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09th Jul 2024

Superheroes are on a mission at Swansgate Shopping Centre

Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough is excited to announce its Superheroes Unite event taking place throughout the summer holidays. Every Tuesday throughout the month of August, join us between 11 am - 3 pm for an action-packed day of superhero meet and greets and creative craft activities. Check out the extensive list of activities we have available for FREE: Tuesday 6th August: Batman and Bat Girl Meet and Greet & Academy Workshop Tuesday 13th August: Iron Man and Captain America Meet and Greet & Academy Workshop Tuesday 20th August: Craft Workshop (Make your own superhero mask) Tuesday 27th August: Spiderman and Super Girl Meet and Greet & Academy Workshop But wait, there's more. You could be in with a chance of winning a superhero prize bundle so be sure to follow our social channels for up-to-date information. Facebook: Swansgate shopping centre Instagram: Swansgateshoppingcentre “We are excited to host these fun-filled..

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09th Jul 2024

Gravity Active in Milton Keynes launches Unlimited Summer Pass

Discover the ultimate location for excitement and adventure with the brand-new Unlimited Summer Pass at Gravity Active in Milton Keynes. A thrilling variety of activities await, ensuring non-stop entertainment from start to finish. For those needing the perfect spot for a summer playcation, the Unlimited Summer Pass has got you covered! From prices as low as £40, these new Unlimited Summer Passes are designed specifically for those looking to make the most of their summer. The passes offer unlimited access to all of Gravity Active's thrilling attractions, with a range of packages to choose from including trampolining and climbing walls. The Unlimited Summer Passes are available now through to the end of summer 2024 at all Gravity Active locations nationwide. Inspired by the Summer of Sport, Gravity Active has also partnered with Capri Sun this summer. Gravity Active is offering an incredible opportunity to introduce children aged 6-10 to the..

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27th May 2024

Milton Keynes Museum’s Victorian weekend is by Royal Appointment

It was the era of exploration and discovery and this June Milton Keynes Museum is turning back the clock and inviting everyone to experience Victorian life – but you'll need to be on your best behaviour; HM Queen Victoria will be making an appearance! Re-enactors the Die Hards will be standing to attention when Her Majesty inspects her troops at 2pm daily, before attending afternoon tea* in the marquee. Get practicing those greetings and curtseys! Neil Story will be telling tales of Victorian life, and there will be stories from the era for the kids. Interactive Punch and Judy shows will take place at intervals throughout both days too. That's the way to do it! A Cabinet of Curiosities tent will include all kinds of unusual exhibits, and if you want to experience learning how the Victorians did it, a trip to the schoolroom for a school session is recommended..

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27th Mar 2024

Children’s favourite’s head to Midsummer Place for Easter

This Easter holiday, prepare for a double dose of cartoon character cuteness at Midsummer Place as the centre welcomes kids’ favourites Bluey and Chase! On Friday 5 April, the lovable character Bluey will be visiting the centre for some fantastic  personal appearances at intervals starting at 11.30am. This FREE event is a chance to meet everyone’s favourite Blue Heeler in person, give Bluey a high five and there will be lots of opportunities to take photos. Then, on Thursday 11 April, PAW Patrol’s Chase is on the scene and ready to meet his paw-some fans. Children can catch up with the heroic pup at Midsummer Place at intervals between 11.30am and 4pm. This event is again free for all to attend and provides families with a fun, budget-friendly day out, where children can pose for photos with their favourite police canine. The time slots for both appearances are below and..

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26th Mar 2024

Free family activities at centre:mk this Easter

Visitors to centre:mk will be in for a real treat this Easter school holiday as the Easter Fair - complete with giant inflatable maze, appearances from the Easter Bunny, balloon modelling, face painting, Easter Egg Hunt, and Circus Club - all make their way to the heart of the Milton Keynes based shopping and leisure destination. The Easter Fair, which will be held in Middleton Hall – outside John Lewis from 29th March to 11th April, has many free areas for families to enjoy – with an 8ft high, huge inflatable maze! Further free activities for the children include arts & crafts, meeting the Easter Bunny, balloon modelling, and face painting*. There will also be ticketed rides to enjoy - including the teacups, an inflatable train, trampoline bungees and crazy mini-golf. (*please see below times). The very popular free Circus Club is also back for the holidays; hosted by performing..

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20th Mar 2024

Things to do during Easter half-term in Milton Keynes

Are you searching for the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the Easter holiday? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with everything from Easter egg hunts, game days, events from The Parks Trust, and lots more. Milton Keynes Museum The hunt will soon be on at Milton Keynes Museum (March 29-April 1) with the return of its annual Easter egg hunt, where successful searches lead to yummy chocolate rewards! The popular search is an egg-cellent way to celebrate the festive period, and this hunt ensures everyone wins something. And while you search for those egg tokens, you get a wonderful tour of the history hub, too. Elsewhere, do a spot of window shopping in the Street of Shops, take a seat for a Victorian school lesson, and discover parlour games – the entertainment of choice in an era long before the small screen and smart phones ruled..

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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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