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Milton Keynes Dons 

Milton Keynes Dons F.C. is a football club in Milton Keynes, England. They play in Football League Two.

The club came into existence on 21 June 2004 after a name-change by Wimbledon F.C., which had relocated to Milton Keynes nine months earlier. It is officially recognized by The FA as the continuation of Wimbledon F.C., but most of that club’s original fans no longer support it, having instead founded their own club, A.F.C. Wimbledon, in south-west London, which they regard as the legitimate successor to Wimbledon F.C.

The club’s current home stadium is the National Hockey Stadium, which is beside Milton Keynes Central railway station and which has been temporarily converted for football.

Official Milton Keynes Dons Football Club website:

Sports in Milton Keynes

Ice Hockey

Station Square Near the station, the “Planet Ice” ice rink is used for professional and amateur ice hockey plus leisure skating.

MK Lightning
C/O Planet Ice Arena, Leisure Plaza, 1 South Row
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01908 696696

Milton Keynes Junior Ice Hockey Club has a reputation of letting young players develop.

They are located at 728 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes

Also near the station, there is a covered “urban skateboarding” arena known as the Buszy, but the wide expanses and slopes of the station plaza remain very popular among boarders.

Nearby, the Xscape Dome includes an indoor snow slope, a multiplex cinema, skydiving simulator, climbing wall and sports-related retail outlets.


Willen Lakeside Park hosts watersports, and the North Lake is a bird sanctuary. There are various groups which organize running sessions for amateurs as well as regular runners.

MK Lakeside Runners are a small and friendly running club in Milton Keynes.  They promote running for fun and fitness in a safe and supportive environment.

Club Nights

They meet at Willen Lake (besides the Premier Inn), Milton Keynes

Tuesdays and Thursday evenings: Beginners & Improvers at 6.15pm
Advanced at 7.30pm (minimum 10K)
Saturdays morningsLocations and times published on this website
And for the early birds 8.00am – Locations season dependent


If you are interested in playing chess, you can contact:

Milton Keynes & Open University Chess Club


The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Thursday evenings
7:30 pm


There are several very good courts to play Badminton in Milton Keynes. The best place to look for is

National Badminton Center

Address: Bradwell Rd, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK8 9LA, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 1908 578300
Hours: Wednesday 6:30 am – 10:30 pm

One more good court is:

Shenley Badminton Club

Website –
Meeting Location – Shenley Leisure Centre, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End.
Tel: 01908 504288
Subscriptions – £7 per session visitor fee. Membership details available on request.


Some of the health clubs have a swimming pool. Other than that, Woughton campus runs training courses for freshers. Note that the courses are also run as part of adult continuing education (ACE) which are value for money.

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