Since mid-March, the impact of coronavirus has become more serious and widespread. Our planned events and visits are inevitably affected, therefore the lecture and garden visits arranged from May until August have regrettably been postponed. Later events will be reviewed and bookings accepted when it safe to do so. We will post further news as soon as we are able.
***Please note with the Covid pandemic restrictions the Parks Trust does not expect any events to take place until end of February 2021
Weekly, Friday mornings (until June 2021) 10-10.30am – Talk: Great Linford Manor Park Pond Works Join us for weekly updates to find out how the restoration works at the historic Water Garden ponds are progressing at Great Linford Manor Park. Talks are free but booking is required https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/talk-great-linford-manor-park-pond-works-2020-12-18
Monthly, last Sunday of the month 2-3.30pm and second Friday of the month 10.30-12pm – Walk & Talk: Discover Great Linford Manor Park An historic guided walk around Great Linford Manor Park, which has its origins in the early medieval period but was dramatically altered in the 18th century to become an English Landscape Garden to accompany the manor. The walk is free but booking is required. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/walk-talk-discover-great-linford-manor-park-2021-01-05
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 2-3.30pm – New Year Guided Walk A refreshing guided walk of the historic Manor Park to welcome the new year. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/walk-talk-discover-great-linford-manor-park-2021-01-05
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 1.30-3.30pm – Walk & Talk: Wonderful Willen – A sociologist’s view of The Parks Trust’s most renowned park Enjoy a guided walk around Willen Lake and the Tree Cathedral through a sociological lens. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/walk-talk-wonderful-willen-a-sociologists-view-of-the-parks-trusts-most-renowned-park-2021-02-03
Thursday 29th July 2021, sessions from 2pm – Summer Stories in the Park Celebrate the summer with our open-air family storytelling. Tales are based around the history and heritage of Great Linford Manor Park. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/summer-stories-in-the-park-2021-07-29
Monday 25th October 2021, sessions from 2pm – Stories in the Park Open air, immersive stories told for all the family to enjoy. Tales are based around the history and heritage of Great Linford Manor Park. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/stories-in-the-park-2021-10-25-1
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September 2021, various times – Heritage Open Days Guided Walks Step back in time and explore our historic park as we bring to life the characters who’ve made the park their home over the centuries. Not yet on our website.
Monday 22nd November 2021, 19:15-20:45 – Talk: History in the Parks – an introduction to our historical sites Ever wondered about the lumps and bumps in some of the parks? Many of these are the remains of historical sites – some of which are listed ancient monuments. Come to this talk for an introduction to some of our most significant sites in MK: including Bancroft Roman Villa and Old Wolverton. https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/talk-history-in-the-parks-an-introduction-to-our-historical-sites-2021-11-22