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Re:treat has a well-stocked supply of outdoor games just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. You’ll find favourites such as cricket and rounders as well as the unusual Molkky; an addictive Finnish game for all the family using wooden skittles. There’s also an array of indoor games in the games chest ranging from classics such as cranium, dominoes and card games through to ‘dobble’; a modern take on ‘snap’ for all ages.

For inspiration, there are a range of books with suggestions for outdoor and indoor games. These include ‘The Stick Book’ with lots of fun and games using the humble stick through to ‘The Wild Weather book’ for fun and games even if it’s raining.

There are plenty of places to choose from to set up your games and have fun together. For outdoor games ‘the old orchard’ is a grassed area that is surrounded on the perimeter by mature trees. At the back of the old orchard, there’s a spinney area that’s perfect for den making. Be aware though that it’s shared with the rabbits and visiting badgers too so do keep an eye out for rabbit holes.

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Pulloxhill and Silsoe each have a well-stocked play park which is accessible via the network of footpaths. Also situated in Silsoe is the English Heritage site ‘Wrest Park House and Gardens’.

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Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Explore the 92 acres of award-winning gardens, gold winner of Anglia in Bloom Awards 2017. Zip along to the children’s play area, take tea in the café and explore the hidden treasures in the archaeological stores.

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Wrest park also holds a number of events at weekends and school holidays throughout the year including a St George’s Day Festival as well as periodic on-site activities such as Fairy walks and Outdoor crafting.

Nearby

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Xscape Milton Keynes

Indoor Ski slope & tobogganing, cinema, skydiving, trampoline park, shopping & restaurants

Harry Potter Studio Tours

For an eating ‘experience’ – Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the wizarding world!

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Box End Park

Outdoor water park including giant Aqua-park, Water-ski and Wakeboarding facilities

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Canoe Trail

Explore the local countryside and waterways by canoe, kayak or sup

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Aerial Extreme

Treetop adventures for adults and juniors with the biggest outdoor adventure
course in the South of England.

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Mead Open Farm

Hands-on Farm Animal Activities, Outdoor & Indoor Play

Woburn safari park

Woburn Safari Park is a wildlife park with over 1000 animals in a Road Safari and Foot Safari. Get closer to rhino, giraffe, elephants, lions, sea lions, monkeys and tigers. Learn about the animals at daily keeper talks.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The UK’s largest Zoo set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is packed full of wonder and amazement, with over 3,500 animals to meet.

Big rock

Big indoor space with multiple climbing walls catering to various abilities of rock climbing and bouldering.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Full of activity, excitement and nostalgia with over six hectares of indoor and outdoor displays providing an unforgettable experience whatever the weather.

 

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Visit the Roald Dahl Museum, a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl country. Get hands-on in the three galleries, packed with activities perfect for 6 to 12 year olds and their families.

Standalone Farm

Come for a great day out in Hertfordshire, see all your farmyard favourites with regular feeding, cow milking demonstrations and tractor trailer rides.

Gulliver’s Land Theme Park

Theme park designed for children aged between 2 to 13. From the Runaway Train in Discovery Bay to the Jungle River Ride, there are plenty of exciting rides to ensure that all the family have a fun day out.

Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park

Amusement park with 32 animatronic dinosaurs, plus dinosaur rides, a petting zoo & kids’ play areas.

Flitwick Leisure Centre

Swimming pool, gym, café and indoor climbing wall

Work & Play

A delightful array of pre-bookable craft workshops including events for children in the half term holidays.

Hitchin swimming centre

The centre boasts a 50m heated outdoor pool (open from 23rd May to 6th September) with sunbathing terrace, and 2 indoor pools: a 25 metre deck level 8 lane indoor heated pool, and an indoor toddler pool.

Open Water Swimming

Milton Keynes OWS currently has the option of swimming a 450m loop in the water. For your open water swimming requirements there are also swim accessory shop, showers, changing rooms toilets, café and parking (paid) on site. All swimmers must pre-book and wear their NOWCA Safety Wristband every time they swim (apply online beforehand to obtain your band).

Milton Keynes Theatre

The 1400 seat auditorium with its fully retracting ceiling provides a more intimate viewing experience making every visit memorable. They offer a wide and varied programme of first-class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children’s shows – perfect for all ages to enjoy

The Stables

Performing arts theatre and music venue for concerts, shows and educational activities, plus a café.