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Education Introduction

Every year we help almost 6,000 children to learn about their local environment through education sessions.  The school and community groups that take advantage of Milton KeyQuality Badge 2014nes’ fantastic outdoor classrooms are amongst the parks’ most enthusiastic visitors.

We recognise that they come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, so we’ve created programmes that cater for all ages, abilities and learning styles.

For many of our visitors the education programme is their first chance to get up close and personal with the natural world.  To ensure they get the most from their visit our education team has developed an exciting array of activities, which we can offer all year round.

We think it’s important to deliver something that is fun as well as educational, and to give all participants an understanding and appreciation of their local environment that will help ensure the parks are valued and respected in the future. 

By doing this we hope that our education work will help Milton Keynes to have the most environmentally responsible citizens of any town in the UK!


This week we will be welcoming the following groups into the parks:

  • Macintyre
  • Bridge Academy South
  • The Parks Trust Youth Explorers
  • Priory Rise Primary School
  • Emerson Valley U3A Group
  • The Parks Trust Tree Tots
  • MK Snap
  • Stephenson Academy
  • The Parks Trust Junior Park Rangers

Charges for education sessions

The current charges for all our activities are as follows:

School groups - £3.00 per child for Sessions in the Parks, £5.00 per child for half day (£7.50 for full day) at Howe Park Wood Education Centre or Linford Lakes Study Centre

Learning for little people - £2.50 per child

After school groups - £2.50 per child

Talks and walks for adults - £45