Family activities around MK: your guide to the next few days
Free entry to Bletchley Park, an 80s classic and a chance to play detective are part of the family events taking place at Milton Keynes this week
Free entry on Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9
Enjoy free day entry to Bletchley Park on September 8 and 9 as 200 free tickets are offered per day as part of Heritage Open Days. Explore the iconic Second World War codebreaking huts and blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the codebreakers whose work helped to shorten the war.
Free tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite and are limited to four free tickets per booking.
Milton Keynes Stadium, Sunday
Action-fuelled favourite Top Gun returns to the big screen at Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium for one night only to mark the classic film’s 30th anniversary. Odeon is offering two-for-one tickets for the 6pm showing, of the film – certificate 15. Tickets are on sale now, with no booking fees.
Closing date: September 16
Great Linford Parish Council and MacIntyre charity are running a photo contest, for anyone aged seven or over living in Blakelands, Bolbeck Park, Conniburrow, Downhead Park, Downs Barn, Giffard Park, Great Linford, Neath Hill, Pennylands, Redhouse Park, Tongwell and Willen Park.
NATURE DETECTIVES EXHIBITION
Milton Keynes Central Library Event Space, today, Thursday
Today is the last day of this exhibition which flags up some of the special wildlife to be found in MK, such as the rare colony of hazel dormice in Little Linford Wood, the return of the otter and the rediscovery of water voles in Ouse Valley Park, as well as the many wildlife groups active in the area.
ALDERTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 10.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm
The 40th Alderton Arts Festival takes place in the historic village, near Towcester, with an exhibition and sale of paintings inside Saint Margaret’s Church plus craft fair and entertainment, as well as two open-air theatre performances on The Mount.
WHITTLEBURY COUNTRY FAIR
Cavalier Fields, A413 Saturday, from noon
NICE COMIC CONVENTION
Bedford, Sat & Sun