Half-term family activities

Photograph by Cat Lane

Join us this half-term and Jubilee weekend for a whole host of creative fun at Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

Free – Don’t miss!
The Great Linford Art Trail by Juneau Projects

From making ‘feral’ sculptures to leaving secret leaf messages or creating your own nature spotting guide, our Family Activity Packs offer lots of ideas for ways to explore the parkland around the Arts Centre whilst also learning about nature.

The Activity Packs can be collected from the Arts Centre or downloaded from our website. Bags filled with art materials are also available to borrow between our opening hours.  

Fantastical Ceramic Creatures
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Ages 8–12, £15 per child

Join Ceramist Lili John on a creative journey inspired by who or what may live at the end of the garden or in hedgerow. Design and create mini fantasy sculptures from clay inspired by the abundance of nature around Milton Keynes Arts Centre which is situated in the heart of the 18th century Great Linford Manor Park.

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Seed Sculptures with Katie Fields
Wednesday 1 June 2022
10am – 12pm
Ages 8–12, £10 per child

Artist Katie Fields will show you how to make a beautiful and evolving seed sculpture for your garden, balcony or local green space! We'll make and decorate our sculptures using clay, seeds, foraged flowers and leaves. Katie will also share her ideas of how you can make more art inspired by the outdoors and nature.

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An Alternative Royal Street Party
Saturday 4 June 2022
FREE family drop-in

In 2022, the artists Maddi Nicholson and Harold Offeh are both working in, and with the people of, Milton Keynes to explore the city: its neighbourhoods, streets and houses; and what it means to the people who live here.

To coincide with the Jubilee celebrations, families are invited to design a street party, but imagining yourselves as king or queen. You will be able to make your own bunting, design tablecloths for a feast, as well as choose your favourite food to be served. You will also be able to make your own badges, bearing your regal profile, to take away.
Photograph by Chris Henley


The Arts Centre will be open the following hours over the holiday period.

Sat 28 May 10am – 3pm*
Mon 30 May 10am – 4pm
Tues 31 May 10am – 4pm
Wed 1 June 10am – 4pm
Thurs 2 June CLOSED
Fri 3 June CLOSED
Sat 4 June 10am – 4pm
Sun 5 June CLOSED**

* Closed early for private event
** The Great Linford Family Activity Packs can be collected on Sun 5 June from our neighbouring St Andrews Church from 1–3pm as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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