Fun for families in and around Milton Keynes this week

Our weekly activity round-up for parents.

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 4:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 5:10 pm
Half term activities at Milton Keynes Museum

FIREWORK DISPLAYSKeith Emmett & Sons bring their 40th free Firework Spectacular to Campbell Park at 8pm on Sunday November 4, with the funfair open from 2pm to 10.30pm.The Newport Pagnell Fireworks Show is tomorrow, Friday, at 7.30pm at Riverside Meadows.The Olney Fireworks Display will be held on Sunday, on the Recreation Ground off East Street, Olney. Gates open 4.30pm, fire support act 5.45pm, firework display 6.45pm.Wolverton hosts its annual fireworks event on Wolverton Rec at 6.30pm on Monday, November 5.

WELLY WEDNESDAYNatural History Museum, Tring, Wednesday November 7, 10.30amGet hands on in nature with this 45-minute led activity for three to five-year-olds, exploring an animal found in the UK through play, storytelling and creating an outdoorsy craft to take home. £3 per child, no need to book.Details: www.nhm.ac.uk/events/welly-wednesday

PRIVATE PEACEFULRoyal & Derngate, Northampton, November 1-2; and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, November 5-7This moving play by Michael Morpurgo relives the short life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. Age guidance: eight-plus.Details: www.royalandderngate.co.ukwww.atgtickets.com/aylesbury-waterside-theatre

KIDS’ SCENIC ART AND SET DRESSING WORKSHOPSForest of Marston Vale, Sunday November 4, 10.30am and 1pmIn this workshop, kids aged five-plus will help to make the forest floor cloth for the Theatre of Widdershins’ production of Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown, touring next year. You’ll also be making mini-woodland scenes and felt toadstools.Details: www.marstonvale.org/Events

TREETOP EXTREMEWillen Lake, open Thursdays to Sundays throughout NovemberTreetop Extreme is an adrenaline activity for all ages, involving fun in the form of jumping, swinging and hopefully laughing, while attached to a state-of-the-art safety system. Choose your level from Explorer to Adventure to Extreme. Details: www.willenlake.org.uk/activities

BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDYAylesbury Waterside Theatre, Monday November 5, noonNew at the Waterside is this baby-friendly comedy club, featuring comedy stars from the circuit and TV, with soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing, so that your baby is happy and you can relax and be entertained. Details: www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury-waterside-theatre

HALF TERM FUNMilton Keynes Museum, until Friday November 2, 11am to 4.30pmThere’s still time for young visitors to join in the holiday activities at MK Museum on Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2.Special attractions include a pumpkin trail throughout the galleries, the chance to craft Jack O’Lanterns and bats, and the popular Science and More shows.Details: miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk