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Let off steam at Rushmere Country Park

From horse-riding trails and adventure playgrounds to sculptures and cycle paths, Rushmere Country Park is the ideal spot for a fun and energetic family day out in Bedfordshire. Just a short drive from Leighton Buzzard, the park is home to the popular Sky One gameshow Wild Things. Boasting summer concerts and a popular cafe, it's also a great place to unwind.

Explore the wonders of Ascott House

With its roots stretching back to the 17th century, Ascott House on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard is a luxurious treasure trove. Operated by the National Trust, this picture-perfect manor house boasts stunning gardens and rare works of art. After a busy day of sightseeing, its old-fashioned tearoom also provides the opportunity to put your feet up with cake and a cuppa.

Step on board a vintage train

Take a ride on a real-life steam train at Leighton Buzzard Light Railway. Almost three miles long, this historic line dates back to 1919 and offers passengers an 85-minute round trip. Check the timetable for special events, including vintage vehicle rallies and Santa specials at Christmas. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Leighton Buzzard? Travelodge Toddington M1 Southbound is just seven miles away and provides excellent motorway links. Travelodge Luton and Travelodge Milton Keynes Shenley Church End are also less than 10 miles away from the town's attractions.