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Summer Days Out for Families And Their Little Ones!

Great days out in and around Milton Keynes and Bedford which are suitable for the whole family!


Family Air Show at Shuttleworth Swiss Gardens: 7th August – 10am till 5pm

With fantastic funfair attractions, kids activities, beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, vintage bus rides, a thrilling air display, and much more – you won’t want to miss out on this Family Air Show.

With all your Shuttleworth favourites and an array of visiting surprises, there is something to keep the whole family entertained!

Cost: £40 per adult (£36 if booked in advance) with children under 15 years old free.

Location: Shuttleworth, Alder Drive, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DT

Contact: / 01767 627927


MK Play Day at Campbell Park, MK: 3rd August – 11am till 4pm

MK Playday is the largest free play event held in Milton Keynes. The event provides fun, free accessible activities for all children, young people and their families across Milton Keynes as part of the nationally recognised Playday which celebrates children’s right to play and highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. 

Everyone is welcome and there will be lots to keep little ones entertained from water slides to woodland play, mascots to stage performances. Bring a picnic or enjoy some hot food from the food zone.

Cost: Free Entry

Location: Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire


Willen Lake Splash ‘N’ Play: 7 days a week – 11am till 4pm 

Splash 'n' Play is one of the UK’s largest outdoor splash parks with over 60 unique water features, including:

  • Super Splash bucket
  • Water tunnel
  • Sail boat
  • Water cannons
  • Sea Serpent
  • Unique toddler area with a bespoke water journey and much much more.

Sessions run for 45 minutes and cost just £5 per child. Accompanying adults go free.

Location: Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK15 0DS


Bedford River Festival: 23rd and 24th July – Saturday: 10am till 10:30pm and Sunday: 10am till 8pm

Bedford River Festival, organised by Bedford Borough Council, is a spectacular weekend on Bedford’s Embankment, across Russell Park, Mill Meadows, St Mary’s Gardens and taking over the High Street for the first time. With exciting entertainments and activities on and off the river, live music, funfairs and more, there is something for the whole family.

Cost - Free

Location: Bedford Embankment


Come Out and Play – Summer of Sport: From 25th July – 5th September: 10am till 4pm

The Summer of Sport programme offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Join in with the fun and games with activities like kite flying, soft archery, football and badminton to name just a few.

Cost: The event is free but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Location: Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedofrdshire, LU6 2GY 

Contact: / 01582 500920


The Patch MK: Opening end of July/beginning of August 2022

The Patch is back for another year of summer fun. Lose yourself amongst acres of Sunflowers and Wildflowers, hunt to find your escape route in our new for 2022 Corn Maze alongside many more fun family activities.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further information, opening dates and prices or visit

Location: The Patch MK, Mount Mill Farm, Milton Keynes, MK19 6DG