Cosy Up With A Pink Panther...

Tom and his team will be getting festive at Winterland, mixing up some first-class cocktails, including sumptuous Christmas themed thirst quenchers with cranberry, pomegranate and sprigs of holly.  You name it the Apex team has it, delicious cocktails, mocktails, draft beers and more.

Plus, there’s an upstairs lounge with heating too so you can chill out with friends or warm yourself up with a hot cocktail; whiskey toddy, alcoholic hot chocolate, mulled cider or wine.

Tom’s team are talented when it comes to entertaining and mixing up something unique, you'll find yourself umming and ahhing over the long list of refreshing choices. So, to recommend, why not try a Pink Panther for size, their own creation, made of pink gin and ginger ale….delicious!  For those who like a touch of drama, we'd suggest a smokin’ cocktail with dry ice…so festive.  @apexevents330

Shuttle over to Winterland MK!

We are providing a daily shuttle bus service between MK Midsummer Boulevard, R4 bus stop and Towcester Racecourse. The shuttle will depart promptly at times shown.🚌🚌🚌 This service is FREE, courtesy of Winterland MK.  Please see the Winterland - Bus Timetable FB

If there's wet weather, rather than wait at the bus stop, you can pull up a stool at Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central (2 mintues walk away). 

Please arrive promptly as the bus will leave at the times stipulated. Enjoy your time at Winterland MK - we're looking forward to seeing you! 🎄🎄

6 O' Clock? It's G&T Time!

The 6 o’ clock gin distillery will be bringing their finest hand-crafted gins to Winterland MK this Christmas.  Based north of Bristol, the Kain family have been crafting tasty liqueurs for nearly 30 years and their gins are no exception. At Winterland MK you can choose from 5 distinct varieties, including London Dry, their beautifully smooth signature gin, or if you want something a little more aromatic, there’s the limited edition Jekka gin, distilled with freshly picked tarragon, thyme, oregano and bay from the Kain’s garden. There’s also Brunel, Sloe and Damson gins too.

Gift for a gin loving train enthusiast? Then a bottle of Brunel is ideal. Named after the famous 19c engineer, this limited-edition gin comes in its own handsome box and has notes of peppercorn, pine, cumin and mango to give it a distinctly exotic twist.  If a summer cocktail is more your thing, then either the Sloe Gin or award-winning Damson would be ideal. Fruity, sweet and refreshing with handpicked British sloes and damsons. Could you ask for more?  So, make sure you swing by the Bavarian Market and sample a gin or three this Christmas!

Xmas Mulled Sloe Gin

50ml 6 O’clock Sloe Gin
250ml Cloudy Apple Juice
Mulling Spices
One Orange

One Apple

 Add cloudy apple juice and mulling spices to a saucepan with a couple of slices of apple and orange and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Ladle into your favourite mug and pour in a 50ml of 6 O’Clock Sloe Gin. Garnish with orange and cinnamon sticks.


Christmas Crepes Galore....

Abdelkrim started The Crepe Stop 4 years ago operating from a small market stall and since then hasn’t looked back. His Parisian inspired crepes are so popular he’s now a regular at festivals, fetes, live events, corporate and private functions throughout the UK.

For Winterland MK he’ll cooking up all his delicious favourites including cheese and bacon, spinach and mushroom, pepperoni and of course there’ll be a Christmas dinner crepe with turkey, stuffing and cranberry!.  And save some space for pudding, as his sweet crepes are to die for; chocolate and strawberry or banana, plus a festive option, sweet apple with cinnamon…yum!

Abdelkim says he’s thrilled about being at Winterland MK as bringing people together over heavenly food is his passion. So be sure to pop by The Crepe Stop and sample some of these festive delights.


Introducing The Cashless Tappit Card!

To make life easier at Winterland MK all our attractions are going to be cashless and payable using the tappit card top-up system.  So how does this work?

When you arrive at Winterland MK, make your way to the clearly signposted Ticket Office where you can collect your tappit card. Here you simply and easily top-up with any numerical amount, £1, £5, £10, £50, £100, the choice is yours. The tappit card (which is the size of a credit card) can then be used on all the attraction rides; zipwire, snowzone, bungee, dodgems, chairoplane, ferris wheel, mirror-maze, hook-a-duck, sizzler etc. And, if you're opting for a light dusting of festival magic, you can use tappit to pay for fabulous face painting and glitter at Starlight Boutique.

In addition, if you haven't pre-booked Ice Skating, Santa's Grotto, Pet's Grotto, Mermaid Cove or Winterland Play via our website, you can pay on the day quickly and easily with your tappit card. So Simple!

The only places you can't use the tappit card and will need your bank card or cash, are the food and drink vendors and chalet shops in the Bavarian Market.

If you have teenagers or kids who don't have a bank card, then the tappit card is a neat solution and allows you to control their spend. In fact tappit is great because it speeds up the whole payment process by up to an estimated 80% leaving you and your family more time to enjoy your visit!





Make It Unique With Peck + Plum

Peck + Plum will be bringing their finest pieces of jewellery and homeware for you to purchase at Winterland MK this Christmas.  Stylish, modern with plenty of edge, this unique range really stands out from its design contemporaries.  Firstly, every piece has been lovingly hand-crafted by owner and deisgner Ayla Ali from her London based studio, using Jesmonite stone, a chamelion material which gives a unique pattern to all she designs.

Peck + Plum embodies craftsmanship and elegance at its finest.  As one reviewer commented  "You can tell Peck + Plum are all about the quality.. the range is really different"  So, be sure to stop by Peck + Plum in our Bavarian Market and gift something unique this Christmas.

Website:   @peckandplum_london


We Are Proudly Suppporting YMCA

YMCA does some amzaing work for young people, supporting them to get their lives back on track. Winterland MK is extremely proud to be sponsoring YMCA Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire as its official charity and in doing so is gifting 10% of all its sponsorship proceeds to them. The funds will go towards the brand new campus opening in February 2020 in MK, providing accommodation, learning programs, well-being and support for its 199 residents.

Simon Green CEO of Milton Keynes YMCA commented that the "YMCA Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire is delighted to have been selected as the beneficiary for Winterland MK. The vital work we do, providing young people with a home, support and well-being services, wouldn’t be possible without the backing of the local community. All money raised will go towards furnishing the final 30 rooms in our new campus and providing the dedicated support needed to help our young people thrive. We’re delighted Matt and his team has brought the magic of Christmas to Towcester Racecourse and we can’t wait for the opening night!"  And we're thrilled to be helping Simon and his dedicated team in their brilliant work helping young people! @YMCAMILTONKEYNES

Get In The Frame With Pasiune Creative

We have some genuine home-grown talent at Winterland MK this year in the form of Northampton based artist Jordan Russell, creator of Pasiune Creative and producer of many wonderful items, which will be on sale in the Bavarian Market.   Choose from beautiful original prints, Christmas cards, to calendars, tote bags or for something extra special, you can book a one-to-one photo shoot with Jordan for either yourself or a loved one – what a memorable Christmas Gift that would make.  Be sure to take a look at her work for yourself by visiting her website @PasiuneCreative

A.A.M.S New Sponsors of Tappit Cashless Cards

Winterland MK has signed up Buckinghamshire’s largest independent ambulance service, the Acute Ambulance & Medical Services (A.A.M.S) which supports the NHS Ambulance Trust in Bucks and Oxon.  The A.A.M.S has become another key partner of Winterland MK sponsoring the cashless tappit cards which will be available to visitors and redeemable against all the fun fair rides. As part of the sponsorship package A.A.M.S's details will feature on the back of all the tappit cards issued to the thousands of visitors expected at Winterland MK. Tappit cards are a convenient cashless system which can be topped up at any one of the on-site kiosks and used on all the fun fair attractions.

The A.A.M.S will be present throughout the six weeks Winterland is open to the public and will be on stand-by to offer any emergency assistance if it’s required. Kieren Gibson, AAMS Director stated “We are thrilled to be providing medical cover for the inaugural Winterland MK, and are looking forward to strengthening our ties with the local community”

Plus, every Winterland MK visitor who carries a Tappit cashless card will receive a FREE mini medical check-up whilst at Winterland MK if they so choose.  So, if you fancy getting your blood pressure taken, or want to check your blood sugar levels, you know where to come – just make sure you haven’t had too many mulled ciders or been on too many thrill rides before you do though!  Leave that until later would be our advice.

L&Q To Sponsor Santa's Residence

We’re delighted to announce that L&Q have joined the Winterland MK family and will be sponsoring Santa’s residence, The Great Grotto at Winterland MK Towcester Racecourse.  Andrea Palmer, Head of Regional Sales for L&Q commented “L&Q are thrilled to be working with Winterland MK and ensuring that it’s the must-attend event of the year for everyone in Milton Keynes. This inaugural event will bring a fantastic Christmas festive cheer to the local area making it a fantastic day out for families and friends.”

Partnering with Winterland MK and sponsoring one of our attractions or services is a great way to get your company’s name in lights and support the local community as 10% of all sponsorship proceeds go directly to the YMCA in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

For more information about how to sponsor an attraction and partner with us call us on 01908 224 701 or email and be sure to take a look at the sponsorship opportunities featured in our brochure.

About L&Q

  • L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, managing more than 95,000 homes across London and the South East.
  • We are committed to tackling the housing crisis and have an ambitious plan to enable the delivery of another 100,000 quality new homes over ten years.
  • Half of our new homes will be genuinely affordable to people on average and lower incomes, with the other half available for private rent or sale, reflecting our belief that everyone should have a quality home they can afford.
  • We are a not-for-profit housing association and reinvest the money we make into building quality homes, creating successful communities and providing excellent services for residents.
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  • Our care and support subsidiary, L&Q Living, provides housing assistance for older people and those with support needs.
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