Things to do with kids in Bedfordshire /Buckinghamshire


When it comes to keeping children occupied and without the use of screens, plus you need time out of the home it can be hard to find somewhere to go. With my knowledge and some help from other bloggers I wanted to share with you some fab day out ideas for things you can do with your kids in Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire. 

So grab yourself a hot drink and a biscuit as its a bit of a long one.


When it comes to soft play we have only been to a few nearby however I wanted to also share a few more that I am aware of that we are yet to try.

Harlequin Gym |Leighton Buzzard

Safari MK |Milton Keynes
360 Play | Milton Keynes
Snakes and ladders | Dunstable 
Futures fun factory |Luton
Jungle Jim's playland | Sandy
Mini Monsters play cafe |Milton Keynes


Museums are something we definitely need to do more often

Milton keynes Museum| Milton Keynes

Stockwood Discovery Centre| Luton
The Shuttleworth Collection | Biggleswade
Wardown Park Museum| Luton
Amersham Museum | Amersham
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum | Buckingham
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre| Milton Keynes
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Great Missenden
The Chiltern Open Air Museum | Buckinghamshire
The National Museum of Computing | Bletchley
Wycombe Museum | High Wycombe

We love making a trip to the farm and have visited 2 out of the 3 mentioned below.

Mead Open Farm | Billington, Bedfordshire 

Thrift Farm | Milton Keynes 
Green Dragon Eco Farm | Hogshaw

Country parks,gardens and woods
We love visiting places like this and hope to do more often in the summer

Salcey Forrest | just outside Northamptonshire
Wendover woods | Wendover
Willen Lake | Milton Keynes
Rushmere country park | Heath and Reach
Stowe house and gardens | Buckingham
Ascott house and gardens | Wing
Pitstone windmill | Ivinghoe
Dunstable downs| Dunstable
Waddenson manor |near Aylesbury
Woburn Abbey |Woburn


Leighton Buzzard Splash Park| Leighton Buzzard
Gullivers land | Milton Keynes
Woburn Safari park | Wobrun
Whipsnade zoo | Dunstable
Leighton Buzzard Railway | Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard Childrens trail | Leighton Buzzard

Other bloggers recommendedations:

Donna: In Chesham they have a cafe called the stay and play. The chiltern open air museum is great too, they do amazing seasonal events.

Sophie: Odds Park Farm in Bucks. Farm, with petting of animals, massive soft play, cafe and restaurant, shop, crazy golf, go karting, outside play area.

Bucks has two Ronald Dahl Museums, one in Aylesbury, the other in Great Missenden, and who doesn't love Road Dahl?!?!

Mary shared some of her posts:
Sticks and cake at Waddenson Manor

Emma shared about her visit to Stowe 
Cassie shared about her trip to Bekonscot model village
Katie had fun at the Roald Dahl museum and story centre

Clare had a few to share too:
Wrest park
Green Dragon Eco Farm
Marston Vale millennium country park

I hope that this post will come in handy whether you live nearby and want some new ideas or if u are planning to visit or move to the area there is lots to see and do.

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  1. Such a handy list for when we visit. It's so useful to have a list of places to go with the kids all in one place rather than having to do a heap of internet searches all over the place :-)

  2. You have listed some great places to go here, I'm a massive lover of the zoo so it's nice to see that on the list x

  3. What a fabulous list and so helpful for planning a trip to Bedfordshire. I've never been to Bedfordshire before, but it sounds like there is so much to do with little ones. My children love miniature / model worlds, I'll have to look into the Bekonscot model world for a little trip.

  4. Oooooo what a lot of lovely things you have to keep you busy! We are huge fans of farms

  5. What a great list of things to do, bookmarked for when we visit family!

  6. This is a part of the UK that I have not explored at all really. I'm from Yorkshire but now in Surrey - thanks for the suggestions x

  7. This is a fantastic post! So informative & fantastic for anyone who lives nearby!

  8. This is such a useful post. It's made me wonder if I could do one for our local area.

  9. We are going to the safari park in MK in a couple of weeks, I cannot wait

  10. Looks like there are plenty of things to do with kids in the area, plenty of museums too

  11. I love the sound of the activities here. Need to take the kids to a farm and a museum.

  12. Some great days out here. I have always fancy taking the kids to a safari park :)

  13. Ooh! What a fab list of places to see and things to do! I'm sure this post will be such an awesome resource for those with kids, who are visiting (or living) in the area! x

  14. Whipsnade is a great zoo, ive been there myself and all there animals look great, and it’s also a fun day out 🙏🏼

  15. Seems like there is loads to do in Buckinghamshire for kids. A post like this is an invaluable source of info for local families. I wish someone would do one for where we live (just not me).

  16. Having lived in Bedfordshire for all my childhood these places are very familiar to me! I used to love spending time at the zoo. I think you’ve got quite a good range of activities. I would add in the snow dome in MK as well!

  17. This is a great list there is so much to do! We'd love to visit Whipsnade Zoo some time.

  18. I have never been to Befordshire but I am planning on exploring the UK a lot more this year with my daughter.

  19. I went to uni in this area. We always pop back to visit old friends, but not since I've had my daughter. We're planning a trip up this Easter so I'm definitely going to give some of these places a try! x

  20. I think museums and farms are a brilliant idea for a day out with little ones. Growing up in an area where there wasn't much to do in terms of places to visit, I love how many options there are now