Grand days out in Buckinghamshire and beyond

De Vere Horwood Estate is located in the heart of Buckinghamshire, minutes away from some legendary destinations for family day trips.

From world-famous attractions like Bletchley Park and Woburn Safari Park, to family-friendly museums, to exciting shopping destinations - all are close enough for a day or afternoon trip during your stay with us. We hope you enjoy our guide to some of our favourite places to go and things to do.

  Read or download the complete companion guide to find out even more about the local area.

Adventure is in the air – exclusive family break offer

Aside from being surrounded by fabulous attractions, De Vere hotels are wonderful places to spend some quality time with your loved ones, with family-friendly restaurants, comfortable, welcoming bars and lounges and beautiful gardens to explore.

Treat your family to a short break at a De Vere hotel this autumn and you'll get two nights’ stay with breakfast on both mornings, a two course dinner on an evening of your choice – and a complimentary glass of English sparkling wine or bottle of Meantime pale ale or lager. Plus, bring up to two children and they’ll stay and eat for free.

Waddesdon Manor

A majestic stately home, packed to the ornate rafters with priceless antiques, furniture and art. Situated in hugely impressive grounds with delightful eateries and shops.

13.9 miles / 28 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Bletchley Park

The world-famous centre for codebreaking that played a major part in World War II ending when it did, thanks to the incredible achievements of mathemetician Alan Turing and his associates.

Image courtesy of Bletchley Park Trust

7.7 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Abbey Hill Golf Club

A pristine golfing experience, with a choice of an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, with mini golf or foot golf on offer for families to enjoy. Bar and food available.

8.2 miles / 16 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

MK Museum

A fascinating insight into how we used to live. A fantastic family day out with lots to keep all ages enthralled and entertained. Lovely tea room and picnic area.

8.2 miles / 18 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

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A haven for lovers of all things retail, this renowned mall is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, with over 240 stores and restaurants in one amazing place.

7.7 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Stowe House

Just 20 minutes away, this famous National Trust property includes gardens designed by Capability Brown, as well as temples and buildings of epic proportion and beauty.

10.5 / 20 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Snozone Milton Keynes

A great place to get some practice in before a ski holiday, or just an excuse to give snow sports a try out, this is a particularly cool day out for all.

10.8 miles / 21 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Willen Lake

An action-packed destination for a family day out, with watersports, high ropes, play areas and an agreeable café overlooking the water.

11.2 miles / 21 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Silverstone Circuit

One for driving enthusiasts. Book a slot to hurtle round the F1 track in your own car, do the same in a race car, or take a tour of the historic venue.

15.4 miles / 28 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Stockgrove Country Park

A grand day out for families, with 400 acres of woodland to explore, sculptures to admire and nature to find. Stop and refuel at the excellent café.

11.6 miles / 19 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Woburn Abbey and Gardens

A magnificent destination for a day out, with an abbey to explore as well as a colossal, 3,000 acre deer park. Look out for walks, trails and picnic spots.

14.8 miles / 28 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

Woburn Safari Park

Less than half an hour’s drive and you’ll find yourself face-to-face with exotic beasts, both small and very, very large. Drive through the park for a memorable experience.

7.7 miles / 17 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

The Canal Museum

Featuring a vast collection of memorabilia, films and displays, The Canal Museum takes you through the colourful history of Britain’s canals.

18.6 miles / 29 minutes’ drive from De Vere Staverton Estate

Bicester Shopping Village

A luxury shopping destination with over 160 world-famous brand boutiques, each offering year-round savings of up to 60%. Lots of family-friendly eateries, too.

20.1 miles / 35 minutes’ drive from De Vere Horwood Estate

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