Looking for a Welcome Break within Minutes of the M1?

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Take a welcome break from the busy M1 to visit some very popular spots – there are castles, parks, and gardens within minutes of the junctions. Many of these are known to be filled with adventure for the whole family, say experts at Holiday Inn Luton South, one of the popular hotels on M1 that always has something fun and exciting going on at the venue.

Watch Out! 

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake”

A visit to the Aldenham country parkland makes for an exciting day with activities ranging from feeding poultry to riding ponies to tree climbing (don’t worry you’re on a harness) and bouncy nets. 

A theme park dedicated to Winnie the Pooh is sure to make your day! Here you’ll find 100 Aker Wood with drinks, ice creams and scrumptious snacks available to go. This is a fun destination for the entire family. If you’re looking for hotels near M1, check out Holiday Inn Luton South at junction 9. It grants easy access to the highway and major roads to help you get around.

No Tom, Dick and Harry

“Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Lely, Rembrandt, Tintoretto and Van Dyck”

A trip to the Woburn abbey is a must. It spans across 3,000 acres and is home to a deer park and affords a peer into the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Here you can explore nearly 500 years of one family’s history. 

Celebrated for housing one of the most important private art collections in the world, its many sights encompass its sprawling lawns, a woodland, its many ponds and even a children’s sensory area.

Not a King’s Welcome

“Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England”

Stop by the Kirby Muxloe Castle, a picturesque mansion that was built for Lord Hastings. Here you will find a fortified mansion, which couldn’t be completed since Richard III had Lord Hastings beheaded for treason in the late 15th century.

Take a walk around the moat and pack a picnic for an enjoyable family day out in the grounds. Book at one of the hotels near m1 and ask them to fix you a wicker picnic hamper to enjoy the great outdoors. 

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‘Hardwick Hall, more window than wall’

Built in 1590-99 by Robert Smythson for Elizabeth Talbot, Hardwick is one of the earliest English interpretations of Italian Renaissance architecture and stands as one of the greatest of all Elizabethan houses. Huge grids of glass are used to great effect in this rectangular, turreted building. After a tiring day, go back to Holiday Inn Luton South at junction 9 and unwind in an ultra-modern room with free high-speed wifi or relax at their lounge and bar area.

Stay Active

‘Family Boating, Watersports, Animal Farm, Miniature Railway, Cycling’

For a brilliant day for the entire family out in the fresh air complete with your own barbecue, a visit to the Rother Valley country park is guaranteed to get you active. Get your own bike or hire one right there. Cycle around to explore the park, which is spread across 750 acres. Admire the birds and rabbits. Visit the watersports hub that has five lakes, an adventure playground and a toy train that kids can ride.

Reach out to hotels near M1, including Holiday Inn Luton South at junction 9. Take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds away from the busy M1. You’re sure to relish this family time.