Things to do during Easter half-term in Milton Keynes

Posted 20th March 2024

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 the world.

You will even be able to pop to the family privy, where everyone could spend a penny at once! If the hunt leaves you all eggs-hausted, the Museum’s Granary Tea Room will have a selection of hot and cold drinks and tempting snacks to stop bellies from rumbling.

Milton Keynes Museum is the place to go for a cracking day out this Easter. Guaranteed! Visit

MK Food Bank

If you and your household fancy helping MK Food Bank with much needed donations, with a burst of creativity then look no further! Plus, you could win a fantastic Chocolate & Sweet filled hamper kindly donated by M & M Supplies.

Create a colourful picture out of long life or tinned food, this could be an image of a heart, Easter egg, bunny, flowers etc. Take a photo or video and send it to between 29th March – 5th April and they will pick a winner.  Just last month they gave out over 2,139 Food Parcels to people in need in Milton Keynes – so every donation really counts. They can even pick up donations from your door.

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The Parks Trust

The Parks Trust invites you to pop along to Oakgrove on April 3 for its annual Easter Eggstravaganza, and they’ve organised a heap of fun things for you to get stuck into; including themed crafts and activities, and the opportunity to have your face painted, and you might just meet the Easter bunny. That’s worth hopping along for!

Then head off on an adventure by partaking in the Easter Trail to win a yummy prize. No booking is necessary for the event, which will run between 10am and midday in Ouzel Valley Park. Use the Waitrose car park and follow the signs to the festive family fun. For more information head to

Emily’s Star

Emily’s Star will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, March 29, at Wolverton’s Secret Garden. Participants will hunt around the garden in search of letters that, when rearranged, reveal the hidden word.

All children will receive an Easter Egg or non-chocolate alternative, and a certificate. Visit to sign up.

Bletchley Park

Head to Bletchley Park for some egg-stra special fun this Easter half term. Crack codes and solve puzzles in their Easter Bunny Hunt and take part in some special Easter activities for families. Can you find the hidden code? Don’t forget that under 12’s also go free. Visit to find out more.

Howe Park Wood Open Mornings

Visit Howe Park Wood between 2nd – 4th April and 9th – 11th April, 9:30am – 12:30pm. Open Mornings are completely free for everyone, with a different theme each week – Pollinators in the first week of the Easter break, followed by a week of Reptiles and Amphibians.

Simply drop-in to learn all about the natural world by exploring nests, skulls, feathers and more that have been collected from local parks. Enjoy nature-themed challenges, take a self-guided trail through the woodland, or purchase tickets to a Nature Craft session.

Walk & Talk: Hocus Crocus, British Botanical Folklore

Discover the magic and myths of Spring by visiting Great Linford Manor Park on 8 April, 10am – 11.30am. Hear the historical beliefs, legends and folklore of British plants and trees, and learn how to identify local seasonal wildflowers for just £5 per person. Booking is essential for this limited capacity event, suitable for ages 12+ with an interest in nature (under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Willen Hospice’s The Hangout

The Hangout is a new addition to Xscape which supports Willen Hospice. It’s a gaming store with games for all ages. It includes retro arcade games, consoles and board games. It’s the perfect place for kids to head to this half term. What’s great is that 100% of the profits go towards Willen Hospice to help provide care for local people. Visit for more.

Volcano Falls

Who doesn’t love a bit of adventure golf? Volcano Falls is a great place to head to with the kids this half term. Once you’ve made your way through the 18 holes, you’ll be able to sit down for a tasty bite to eat. Tickets range from toddlers up to teenagers – so it’s the great place to head to for all ages.

Gulliver’s Land

With everything from dinosaurs, rides, farm animals, characters, and attractions. Gulliver’s is a fantastic to place to take kids of all ages. Gulliver’s Dinosaur and Farm Park will be reopened from the end of March, meaning there will be even more to entertain kids during the half term.