Ten of the best things to do in and around Milton Keynes in the next few days

From family fun aplenty to powerful theatre, there's much to enjoy...

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 5:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 6:15 pm
The Campbell Park funfair returns

1 THEATRECilla – The Musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, October 30 to November 3The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet remarkable, rise to fame. The score features the ultimate soundtrack to the ‘60s including Cilla’s greatest hits.Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

2 FAMILYHalf-term activities, Milton Keynes Museum, October 29 to November 2There’s plenty to keep the children entertained, with science shows, a pumpkin trail, craft activities and more. And all the usual museum attractions will be open with lots of hands-on opportunities.Details: mkmuseum.org.uk

3 FAMILYBlackout Bletchley, Bletchley Park, October 26 and 27Visitors will find that they have been selected to join the codebreakers; and it is on this particular dark October night that they arrive for their induction. Experience the thrill of entering Bletchley Park as a new recruit, explore the site after dark and see what the night-time residents got up to at work and play. Be prepared for some surprises.Details: bletchleypark.org.uk

4 CRAFT AND GIFTSChristmas Creation, Middleton Hall, Thecentre:mk, October 26 to 28A wide variety of exhibitors will pack into Middleton Hall with a phantasmagoria of products showcasing all that’s best in the world of crafts and arts.Details: davan-exhibitions.co.uk

5 THEATREThe Giant Killers, Stantonbury Theatre, October 28Follows a ragtag bunch of Lancashire mill workers who defied all odds to become the first working-class team to play in the FA Cup. Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

6 COMEDYHarry Hill Kidz Show: How To Be Funny – For Kids!, Milton Keynes Theatre, October 28The much-loved entertainer will offer hints, tips and anecdotes for children who fancy themselves as a bit of a joker, with the self-styled floppy collared loon on hand to run through his dos and do nots, as well as offering youngsters the chance to try out their comedy skills.Details: atgtickets.com

7 FAMILYCampbell Park Funfair, October 26 to November 5 Keith Emmet & Sons has staged the annual funfair every year for the past 40 years. Visitors are promised thrilling new rides and traditional favourites, as well as security throughout the site. The event funds the annual fireworks display.Details: mkfireworks.co.uk

8 MUSICKatrina (ex Katrina & the Waves), The Stables, Wavendon, October 26The rock’n’roll lady from the 1980s with the powerful voice and catchy songs is back– and she’s still rocking.Details: stables.org

9 FILMKing of Crime, Cineworld Milton Keynes, October 29The director and stars of the new gangster thriller will be attending the red carpet premiere of the film, parts of which were filmed in MK.Details: www.cineworld.co.uk

10 ARTNear Holme, Call Your Home Poetic, MK Gallery, until October 27See and hear the experiences of people from the Claridge Park area through sound, images and interviews.Details: mkgallery.org