Family activities around Milton Keynes: your guide to the week ahead

Family-friendly wrestling takes place at Stantonbury
Family-friendly wrestling takes place at Stantonbury

From grapple action to baby animals, there's plenty to keep the whole family occupied...

Family friendly wrestling

APEX Pro Wrestling, formerly known as HOPE Wrestling, presents the show Arise on Sunday, April 2, at the Jurys Inn.

Fans can enjoy a hard-hitting, high-flying WWE-style show featuring ‘WWE UKCT Superstar’ Tucker, Ireland’s Session Moth Martina, Chris Tyler and more.

Doors open at noon and the show starts at 1pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children at www.apexwrestling.co.uk/arise

Learn how to become a professional wrestler, or get interested in helping with the sport as a ref or backstage, at the APEX Wrestling Academy, held every Tuesday and Wednesday at Stantonbury Leisure Centre.

Training is priced at £7 per session, and £5 for under 16s.

Giant egg launch

A free kids’ activity guide inspired by artist Stephen Turner’s new exhibition, ‘Everything Comes From The Egg’, will be available at the Grand Union Canal, Stanton Low Park, during his residency in April and May.

Children and their families are invited to visit and enjoy exploring the giant floating egg and a free guide is available. Opening hours from April 3 are Wednesday to Sunday, noon – 6pm, and it moves to Great Linford Park on May 8.

Website for the kids

Milton Keynes resident Graham Fayers has created a new community website called Kids Life MK which lists activities, courses and clubs for children in the area.

He has updated it especially for the Easter holidays and its purpose is to be a central hub for parents looking for activities - both regular and in the holidays - for their children. There are loads of activity providers listed. Visit www.kidslifemk.com/EasterCalendar.aspx

Easter babies to meet

Spring Babies is the theme of an Easter holiday event at Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw, from April 1 to 16. The family friendly event will include a variety of themed, educational and fun experiences and activities – and lots of new babies to get close to, such as the Oxford Sandy and Black piglets. A new nature trail will mean visitors can often see Muntjac deer. Admission £8 for adults and £7 for children. Visit www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk

Spring fun at manor

Beautiful displays of snowdrops and the popular woodland playground are among the beautiful features for the whole family to enjoy within the grounds of Waddesdon Manor.

Head to Waddesdon for the Easter school holidays for the Super Sensory Spring Trail and discover more about the creatures that live at Waddesdon, until April 13. The Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 14-17. Visit www.waddesdon.org.uk