Looking for free stuff to do with the children in MK over the holidays?

(38 Posts)
GoldenSnitch Wed 27-Jul-11 11:34:06

I 'liked' the Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA) on Facebook at the beginning of the holidays and they have been putting a message on every morning listing all of the free events happening in Mk that day.

Today's update reads
"Today's FREE play sessions...
10am-12.30pm Bletchley (Leon Park)
10am-12.30pm New Bradwell (Newport Road Rec)

2pm-4.30pm Bradwell Common (Summerfield School)
2pm-4.30pm Kents Hill (Main Field/Next to Pavilion)
2pm-4.30pm Conniburrow (Next to Meeting Place)"

and

"Also today, the return of the ever-popular WOODLAND PLAY in Linford Wood:
Scramble nets, Zip Line, Nature Crafts, Bug Hunts and more!
Follow the signs from behind the BP petrol station on the V7 to the activity.
Come and join in the fun from 2pm-4pm."

I've already listed the Woodland play session on the 'What's On' but I hadn't seen the other ones.

They also have a website with all the details on here if you like a bit more forward planning.

HTH smile

GoldenSnitch Thu 28-Jul-11 08:27:12

Today's FREE play sessions...

10am-12.30pm Shenley Brook End (Church End Road)
10am-12.30pm Walnut Tree (Heronsgate School Field)

2pm-4.30pm Great Linford (Marsh Drive Sports Area)
2pm-4.30pm Stacey Bushes (Buckthorn Play Area)
2pm-4.30pm Bradwell Village (King George's Field)

Rural Rangers: 10am-12noon Sherington (Next to Village Hall)

Pushchairs in the Park is also on at Furzton Lake - see the Parks Trust website for details

GoldenSnitch Thu 28-Jul-11 09:37:04

The Parks Trust

crazygracieuk Mon 01-Aug-11 08:47:47

Thanks for the tip. We are moving to MK in 3 weeks so it's good to know where to look for this info.

DaveGrohlsgirl Mon 01-Aug-11 08:51:06

There is a free play session at Wolverton Rec (Western Road) from 10am today!!

GoldenSnitch Mon 01-Aug-11 13:19:53

Sorry for disappearing, I've had tonsillitis again sad

Todays sessions are:
…2pm-4.30pm:
Furzton (Next to lake/pub)
Leon Park (Bletchley, off Queensway)
Coffee Hall (Behind Jonathans Youth Club)

and tomorow’s FREE play sessions are…
10.00am-12.30pm Heelands – Southern Playing Field
10.00am-12.30pm Emerson Valley – White Horse Drive/Sykes Croft Field
2pm-4.30pm Monkston Park – Village Green
2pm-4.30pm Downs Barn – Next to Pavilion

10am-4pm – Beanhill (Moorlands School)
10am-12noon – Rural Play Project, Woburn Sands – Main Park

The Parks Trust are running some great stuff for just a few pounds a session too

GoldenSnitch Mon 01-Aug-11 13:20:42

Thanks for the help DaveGrohlsgirl. All additions welcome smile

ajaybaines Mon 01-Aug-11 13:23:48

Thank you thank you Goldensnitch! Was just wondering wht to do this afternoon.

GoldenSnitch Mon 01-Aug-11 14:37:41

Aw shucks blush You're welcome

gymstars Thu 04-Aug-11 08:29:34

Free Family Gymnastics today Thursday 4th August at MK Springers in
16 Carters Lane Kiln Farm. 12.15pm-1.15pm. New members only please!
www.mkspringers.com

GoldenSnitch Mon 08-Aug-11 09:04:35

Today's FREE play sessions:
10am-12.30pm:
Monkston (Main Playing area)
Wolverton (Victoria Park) - Including Woodland Activities!

2pm-4.30pm:
Furzton (Next to Lake/Pub)
Bletchley (Leon Park)
Tinkers Bridge (Passmore/Tinkers Park)

gymstars Tue 09-Aug-11 00:24:14

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GoldenSnitch Tue 09-Aug-11 09:11:37

Today's FREE play sessions...
10am-12.30pm:
Heelands (Southern Field)
Emerson Valley (Sykes Croft/White Horse Drive)

2pm-4.30pm:
Monkston Park (Village Green - Goldhawk Drive)
Downs Barn (Next to Pavilion)
Crownhill (Behind Meeting Place)

GoldenSnitch Tue 09-Aug-11 09:12:35

Also - "Free Fun Session today in BROUGHTON. Find us near the bridge, from 2pm-4pm. Fun activities and things to do! Come along and join in!"

GoldenSnitch Wed 10-Aug-11 09:24:12

Today's FREE play sessions...
10am-12.30pm:
Coniburrow (next to meeting place)
New Bradwell (Newport Road Rec)
Bletchley (Leon Park)

2pm-4.30pm:
Bradwell Village (Summerfield School)
Springfield (behind pub)
Kents Hill (next to Pavilion)

2pm-4pm: WOODLAND PLAY (Linford Wood)
Parking Available behind BP Petrol Station - follow the signs to the site.

Swing by Netherfield this afternoon (1.30pm-3.30pm), as the Wikedizer is in action at the ABC Park in Farthing Grove!
Not only that, but there is also our Blacksmithing Workshop as well - have a go at making your your own metal pendants!

GoldenSnitch Wed 10-Aug-11 17:48:55

Tomorrow's FREE play sessions (Thursday 11th August)
10am-12.30pm:
Shenley Brook End (Church End Road)
Walnut Tree (Heronsgate School)

2pm-4.30pm:
Great Linford (Marsh Drive Road)
Grange Farm (Wickstead Ave/Singleton Drive)
Bradwell Village (King George's Field)

GoldenSnitch Wed 10-Aug-11 17:49:07

Friday's FREE play sessions (12th August)
10am-12.30pm:
Westcroft (Cranborne Ave)
Bletchley (Leon Park)

2pm-4.30pm:
New Bradwell (Meads Close)
Monkston (Main Playing Area)
Lakes Estate (Warren Park)

DaveGrohlsgirl Wed 10-Aug-11 17:53:34

Thanks Golden Snitch
Are you actually going to any of these??
The info has been invaluable, Thank You!

GoldenSnitch Wed 10-Aug-11 18:45:59

I keep meaning to but never quite making it. DD still sleeps in the afternoons so it limits our options a bit. I've been to the woodland play ones in the past and they're good fun. They're a bit like the play bit of one of the Pushchairs in the Park events if you've ever been to one of those? The next 'Pushchairs' is on the 19th and is the big Summer fun day at Campbell Park which is always a lot of fun. We'll be there definitely. no stalking now wink That's free too.

The fun fair is also on at Willen if you fancy that? The games and rides cost money but playing in the playground or walking round the lake is free and fun.

Toddler Time starts up again this week too on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. I think it's £3 per family these days.

The toddler group at Walnut Tree is running over the holidays too and they're having a Teddy Bears Picnic next Wednesday. The first visit is free and then it's £2 per family I think.

Glad it's been helping. I did wonder last week whether anyone was reading these anymore so it's really nice to know they're helping, Thank you smile

GoldenSnitch Wed 10-Aug-11 18:48:00

Here's the details for the fun day...

Milton Keynes Play Day

Date: 19th August 2011

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Campbell Park

Come and join in the fun and play at MK Play Day. There will be lots of games and activities including woodland play, craft, wetplay, pond dipping, bug hunting and much much more! There will also be a showing of Shrek the movie at 2pm.

MK Play Day is run and organised by MK Play Association, The Parks Trust, Community Action:MK and MK Council.


Price: Free

Age Range: All ages

Meeting Place:

Campbell Park Amphitheatre

Booking Required: No

We'll be taking a picnic so I hope the weather is nice!

AltMama85 Fri 12-Aug-11 12:51:16

Hi, I just joined mumsnet - thanks for posting these up! Fingers crossed for some more updates, I have a 6yr old boy and a 10 month old girl, running low on ideas :S

GoldenSnitch Fri 12-Aug-11 13:18:21

Welcome to Mumsnet AltMama smile I'll do my best to keep this up to date for you. I've been putting mainly free stuff on this thread but there's loads more to do for just a few pounds. Have a look at the "What's On" section of the local page, I put loads of things in the events there too.

AltMama85 Sat 13-Aug-11 16:42:00

thanks :D

gymstars Tue 16-Aug-11 07:29:01

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GoldenSnitch Tue 16-Aug-11 07:45:46

Tuesday's FREE play sessions (16/08/11):
10am-12.30pm:
Heelands (Southern Playing Field)
Emerson Valley (Sykes Croft/White Horse Drive)

2pm-4.30pm:
Crownhill (Behind Meeting Place)
Downs Barn (Next to Pavilion)
Monkston Park (Village Green - Goldhawk Drive)

Rural Play Rangers: Woburn Sands (10am-12noon)

PIRATES AHOY! Funion Bargee Play Boat (10.30am-1.30pm) Campbell Park
Fun and games, find us on the canal close to the Parks Trust Pavilion.

Oooh, fancying the Funion Bargee. Wonder if it'll be busy?

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