Keeping children amused during the long summer holidays can prove a real headache for parents

15 totally free or cheap places to go with your children in Milton Keynes this summer

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, many families are worried how they will stave off the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” from their children during the six week summer holidays.

By Sally Murrer
Wednesday, 13th July 2022, 2:42 pm

The Citizen has compiled a list of places and activities in MK that provide tried and tested fun but do not cost a fortune.

Some are even completely free and all that is needed is a picnic to make it a day out.

Meanwhile, any child who qualifies for benefit-related free school meals in the city can take part in a wealth of free Summer of Play activities organised by Milton Keynes Council during August.

There are dozens of activities on offer, including music, games, pottery, crafts, swimming, bowling, cooking and crazy golf and meals are provided.

The sessions are held in 50 different locations throughout MK and they are tailored to suit all ages, from toddlers to teens. The brochure can be downloaded here.

The Parks Trust website is also a valuable source of ideas for parents, who can flick through their What’s On page to discover free or cheap things to do.

Some of the Trust’s most popular activities are included in our gallery. Don’t forget to book them to ensure a place.

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