October in Milton Keynes starts with the opportunity to get in some retail therapy, Bedford is being taken over by science and arts workshops and if you fancy getting some fresh air Stowe Landscape Gardens are giving you the chance to kick up some Autumn leaves.
Saturday 1st October
MK NCT Nearly New Sale,
The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, MK12 5TH
2 -3.30pm.
A chance to stock up on all things child related and help the Milton Keynes arm of the NCT . On sale will be good quality used baby clothes and equipment every thing from toys, to school uniform and buggies and prams. There is also a café to recover after all your shopping.
Craft & Vintage Market
Olney Centre High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF
Stalls selling hand made items and vintage accessories. Card crafts to keep tinkis entertained, refreshments and stalls raising funds for Willen Hospice.
Hula Animal Rescue Craft Fayre
11am – 3pm
HULA Animal Rescue,  Glebe Farm, Salford Road,  Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ.
Helping raise funds to support the work of HULA this craft fayre features handmade items from knitted goodies to home made preserves.
Leaf Spotting
Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ
The beautiful National Trust Stowe landscape gardens are encouraging families to go leaf spotting before autumn sends all the leaves to the ground. Pick up your guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens.
All Weekend
Bedpop Fun Palaces
Eight locations across Bedford
Free science workshops and arts events for the whole family,  from volcano workshops and 3D doodling to street dancing. You can get up close and personal with an enigma machine thanks to the team at Bletchley Park.