Milton Keynes’ Hidden Gems: 4 of the best attractions for an unforgettable trip

Perched in the middle of the UK, Milton Keynes is the perfect town to escape to no matter where you’re travelling from. But if like many, you’d rather escape the crowds of tourists, we know exactly where to go.

In this blog, you’ll find 4 of Milton Keynes’ hidden gems. Add them to your itinerary for a trip to remember!

The Craufurd Arms

Adore live music? The Craufurd Arms is an award-winning live music venue offering plenty of gigs from up-and-coming performers. Open until the early hours of the morning on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the perfect place to go for a few drinks and a boogie. But likewise, midweek performances provide an opportunity to unwind after a fun-filled day of exploring. Whatever your preference, The Craufurd Arms is the place to be for an intimate live music experience!

Big Rock Hub

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience during your visit to Milton Keynes? Look no further than the Big Rock Hub. Designed to test your strength and pump up your adrenaline, their rock climbing facilities are loved by locals and tourists alike. Regardless of your age or fitness level, the instructors are there to make your climbing adventure the best it can be. When you’ve completed your session, the on-site cafe is a great place to cool down and relax. And for those not brave enough to tackle the challenges inside the Big Rock Hub, there’s a great viewing area – perfect for watching loved ones with a generous slice of cake!

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

For those who’ve always wondered what it feels like to fly, there’s no better experience than a trip to iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Milton Keynes. Taking place inside a towering cylinder, giant fans generate an upward stream of wind reaching speeds of 165mph. When you enter the cylinder, the air creates a cushion for your body, mimicking the free-falling experience of a real skydive. Their friendly team of experienced instructors helps all abilities to make the most of the session. Suitable for kids 4+, even the little ones can get a taste for that famous adrenaline rush synonymous with falling from the skies! Consider iFLY Indoor Skydiving an invigorating adventure for all the family.

Ouzel Valley Park

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No matter the time of year, Ouzel Valley Park presents a wonderful opportunity to escape bustling cities and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Pack a picnic to enjoy with the family or get your walking boots on to tackle the Ouzel Valley Park and Grand Union Canal circular walk. Whatever you choose to do, you’d better pack your camera – the park is home to an array of wildlife, from woodpeckers to kingfishers, and even agriculture. You’ll also find helpful info boards dotted throughout, providing an opportunity to immerse in the park’s history and discover its mediaeval links!

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