If you’re looking for a day out without too much walking (or some wet weather day options) then Greensand Country has some fantastic large attractions for the whole family.
Shuttleworth near Old Warden hosts a collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles, all kept in working order. Many of the aircraft can be seen in flight at event throughout the year. Shuttleworth is also home to the pretty Swiss Garden, a garden of grottos, ferns and follies, including an Indian pavilion, which was created in the 1820s and has recently been restored.
At Woburn the grand stately home of Woburn Abbey is open for guided tours and afternoon teas. At Woburn Safari Park you can drive past rhinos, lions and tigers, then take a wander round the rest of the park to see seals, penguins and lemur. There’s also an indoor aviary, a miniature railway and Go Ape treetop adventure to enjoy.
For a quieter day out, then you can explore the pretty shops, cafes and galleries in Ampthill.