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Visitor’s guide to Milton Keynes

What comes to mind when you think about Milton Keynes? Maybe concrete cows, definitely roundabouts, perhaps a big glass shopping centre? If you’re visiting the town, you’ll be pleased to hear there are loads of fun things for your family and friends to get up to.


Fancy giving skiing or skydiving a try? Now you can do both when visiting Xscape.

Build up your confidence before hitting the slopes with skiing and snowboarding lessons at Snozone, the UK’s leading indoor snow centre with real snow slopes. Or experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFLY and fly into wind speeds of 165 mph without stepping foot on a plane. Scale new heights on Ellis Brigham’s climbing wall but if active pursuits aren’t your thing, don’t worry – there is also a Hollywood Bowl, Cineworld and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Base yourself less than a mile away at our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel.

Skiing Xscape

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park was the central site of the UK’s Government Code and Cypher School, which during the Second World War penetrated the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers.

Now you can test out your own code-breaking skills and take tours of the buildings where some of the Allies’ best mathematicians worked.

It’s a wonderful heritage site open to the public all year round and is only 4 miles from our Travelodge Milton Keynes Central hotel.

Willen Lake

Are you looking for an action packed day filled with adventure, or a picturesque spot to enjoy a picnic overlooking the glorious countryside, Willen Lake offers both. Jump into water sports, swing through the high ropes or take a leisurely cycle around the lake. New for Summer 2017 is the Splash Park, along with an ice cream kiosk, perfect for those hot summer days.

The lake is just a 6 minute drive from our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel, perfect to relax after a busy day.

Kid eating chocolate ice cream

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The Centre:MK

With over 200 shops all under one roof, The Centre:MK is every shopaholic’s dream.  There’s certainly something for everyone here, from a Marks & Spencer to the Disney Store, you can shop until you drop, and you’re under a mile away from our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel.


Milton Keynes Museum

Step back in time and learn about the history of Britain at the fascinating Milton Keynes Museum. Get stuck-in with the many hands-on exhibits.  Experience what a WWII Air Raid would have felt like, or take a stroll down an old traditional high street and you can even have a go at making hot-buttered toast in an Edwardian farmhouse kitchen.

It’s a perfect day out for all ages and only a 5 minute drive from our Travelodge Milton Keynes Central hotel.

Gulliver’s Land

Gulliver’s Land is the perfect choice when you’re looking for a fun filled family day out. Take a spin on Gulliver’s Giant Tea Cups, make a splash in the Jungle Falls or get lost in the Adventure Land Maze. There’s plenty of rides, activities and play areas to enjoy while here. And you won’t go hungry either, with 5 restaurants to choose from throughout the park.

After an active day, rest up in our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel, under 3 miles from Gulliver’s Land.

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill

From succulent steaks to seasoned salads, Middletons Steakhouse & Grill offers a range of tasty meals. They also have a reasonably priced Little Calves menu too, so it’s good value for the whole family.

Pop in for lunch to take advantage of their fixed priced menu. Get 2 courses for £9.95 . The restaurant is conveniently located just a 2 minute walk from our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Whether you’re looking for a catchy musical, a mesmerising dance show or a laugh out loud comedy, Milton Keynes Theatre offers it all. You can also book a delicious Afternoon Tea with some shows.

Upcoming shows for 2018 include Legally Blonde, Matilda, Flashdance and Shrek the Musical.

And you can end the evening at our Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub hotel – only a 5 minute drive away.

Thrift Farm

Pop on your wellies and head down to Thrift Farm where you can spend the day with goats, pigs and alpacas just to name a few. Kids can also get up close and pet the rabbits and guinea pigs.

If home-made produce is your thing, don’t miss a visit to the Market Garden where you can buy home-grown fruit and vegetables, chutneys and jams.

Why not make a day of it – award winning Food4Thought Cafe serves tasty homemade lunches and can also make up a kids lunchbox for you to take away.

Stay at our nearby Travelodge Milton Keynes Central hotel, only 15 minutes away.

Petting zoo