Our programme of Events are varied throughout the year and delivered across Milton Keynes.

Upcoming Events

We offer both drop-in and ticketed Events and Workshops working with our Artists or led by one of our Projects.

Browse our upcoming events below.

Adult Creative Wellbeing
Adult Creative Wellbeing: Drawing Inspiration (online)
From Your Home
28
February
2024
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
A creative outlet for people who may be experiencing mild-moderate mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression or social isolation.
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Art Buds
Art Buds with Alice Boland-Rhodes
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ
29
February
2024
10:00 am
11:15 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
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Family First Saturdays
Int. Women's Day inspired Family Workshop
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ
2
March
2024
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Presenting a range of art activities exploring colour and pattern through the work of historical women artists of significance.
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Artist Wellbeing
A Supportive Conversation with Dr Ether Aslan: Mental Health and Arts Participation
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ
6
March
2024
10:00 am
11:30 am
The arts have a valuable role to play in supporting mental health, but are artists equipped to deal with the specific challenges involved?
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Art Buds
Art Buds with Alice Boland-Rhodes
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ
7
March
2024
10:00 am
11:15 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
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Art Buds
Art Buds with Cathy Ebbels
Hedgerows Family Centre, Langland Road, Netherfield, MK6 4NP
13
March
2024
9:45 am
11:00 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
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Art Buds
Art Buds with Alice Boland-Rhodes
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ
14
March
2024
10:00 am
11:15 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
Find out more
Art Buds
Art Buds with Cathy Ebbels
Hedgerows Family Centre, Langland Road, Netherfield, MK6 4NP
20
March
2024
9:45 am
11:00 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
Find out more
Art Buds
Art Buds with Cathy Ebbels
Hedgerows Family Centre, Langland Road, Netherfield, MK6 4NP
27
March
2024
9:45 am
11:00 am
A series of wild outdoor early year adventure sessions taking inspiration from wildlife and the environment and using natural and found materials to make art.
Find out more
A view from outside The Barn from the garden with families are taking part in a creative activity in the distance.

Family First Saturdays

Join us on the First Saturday of each month for some family friendly self-led creative activities designed by our Artist Associates and inspired by our latest Artist Projects.

Pay what you can on the door, with a suggested donation of £3 per child. All materials provided. Adults should also note that we have hot/cold drinks and snacks available from the café!

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The Barn Café

At Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am–4pm*

The Barn Café offers a unique setting for our visitors to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Open Garden and the historic Great Linford Manor Park.

We offer drop-in art activities inspired by our Projects and our simplified menu of hot/ cold drinks and snacks are supplied by companies committed to reducing their environmental impact, so that you can rest and play easy.

*Please note that the Arts Centre is occasionally closed for private events; it is advisable to check ahead by calling 01908 608108 or emailing

“Went to family consequences with my two granddaughters – really good time was had by all three of us!! Would definitely recommend – will keep an eye out for activities during holidays.”
Diane

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