From the beginning of May through to the end of August is the best time to visit Milton Keynes. The school holidays are packed with family fun for young and old alike. Get close up and personal by visiting Woburn Safari Park or try your hand at Formula Fast Karting, The cheapest time to stay here is out of peak season during the beginning of November until early April. The weather is cooler and there aren’t so many holidaymakers around.
There’s always plenty to do and see when on holiday in Milton Keynes. It’s a relatively new city built in the 1960s and 70s with open green spaces for leisure activities. Willen Lake is a great place to visit for the day. Try indoor skydiving, wall climbing and skateboarding to name but a few of the attractions. Milton Keynes is also home to the National Centre for Badminton as well as not being too far away from the world-famous Silverstone racing circuit. Many families with young children enjoy visiting Gulliver’s Land Theme Park that offers fantastic value for money rides and shows. There are more than 70 thrill seeking rides to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. If shopping is your thing then Milton Keynes is the ideal travel destination for you. The town centre has an impressive array of shopping malls, boutique independent stores and at weekends, a farmer’s market. Try your luck at Towcester Racecourse which is only a 15 minute drive away from Milton Keynes. Towcester race meeting fixtures are held throughout the year while the venue also caters for hospitality, conferences and weddings. This cosmopolitan town also has an exciting mixture of pubs and clubs offering live entertainment most nights of the week. Eating out isn’t a problem with more than 350 restaurants and cafes to choose from. Whether it’s a full English breakfast, a la carte menu or a sumptuous buffet, Milton Keynes has it.
Getting around the city is easy and cheap to do, especially by bus. There are regular bus services to the city centre, train station, coach station and surrounding areas such as Woburn Sands, Bletchley or Hanslope. How about hiring a bicycle? You can use the many bike-only paths in and around town.
The nearest airport to Milton Keynes is Luton Airport (LTN), approximately 20 miles (32 km) away. There are various transport options available on your arrival at Luton Airport such as coach, taxi or a private hire vehicle. Coach travel is the cheapest especially with National Express, one of the UK’s leading coach companies. Private car hire can be arranged in advance.