Saturday 16th

Urb Farm Honey Day, Wolverton (details tbc)

Song and Rhyme Time for Under 2s, Central Library

Sunday 24th

Local Food Festival, Rushmere Country Park

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Loughton Scarecrow Trail 2017

10th – 18th June 2017 ONLY The third Loughton Scarecrow Trail is on! Every two years, Loughton residents, schools and local organisations put in tonnes of effort to create dozens of scarecrow scenes – and this year, the theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. It’s a great community event, and the chance to get out and about in a really lovely part of Milton Keynes. There are three trails […]

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#FrostsWildWest get it so right this summer 5/5 #Entertainment and a nice cuppa for mums and dads #Relax

The Wild West at Frosts   Target Age: 0 to around 9 or 10, depending on what they like Those familiar with Frosts will already know they put on some great events and activities for kids during holiday times. In recent summers, we’ve enjoyed their Beach setting, but this year it’s a brand new theme – The Wild West! Through a (safely bolted) saloon door gate, and protected from all […]

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#RebeccaReviews 2017 sharing her experiences in and beyond #MiltonKeynes @WaddesdonManor @MKmums2015

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury (National Trust) Waddesdon Manor is a National Trust property about 30 minutes’ drive from Milton Keynes. The stunning manor house was designed in the style of a French chateau, to house the massive art and curio collection of its owner. The gardens are equally beautiful, and there are acres to explore with older kids, and plenty of buggy-friendly paths to take with the little ones. The car […]

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Introducing #RebeccaReviews 2017 sharing her experiences in and beyond #MiltonKeynes @Woburn_Safari @MKmums2015

Woburn Safari Park Over the Easter holidays, we took a family trip to Woburn Safari Park. Well structured and in beautiful surroundings, the park is a great day out for all ages – who doesn’t want to see grizzly bears, cheeky monkeys and frolicking otters all in one day? How long did it take? There are two sections to the park: the road safari, and the foot safari. The road […]

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Every Friday @ #SalceyForest loving this #FreeRange parent & toddler group #TinderTots @ForestryCommEng.

Every Friday @ Salcey Forest come and join our parent toddler group. Sessions are based around play, stories, crafts, mud, singing and more! Take a short walk, swing in hammocks, enjoy natural crafts, games, free-range play and even campfire cooking. Sessions are led by experienced forest school leaders and will go ahead in all weathers – if necessary we have group shelters with activities that we can do underneath them. […]

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Go #DavidBeckham #dontjudge #Dummy #Parenting @babycentreuk Tips @HuffingtonPost

Lovely to see the Beckham’s standing up to the press! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk We all have to ‘pick our battles’ and all children are different. My 4 year old still takes ‘Smelly One’ his beloved teddy everywhere! He was devastated last week when we left him in our UK apartment, luckily with daddy! I had to buy ‘Penguin’ to get us onto the plane and back to Spain with out a meltdown […]

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