Epic Places

A guide to our favourite local hotspots and landmarks

It's not all about boats

If travelling by boat isn’t enough for you and you fancy getting out and about, there is a world of opportunites in and around the local area. If you get a rainy day why not moor up, take a taxi or bus (or even walk?) to some of our local attractions before coming back to your beautiful floating hotel. You really can have the best of both worlds with a boating holiday!

Local Attractions

  • Xscape MK – the place for things to do Milton Keynes which a range of different attractions available for fun for the kids Milton Keynes such as 4DX Cinema, Games Arcades, SnoZone (ski centre) and Indoor Skydiving https://xscapemiltonkeynes.co.uk
  • Locked In A Room – Milton Keynes’ largest live immersive escape game experience located in Theatre District https://lockedinaroom.co.uk/milton-keynes
  • VertigoVR – the only Virtual Reality Centre in the UK offering room scale and motion virtual reality experiences https://vertigovr.co.uk/
  • Gulliver’s Land– Finding great days out for kids can be tricky but this children’s theme park resort in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire is specially designed for younger kids but will be enjoyed by all. Plan a whole day! https://www.gulliverslandresort.co.uk/
  • Robotazia – The Robot Restaurant in Milton Keynes, where robots deliver meals to your table. Dine and then peruse the Giant robot exhibits that feature
    throughout. https://robotazia.co.uk/
  • MKC Shopping Centre – With 1000’s of brands under one roof, centre:mk is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations based in the heart of Milton Keynes https://www.centremk.com/
  • Woburn Safari Park – is home to endangered and exotic animals. From lions and tigers, to rhinos and giraffes, plus some smaller residents including red pandas. www.woburnsafari.co.uk
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo –  the UK’s biggest zoo, home to extraordinary rare animals including Amur Tigers, Red Pandas, and Chimpanzees. https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo
  • The National Bowl – an entertainment venue located in Milton Keynes, check out whats on before you visit https://thenationalbowl.net/

Landmarks & Museums

  • Bletchley Park – Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, now a vibrant heritage attraction. https://bletchleypark.org.uk/
  • Campbell Park – resides in the heart of Milton Keynes and connects the city center to the wider landscape and the expansive linear park network. https://www.theparkstrust.com
  • Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum & Tunnel – small Northamptonshire village, Stoke Bruerne is famous for its association with the Grand Union Canal which runs right through the village. Visit the Canal Museum telling the story of life on the canals and the building of nearby. Blisworth Tunnel. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/stoke-bruerne
  • Milton Keynes Museum – fascinating outlet for all ages, with much more than can possibly be achieved in a single visit! (Nik’s favorite museum to visit – be sure to visit the tea shop for homemade cakes!) https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/
  • The Leighton Buzzard Railway – one of England’s longest and oldest narrow-gauge lines, with a worldwide collection of locomotives and rolling stock. http://www.buzzrail.uk
  • Willen Lake – the most popular park in Milton Keynes and is home to Splash ‘n’ Play, watersports, wakeboarding, Treetop Extreme and many more fun packed activites. https://www.willenlake.org.uk/discover-willen-lake/
  •  Salcey Forest – Located only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton, Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature and history … This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient woodland for you to explore https://www.forestryengland.uk/salcey-forest
  • Rushmere Park – 400 acres of stunning woodland, heathland and meadows for all ages to enjoy. https://www.greensandtrust.org/rushmere-country-park
  • Waddesdon Manor  – National Trust Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, was built in the style of a French château for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. https://waddesdon.org.uk/