We absolutely love fire station open days. My toddler (then aged two) enjoyed the one in Bletchley so much last summer he still talks about it now. We watched a chip pan fire safety display, he had a turn with a hose, got to sit in a fire engine and got to meet firefighters. And it’s all free. Now of course the whole point of the day is raising awareness of the excellent work the firefighters do and also raising money for charity. So we were more than happy to donate some cash to go on the bouncy castle, buy a helmet and buy some food. It’s such good fun particularly if you have children who are big fans of the emergency services. There are loads taking place over the summer in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and a couple in Milton Keynes. Here is a comprehensive list of open days in 2016. PLEASE CHECK the event is still running before travelling. I’m not responsible for any changes that are made. Do share this blog post with any friends and family who’ll find it useful and remember to take along some cash on the day.

2nd July – 11am – 2pm – Olney

2nd July – 12pm – 4pm – Hitchin

2nd July – 12pm – 4pm – Ware

9th July – 10am-3pm – Hoddesdon

17th July – 12pm to 4pm – Dunstable

31st July – 12pm to 4pm – Broughton

6th August – 12.30pm to 4pm – Shefford

13th August – 11am – 3pm – Royston

14th August – 12pm to 4pm – Stopsley

20th August – 10am – 4pm – Welwyn




21st August – 10am – 4pm – Potters Bar

27th August – 1pm to 3pm – Potton

3rd September – 11am-3pm – Bletchley

3rd September – 12.30pm to 4pm – Ampthill

3rd September – 12pm to 3pm – Leighton Buzzard

3rd September – 12pm – 4pm – St Albans

3rd September – 11am- 3pm – Cheshunt

10th September – 1pm to 4pm – Kempston

10th September – 12pm – 4pm – Hertford

10th September – TBC – Watford

11th September – 11am to 4pm – Sandy

17th September – 10am to 2pm – Biggleswade

17th September – 2pm to 4pm – Harrold


17th September – 12pm to 3pm – Luton

17th September – 12pm-4pm – Rickmansworth

17th September – 12pm – 4pm – Hatfield

18th September – 12.30pm to 4pm – Bedford

24th September – 12pm to 3pm – Toddington

24th September – 11am – 4pm – Sawbridgeworth

Details about Woburn are still to be confirmed. For all the latest news about fire station open days in Bedfordshire click here. For Buckinghamshire click here and for Hertfordshire click here.

I'm Laura, mum of two boys - aged six and four. I started this website at the end of Sept 2015 whilst on maternity leave. I now work four days a week and do this blog late at night once the little boys are sleeping. It's won several awards over the last four years and I continue to run it for free and mostly focus on free, cheap, and good value days out. Do drop me an email laura@miltonkeyneskids.com if you want to contact me. Don't forget to follow all of our latest adventures on facebook, instagram and twitter and have a look at all of the videos of the places we visit on the Milton Keynes Kids YouTube Channel - subscribe to it for notifications every time I add a new place. And remember... you may been reading this post months after we visited, do check with the destination you're visiting for up to date opening times and prices. If you find this blog useful then please do comment on my posts and leave me a Facebook review - it makes doing this all the more worthwhile.

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