So we’re officially in autumn and the weather is set to prove it this weekend with cloudy slightly blustery days forecast. The change in the weather could be the perfect opportunity to wrap up, get out in the fresh air and tire out some tinkis.
Howe Park Woods
We’ve recently enjoyed some great times munching blackberries and collecting acorns in Howe Park Woods. There’s free parking onsite, a little play park and a café serving enormous cakes.
Whipsnade Road, LU6 2GY
A blustery day can be the perfect time to visit Dunstable Downs to fly a kite. The National Trust space costs just £2.50 to park, the onsite shop sells a range of goodies and kites suitable for all ages and abilities. Most kite flyers are super friendly and don’t mind if your kite strings get tangled, yes I’m speaking from experience. There’s a café, toilets, plenty of space to walk a dog and an amazing view.
If you fancy something different events to get involved in this weekend include:
Saturday 24 September
Craft & Scrap Store
10am – 1PM
2 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HB
If you fancy getting arty this weekend it might be worth a trip to the Scrap Store. Run by the MK Play Association the store has a whole range of items to help your crafty endeavours priced more competitively than high street stores.
Sunday 25 September
Family-in -Residence presents: Ebn’s Family Wild Rumpus
Milton Keynes Gallery
£1 per person on the door. Pre-booking essential
MK Gallery have their second family in residence and are hosting a special event for children aged 0-11 and their families. Developed in collaboration with artist Alex Evan, Saturday’s session will give families the chance to creating costumes, dance and puppetry themed around the wild and imaginary creatures. Book tickets
Potato Shindig, Willows Activity Farm
Coursers Road, London Colney, AL4 0PF
For those willing to travel further (ahem) a-field Willows Activity Farm an hour down the road near St Albans is hosting a special potato themed weekend. Pick your own bag of potatoes, watch Spuddy the farm’s potato mascot in his own show and get involved in potato based arts and crafts before playing in the Peter Rabbit adventure playground.
Meet an Elephant or a Gruffalo.
Woburn Safari Park MK17 9QN
Woburn Safari Park are supporting the International Elephant Foundation and offering the chance to be photographed with these gentle giants. If Elephants aren’t your thing then you can meet children’s favourite character The Gruffalo in the parks play area. Pre booking recommended and normal ticket prices apply