Family events around MK: our guide to what’s on

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

Bugs, craft, theatre and more - there’s lots on for families in MK over the next few days...

THE MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE

South Willen Lake Park, Saturday and Sunday

Dr Longitude and his strange travelling players tell mesmerising stories of wit, virtue and courageous endeavours, in this free show packed with vaudeville acts, live musicians and puppeteers. Saturday 11.40am and 2.15pm, Sunday 11.15am and 1.55pm.

A second show, Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory (UK) sees Dr Latitude and her team of misguided misfits set off on a global quest, discovering incredible and entirely fictitious new lands, tribes, flora and fauna.

www.ifmiltonkeynes.org

TREASURE CHEST TALES

South Willen Lake Park, Saturday

In Theatre of Widdershins’ storytelling show, beautifully-crafted puppets skilfully bring to life a series of magical stories including The Princess and the Pea, The King with the Dirty Feet, The Fisherman and the Djinni and Stone Soup.

Performances are at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. The free show lasts 40 minutes.

www.ifmiltonkeynes.org

FREE CRAFT WORKSHOPS

MK Arts Centre, July 22 and 23

Workshops for children aged six to 12 and their families.

July 22: Inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics, children will print on to tote bags.

July 23: Based on Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali’s work, kids will decorate ceramics with African motifs and animals. Workshops are from 10.30am to noon.

Book a place: 01908 608108.

WE’RE GOING ON A BUG HUNT

National Trust Stowe, July 27

Kids aged five to 12 can take part in free Wild Wednesday activity sessions in the amazing landscape gardens of Stowe during the summer holidays.

We’re Going on a Bug Hunt takes place from 10.30am to noon on Wednesday July 27.

Booking essential.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe or call 0844 249 1895

WOBURN BUGGY SAFARI

Woburn Farm, Millbrook, July 23

Woburn Farm opens its doors to the public, giving you the chance to experience off-road racing at the wheel of some serious all-terrain buggies.

Adults and teenagers (12 years and over, height restrictions apply) can race. Younger riders aged seven and over can take on the mini-quad adventure.

www.woburnfarm.co.uk