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.
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.
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