Less than 10 minutes away from the hotel by car, Milton Keynes Museum brings history to life through a series of recreated scenes and hands-on exhibits. Experience what a 19th-century school was like in the Victorian classroom, stroll along the High Street and pop into the pub or the post office. Then, take cover in the air raid shelter to discover what life was like during World War II.
It takes just 25 minutes to drive from the hotel to the Silverstone motor racing circuit, home of the British Grand Prix. Take a tour to go behind the scenes of Britain’s only Formula 1 circuit. To discover what it feels like to speed around the circuit, book a driving experience to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, an Aston Martin or a Formula Silverstone racing car, and burn some rubber.
A 10-minute drive from the hotel, Gulliver's Land is a kids’ theme park. Housed in a modern dome, the new SFEAR indoor high rope course features a number of challenging obstacles. Youngsters can test their nerve on scramble nets, zigzag bridges and tricky tightrope crossings. Travelling with toddlers? Check out the new Splash Tots water fun play sessions in the Splash Zone, especially for them.
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At Woburn Safari Park, a 20-minute drive from the hotel, road safaris give visitors the chance to see lions, bison and rhinos. While on a foot safari you can get close to meerkats, deer and colourful parrots. After seeing the animals, kids can burn off energy on the Treetops Action Trail high ropes course, while a huge indoor soft play area keeps little ones entertained even on rainy days.
Opposite the hotel, the indoor/outdoor into Milton Keynes shopping centre offers high-street fashion and lifestyle brands. The adjacent, expansive centre: mk mall is anchored by three department stores and also houses cafés and restaurants. For something more traditional, the village of Olney, a 20-minute drive away, holds a weekly market on Thursdays, as well as quirky, independent shops.