The best places to visit in Milton Keynes

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While it might be best known for its roundabouts and concrete cows, there’s much, much more to Milton Keynes/ With a huge array of exciting attractions and activities, independent shops, restaurants, cafés, large retail brands and new facilities. it is no wonder why this vibrant new city, located in the historic county of Buckinghamshire, is becoming a popular choice for buyers.

Here, we pick out a couple of favourite things to do in Milton Keynes:

Bletchley Park

Once the top-secret home of the World War Two codebreakers, heritage attraction, Bletchley Park is located in the south of Milton Keynes. Just a short drive from Tattenhoe Park, it hosts a range of events throughout the year, from live music and in-depth talks to children’s trails – there is something for everyone to enjoy at this 19th Century estate.

Milton Keynes Museum

This independent museum is a fascinating outlet for all the family. Dipping into the local history of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, the museum showcases a number of exhibitions. With two galleries available to view, one tells the story from pre-history through to 1800s and the other focuses on the town’s modern creations including Red Bull Racing, Marshall Amplification and The Open University.

What’s more, visitors can enjoy delicious homemade cakes and treats at The Granary Café on site.

Woburn Safari Park

Not far from Tattenhoe Park lies multi-award-winning attraction, Woburn Safari Park. Set in over 360 acres of beautiful parkland, this wild animal park is home to over 1,000 wild and exotic animals - the perfect day out.

Offering a wholly unique experience for wildlife lovers, visitors can enjoy a drive-through safari, where they’ll see some of the world’s most endangered animals, including elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions and giraffes.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is one of England’s premier performing arts venues, staging Broadway musicals, award-winning plays, live music concerts from the biggest names in pop and rock, as well as the very latest in live comedy. It is a must if you’re visiting the city!


This indoor adventure sports centre hosts a range of exciting activities. With a trampoline park, bowling alley, indoor skydiving experience and even Buckinghamshire’s own indoor ski resort, there’s something to cater for a range of interests.

Centre: MK

Located just a short drive from Tattenhoe Park is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, Centre: MK. It has more than 270 stores and services, from John Lewis, H Beauty and a plethora of dining options, to noteworthy public art displays such as the kinetic sculpture by Liliane Lijn. This shopping complex provides access to everything you could need.