Lots of half-term kiddie fun

Dinosaur with ribbon
Dinosaur with ribbon

THE big, golden boy of Milton Keynes – the Peartree Bridge Triceratops – is in need of a new lick of paint, and your designs are wanted!

Inter-Action MK, Woughton Community Council and The Parks Trust are inviting you to unleash your creativity and come up with a new look for theTriceratops, one of many riches given to the new city by the much missed artist Bill Billings.

Shortlisted designs will be exhibited before a winner is chosen and the design painted on the 30ft tall dino.

To enter, you need to download a triceratops template by visiting www.interaction.org.uk.

Closing date for entries is May 4th.

Continuing the dino theme, lots of related events are happening this Easter Holiday too – On Tuesday an Art Day willl take attentions.

Prehistoric junk sculptures, paper-mache and sock puppets are all on the agenda. Ask dad for an old pair of his cheesy socks and make them into something good!

It’s free and runs between 1 and 4pm. All ages are welcome, visit www.interaction.org.uk

On Wednesday Design a Dino between 10am and midday at the Peartree Bridge location, and learn more about our prehistoric past...

Lots more events to come.

We’ll tell you about them, next week.

The Parks Trust is hosting a Bunny Hunt on Tuesday.

Follow the trail, find the clues and maybe you’ll catch the giant-sized bunny on his egg rounds.

Then, make some bunny ears and crowns ready for the Easter parade.

Hazeley Wood is the location and there are two sessions to choose from – 10am-Midday, or 1-3pm.

A word of warning though: this annual event is always a popular one, and advance booking is essential.

Don’t leave it to chance, call now on MK 255379.

You’ll be hopping mad if you miss out...

A day later and Ouse Valley Park is the location for an RSPB led walk.

Meet in the car park off Wolverton Road, by the Galleon pub in time for the 10am start.

Admission is free.

Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands has an eggcellent way to see little mites through their school holiday.

Starting on Monday, and running daily through to April 13, little ‘uns will be able to decorate their own Easter bonnet and a 3D giant cardboard egg, that they can take home afterwards – at a ‘cracking’ price of £2.99, and they’ll get a juice and Easter treat to boot.

When the decorating is done, why not pop by and see the two micro pigs who are permanent residents at the centre?

The cute piggy-wiggies need naming though. Enter the competition and if your choices win, you’ll walk off with a barrow worth of goodies. Which is wheelie-great!

Frosts also has some eggs that are ready to hatch at any moment...so keep your eyes open for the fluffy baby chicks.

Mums and dads can book their own chicks into the hat making sessions by calling MK 583511.

Head to Bradwell Abbey on Sunday for a chance to look around St Mary’s Chapel and see its impressive medieval wall paintings close up, between 11am and 1pm.

Suggested donations are £1.

Pop by NEXT Thursday (April 5), and you’ll he a lovely story about the bunny-wabbits of Bradwell Abbey, before exploring the historical Abbey on a special family-friendly trail.

Booking is encouraged on MK 227229 because although the event is free, places are limited.

Tea Monkey isn’t the only primate on the page this week – on Wednesday, CBeebies favourite musical monkey’s ZingZillas arrive at Gulliver’s in Newlands.

To book tickets to the park and to see the ‘Zillas, go online to: wwwgulliversfun.co.uk