Milton Keynes has professional teams in football (Milton Keynes Dons F.C. at Stadium:mk), in ice hockey (Milton Keynes Lightning at Planet Ice Milton Keynes), and in Formula One (Red Bull Racing). Milton Keynes is also home to the Xscape indoor ski slope, the iFLY indoor sky diving facility, and the National Badminton Centre.
The main feature of this Nature Reserve is a large, deep, water-filled pit (remaining from the former brickworks) which gets the name ‘Blue Lagoon’ from the water which turns a magnificent shade of blue in the right light. This and the surrounding land were designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1994.
Is this the biggest slide in Milton Keynes? It’s at Downs Barn Park. It’s definitely a park that older children will enjoy with lots of wooden balance beams, steps and wobbly bridges to climb up to the top of the hill. I was out of puff walking up there a few times. Probably unfit though.
Elfield Park also hosts one of the largest populations of Great Crested Newts in Milton Keynes and reptiles such as Grass Snakes and Slow Worms are also found. Because the site is quiet and undisturbed, it is sometimes used as a receptor for plants and animals threatened by development elsewhere in Milton Keynes.
Great Linford Brick Kilns Located in Great Linford near the Grand Union Canal are 2 well preserved and renovated 19th Century Brick Kilns. These were used throughout the 19th Century for the local brick making industry until they ceased operation in 1911, servicing Wolverton, New Bradwell, Cosgrove and Castlethorpe.
Milton Keynes (/ ˌ m ɪ l t ən ˈ k iː n z / ... The Rose and Crown Inn at Stratford is reputedly the last place the Princes in the Tower were seen alive. The manor house of Walton village, Walton Hall, is the headquarters of the Open University and the tiny parish church (deconsecrated) is in its grounds. The tiny Parish Church (1680) at Willen contains the only unaltered building by the ...
The Ouse Valley Park lies in the floodplain of the Great Ouse which flows from Oxfordshire to the Wash. The park is the most rural of any found in Milton Keynes and is a great place to go to experience the feeling of the countryside without leaving the city.
Within Shenley Wood, there is pastured area around the earthworks of a 13th-century motte and bailey castle. The remains of 18th-century formal gardens are also evident on this site. Brief history of site. A motte and bailey castle was first built on the site in 1239.
Shenley Wood is an excellent spot for picnics and is well-provided with a range of seats, tables and benches. In the summer months the meadow area near the car park on the west side of the wood is mown so visitors can enjoy a picnic and relax amongst the wildflowers.
Indoor Skiing and Snowboarding. Snozone Milton Keynes and Snozone Castleford are outstanding venues for skiing and snowboarding indoors on real snow slopes in the UK.Since we started over 17 years ago, we’ve taught more than two million people to ski and snowboard!
Stony Stratford Nature Reserve Stony Stratford Nature Reserve is a wetland site between Stony Stratford, the Great Ouse and the A5, and is part of the much larger Ouse Valley Park. The reserve is important for breeding and over-wintering birds, and for dragonflies.
The Museum offers an unrivalled learning resource for schools, colleges, universities and beyond. A visit can support learning in the National Curriculum, ICT, Technology and Computer Science. A visit can support learning in the National Curriculum, ICT, Technology and Computer Science.
Alongside the Grand Union Canal in the railway town of Wolverton, Milton Keynes, the local community have transformed a piece of derelict land into a new greenspace for the enjoyment of all - The Secret Garden.
The Tree Cathedral is now available as a natural setting for the scattering or interment of ashes. You can find out more information here. Events It’s sometimes possible to use the Tree Cathedral for private ceremonies and celebrations. Contact the events team to discuss this.
Woughton House - MGallery is a converted 19th-century manor house just 5 minutes’ drive from Milton Keynes city centre and set within 95 acres of parkland, offering scenic garden views. En suite bathrooms are available in all rooms at the Woughton House - MGallery, along with satellite plasma-screen TVs, hairdryers, and tea and coffee-making facilities.