Vibrant country park puts on its extra, extra happy face!
Get out and about in the great outdoors with your family this month when Milton Country Park welcomes back its annual Autumn Festival. Taking place on Sunday 24 September, this day-long event features great food, live music, arts and crafts and plenty of opportunities for wild outdoor adventures in this beautiful green space.
Hungry tums should find their way to the foodPark area, where our city’s top street food traders will be selling their delicious fare, while you’ll also browse stalls selling great local produce to take home. If you fancy a tipple, swing by the Pinkster Gin stall or Gentleman Jim’s (a bar in a horsebox!), or head to the meadow for local ales and ciders courtesy of Milton pub the Lion & Lamb.
There will be live music from local acts including Big 10, Saltfen, Oscar Corney and Mortal Tides to get you up dancing, plus hands-on fun including wood craft, face painting and apple pressing. If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, you can learn circus skills with Right Side Up Circus, join in with a canoe safari and have ride on a miniature steam train, not to mention getting scruffy with a spot of hay play! As well as supporting local foodies, crafters and creatives, the festival also donates all proceeds towards the upkeep of Milton Country Park, helping to keep it open and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Early bird tickets are £6 (£10 on the gate), and children under 16 years go free. Advance booking is recommended.