Cool Events Column: Four fab things to do in August

Entertainment writer Sarah Bygrave has some fun ideas to keep you busy this month, including an open-air cinema experience at Furtho Manor Farm…

A brand new month is upon us and as lockdown restrictions are slowly starting to ease, there has never been a better time to (safely) explore all that MK has to offer!

Here are my top finds for fun things to do this August.

If you are keen to support local businesses and suppliers, why not host a cook-a-long with friends and

Simply create a shopping list of ingredients that are available from markets, independent retailers and
local butchers, share the list with friends and get cooking!

You can host the event over Zoom or even get together at one location if safe to do so.

If cinema is more your thing, how about an open-air cinema experience at Furtho Manor Farm?

On August 30th you can enjoy the Elton John biopic ‘Rocket Man’ all from the safety of your own car. Arrive at 7.30pm to enjoy old clips, funny trailers, jazz music and to soak up the beautiful settings.

Social distancing rules will apply. Find out more and book your spot at

As pubs and restaurants reopen and we all head out to support our local businesses, why not turn it into a
scavenger hunt?

Give your friends a list of your favourite meals from your favourite restaurants and ask them to return the favour. What better way to celebrate being able to go out and eat again than by exploring new foods and trying new things!

Finally, with lots of sporting events cancelled over the last few months, don’t let that dampen your spirits – get out there and have a go yourself!

Wimbledon cancelled? No problem! Get some tennis rackets and head to one of the many parks and open spaces in MK and give it a go!

Just search for Parks Trust MK to find all the beautiful parks in MK and the surrounding areas.

Stay safe people!

If you are running or hosting an event and want to get in touch, you can email

This feature was published in the August 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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