Inspire Me - Destination Milton Keynes

Inspire Me

As a premier leisure and entertainment destination, Milton Keynes is packed with places to go and things to do. Our suggested itineraries will help you to make the best of your time in Milton Keynes.

MK Gallery
Going for the day...

Start bright and early with a visit to Milton Keynes Gallery to see the latest in travelling contemporary art.

Then have a wander around the city centre and Campbell Park, discovering some of the many wonderful sculptures on display.

On to lunch at Wagamama’s in thecentre:mk for a real taste of Asia or to Maaya in The Hub for a sensational Indian meal, and then a visit to Milton Keynes Museum in the afternoon.

Why not end the day by taking in a show at Milton Keynes Theatre followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants within 12th Street?

Alan Turing statue at Bletchley Park
Staying the weekend...

After staying at one of the many hotels in the Milton Keynes area, begin your Sunday with a stroll along the Grand Union Canal.

Head on to Woburn Village for a spot of lunch in one of the traditional English pubs.

Spend the afternoon at Bletchley Park home of the famous World War II codebreakers, soaking up some history at this elegant country house estate.

Staying for longer...

If you’re staying for longer maybe head to Woburn Estate soaking up some history at this elegant country house estate.

Maybe take a day trip to the historic town of Olney, visiting the spectacular church and the Cowper & Newton Museum.

Going for the day...

For young families you can have a jam-packed day of fun at Gulliver’s Land. Start bright and early and let your imagination run wild in this magical land of fun and adventure.

Stop to have a bite to eat at one of the many on-site restaurants and then more thrills on one of the many rides and attractions.

For families with older children, why not try a snowboarding lesson at Snozone within Xscape followed by some bouncing fun at Gravity Trampoline Park.

And you won’t go hungry as you’ll be spoilt for choice with the many eating places in Xscape.

Staying for the weekend ...

You can fill your whole Sunday with a trip to Woburn Safari Park.

Get "up close and personal" with the animals in Britain’s largest drive-through safari park.

You can make the day extra special with a keeper experience, to allow your children to get even closer to some of the more sedate creatures in the park.

Staying for longer...

If you’ve got more time to spend in this great leisure destination why not try ice-skating at Planet Ice, karting at Daytona, or spend the day at the Gulliver’s Land Dinosaur & Farm Park.

For the more energetic family you can take to the many miles of the cycling redway system and discover the Milton Keynes behind the shopping centres and roundabouts.

Going for the day...

Begin your day in the city centre and take the short walk to Campbell Park. Strolling through this beautiful parkland, you can follow the Art Trail to discover some amazing sculptures and water features.

Return to centre:mk for lunch at Nando’s, then off to Willen Lake for more fresh air and fun.

For thrillseekers, there is cable-tow water-skiing to try, or why not take to the trees at Treetop Extreme?

For people who want to keep their feet on the ground, wander around the lake to the Peace Pagoda and discover the spiritual Medicine Wheel.

Finish the day with a meal in The Swan, a traditional country pub in the original Milton Keynes Village.

Staying for the weekend...

Take to the redways to visit our most famous residents, the concrete cows at Bancroft - children might enjoy sharing a picnic with these bovine characters.

A five-minute walk will take you to Bradwell Abbey where you can see the medieval chapel and read about the monks who lived there.

A relaxing afternoon could be spent fishing the many lakes and rivers or on the Grand Union Canal which meanders through many of the old Buckinghamshire villages in this area.

Willen Lake Wakeboarding
Staying for longer...

North of Milton Keynes you’ll find Emberton Park near Olney where you can spend a whole day cycling, fishing, sailing and canoeing to your heart’s content.

Perhaps you'd like to take a trip on a narrowboat from Stoke Bruerne or a stroll down the towpath to find a traditional canalside pub is more your style?

And if you’ve still got the energy, the extensive redway system, covering over 300km within the city, allows safe access for walking, cycling, roller-blading or horse-riding.