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A taste of tradition at The Mansion House, Old Warden Park

Part of the stunning Shuttleworth establishment, The Mansion House at Old Warden Park is an ivy-clad Victorian manor, with an impressive clock tower and breathtaking views. Surrounded by 425 acres of Befordshire parkland, you may recognise the house from a TV period drama, as it's been known to make appearances on the telly. Fancy a taste of tradition? Try an afternoon tea and a follow-up tour, where you'll learn about the Shuttleworth family and more than a century of tradition at the mansion.

Planes, cars, bikes and more

If aviation gets your propeller going, then the collection of planes in the Shuttleworth hanger is a quick win. A WWI Hurricane fighter and refurbished WWII spitfire are both pretty special finds, even if you have no interest in planes, and the cars, buses and trucks add even more variety to the Shuttleworth Collection.

A fairy hunt in The Swiss Garden

The Swiss Garden, part of the Shuttleworth Collection, will spark your child's imagination as they go on a hunt for fairies by following the colourful fairy doors and reading the stories of the fairies. Looking for a cheap hotel Near The Mansion House, Old Warden Park? Travelodge Bedford Wyboston Hotel is 25-minute drive up the A1, or the Travelodge Bedford Goldington Road is less than 10 miles' away.