The Parks Trust in Milton Keynes have confirmed that the Festival of Nature is back.

Now in its 5th year, the festival will be held from Saturday 26th June until Tuesday 7th July 2021 and will see a host of different nature themed events and activities to inspire people to get closer to the natural world.

From Family Nature Walks to an Otter Spotting Workshop at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, there will be plenty to do. People have the opportunity to become an expert wildlife tracker on our Wildlife Spotting Walk or discover the different tree varieties in the arboretum at Great Linford Manor Park on our Tree ID Walk.

The Nature Day event will be held at Howe Park Wood is to take place on Saturday July 3rd, between 11am to 4pm. The event offers an opportunity to get up close to nature and find out how to help wildlife in your home. Participants can join in with the bug hunting and pond dipping, or join a guided walk of the ancient woodlands, or visit the nature stalls which will be full of activity and information.

The Festival programme is put on with thanks to our partners, UK Astronomy who are hosting an online Asteroid talk; MK Natural History who will be hosting a Bat & Glow Worm night and Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust who will be offering online resources helping you discover the natural world at home.

On top of this, the Parks Trust also welcome our new festival partner, Wild Tribe, thanks to them you’ll be able watch some online storytelling from the author of the number one children’s book series on ocean plastics and climate change “Wild Tribe Heroes”.

All events and activities are ticketed, many are free or low cost and available to book now. Book online at www.theparkstrust.com/mkfon