Friday, 23 May 2014

What's on this bank holiday weekend?

Welcome to yet another bank holiday weekend! May seems to have flown by, and maybe it's because of all these bank holidays giving us time off-we're not complaining! So what is there going on around Milton Keynes to get involved with this weekend? We've collected a few different ideas for you incase you're stuck...

'Look at life': Milton Keynes museum is having a look at nature this weekend, as well as a 'microscope safari' workshop which the kids (and adults!) are sure to love! They're open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. Find out more here. The fun continues into half term at Milton Keynes museum, with a week filled with children's fun activities!

Castle Ashby craft and design show at Castle Ashby Gardens: From Friday- Monday. The weekend kicks off on the Friday night with a concert of swing jazz, undercover in the walled garden with some of the UK's leading jazz musicians. A hot supper is included in the ticket price of £17 and there is a fully licensed bar. On Sunday and Monday the craft and design show will be open to the public, over 70 designer-makers of contemporary and traditional work will be found in the walled gardens. Many artists will be demonstrating their crafts, and there will be puppet shows to entertain the children, as well as falconry displays and live music. Why not have a game of croquet, or just enjoy strolling through the gardens? Don't forget to visit the meerkats at the small animal farm! Find out more here.

Festival of transport: Saturday- Monday, 10am-5pm at Whites nurseries, Clay Lane, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0EP. This event is a celebration of all types of motorised transport, showing the huge diversity through the ages. There will be a fire and rescue show, commercial and military vehicles, private cars and motorbikes, steam, tractors, organs and more. Adults cost £5 and children are £3. Overnight camping is available if you fancy it! Visit the website here.

Filgrave & Tyringham have a boot sale on Sunday (10am-1pm) on Filgrave playing field. The annual event  is home again to the village tea tent which will be serving homemade cakes and savouries. Entrance is 50p. Head over and grab some bargains! Or if you're wanting to sell some stuff, cars cost £6 each.

Along similar lines, Newport Pagnell URC are holding a table-top sale to help raise funds for the hall redevelopment, on Saturday. Why not pop in if you're on the High Street and see what's on offer?!

The Newport Pagnell working men's club are holding a race night to raise money for Willen Hospice, doors open at 7.30pm.

Phew, what a lot on this weekend- and that's not even all of it! What's certain is that you won't be stuck with nothing to do this bank holiday, even if that does just mean a trip to the shopping centre or dinner out, there's so much to do you're spoilt for choice! Let's hope the sun comes back out for us, after a lovely couple of days it would be a shame if that was all of it! Fingers crossed for some warm bank holiday weather!

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