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23 October 2023

10 Best Things to Do in Milton Keynes

Are you planning a day trip to Milton Keynes? You are in for a treat. There is more to this commuter belt location than meets the eye.

This “New City” has grown and evolved. Its popularity as a chosen relocation destination has re-defined it in recent years.

Milton Keynes does what it says on the tin!

Excellent travel connections, good schools, plenty of modern new homes, great shopping locations a sense of community.

With so many of us struggling with the cost of living, a holiday abroad with the family is one of the first victims of cutbacks.

Instead, many have opted to use their time off by exploring some of the local attractions and Milton Keynes has plenty of them.

As well as its other positive attributes, Milton Keynes has a whole swathe of things to do and see both within the city and nearby.

Here are 10 best things to do in Milton Keynes that may just pique your interest.

Bletchley Park 

Milton Keynes attraction - Bletchley Park
Exterior of Bletchley Park: Image Credit Wikipedia

Bletchley Park is a historic site that was the central location for British codebreakers during World War II.

It’s known for its role in breaking the Enigma code.

The attraction provides a lot of historical information and the beautiful gardens are also available to the public. Book a guided tour to really get the most out of this incredibly interesting museum.

Milton Keynes Theatre 

Everyone loves a good show. Milton Keynes Theatre is one of the leading entertainment venues in the area. No need to go into central London to get your fix of the West End. Many of the shows perform here, right on your doorstep. Comedy shows, ballet and pantomimes, a great place for all the family.

Milton Keynes Museum

Brimming with insightful information about the city and its surrounding area Milton Keynes Museum Exhibits range from agriculture and industry to transportation and home life.

The museum comprises several structures and barns. Among them a 19th-century farmhouse nestled within five acres of historical farmland. Delve into the history of the area now recognized as Milton Keynes, and gain insights into its pre-New Town development era.

Gulliver’s Land 

Milton Keynes attraction - Gulliver's Land
Gulliver’s Land. Image Credit Wikipedia

Aimed particularly at families with children aged between 2 and 11 years Gulliver’s Land ticks all the boxes.

This attraction family-friendly theme park boasts all sorts of exciting things to do to amuse the little ones. Farm animals, dinosaurs, ball-pits, rides, shows, and play areas.

Opened over 40 years ago, Gulliver’s Land now has an Adventure Village. A fantastic selection of themed accommodation and camping sites, whether you stay for one night or a whole week the fun never ends at Gulliver’s Land.

Willen Lakes

Set in a stunning location on a 180-acre site, the Willen Lakes attracts as many as 750,000 visitors each year.

There is something here for all the family to enjoy; Splash ‘n’ Play, sailing, wakeboarding, canoeing and more.

Although lots of activities are centred around the lakes, there are other ways to enjoy yourself.

Treetop Extreme is a multi-level high ropes course. An adrenalin-fueled activity challenging older children.

Immerse yourself in Willen’s wide open spaces and enjoy long cycle rides. Plus there is the opportunity to learn how to handle a bow and arrow at archery classes.

It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Xscape Milton Keynes

Xscape Milton Keynes is ideal for entertaining the children when the weather is bad offering an outlet for all their excess energy.

An exciting entertainment complex that incorporates a huge number of activities. An indoor ski slope, an indoor skydiving facility, bowling alley, adventure golf, cinema, and climbing walls.

Additionally, when you have worked up a real appetite, you will find some great eateries on-site to choose from catering for all tastes and budgets.

The Parks Trust

Milton Keynes attraction - Campbell Park
Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes. Image Credit Wikipedia

Milton Keynes Parks Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for the management and maintenance of the city’s parks and green spaces.

The Trust plays a crucial role in preserving and enhancing the extensive network of parks, woodlands, lakes, and green areas in Milton Keynes.

With over 6,000 acres of public parkland and green spaces in Milton Keynes, you are spoilt for choice when planning a day out amid nature whether it be on two legs or two wheels.

Who says you have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself?

Woburn Safari Park & Abbey

Both Woburn Safari Park and Woburn Abbey have long been popular tourist destinations in the area, entertaining families for generations.

Home of the 15th Duke and Duchess of Bedford Woburn Abbey is currently closed to the public for repairs and is due to open again soon.

However, the Safari Park is very much open and welcomes well over 500,000 visitors every year.

An internationally recognised centre for the conservation of endangered species, drawing crowds of visitors to experience an authentic safari adventure to rival a trip to the Serengeti.

This attraction has it all. You can spend the whole day here exploring. Wild animals, safaris, play areas, zip wires, and much, much more.

MK Gallery 

The MK Gallery is impressive. It is the ideal place to relax and ponder some amazing pieces.

The venue showcases contemporary art and various exhibitions, as well as offering art-related workshops and events.

There are regular classes aimed at complete novices to experienced portraitists helping them to draw in a professional but non-judgmental environment.

It is a great place to meet, socialise and make new friends with like-minded people.

Stowe House & Gardens 

Milton Keynes attraction - Palladia Bridge Stowe Gardens
Palladia Bridge Stowe Gardens. Image Credit Wikipedia

Stowe House & Gardens incorporate a grand 18th-century mansion and its beautifully landscaped gardens. Combined, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the history and architecture of the period.

You can come here and learn all about the history of the house and the people who once walked these stunning halls and gardens.

Stowe was where ‘Capability’ Brown’s career began and where he became known as a highly revered landscape architect, evidence of his work is evident in the stunning gardens.

Is a Move to Milton Keynes a Possibility for you?

Now that you are aware of the plethora of activities available in Milton Keynes perhaps you might be considering a move there.

If you are moving into the area, part of your arrangements will include the safe transportation of your personal belongings.

At Lund Conlon, this is our speciality.

We offer personalised, door-to-door removal services tailored to your unique needs.

All you have to do is get in touch. We will schedule a visit from one of our surveyors to visit and carry out a home survey or conduct a virtual survey online to assess your specific moving requirements.

We will then provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

Additionally, if you require storage solutions for any duration, we’ve got you covered on that front as well. Our dedicated storage facilities are safe, clean and easy to access.

So don’t hesitate—reach out to us today it is so easy. You can call by phone, interact with our online bot, request a callback or complete the “get my Quote” facility on our website.

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