What to do
If you're unfamiliar with an area there's one bunch of people who you can depend on to give you the inside scoop on where to go and what to do - the people who live and work here! The team at Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes want to make your stay extra special so have recommended their favourites places to visit, where to enjoy a bite to eat or how to while away the hours. Welcome to an Insider's Guide to Milton Keynes!
Traveling with the little one’s
"There are plenty of places that you can go with your children; sunny days will have you venturing the short distance to Gulliver’s Land especially on those hot days when you can enjoy the New Splash Zone!
Or the little explorers may prefer a visit to the Eco Park, visiting the dinosaurs!
Why not even book our Woburn package and visit the Woburn Safari park. There is no need for rain to spoil your fun, why not take a trip to 360 play adventure or activity land, where you can watch the children play or join in with the climbing too."
- Michelle Canape
Something for the Petrol Heads
"Silverstone Racing Circuit is only 30 minutes away from the hotel and has a full race calendar this year including the Moto GP in June and also the British Grand Prix which has been secured back from Donnington. You can get the opportunity to drive around the historic circuit if you book on one of their driving experiences – anything from a single seater to a Ferrari – Fantastic"
- Derek Ramsay
Enjoy your day at Willen Lake
"Only a 5 min walk to the lake where you can spend all day or just a few hours enjoying yourselves as a group, family outing or as a romantic couple. On a sunny day you can picnic, play football, jog or even BBQ. On the lake are a wide variety of water sports you can join in; Wakeboarding, Jet skiing and even hiring of peddle boats.
A lovely day out for everyone, with lots of places to eat lunch or just to have an ice – cream!"
- Sarah Vrech
"If you’re looking for a great choice of restaurants or somewhere to relax after a long day, the hub is the place to go, It has a large range of restaurants and bars; whether you’re enjoying you’re colleagues company or having a romantic evening with your loved one the hub is everything you need for an evening well deserved!"
- James Dawe
Fancy some shopping?
"With 240 stores across one floor Centre MK has a lot to offer. For family days out they have a crèche for the children, open markets for the adults and restaurants, such as Wagamamma, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and many more. For the girls there are plenty of shops for your designer needs, you are sure to return with lots of bags, whilst your out why not enjoy a long lunch or a quick coffee in a wide variety of café/snack bars. For the Guys, located near to the Centre MK there are bars, pubs and even a bowling alley to relax in whilst the ladies do their own thing! Open Monday – Sunday you can always guarantee to have a good day at the Centre MK."
- Lindsey Cartwright
A great gastro pub
"I am a real foodie and have never been disappointed in any of my many visits to the Swan Inn in the original Milton Keynes Village. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the hotel and is very old thatched roof pub with log fires, large garden and serves fantastic food. You actually look into the kitchen from the dining area so can actually see your meal being prepared, and it’s spotless. They only use fresh ingredients which they state is locally sourced. Well worth a visit."
- Derek Ramsay
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