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More than 100,000 hours of FREE activities are available to MK children and young people this summer

Thousands of FREE activity sessions have been made available to all children and young people (aged 0 – 18) living in Milton Keynes this summer.

Cllr Zoe Nolan and MK Council Leader Pete Marland

Between 2 – 28 August, a huge range of activities have been organised including cookery, bush-craft, film-making, performing arts, football, African drums and laser tag. The full Summer of Play programme, developed and funded by Milton Keynes Council, is now available to view online.

More than 27,000 individual play sessions will be running across MK during August. Families simply need to browse the online programme and contact providers directly to make a booking. Most of the activities take place within 4 hour sessions and include nutritious, healthy meals unless stated on the programme.

SoP MKC launch photo

Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Zoe Nolan and MK Council Leader, Pete Marland

The council hopes that its Summer of Play will help children and young people to be more active during the school holidays whilst taking part in safe, engaging and enriching activities.

Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “We’re so excited to be launching this diverse range of free activities, including healthy meals, for local children and young people. We understand it has been a difficult time for all families which is why we’ve worked hard to create a programme that’s accessible to all. We want to support families across MK by providing options for young people to play, to learn and to enjoy their summer. Please help us to spread the word and encourage friends and family to check out our programme.”

Milton Keynes Council is working with 28 local clubs, charities and organisations to provide these activities alongside its own provision via Children and Family Centres, the Youth Service and MKC Music Hub.

To learn more about Summer of Play in Milton Keynes and book your FREE activity sessions visit and download the full activity programme.


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