Seven things to do in Milton Keynes this weekend
Whatever you're into, there's probably something for you happening in MK...
1 Relatively Speaking, Milton Keynes Theatre, until Saturday
Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, two of our most popular TV and stage actors, perform in Relatively Speaking. Described as “beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English,”, it made Alan Ayckbourn a household name when first performed in 1967 and its comical treatment of relationships still amuses audiences nationwide.
Details: www.atg.com/miltonkeynes2 Seasonal festivities, Woburn Safari Park, all weekend
Santa and his Elves will be taking time out of their busy schedule this year to spread some special seasonal sparkle over Woburn Safari Park. Children and adults are invited to visit Santa Claus himself in the Mammoth Play Ark where they will be greeted by the Elves and taken into Santa’s magical Christmas grotto.
Details: www.woburnsafari.co.uk/santa3 Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, The Stables, Wavendon, Saturday
With a repertoire stretching back an incredible 50 years, there will be no shortage of material when Kiki Dee makes her welcome return to The Stables this weekend.
She will be joined by musical partner Carmelo Luggeri and promises material covering the whole of her incredible career – from her days working as a backing singer for artists including Dusty Springfield to that worldwide smash with Elton John, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
But it won’t be a show only dealing in fantastic nostalgia – Kiki will keep it in the current too, playing material from her latest album with Carmelo, A Place Where I Can Go.
“You might be surprised at how eclectic our music is! “ Kiki told us. “Please come and taste our musical journey!”
Tickets are selling fast – book now at www.stables.org4 Santa's Grotto Experience, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, until December 24
From now until Christmas Eve, centre:mk is hosting the UK’s largest shopping centre grotto experience, featuring a double-height carousel, traditional nativity scene and craft cabins.
As well as an individual family visit with Santa and the chance to have a photo taken, kids can join in a fun craft experience, where they make a Christmas wreath and decorate a wooden angel. Up to two adults go free with every child and the visit will last about 20 minutes.
Book online in advance at www.thecentremk.com or call 0843 178 1304
5 Wolverton Food and Fun Day II
Wyvern School, 11am to 5pm, Sunday
Urban Grilla are cooking up a second food and drink extravaganza at this school fundraiser, shining a light on local producers and vendors, and this time there will be a festive feel too. There will also be non-food stalls, MK-based Lee’s Reptiles and a visit from Father Christmas. Admission is free.
6 Saturday Studio, MK Gallery, November 19
Join the gallery’s artists for a creative exploration of growing, from weeds to food. Make sculptures, take them home and watch them grow.
Details: www.mkgallery.org7 Forest of Marston Vale Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, November 19
An enchanted ball in the woodland will raise money for the forest. Black ties and ballgowns at the ready.