Family activities around MK: your guide to the next few days
Civil warring, diverse music and county fairs all make up a packed few days in and around Milton Keynes
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND
Bury Field, Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday
Newport Pagnell will play host to hundreds of re-enactors and thousands of visitors for two spectacular battle recreations on the historic Bury Field Common – and entry and car parking are free.
As well as battles on Sunday and Monday, there is a Living History encampment showing life in the 17th century, a Market Street of traders, and children’s activities.
Cavaliers and Roundheads from the English Civil War Society re-enactment group will be setting up camp on Bury Field from today, Thursday.
For full details see www.npcivilwarweekend.com
MACMILLAN FUN DAY
The Scots Club, Bletchley MK3 5BX, Bank Holiday Monday, noon to 5pm
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and help Macmillan’s fundraisers beat last year’s total of £5,000. Games and competitions for all ages, barbecues, bouncy castles, tombola, face painting, penalty shoot-out, Battle of the Sexes, tug of war, music and a raffle with great prizes.
URBAN ROOTS FESTIVAL
Willen Lake, Saturday, noon to 10pm
The first Urban Roots Festival to be held in Milton Keynes will celebrate the city’s diverse culture. With chart-topping performers, live entertainment and mouth-watering dishes from around the world, Bohemian Dreams, who are hosting the African event, promise it will be a must for all the family.
BUCKS COUNTY SHOW
Weedon Showground, 8am to 6pm Thursday, September 1
There’s a packed schedule of activities for visitors to this year’s county show, which welcomes the Royal Signals motorcycle display team The White Helmets and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals. Attractions include a livestock show, sheep show, show jumping, rural crafts and vintage tractors.
THE WINSLOW SHOW
Sheep Street, Winslow, 9am to 5pm, Bank Holiday Monday
One of the county’s premier country shows, Winslow Show raises money for local good causes. Packed with traditional entertainment, attractions include a gymkhana, livestock displays, rural crafts, horse show, novelty and pedigree dog show, tug of war and children’s rides.