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10 Top Things To Do In Luton, United Kingdom
- Jonathan Chum
Luton is a dynamic city, with a diverse population and thriving economy. It's easy to get around, with great public transport links and plenty of amenities to choose from. Add to that the fact that Luton has some beautiful parks and museums nearby, and you have yourself one very special place!
Stockwood Discovery Centre
For the smaller kids, there's the Stockwood Discovery Centre. It's an interactive learning center where you can learn about science, technology, and the environment. Kids can take part in fun activities such as building a bridge or exploring their local history.
Whipsnade Zoo is one of the biggest zoos in the country and home to over 1,500 animals. The zoo is open 365 days a year and has four themed areas: Asia, Africa, Europe & Australasia. You are bound to find something at Whipsnade that interests you!
There are also plenty of new and exciting attractions which make it one of the best places to visit in Luton. For example, there's an African rainforest walk where you can get an up-close look at some beautiful birds including macaws and toucans, or take part in an elephant encounter where you can feed these huge mammals with your hands!
Wardown Park Museum
What is Wardown Park Museum?
Wardown Park Museum is a free museum in Luton, England. It was founded in 1885 and covers the natural history of Bedfordshire.
Where is it located?
The museum is located in Wardown Park, which is next to the town center of Luton. You can get there by taking bus number 1 or 3 from Stops E or F on High Street (you can also walk for 10 minutes). You can also take the train from London's St Pancras Station or direct trains from Liverpool Street Station and Kings Cross Station. The museum has a parking lot for guests who want to drive themselves---or park their bikes!
What can I see there?
The museum houses over 45 thousand exhibits including fossils and minerals as well as Egyptian mummies and stuffed animals like bears and lions that were hunted locally in centuries past. There are plenty of interactive displays where kids can explore their specimen collection or try out some hands-on activities such as molding clay figurines with animal faces on them! If you have time after visiting this great place make sure not to miss out on other things like Luton Central Mosque (also known locally as Baitul Aman Mosque) which was built between 1965 - 1967 after much debate regarding whether religious buildings should be constructed using modern materials rather than traditional ones like brickwork walls etcetera;
All Saints Church
All Saints Church is a church built in the 11th century and located in Luton, Bedfordshire. The church is a grade I listed building. It is located within Stockwood Park, which provides some stunning scenery for visitors to enjoy.
Wrest Park is a country estate in Bedfordshire. It was the ancestral home of the Finch family, who have lived there since the 15th century, and it's now one of England's finest National Trust properties. The house itself is set in more than 1,000 acres of stunning parkland that contains beautiful lakes and ponds, sculpted woodland, and meadows full of wildflowers in springtime. There are also some great walks through the woods---perfect for exploring on foot or bike!
The park has everything you could ask for: from an 18th-century kitchen garden with herbaceous borders to an icehouse (a cool place for storing food). For history buffs, there are several buildings from medieval times including a Tudor hall dating back to 1558. This hall has been beautifully restored so visitors can see how people lived hundreds of years ago!
The Hat Factory Arts Centre
The Hat Factory Arts Centre is a local venue that hosts events and activities, such as art classes, children's parties, live music shows, and much more.
The Hat Factory Arts Centre is located on Bedford Road in Luton. The opening hours of this place are from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday/Sunday. Admission fee for adults ranges from £3 per person per session on weekdays and £4 per person per session on weekends. Children under 3 years old can get in free with an adult while kids between 4--16 years old need to pay £2 each time they visit the center with their families during weekdays (or £3 each time they go there during weekends).
The facilities at The Hat Factory Arts Centre include a café serving hot foods like sandwiches and burgers along with desserts like cakes too; an auditorium where big performances take place; meeting rooms that can be rented out by businesses or organizations; exhibition spaces where paintings created by various artists hang around waiting for someone who appreciates them enough so they can buy one of them! There are also plenty of other things like changing rooms where people could go change into costumes if needed before attending any show here so don't worry about being late due to condition."
Leighton Buzzard Railway
Leighton Buzzard Railway is a heritage railway in Bedfordshire, England. It is situated on the former Great Northern Railway (now part of the London North Eastern Railway) line between London King's Cross and Edinburgh.
The line is managed by volunteers from the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway Society who also operate regular passenger services along with special events throughout the year.
Luton Museum + Art Gallery
A trip to Luton Museum + Art Gallery is a must. It's located on the High Street, just opposite the market hall. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is free. You can visit the permanent collections which include local history, art, and culture exhibits such as "The Luton Town Collection".
There are also temporary exhibitions that showcase contemporary art and photography from artists around the world.
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is a wildlife attraction located in the countryside of Bedfordshire. The park boasts more than 500 different species, including giraffes, elephants, and rhinos. You can take a ride on the Safari Train or explore on foot at your leisure.
There are also plenty of food options for hungry visitors; we recommend trying out some of their delicious curries!
Woburn Safari Park is located just 30 minutes away from Luton Airport and only 25 minutes away from London Stansted Airport. The entrance fee costs £24 (about USD 32) per adult or child aged 2--16 years old: children under 2 years old enter free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult with them at all times during their visit to Woburn Safari Park.
Luton is a great place to visit and we are sure that you will enjoy your time there.