Hi Fimbo - I could tell you a lot about Miltom Keynes if that's any help?
What are you exxpecting from Bicester Village? There re a lot of designer clothes shops, a clarks which is good for kids shoes, bookshop. No toyshop - used to have one.
Big childrens playground which will amuse dd1
Pret a Manger, starbucks, hot pancake stall, Italian delicatessen/cafe for food, Tescos complete with cafe next door, Burger King/ Little chef place on main road at filling station, hungry horse type pub opposite Tescos.
Thanks for your help Iota. Is MK far from Buckingham? We are staying at Buckingham at the Travelodge over the May bank holiday because I managed to get it for £10 but know nothing about the area. We live in Norfolk but are originally from Scotland and dh wants to visit as many places around England as possible whilst we live down here.
HI Fimbo - MK is about 15 miles from Buckingham - about 20-25 inutes. MK has a a huge shopping centre, a snowdome with indoor ski run, bowling alley, restaurants. multiplex cinema. It's called the Xscape. Here's a link
Went to Oxford last year on the spur of the moment when holidaying at Stratford-Upon-Avon, would have been ok for dh & I but couldn't find anything child friendly to do. They didn't even have anything at the Tourist Info Centre - you had to pay for all their leaflets!!
Thanks for all your help, its very much appreciated.