There’s always a surprisingly large choice of things to do in Milton Keynes. This vibrant new city lets you enjoy the countryside, spend time with the family, take part in thrilling adventure sports or explore its rich history.
You are spoilt for choice with eating and drinking, with over 350 restaurants within the city centre and surrounding areas you can always find something to satisfy your appetite from an a la carte menu, a sumptuous buffet or a pre-theatre meal. Milton Keynes Theatre is the most successful theatre outside London’s West End and thecentre:mk and Midsummer Place combine to make one of the largest covered shopping centres in Europe.
There’s always plenty going on in Milton Keynes’ parks, find out more at www.theparkstrust.com. You can try cable wakeboarding and waterskiing at Willen Lake or visit Aerial Extreme and climb through the treetops on gravity-defying rope adventure courses.
For more enjoyment of the outdoors visit the celebrated landscape gardens at Stowe, now owned by the National Trust, or go really wild at Woburn Abbey where you can visit the safari park or just admire the grandeur of the house and gardens.
For the history or military buffs among you don’t miss a visit to Britain’s best kept secret at Bletchley Park, historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer.
For more details of what’s on during Marathon weekend and on finding places to stay in Milton Keynes visit Destination Milton Keynes.