40 things to do in Milton Keynes

There are so many enjoyable things to do in Milton Keynes! As one of the largest cities in South East England, it’s a vibrant urban area with a bustling city centre, idyllic outdoor spaces and plenty of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.

Alina Homecare is proud to serve Milton Keynes and its surrounding areas. To celebrate our branch opening, we’ve made a list of our top things to do in the place we now call home.

Milton Keynes has a network of pedestrian and cycling paths plus the Grand Union Canal waterway. There’s also a variety of museums, cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, theatres, a concert hall and much more!

Whether you’re searching for an enjoyable family day out or seeking quiet time embracing nature, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Milton Keynes. You may even spot one of our pink uniformed Home Carers in Milton Keynes!

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Museums & galleries

Museums and galleries provide a fascinating and informative insight into our history, and there’s plenty of history to be explored in Milton Keynes! Read our suggestions below for places to visit in Milton Keynes.

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1. Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is most famously known for housing the Government Code and Cipher School during World War II. The park served as the base for British Intelligence personnel during the war, where they worked to decrypt German communications, including the famous Enigma Code. The efforts of those stationed at Bletchley Park contributed to the Allied victory and cut the war short by at least a few years.

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2. National Museum of Computing

Featuring the world’s largest collection of working historic computers, The National Museum of Computing is located on the Bletchley estate. The museum explores the history of technology and displays exhibits about the development of programming and software. These include a look at the enhancement of computer games and an insight into code breaking processes used during World War II.

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MK Gallery is a public gallery with exhibitions, workshops, talks and even a cinema. From painting to photography, film and digital art, the gallery’s exhibitions offer something for everyone, catering to a broad spectrum of artistic interests.

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4. Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum is an independent charity dedicated to displaying the city’s history! It offers visitors a fascinating journey through time, showcasing the heritage of the region from prehistoric times to present day.

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5. National Film & Sci-Fi Museum

A fun day out for fans of film and television! The National Film & Sci-Fi Museum in Milton Keynes offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in a wonderful collection of costumes, props, photos, art and footage from well known TV productions and films. Displays feature fan favourites such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Marvel and many more. There’s surely something for everyone!

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6. Natural History Museum, Tring

The Natural History Museum in Tring is a short 40 minute drive from Milton Keynes and offers a fun day out for all the family. Whether you visit with family or a Companion Carer, elderly visitors can enjoy a captivating day exploring an extensive collection of specimens within the charming Victorian-era building. In total, there are over 4,000 exhibits to explore – including mammals, birds and fossils. There are also gardens to enjoy!

Nature & outdoors

Spending time outdoors and integrating nature into daily life can benefit both mental and physical wellbeing. The positive impacts include improved mood, confidence and self esteem, as well as reduced feelings of anxiety and stress. Getting out and about is a simple way of reducing elderly loneliness and isolation by meeting new people in the local community. If you need help going out, our friendly local Home Carers are happy to assist!

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7. Willen Lake

Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’s most popular park! There’s plenty of scenic parkland for older people to enjoy, plus opportunities for water sports like sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Families can enjoy picnics in designated areas and children can explore adventure playgrounds and splash parks.

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8. Caldecotte Lake

Caldecotte Lake, located in the south of the city, is ideal for those who like to be outdoors and active. Enjoy free exercise by walking around the entire lake and observing wildlife such as waterfowl and damselflies. There are picnic tables for enjoying glorious weather or a family friendly pub in its Windmill.

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9. Campbell Park

Campbell Park is a large park where you can enjoy a day out just a short distance from the centre of Milton Keynes by bus or car. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll along scenic pathways, which are flat enough for wheelchair outings. There are designated areas for picnics and playgrounds for the grandchildren with accessible equipment.

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10. Emberton Country Park

Lakeside views, gentle walking trails and plenty of bench seating make Emberton Country Park one of the best things to do locally in Milton Keynes. There’s plenty of wildlife to sit and observe, and birdwatching hobbyists will find plenty to enjoy! The park is open all year round and even has spaces for tents, caravans and motor homes.

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11. Gulliver’s Land

If you need to keep the grandkids entertained with fun things to do in Milton Keynes, Gulliver’s Land may be the answer! It’s designed specifically for families with younger children, offering a range of rides, attractions and entertainment. The park features themed areas, providing a fun and immersive experience for families to enjoy.

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12. Great Linford Manor Park

Great Linford Manor Park is a beautiful place, known for its scenic beauty, history significance and recreational opportunities. The park features mature trees, meadows and picturesque ponds, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Visitors can enjoy leisurely strolls, picnics and wildlife watching.

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13. Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

Spanning over 37 hectares, Linford Lakes Nature Reserve boasts a diverse landscape with beautiful lakes, woodlands, meadows and wetlands. There are accessible pathways for people with less mobility and designated seating areas to take in the scenery. It’s renowned for its birdlife, with over 170 species spotted there throughout the year.

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14. Grand Union Canal

Stretching through the city, the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes provides picturesque waterside paths for leisurely walking and cycling. Visitors can enjoy watching the boats pass by along the lochs or feed the ducks and swans along the banks. It’s a popular spot for locals to relax and unwind in the heart of Milton Keynes.

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15. Woburn Golf Club

For golf enthusiasts, Woburn Golf Club is a prestigious golfing destination a short journey from Milton Keynes. The club is renowned for its three championship courses: the Duke’s Course, the Duchess Course and the Marquess Course.

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16. Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park offers the chance to reconnect with nature and enjoy a leisurely drive through a picturesque safari reserve. Experience the road safari from the comfort of your vehicle, which is particularly helpful for older visitors with limited mobility.

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17. Furzton Lake

Furzton Lake is a popular recreational area, known for its picturesque lake, surrounding parkland and variety of leisure activities.

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18. Abbey Hill Golf Centre

Abbey Hill Golf Centre is a popular golf facility, offering a range of amenities and services for golfers of all skill levels.

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19. Lodge Lake

Lodge Lake is another picturesque lake in Milton Keynes. It’s part of the wider Ouzel Valley Park and is a popular destination for outdoor activities and leisure pursuits.

Shopping & dining

Milton Keynes has a wide selection of places to shop and eat to suit various tastes, preferences and budgets. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or meeting family and friends for a delicious meal, there’s plenty of places to visit in Milton Keynes.

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20. The Wavendon Arms

The Wavendon Arms is a characterful country pub located in the village of Wavendon, near Milton Keynes. It’s known for its cosy atmosphere, traditional British pub food and selection of beers and ales. The pub often hosts events and live music nights, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy a relaxed evening out.

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21. The Hub

Located in the heart of Milton Keynes, The Hub offers a variety of restaurants and cafés, serving cuisine from around the world. You’re likely to find something to suit every taste! The Hub is wheelchair accessible as it’s mainly located on the ground floor. The surrounding hotels and some other venues have lifts for higher floor access.

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22. Centre:MK

Centre:MK is one of the principle shopping destinations in Milton Keynes; it offers a diverse range of activities for elderly people, catering to different interests. There are plenty of things to do if you enjoy shopping as there’s an array of high end retail shops and quaint boutiques. The centre regularly hosts events such as art displays, live performances and educational workshops.

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23. The Brasserie

Run by students at Milton Keynes College, The Brasserie offers a unique dining experience with a menu that changes regularly to showcase the skills of the students. The Brasserie serves as a training restaurant for students studying hospitality and catering at the college, providing them with practical experience in a real world dining environment.

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24. Xscape Milton Keynes

Situated in central Milton Keynes, Xscape is a large leisure and entertainment complex. The complex is known for its wide range of indoor activities and attractions, making it a popular destination for families and those looking for fun recreational options. Some of the main attractions include an indoor ski slope, indoor skydiving and an indoor climbing wall.


There are plenty of things to do in Milton Keynes for theatre enthusiasts. Entertainment ranges from classic plays to contemporary performances. Read on for our top suggestions below!

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25. Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is one of the largest and most renowned theatres in the local community. The theatre boasts a seating capacity of more than 1,400 and regularly hosts a wide variety of productions, such as West End musicals, dramas, ballets and comedy shows. The theatre’s programming caters to audiences of all ages and tastes, with something for everyone to enjoy.

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26. Stantonbury Theatre

Sitting within the Stantonbury Arts and Leisure complex, Stantonbury Theatre is a hub for community arts and cultural events. There’s always something going on, which means there’s always something new and creative to do! The theatre caters for all instances, including wheelchair access and designated seating, hearing aid loops and welcoming guide dogs.

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27. The Stables Theatre

Located in nearby Wavendon, The Stables Theatre is a smaller, more relaxed theatre. Originally founded as a venue for jazz performances, The Stables has since expanded to host an mix of performances, from music concerts to comedy nights.

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28. The Chrysalis Theatre

The Chrysalis Theatre in Milton Keynes is a hidden gem, with both professional and amateur theatrical productions available to watch. Whether you want to take to the stage or simply join the audience, you’ll find something to do at the Chrysalis.

Other activities

The are many other exciting and enjoyable places to visit in Milton Keynes. Explore these options below to find something that piques your interest!

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29. Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Milton Keynes Arts Centre offers a diverse range of artistic programs, workshops and exhibitions, catering to artists and art enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. With state of the art facilities, the centre provides a space for artistic expression and community engagement. Visitors can explore contemporary art exhibitions, participate in hands on workshops, or attend lectures and events that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the region.

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30. Milton Keynes Central Library

Milton Keynes Central Library, located in the city centre, offers a vast collection of books, multimedia resources and digital services for visitors of all ages. With modern facilities, including study areas, computer workstations and meeting rooms, the library provides a welcoming space for education, research and leisure. Additionally, the library hosts a variety of events, workshops and activities to promote literacy and lifelong learning within the community.

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31. National Radio Centre

The National Radio Centre in Milton Keynes is a fascinating place to visit for technology enthusiasts. Located within Bletchley Park, the centre shines a spotlight on the history and evolution of radio via interactive exhibits, displays of vintage equipment and more.

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32. Simply Race

As a revolutionary motorsport racing simulation centre, Simply Race offers an immersive and thrilling experience for visitors. With high tech racing simulators and realistic tracks, participants can feel the adrenaline rush of competitive racing without leaving the comfort of their seats!

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33. Milton Keynes Cookery School

Milton Keynes Cookery School is a culinary institution that offers a variety of cooking classes and workshops catering to all individuals, from beginners to advanced cooks. Their courses cover a wide range of cuisines and techniques, providing participants with hands on experience and valuable culinary knowledge.

Places of worship

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Milton Keynes, there’s also a spiritual side to be discovered. If you or your loved one are looking to attend church or a place of worship, there are several options available.

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34. St. Andrew’s Church

In the heart of Great Linford, St. Andrew’s is part of the Church of England. With striking architecture, this historic site was built in the 17th century and stands where a chapel from the 10th century once stood! Church services take place weekly on Sunday.

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35. Christ the Cornerstone Church

Located in the heart of Milton Keynes’ city centre, Christ the Cornerstone Church features modern architecture and an inclusive atmosphere. Along with attending a service, there are other things to do, such as visiting the art exhibitions.

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36. St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church

Named after the famous saint, St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in Milton Keynes holds mass most days of the week. There are also plenty of groups in the parish for you or your loved one to get involved with.

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37. The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul

If you live in the charming village of Newport Pagnell, The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a historic gem that dates back to the 12th century. Step inside and admire medieval architecture, stained glass windows and ornate wooden carvings.

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38. St. Mary & St. Giles Church

Located in the historic town of Stony Stratford, St. Mary and St. Giles Church is a stunning example of medieval architecture that has stood the test of time.

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39. Milton Keynes Islamic Centre

Milton Keynes Islamic Centre serves as a focal point for the local Muslim community, offering a regular Friday prayer service and other community events.

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40. Milton Keynes Jewish Community Centre

If you’re a member of the Jewish community, the Milton Keynes Jewish Community Centre offers a space for worship, education and community engagement. Along with Shabbat services, there are plenty of things to do such as participating in cultural events, as well as a library and resource centre.

We hope we’ve shown there are lots of things to do in Milton Keynes for people of all ages. We’re proud to support so many local people and help them to enjoy places to visit in Milton Keynes.

If you or your loved one needs help getting out and about to enjoy any of these activities, our friendly Milton Keynes Team can help.