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

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

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 8:11 am
Updated Thursday, 14th July 2016, 9:15 am
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Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, noon-5pm Sunday.

Kids can create their own superhero mask or puppet to take home in a free, drop-in Super Creative workshop with Bob & Bob Jobbins on Sunday.

Things could get nicely messy with painty pens, sticky-backed plastic and lots of sparkles.

The workshop is part of IF: Family Focus, a series of free family-friendly shows and experiences for children and grown-ups to celebrate the beginning of the summer holidays, as part of the Milton Keynes International Festival.

It takes place at Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, between noon and 5pm.


Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, 1pm and 3pm, Saturday

Cartoonist and writer Neill Cameron leads a masterclass in comic making, with the chance to create your very own mini-comic on Saturday.

Neill is creator of the Mo-Bot High graphic novels, and co-producer of dinosaur adventure The Pirates of Pangaea, Mega Robo Bros and Tamsin and the Deep.


South Willen Lake Park, performances July 23 and 24.

Les Enfants Terrible, comprising Dr Longitude and his strange travelling players, tell mesmerising stories of wit, virtue and courageous endeavours.

Packed with vaudeville acts, live musicians and puppeteers, this is a treat for all the family.


South Willen Lake Park, Sunday, 1.45pm and 4.15pm.

Mimbre performance troupe uses acrobatics and humour to look at the things we would change if we could. Drawing on popular culture ranging from Mary Poppins, the Hulk and Super Girl, If I Could I Would considers the expectations of modern life – and all the superpowers we would need to get it all done.


Newport Pagnell Football Club, noon to 5pm, Saturday

Enjoy a free fun day in support of the Kaylah Simms Foundation, the charity set up to raise asthma awareness, in memory of Newport Pagnell girl Kaylah Simms, pictured above, who died after a sudden asthma attack three weeks after her ninth birthday in 2012.

Attractions include craft stalls, rides and live music.