Family events in and around MK in the week ahead

Meet Father Christmas, toddle around a park, watch a classic ballet - there's plenty to do with the family around MK in the next few days...

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:13 pm
There's a chance to meet Santa at centre:mk


Middleton Hall, centre:mk, until December 24

From now until Christmas Eve, centre:mk is hosting the UK’s largest shopping centre grotto experience, featuring a double-height carousel, traditional nativity scene and craft cabins.

As well as an individual family visit with Santa and the chance to have a photo taken, kids can join in a fun craft experience, where they make a Christmas wreath and decorate a wooden angel. Up to two adults go free with every child and the visit will last about 20 minutes.

Book online in advance at or call 0843 178 1304


Milton Keynes Theatre, November 23 to 26

English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of Nutcracker in MK before returning to the London Coliseum for Christmas. On a sparkling Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world.

Box office 0844 871 7652,


Wyvern School, 11am to 5pm Sunday

Urban Grilla are cooking up a second food and drink extravaganza at this school fundraiser, shining a light on local producers and vendors, and this time there will be a festive feel too. There will also be non-food stalls, MK-based Lee’s Reptiles and a visit from Father Christmas. Admission is free.


Stantonbury Theatre, 7.30pm tonight, Thursday

Theatrical Niche brings its high-energy, physical theatre to Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus. Puppetry, imaginative staging and circus artistry combine to make this fast-moving, faithful adaptation. A highly enjoyable spectacle.

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Box office 01908 324466


How Park Wood, Thursdays 10am

Pre-school toddlers and their parents are invited to join the Parks Trust’s education team for a weekly toddle around Howe Park Wood followed by a Nature Play session either in the wood or at the education centre.

Activities will vary according to the weather and the season. Pre-booking is required.