Going beyond Northamptonshire

milton keynes city centre
Credit: Destination Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

Whether you fancy shopping in Centre:MK, a trip to the theatre district (you'll even find adventure golf here), or want to take a pick out of the variety of restaurants that The Hub has to offer - MK is the one. 

From Northampton you can get a direct train to Milton Keynes Central which takes just 16 minutes! 

All attractions mentioned above are within less than 30 minutes walking distance from the station, or you could even hire a bike and incorporate a ride around Campbell Park on your outing too. 

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Credit: National Space Centre, Leicester


Only a 23 minute train journey from Kettering, planning a day out in Leicester is easy. Highcross Shopping Centre is only a 15 minute walk from the train station or you could even choose to get a bus directly to the city centre. 

Not a shopping fan? Don't worry, there's still plenty to do! For an experience that is out of this world (quite literally) you have to visit the National Space Centre. Home to the UK's largest planetarium, a rocket tower and SIX  interactive galleries, this is the perfect place to visit for something a little different. 

If you're a bit of a football fan then the King Power Stadium is definitely worth a visit. Home to the premier league team, Leicester City, the King Power Stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the UK. 

Another one for those active fans out there... Social Climbing! Climbing 700sq of climbing space sounds like quite the adventure. With children's parties as an option, workout areas on the premises and shower facilities provided, this centre certainly lives up to its 5* rating on Trip Advisor

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Are you a fan of architecture, history and the arts? Stamford is definitely worth a visit. 

This idyllic market town is home to many independent shops, cafes, museums, railways and parks

Burghley House really isn't one to miss when visiting Stamford. Built in the 1500's, the total building period of the house spanned over 35 years! When visiting you will now see the likes of the Garden of Surprises, Sculpture Garden, South Gardens and the Deer Park. Plan you visit here


For all you theatre lovers out there, Tolethorpe Hall is the place to be. Whether you're a fan of Shakespeare, Wilde or Golding, don't miss out on the chance to watch a show in the open air theatre. Plan your visit here

Fancy a little browse around the largest and finest antique collection in the area? Look no further! St Martins Antique Centre is the answer. This collection draws in visitors from all over Europe as well as overseas... That's how good it is! 

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The heart of Shakespears England! From theatres and towers to canals and pub lunches, there's something for everyone here.

Sleep like royalty at Warwick Castle. Explore the Shakespeares Schoolroom where Shakespeare first discovered theatre. Get a breath of fresh air at Talton Lodge. Become a detective on a murder mystery weekend. And so much more to discover here