Family events around MK: your guide to the week ahead

From festive singalongs to arts and crafts, there's plenty to keep the family entertained in the next few days...

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:13 pm
The Church of Christ the Cornerstone hosts an evening of festive singing


The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Tuesday, December 6, 7pm

Join Milton Keynes YMCA for an evening of festive music and singing for all the family at The Church of Christ the Cornerstone.

Admission is free, on a first come, first served basis, and doors open at 6.30pm. Be aware, last year’s event sold out.

The evening features sopranos Emily Haig and Karen Wilson, as well as the Chase Choir, the Webber Independent School Choir and the Diamond Theatre School Choir. Donations to the YMCA appreciated. There will also be a raffle and festive food, gifts and goodies on sale.


Milton Keynes Library, 10am to 1pm, Saturday

MK-based children’s author Christine Tennent will be launching and signing copies of the second book in her Horace Burp Lizard Boy series, for children aged six to nine. There will also be fun activities for kids. Horace Burp has lizard powers. He can change colour according to his moods and climb like a lizard.


Festive Road, Kiln Farm, 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday

Visit Festive Road’s workshop and create a lantern ready for this year’s lantern parade at Paraffinalia 2016 on Saturday, December 17. All ages and abilities and families are welcome at the two sessions. Cost is £10 per person and advance booking is essential.


Milton Keynes Arts Centre, 11.30am to 1pm, Saturday

This week’s free workshop, for six to 12-year-olds and their carers is Printing Laceworks with Kyle Kirkpatrick. You will explore early forms of artificial intelligence to inspire your own lace designs, which you will print on to paper, fabric and T-shirts.

Pre-booking essential on 01908 608108.


Milton Keynes Museum,

Friday to Sunday

Travel back in time at this seasonal spectacular, where the house butler will greet you with a welcoming tray of mulled wine and squash, before you enjoy carols by candlelight in the parlour, Christmas crafts in the old schoolroom and a meeting with Santa and his elves.

Book online at