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Also see 'Sports & Activities' for ideas from swimming to new things in Try Your Hand. Entries by distance from Olney (nearest first).

 

Cowper & Newton Museum

Celebrating two great men who lived in Olney: the leading 18th Century poet & letter writer William Cowper and his friend, John Newton who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace". Closes during the winter.

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Thrift Farm & Garden Centre

At Thrift Farm there is much for you to do and see: a 52 acre working farm, with Farm Park, café, garden centre and shop.

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Kevin Smith

Carpenter and Joiner.

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Emberton Country Park

Emberton Country Park is a taste of the country, just a short walk or ride from Olney. You can take several circular walks & rides from here to neighbouring villages. (O.S Landranger map for Northampton & Milton Keynes (sheet 152) covers the area.

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Lavendon Narrow Guage Railway

Lavendon Narrow Guage Railway raises money for charity with its Santa Special Train Rides.

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Salcey Forest

Experience the 'Tree Top Walk' - a wooden platform that takes you above Salcey Forest. For children the fallen down trees & playarea are engaging and there are plenty of trails.

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Aerial Extreme at Willen

Test out your courage on this adventure ropes course and its series of challenging obstacles.

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Gulliver's Dinosaur & Farm

Once called the Eco Park, Gulliver's Dinosaur & Farm Park aims to teach childen about the world in which dinosaurs roamed – and also how farms provide our food and veg.

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Gulliver's Land

Theme Park catering for 2-13 year olds which has rides, attractions and shows.

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Planet Ice

Ice Skating rink in Milton keynes offering lessons and public skating.

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Santa Pod

The exciting Northamptonshire track is best known for drag racing, but hosts over 50 events a year.

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Xscape at Milton Keynes has real snow - just indoors! Try skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and ice sliding.

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Aquatic Playground

A free water park on the Embankment in Wellingborough and great for children of all ages to play on a hot day. Imagine the garden hose on a bigger scale!

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Irchester Country Park

Country Park with rope course, sandpit, narrow guage railway museum and shop.

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Milton Keynes Museum

Offers a chance to step back in time...through a Victorian street of shops, a WWII garden, a barn and farmhouse. Brings history to life.

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360 Play

Adventure play and imaginative play areas at what was once 'Gambardos', complete with carousel.

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Crazy Golf

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English School of Falconry

One of the largest Bird of Prey centres in the UK, there are bird displays and chances to get up close to the birds.

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Laser Zone

Lazer game (incorporating Hullabaloo).

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Oasis Beach Pool

Water slides, a 'tide' washing up to the beach pool, a rapids area that goes from the inside to the outside - this is a really fun place for children to experience
the water.

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Rookery Open Farm

A fun and educational trip to the farm, with the chance to see many animals.

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Stoke Bruerne/Grand Union Canal

Stoke Bruerne is a lovely place to watch canal boats navigate a flight of locks, walk, cycle or visit the National Waterways Museum.

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The Parks Trust

The trust manages the huge number of parks in MK and offers a great range of guided walks, special events and family theme day.

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Thurleigh Farm

Animals, tractor rides, sandpit and playareas!

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Where Kids Play/Activity land

Known locally as Activityland this children's play area has a 25 foot climbing wall, giant slides and outdoor 'driving', plus panning for gold and more adventure equipment.

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Longholme Boating Lake

If you feel like trying something different why not take to the water in Bedford.

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Bletchley Park

The once secretive war time code breaking site now offers a unique day out. Some of the brightest and best codebreakers were based here to decode the riddle of Nazi radio messages.

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Stanwick Lakes

Surrounded by lovely countryside and lots of wildlife and with a massive outdoor adventure playground for children.

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Woburn Safari Park

A chance to go 'on safari': experience lions, tigers, monkeys and bears close-up from your car in drive-through animal enclosures. And on foot you can get up close to wallabies, squirrel monkeys and exotic birds in this interactive park.

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Aspley Woods

One of the largest areas of woodland in Bedfordshire - a very popular place for off-road cycling, walking and horse riding with miles upon miles of bridleways as well as great views.

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Go Ape

Swing through the trees and test your nerve inside Woburn Safari Park (you can go and see how the monkeys do it afterwards).

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Marston Vale

Millenium Country Park has a Forest Centre & 600 acres with traffic free trails to cycle or walk. There's been massive tree planting to create a new forest for this Century; the trees are young but growing!

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Shuttleworth Collection

See historic aeroplanes spanning 100 years of flight, with 50 historic aeroplanes.

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The Stables - Horse Riding

The Stables Equestrian Centre has 34 horses and ponies available for riding lessons and cross-country.

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Woburn Abbey

Magnificent Woburn Abbey, featured in the BBC television series, showcases antiques, fine furnishings and works of art by Gainsborough, Van Dyck and Canaletto.

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Leighton Buzzard Railway

Travel into another age! With its sharp curves, its steep gradients, level crossings and unique roadside running, the Leighton Buzzard Railway takes you back to the time of steam.

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Wicksteed Park

A theme park in a country park, with rides, playareas, walks & fishing.

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Brixworth Country Park

This is a country Park offering some different experiences: from the sensory garden to the sculpture trail. You can try yourself out as the human sunclock or tackle the mini turf maze.

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Althorp House

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Silverstone

Silverstone offers plenty of activities - from Formula 1 to the supercar showdown. Entry for under 15's free*

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Mead Open Farm

From a huge indoor activity centre to rabbit cuddling, this offers children a varied day out.

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Waddesdon Manor

The Victorian Garden is one of the finest in Britain.

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Stockwood Discovery Centre

A fascinating attraction with a good range of events, including family events.

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Whipsnade (ZSL)

Set in 600 acres of rolling Chiltern Hills, the zoo is a place to observe animals in what it hopes is as close to the natural habitats as possible. ZSL carries out much conservation work for endangered species.

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Knebworth House

Explore the House, gardens, dinosaur trail and playground - a Stately home with lots for children.

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Buckinghamshire Railway

The Centre is a working museum where you can stroll among some giants of the steam age. A hit with Thomas the Tank Engine fans on special "Days out with Thomas".

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Woodside Animal Farm

Animal Farm & & Leisure Park with an old fashioned fun-fair.

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Bucks Goat Centre Animal Farm

A whole range of animals with indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Bekonscot Model Village

The world's oldest model village! This is a 1930s timewarp...six little villages in a 1.5 acre miniature landscape. Has to be seen to be believed.

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Duxford -Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum Duxford is Europe's leading aviation museum, with its displays of military and civil aircraft spread over a large area.

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