We welcome families to Milton Keynes Arts Centre, and have a dedicated year-round programme of free family activities and events, as well as ticketed workshops. But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our family visitors have to say...

Seasonal Creative Courses

Join us this Festive Season for some perfect creative courses designed to inspire making and creative gift-giving, alongside our talented artist leaders.

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Create and Play Outdoors

Artist-led sessions for 0-5s and their parents or guardians. Join us fortnightly to explore the beautiful green spaces around the Arts Centre in Great Linford.

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A Celebration of Hindu Culture

We will be joined by Milton Keynes Hindu Association who will be leading a day full of family friendly fun and activities celebrating Hindu Culture and sharing some creative traditions around the festival of Diwali.

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FAQ for Families

When are you open? 
Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 10am–4pm

How much does it cost to visit the Arts Centre?
The Arts Centre is FREE to visit, although we are always very happy to receive donations. However we do have some events that we charge for. 

Do I need to book a ticket?  You do not need to book a ticket when visiting our project space and café, although we may have restricted numbers inside our buildings depending on current government advice.

You may need to book a ticket when visiting an event or workshop. We offer both drop-in and ticketed events and workshops across the year. To see what’s on when you’re planning your visit check out our Families Programme calendar and follow the links for more information.

If you’re still unsure, feel free to give us a call on 01908 608108 or email us at hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org 

Are buggies allowed? 
Yes, we welcome buggies inside and have an accessible ramp into our project space and into our access toilets where we can provide baby changing facilities. 

Please note due to the nature of our heritage site and buildings, the above mentioned ramps are external. 

Where can we eat?
When the weather permits, we are delighted to offer our wonderful Open Garden as lunchtime sanctuary. We have two benches and a semi-covered pavilion acting as the perfect rest spot for eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere of our artist and community built accessible garden. We also have plenty of seating on our outside decking, facing the courtyard. 

Our inside spaces can differ between a space for arts making and providing information, which can sometimes mean they are not suitable for eating and drinking. 

If you’re planning a visit and would like to know if our project space is available for eating indoors, please call us on 01908 608108 or email us at hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org 
What facilities do you have available? 
  • Baby Changing Unit and Toilet Steps  
  • Friendly team of staff and volunteers 
  • Parking for visitors 
  • Accessible Toilets for visitors 
  • Café serving teas, coffee and soft drinks (please note we do not offer food items at present).

How accessible is the Arts Centre? 
Access to our project space and into our access toilets where we can provide baby changing facilities is via an external ramp.

Our workshop spaces are not all accessible, with ceramics and woodworking on the ground floor and our jewellery studio and art room on the first floor.
Does the Arts Centre offer family activities?
Absolutely, we offer a year-round programme of free and ticketed events for families. Find out more on our What’s on page and you can also find free resources for families here.     

How can I find out more?
If you want to keep up-to-date with what is happening at the Arts Centre you can sign up for our mailing list or check out our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you have any other questions, please just get in touch on 01908 608108 or email us at hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org


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Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

+44 (0)1908 608108

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