Forget the seaside, go down to the Waterside

Waterside Festival   Great Linford'''Wk24    MPMC
Waterside Festival Great Linford'''Wk24 MPMC

IF you are looking for peace and tranquility, you will want to steer clear of the Waterside Festival this weekend, which is once again set to turn Linford Manor grounds into a bustling, brilliant way to spend your free time.

As ever, music soundtracks much of the open-air event, which starts tomorrow night from 6.30pm with the Cock and Bull Band and Sunday Driver.

But the Waterside has plenty more happening besides, including a craft and vintage fair courtesy of the locally-based artworks-mk.

Youngsters are also invited to get involved with the many craft activities on offer.

Meanwhile the Open Mic tent is being hosted by Stony-based Scribal Gathering.

Beautiful St Andrews Church is also opening its doors for live performances, stalls and attractions.

Have a canine with the class factor?

Then enter him or her into the Companion Dog Show (happening on Sunday).

Categories include Best Veteran, Waggiest Tail and Most Appealing Eyes.

Dare we say that you’d be barking mad not to enter your perfect pooch? We just did.

The MK Dons will be coaching in football skills between 1 and 3pm on Saturday, and the MK Playboat will be canalside with d-oodles of art activities. Oh, and did we mention the Midlands Orienteering Club, or the Korfball?

Waterside offers fun for all the family tomorrow 6.30-9pm, Saturday 11.30am-8.30pm and Sunday 11.30am-5pm.