Places to visit around Leighton Buzzard and days out from Leighton Buzzard

There are many places of interest near Leighton Buzzard with a lot to do for the whole family. Here is a list of places to visit near Leighton Buzzard, some close by and some a little further away but all can be visited there and back in a day.

Including: Stately homes and gardens near Leighton Buzzard, Museums near Leighton Buzzard, Parks near Leighton Buzzard, Theme Parks near Leighton Buzzard and more. There are many attraction perfect for a day out from Leighton Buzzard.

Ascott House & Gardens

Visit the house and gardens. Just outside Leighton Buzzard on the road to Aylesbury. Tel: 01296 688242

Bletchley Park

This fascinating attraction is only 30 minutes drive from Leighton Buzzard. The WWII top secret code breaking site is now open to visitors. See the famous enigma machine, exhibitions, vintage vehicles, Churchill memorabilia, computer museum, model railway plus much more. Wander in the grounds, past the lake, take a look inside the mansion or pick up a period souvenir from the gift shop. There is even a 1/5 scale MkVII U-Boat used in the feature film Enigma.
Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB Tel: 01908 640404

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a 25 acre working Steam Museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia. The Centre offers steam train rides on certain days. As well as the 1890s station, there is an impressive Visitor Centre – the former Oxford Rewley Road Station - with Refreshment Room, Gift Shop, a Royal Dining Coach from 1901, and a coach used by Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower for secret war strategy planning meetings.
Opening Times: 10.30am - 5.00pm (4.30pm on weekdays,and in winter). Last admission 1 hour before closing.
This is a great day out, less than an hours drive from Leighton Buzzard located at Quainton near Aylesbury. Tel: 01296 655720

Dunstable Downs

Stroll along the top of the Downs for beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Just 15 minutes drive from Leighton Buzzard on the edge of Dunstable. Tel: 01582 608489

Gullivers Theme Park

Theme park for children with rides for all ages, theatres with live performances, restaurants and snacks. Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes. Tel: 01908 609001. 30 minute drive from Leighton Buzzard.

Milton Keynes Museum

This museum is very popular with children as they are encouraged to touch many of the exhibits. They also run a series of fascinating events throughout the year. Just a 30 minute drive away in Wolverton. Tel: 01908 316222

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Great little award-winning Museum, situated in the the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. Tel: 01494 892192

The Shuttleworth Collection

Historic aeroplane collection remembering the first 100 years of flight. Regular flying displays.
Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Tel: 01767 627288

Stowe Landscape Gardens and Park

Fascinating landscape garden with lakes, valleys wood and over 40 monuments, temples and interesting areas.
Stowe, Nr. Buckingham Tel: 01280 822850

Waddesdon Manor

One of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain with walks, fountains and statuary. The house has 45 rooms containing highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century with magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Masters. There are restaurants, coffee bar, gift shop and the wine shop offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Rothschild wines in the world. Waddesdon, Nr. Aylesbury Tel: 01296 653226