The codebreakers at Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park, situated opposite Bletchley Railway Station in Milton Keynes, once housed the Government Code and Cypher School. During World War Two, this crack team of codebreakers helped shorten the war.. Now far from a secret, the park is a popular family attraction. Older children and history buffs will be fascinated to learn more about the codebreakers, and regular exhibitions and events keep satisfied visitors coming back again and again.
70 years of history at The National Museum of Computing
Once you've learnt about the heroic codebreakers of Bletchley Park, the National Museum of Computing is on site, bringing to life the development of computers over the years. In fact, it is home to the world's largest collection of functional historical machines. A must-see is Colossus, a faithful rebuilding of the first-ever electronic computer.
Outdoor adventures at Woburn Safari Park
Under 7 miles from Bletchley Park, Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire is home to more than 1,000 animals and is perfect for outdoor adventures after exploring the story of the codebreakers. As you drive through the enclosures in the 360 acres of grounds, you'll see apes, wolves, lions, tigers and giraffes as you would expect to see them in the wild. Looking for accommodation in Bletchley? Travelodge Milton Keynes Shenley Church End Hotel, Travelodge Milton Keynes at The Hub Hotel and Travelodge Milton Keynes Central Hotel are all under 4 miles from the area.