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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! 




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


Walk & Wean at Asda with Piccolo


Parks Trust: Nature Explorers, Stonepit Field

Thursday 31st

Pom-pom Animals: Kingston Library


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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Brand New Lunch Experience @ @CamphillMK #CharityTuesday #MiltonKeynes

Camphill Café About Camphill Milton Keynes Founded in 1981, Camphill Milton Keynes provides support and a meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. Over fifty residents live together with our volunteer co-workers in ten separate households. Together with employed staff they form a community of over one hundred people living on several sites within the neighbouring housing estates of Pennyland and Willen Park. Our aim […]

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#MiltonKeynes nurseries rated extraordinary for the 11th year running!

Two nurseries in MK are celebrating after being rated ‘extraordinary’ and named as a ‘top UK workplace’ for the 11th year running. Two nurseries in MK are celebrating after being rated ‘extraordinary’ and named as a ‘top UK workplace’ for the 11th year running. The Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ day nurseries, Woodlands in Milton Keynes and Meadow View in Newport Pagnell, were listed in ‘The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work […]

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#BeatTheStreet comes to #MiltonKeynes for #MK50 @BTSMiltonKeynes

Press release: Beat the Street for #MK50 Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Milton Keynes from February as the town is transformed into a giant walking and cycling game for its 50th birthday. Running from 1 February to 15 March, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn Milton Keynes into a massive game where people are rewarded with points and prizes […]

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#MiltonKeynes #Tennis Club for All ages

Introducing MKTC Junior Tennis Get your children off to a great start with the most successful junior club in the area. Our junior tennis activities are a big hit with kids, helping them not just to learn the game, but to really have fun playing too. Our ever popular mini and junior sessions with Head Coach, Dominic Ross-Hurst and his coaching team take place term time Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday […]

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Introducing @Footsteps2Fit and @footsteptrainin #UK #MK

Footstep 2 Fitness was created by three Fitness Professionals from varied sporting backgrounds with the aim to improve the quality of instruction within the industry with affordable and flexible courses. Providing quality online and blended learning qualifications to the sports and fitness industry. Improve your expertise, knowledge, and skills with a nationally recognised qualification. Join the skills revolution and lead the way by completing a course with Footsteps 2 Fitness. Provides […]

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Amanda reviews Gulliver’s Dinosaur and Farm Park – April 2016 @gullymouse

Amanda reviews Gulliver’s Dinosaur and Farm Park – April 2016 Come face to face with some of the most fearsome, tail-thrashing predators of all time. We have unleashed more than 30 roaring dinosaurs across the park. NEW for 2016! Discover The Lost World Of The Living Dinosaurs. Interact with 32 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including the terrifying tyrannosaurus Dinosaurs Alive! We have free-roaming dinosaurs for you to meet and greet Still only […]

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Christmas kindness…

On the 2nd of December 2015 one of our Mum to Mum MK members posted… “Does anyone know any carol singers in Milton Keynes? I am trying to arrange some carol singers to come and sing at our door on the  week before Christmas. My four year old son only has a few days at home before returning to hospital for more Chemotherapy, I really want to make it as […]

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Today we remember Henry forever 4 @HenryAllenTrust #Fundraising so he can help #StandUpToCancer

On his second anniversary Team Henry come together to share their thoughts to support Dawn & Mark… Henry will never be forgotten because…  “This is the day I met you Henry,the day you stole a piece of my heart, our happy,cheeky, brave superhero,forever four” ♡ ‪#‎onewish‬ Sally “Thinking of an inspirational little boy today and the parents he left behind.” ‪#‎onewish‬ Tim “We followed your story from the 1st article, […]

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congratulations @J_Ennis “You can be a mother and a person at the same time” @Telegraph @miltonkeynesmums

Loving this article from The Telegraph newspaper. “Working doesn’t make you a bad mother, and mothering doesn’t make you a bad worker. Nobody has ever had to stress this point about fatherhood, but it seems we have to keep on saying it about motherhood”. “It was a remarkable achievement. Just 13 months after giving birth, Jessica Ennis-Hill looked THAT good in Lycra shorts and a crop top? Unbelievable. Oh, and […]

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STUDIO 59 #TATTOOS @geoff_nikki Best in #MK #UK awards #MiltonKeynes #FennyStratford #Facebook #Twitter

Introducing Studio 59 Tattoos This is my very talented brother, I have to share his work because he is awesome. He followed his dream to become a tattoo artist and look at the work he is producing. #Inspirational #DreamsComeTrue #Congratulations Studio 59 Tattoos Like their Facebook page @ Tweet @ STUDIO 59 TATTOOS @geoff_nikki Or pop in the studio @ 59a AYLESBURY STREET, FENNY STRATFORD , MILTON KEYNES, MK2 2BH TEL:01908-990232 […]

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The accidental #Blogger 12 months in #Charity #Blogging #wordpress In #Miltonkeynes #MK #CharityAwareness

The accidental #Blogger 12 months in #Charity #Blogging In #MiltonKeynes So I’ve called myself the ‘accidental blogger’ because… I am learning daily, my blog is not very personal but my charity section and my charity journey is. I am not a confident writer and very scared of making mistakes on this very public platform. I am good at selling, PR, marketing though so I am loving learning more about that. Social […]

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