Family events in and around MK: your guide to the week ahead

The Magic Cutlass features live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaursThe Magic Cutlass features live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
The Magic Cutlass features live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
Into madcap theatre? Art? Wrestling...? There's plenty for families in and around MK in the next few days...


Stantonbury Theatre,

Sunday November 12, 2.30pm

Flinn is back! After the sell-out success of the first Captain Flinn adventure, kids aged three and over can now enjoy the latest story of the scourge of the high seas, based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school, their old nemesis, Mr T. the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps them, forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass – a sword that grants the holder any wish. With live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs.


Milton Keynes Gallery, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am to noon

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Happening every Tuesday and Wednesday morning in MK Gallery Events Space, these participatory sessions hosted by friendly artists aim to help parents and children explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities, including painting, drawing and mark-making.


Rushmere Country Park, Sat, 9am

Rushmere’s Parkrun celebrated its first anniversary last Saturday. Rushmere Parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. The free 5km event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. All proceeds from runners attending the Parkrun are reinvested into the park.

Registration is free at


Moulsoe Millennium Hall, book now

Big Bold Youth is bringing affordable weekly drama classes to Moulsoe, after a hugely successful free drama workshop in October. Classes in groups for ages six to 18 on Thursday evenings starting in the new year, and there’s an early bird discount of 10 per cent if booked before December 12.


Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Saturday November 12, 7pm.

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The superstars of WrestleForce return to Leighton Buzzard for an action-packed wrestling spectacular the whole family can enjoy. Wrestlers include Leighton 18-year-old Kai Payne, Joey Ozbourne, Short Fuse, Matt Walker, Oliver Peace and Rosie Douglas. Doors open 6.30pm.

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