Enjoy all the fun of the Country Fayre

Meet Mooie, cheer the Dons at Saturday's Citizen-backed fun day
Meet Mooie, cheer the Dons at Saturday's Citizen-backed fun day

THEY do say that working together brings results, in which case success will be looming around the corner for leisure complex Xscape, shopping centres thecentre:mk and Midsummer Place, historical pile Bletchley Park, kiddies attraction 360 and the home to the MK Dons, stadium:mk.

The good time service providers have come together for their first Country Fair...in the heart of the new city!

At Midsummer Place this week, Professor Beamish will demonstrate weird and wonderful scientific experiments, and historic gadgets will invite you to tinker with them..and it’s all for free.

Meanwhile, Xscape hosts its own quintessential Country Fayre on a Village Green...complete with real grass.

Don’t forget the mower...

At 360 Play little tikes will be spinning around the Maypole, or they can Twizzle and Twirl. We reckon the messy play shop will prove a popular stop though.

On Wednesday, Bletchley Park will feature a range of events specially for children aged four years and up.

Actvities include crafts, spy workshops and interactive displays.

At thecentre:mk, Middleton Hall will host a traditional country marquee ‘choc’-ful of Easter gifts and sweets, while the surrounding area will be awash with traditional games and rides – from hop scotch to the egg and spoon race and hook a duck.

Meanwhile, this Saturday sees the return of the MK Dons’ Citizen Family Dons Big Day (you need a big title for an event as big as this!)

The Dons will take on Carlisle United, but while kick-off isn’t until 3pm, you are warmly invited to pop along from midday to enjoy the special activities and soak up the sunshine atmosphere following our team around.

The Marshall Rock Truck will have live bands cutting the tracks, and elsewhere around the site, visitors will be able to race mini go-karts, have a go on the Sno Zone skiing simulator, hop on board a fire engine from Bucks Fire and Rescue, and loads more.

Then the Dons will show their class before retiring to suck on their half time oranges.

While they get a Vitamin C perk-up, the mascot race will pick up pace with the Dons own Donny and Mooie joined on the starting line by Percy Penguin, Gully Mouse and plenty of other large-headed heroes!

Later on, all eyes will return to the pitch as the MK Dons hopefully make plenty of connections with the goal.

With spending being pinched tighter by the week, it is great that you can still make the family smile for a reasonable fee – tickets are £10 for adults, and a quid per kid under 16 years old.

What better way to launch the Easter holidays than by spending it at the Citizen backed event?

Now all you need to do is practice that all important chant: ‘Come on you Dons!’