Welcome to Milton Keynes
Explore the new town of Milton Keynes.
Situated in the south of England, Milton Keynes is a relatively new town, it was created as a planned development in the 1960s. Milton Keynes is full of entertainment options for all the family including the Xscape entertainment centre which has an indoor ski slope.
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Things to do in Milton Keynes
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Roman villa at Bancroft
This ancient villa in open parkland dates back to around 100AD, and is accompanied by on-site interpretation boards that give more detail on how it was used in its time.
Art is everywhere in Milton Keynes, and touring the many public sculptures and installations is a great way to explore the town. Highlights include the Concrete Cows, The Whisper and Octo.
One of the UK's leading public art galleries, this is a great place to see some of the latest creations by famous names and emerging artists.
This large lake, set in beautiful parkland, is a great place to see all kinds of waterfowl. A 1.75-mile footpath takes you all around the lake for a relaxing afternoon stroll.
Middleton Hall at the centre. MK hosts lots of regular free events, from gardening shows to new product launches from major brands.
Entertainment for all the family in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes is a unique town in that it did not grow organically, but was planned and purpose-built from the 1960s onward. This is reflected in its strongly modernist architecture and functional grid layout. However, Milton Keynes is also a beautiful city, with many green parks, woods and lakes, and a 170-mile network of paths for cyclists and pedestrians (the Redways).
Milton Keynes has become a well-known centre for the performing arts, with a number of theatre troupes and performance poetry groups staging regular shows. The central shopping centre is one of the biggest in the country and features several sculptures and artworks for visitors to appreciate.
With loads of jumping, dropping, laughing and screaming obstacles - the biggest high rope adventure course in the south of England.
Visit the fascinating home of the WWII Codebreakers. See the first ever computer ‘Colossus’ and famous Enigma Machine.
Try the 13 metre tall indoor rock wall at X-Scape Entertainment Centre.
We can tell you the best places are for a gentle bike ride or a more energetic cycle, just ask at reception.
Experience the varied terrain of the Woburn trails, just a short distance from the hostel, with some of the best mountain biking in the South East.
There are any miles of walking paths around Milton Keynes, starting at the famous concrete cows just close to the hostle.
Willen Lake offers all basic watersports, as well as power-boating and paddle-sports. For an alternative venue try Caldecotte Lake which also offers surfing, diving and yachting.
All round family fun! Indoor activity centre with skiing, bowling, climbing wall, skydiving and multiscreen cinema. For full details see the Xscape website.