Residents invited to celebrate nature at Milton Keynes woodland

The Parks Trust has joined forces with local nature groups to create an entire day dedicated to celebrating Milton Keynes’ natural world.

The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. 

To celebrate Love Nature Day, which takes place on Saturday 2nd July, the charity is inviting local people to Howe Park Woods. Between 11am and 4pm, there will be lots of fun things to do inside Howe Park Wood’s Education and Visitor Centre, and even more to explore outside in the stunning local woodland which is home to a wide array of species.

Families and friends will be able to get involved in many activities, including:

  • Bug-hunt and pond-dip to find minibeasts
  • Enjoy guided walks around the ancient woodland with RSPB
  • Watch a bird-ringing demonstration and hear why it matters
  • View exciting specimens provided by the Natural History Museum at Tring
  • Speak with experts from UK Astronomy about how to safely observe the sun
  • See beautiful living moths close up
  • Meet North Bucks Bat Group and ask all about fascinating flying mammals
  • Observe honeybees at work in their hive
  • Join artist Kate Wyatt at a workshop
  • Create wildflower seed parcels with Bucks Buzzing
  • Listen to Wolverton Town Band playing alongside the famous Howe Park Wood Frogs, enjoy story-telling and take part in outdoor games

Howe Park Wood has great facilities for visitors including Grounds café and public toilets. Parking is limited on site but there’s plenty of space at Westcroft shopping centre.

For more details, click here.