Family

20th Feb 2024

Half term fun at centre:mk

As half term has approached, centre:mk have geared up for a week of family fun; offering visitors a whole host of entertainment and experiences to keep the kids occupied come rain or shine. Family Fair in Middleton Hall: 17th – 25th February Roll up to the Family Fair, enjoy traditional rides and games including tea cups and hook ‘a’ duck, have a bounce on the bungee trampolines, watch balloon modelling, enjoy the magic show and get your face painted. There’s something for all the family to enjoy. (Activities vary daily). Circus Skills Workshop, Middleton Hall: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February. 12pm-2pm. Brush up on your hula hoop, or learn to juggle with a clown.. these free circus skills sessions run by the performing arts specialists from Black Sheep Collective are bound to entertain kids and grown-ups alike. Kids Club, Outside M&S: Saturday 24th February. 11am-4pm With a Mother’s Day..

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07th Feb 2024

Head Into The Parks For Fun This February

If you need free and low-cost ways to keep the kids entertained in half-term, look no further than the city’s beautiful parkland. The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that looks after more than 6,000 acres of parkland in Milton Keynes, has lots of family fun planned, including: FREE Howe Park Wood Open Mornings: Animals In Winter 20 – 22 February, 9:30am-12:30pm Learn all about the natural world and Animals in Winter by exploring nests, skulls, feathers and more that have been collected from local parks. There are also nature-themed challenges, self-guided trails and friendly volunteers to help you get the most from your visit. Howe Park Wood provides a safe home to many endangered animal and plant species and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife value by Natural England. Open Mornings are completely free for everyone, simply drop-in anytime. Toddle Tots at Howe Park..

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09th Oct 2023

Willen Lake’s free Hallowe’en Trail returns for October Half Term

Back for another year, Willen Lake’s spooktastic Hallowe’en trail promises free family fun this half term. Children will need to keep an eye out for pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, bats and witches’ hats, each with a question to answer, and complete an answer sheet to earn a treat! There’s no tricks as the trail has been designed for primary school aged children and follows a buggy-friendly route that’s less than a kilometre. Simply visit the Watersports Centre between 10am – 4pm to pick up a free answer sheet. The Hallowe’en Trail will be available from Saturday 21st October – Tuesday 31stOctober. For older children and fearless families, the high ropes course at Treetop Extreme will be open every day throughout half-term. The adventure starts at the climbing wall, followed by a series of obstacles at various height levels, before culminating in a thrilling 13-metre freefall: the Treetop Drop. Take on an..

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25th Aug 2023

Funstation Champions Children’s Charity Rays of Sunshine While Going Green

In a heartwarming move, Funstation teams up with Rays of Sunshine, pledging support through donations and promoting sustainability via Eco Plush toys. Funstation, the UK's premier family leisure destination, has made a generous contribution of £5,000 to Rays of Sunshine, a charity committed to bringing joy to children facing severe illnesses. This collaboration emphasises not only a shared mission to enrich children's lives but also to make a positive environmental impact. The support from Funstation doesn't end with a donation. The company is excited to announce a special VIP Day on 29th August at Xscape, Milton Keynes, dedicated to Daisy-May and her family, who previously benefited from Rays of Sunshine's heartwarming initiatives. The day aims to gift Daisy-May with a memorable VIP experience, shedding light on the remarkable efforts by Rays of Sunshine. In a move showcasing environmental responsibility, Funstation introduces the Eco Plush toys in its claw machines, a..

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21st Aug 2023

Frosty festivities at Willen Lake: experience the magic of Willen On Ice...

Embark on a wintery wonderland adventure at Milton Keynes' premier park, as Willen On Ice rolls out its icy expanse from 17th November 2023 to 9th January 2024. Milton Keynes is in for a frosty treat as Willen On Ice is set to provide the ultimate festive escape this winter. This purpose-built rink offers the perfect icy rendezvous for families and friends, ensuring a season filled with delightful memories. The scenic charm of skating adjacent to the lake, enveloped by the twinkling ambience of a festively adorned marquee, awaits visitors. Robert Cook, Director at Ice Leisure Group, shares the enthusiasm, stating, "Skating amidst such picturesque surroundings will indeed be a mesmerising experience." Echoing similar sentiments, Robert Wood, General Manager at Willen Lake, mentioned, "Willen On Ice is our fresh festive offering. It's an enchanting addition to the repertoire of experiences at Willen Lake." Sprawling over 400m sq of genuine ice,..

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