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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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#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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#Tennis #Coaching @BucksLTA in #MiltonKeynes #Kids #SummerCamp supports @HenryAllenTrust

Introducing Milton Keynes Tennis Club Milton Keynes Tennis Club, The Pavillion, Woughton on the Green. This Clubmark club encourages members of all ages to play tennis socially within the club and competetively in league matches and tournaments. Summer Holiday Fun Come and join us at MKTC for our best holiday kids tennis camp ever! We’re running all 6 weeks of the summer and you can book from as little as […]

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Thank you to Loughton Valley Arts Centre #MiltonKeynes #Music #Dance #Speech&Drama

A huge welcome to Loughton Valley Arts Centre Dance Instruction · Music Lessons & Instruction LVAC, based in Loughton, Milton Keynes offers Dance (Ballet, Tap, Modern and Contemporary) from 2 years to adults, Music (Guitar, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Singing (Classical and Pop/Musical theatre) as well as Speech and Drama lessons. All lessons are available to both children and adults of all abilities. “Our timetable […]

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Great advice and support from our Mum to #Mum group re coping with #Bedwetting in Children

I love it when a mother takes the courage to ask for help and our lovely members support her. There have been two posts like this, this week. The first is bedwetting and our next post is about bedtime troubles. It’s one of those taboo subjects, only when you openly discuss do you realise how many other people are going through the same thing! “Can any mums give me some advice […]

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