Milton Keynes Campbell Park

Places to stay in Milton Keynes

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.

YHA hostels in Milton Keynes

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YHA Milton Keynes

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Things to do in Milton Keynes

Five free things to do in Milton Keynes

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 trail

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.

MK Gallery

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.

Willen Lake

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

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.

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Visit the fascinating home of the WWII Codebreakers.  See the famous Enigma Machine.  Learn how the Bombe was used to decode Enigma messages. While on site, include a visit to T

People sitting in deckchairs in the courtyard of Milton Keynes largest shopping centre, MK Centre.


A relaxed environment with shopping, leisure and entertainment all under one roof.  Don't miss the summertime beach! Visit the centre:MK website


Cycling in Milton Keynes

We can tell you the best places are for a gentle bike ride or a more energetic cycle, just ask at reception.

Children riding a roller coaster

Gulliver’s Land Theme Park

Family fun for children 2-13, with more than 30 rides and attractions and daily shows starring Gully Mouse and his friends. Visit the Theme Park's website

Mountain Biking on forest trail

Mountain biking in Milton Keynes

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.

Bombe, the World War II code-breaking machine

The National Museum of Computing

Situated on the Bletchley Park site, The National Museum of Computing (TNMoC) houses the Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, with its single purpose to help decipher the Lo

Girl on high ropes course

Treetop Extreme - Willen Lake

With loads of jumping, dropping, laughing and screaming obstacles - the biggest high rope adventure course in the south of England. Visit the Treetop website (was called Aerial Extreme unti

North Willen Lake with swans

Watersports in Milton Keynes

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.

Xscape in Milton Keynes

Xscape Milton Keynes

All round family fun! Indoor activity centre with skiing, bowling, climbing wall, skydiving and multiscreen cinema. For full details see the Xscape website.