About Me

I’m Laura Miller – journalist, radio producer and creator of the biggest cheap days out website for children in Milton Keynes. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to have an adventure with the children. Milton Keynes Kids is your personal guide to the best parks, country parks, farm parks and seasonal events locally – with the occasional treat day out – based on the adventures with my two sons aged seven and five.


My Story

Where It All Began

In April 2015, my youngest son was a very active 22 month old and I was pregnant with my second son. I was going to have to live on a budget during maternity leave but still wanted to do lots of fun things with my toddler. I could find very little information online about free and cheap places to go locally, and so I decided to do something about it. I started the Milton Keynes Kids Facebook Page where I could share pictures and videos of places I found. I discovered so many and realised a much bigger resource was needed, and so this website was born, and social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube then followed. My Facebook page alone reaches hundreds of thousands of local people a month. I have won multiple awards and continue to run Milton Keynes Kids for free whilst working 32 hours a week as a journalist and radio producer.

“So useful for ideas to entertain the kids. I always find something I haven’t tried yet. Invaluable.”

Jack Pritchard, (review on Facebook)

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner, Creative Industries, Women’s Leaders Milton Keynes, 2017 
  • Winner, Gold Award, Blog: Entertainment, Digital Awards Champions 2017 
  • Winner, Gold Award, Blog: Entertainment, Milton Keynes Digital Awards 2016 
  • Finalist, Travel Blog, Mad Blog Awards, 2016 
  • Tots Top 500 UK-wide Parenting Blogs 

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What People are Saying


“I have discovered places I never knew existed and the kids and I are enjoying exploring”



“I find this site a great information resource when planning days out with my two children aged 1 and 4”


“Creating memories”

“MK Kids was the first place I went to look for a new park to try. The castle park at Shenley was brilliant!”



“Laura writes about MK in a way which shows you how to develop a great relationship with the place and she’s given me and my boys some great days out!”


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