Milton Keynes and the surrounding area has a number of activities available that are easily accessible by car or mini-bus from The Quarries, here is a list of the ones that come to mind.


Some activities are free, and some will charge extra, these will require booking directly with the vendor through their website.


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Bradwell Abbey Discovery Centre

Home to Bradwell Abbey Scout group, Bradwell Abbey runs a number of themed events through the year.

Bradwell Abbey Events


A feature of the Milton Keynes Skyline, the Xscape centre offers a range of activities from Skydiving by iFly, skiing at the SnoZone. For more information follow the link below.

Xscape : Milton Keynes

The Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal runs through Milton Keynes on its way from London to Birmingham, and passes not far from the Quarries Campsite. You could hike your scouts from the trainstation at Leighton Buzzard, or any village along the canal, to The Quarries . More information can be found on the Canals and Rivers Trust website.

Cosgrove and Wolverton
The Parks Trust – Canal Broadwalk

Willen Lake

Willen Lake in the heart of Milton Keynes offers a range of activities from water-skiing, tree-top adventures & watersports.

Willen Lake