Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, the ‘man made city' of the 1960s has evolved into one of the most family
friendly places to live. Ideally located just off the M1, Milton Keynes grew from the existing
towns of Stony Stratford, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell and Bletchley into a diverse cultural
hub bursting to the brim with things to keep families for all ages entertained.

Families who love the outdoors don't have to look very far… with over 20 million trees
Milton Keynes isn't short of greenery. Willen Lake in central Milton Keynes is crammed with
watersports, high ropes, a mini railway and lots more. Travel north through the countryside
to Emberton Park for a picnic, play and conservation areas as well as a sailing club. Or take
a bike ride through the 125 mile network of cycleways through the picturesque countryside
and winding rivers without crossing a road.

Bletchley Park, the home of the code breakers, offers families a chance to travel back in time to World War II. Take a look at the famous Enigma machines, catch a movie in the wartime cinema and then run around in the new playground or try out some wartime toys. It is a great introduction to life during the war for its young visitors.

Families wanting thrills and spills should take a day trip to Gulliver's Land, a theme park for
2-13 year olds with rides, rollercoasters and an indoor play area. Pop next door to Gulliver's
Farm and Dinosaur Park where you can dig for fossils as well as meeting some farmyard
favourites. For the ultimate thrill seekers head to the Xscape in central Milton Keynes for
Airkix Indoor Skydiving and feel the rush of a freefall skydive!

See our Local listings for further details and many more suggestions.

Your Local editor is Catherine and you can contact her at: milton.keynes@mumsnetlocal.com