Things to Do

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06th Jan 2017

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy meeting people and sharing your passion for...

We are looking for new volunteers to join our team as Visitor Experience Assistants, Meet and Greeters, Tour Guides and Buggy Drivers. If you love meeting new people and sharing your passion for historic places this could be the role for you. You will be on hand to assist our visitors throughout their visit and help to support the Visitor Experience team in the day-to-day running of Stowe House. Brilliant customer service is at the heart of what we do and our volunteers leave our visitors feeling refreshed and inspired.  'The Stowe House volunteers are a great group to work with and have an infectious enthusiasm for the property. New volunteers are made welcome and all are happy to share the wealth of knowledge they have'.  (Volunteer Visitor Experience Assistant) No prior experience is required to join our team as you will be given a full induction and training to help..

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30th Dec 2016

Fun goes on whatever the January weather in Gulliver’s indoor attractions

Parents with restless kids to entertain on cold and wet January weekends will be thankful for Gulliver's Land's January offer - the theme park's Splash and NERF Zones and The SFEAR are offering half price tickets all month long! To mark the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes - and as the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues - tickets to the indoor attractions are discounted by 50% during January. The three indoor attractions in Milton Keynes are open at weekends all year round, even when the main theme park is closed. The Splash Zone is a water play centre with water jets, sprays, streams and slides. The water isn't deep enough to swim in, so it's perfect for non-swimmers who just love to have fun getting wet. The water is heated to the perfect temperature giving families with young children a splashingly good time. The NERF Zone is the ultimate..

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29th Dec 2016

MK50 Anniversary Exhibition – A New City comes to Life

MK50 Anniversary Exhibition - A New City comes to Life The year-long MK50 celebrations kick off with a major free exhibition in January 2017 that tells the exciting story of the UK’s most successful new city and showcases everything Milton Keynes. From dinosaur bones to driverless cars; from Stone Age nomads to the digital generation; from farms, sleepy villages and Victorian railway towns to a vibrant regional economic and cultural powerhouse of 260,000 people, and it is still growing. Follow the information and data trail and learn how Milton Keynes was born and built. What was here before, what is here now, and what is to come. See archive images, period videos and those famous TV adverts as well as a unique collection of original architectural models of iconic city landmarks. Read the words and hear the voices of those who conceived and constructed Milton Keynes, the first residents and..

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29th Dec 2016

Wolverton shines on at annual Lantern Festival

December delivered the 28th edition of Wolverton Lantern Festival, MK’s longest established lantern parade. Boasting giant lantern creations of a spaceman from Wyvern First School, an Egyptian Sarcophagus from Bushfield Middle School,  paraffin lit ‘Great Fire of London’ lantern flats by the children of Greenley’s First School, as well as hundreds of ‘horrible history themed’ lanterns created by visitors. Stony Stratford volunteers brought a huge Spike the Dragon lantern to the parade, after learning how to make the giant willow creations in Wolverton’s ‘train to build’ workshops.  Concrete Circus youth troupe wowed the crowds with stilt-walking knights and unicycling princesses, whilst Black Diamond Majorettes spun their batons at the speed of light. Bushfield School Samba Band and Nova Guarda provided carnival beats and sonic energy during the parade.  Audiences to The Square were treated to music from local artists including the Wolverton Town Band, dancing from local groups, and singing from Rock..

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