Milton Keynes destination guide
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With 400 shops, 300 pubs, an indoor ski slope and more, Milton Keynes has lots to offer visitors. And that’s before you even mention the surrounding countryside and nearby Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of World War II codebreakers cracked the infamous Enigma code.
For a great day out for all the family, or a corporate event with a difference, try this indoor playground of wall-to-wall trampolines. Bounce offers over 20,000 sqft of extreme sport and extreme fun, with dedicated areas for bouncing dodgeball tournaments, fitness classes, play areas for younger children and a giant foam pit. You'll (literally) be bouncing off the walls at this spectacular indoor trampoline park.
Milton Keynes’ Centre:MK is one of the UK’s premier shopping destinations. You’ll find all of your favourite high street shops and restaurants under one roof, with brands including All Saints, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Kurt Geiger, Hobbs, Jaeger and many more. Centre:MK also boasts award-winning parent and child facilities and a range of guest services created to make shopping more accessible for everyone.
Experience the Country
Ever wanted to try your hand at archery or test your ability on a segway? Experience the Country gives you a chance to sharpen your outdoor skills with off-road driving, fly fishing, clay shooting and more – all housed within the grounds of a beautiful country estate. You can also check out the working farm which offers activities to suit groups and families of all ages.
Get ready to hit the slopes without leaving the country – at Snozone, one of the UK’s leading indoor ski centres. Whether it’s a family day out, a birthday party or corporate event, visitors are able to take part in a range of courses and lessons to suit all ages and abilities. It’s not just about skiing and snowboarding either, there’s tubing, sledging and family play sessions – all in real snow.
Take a stroll around this Georgian garden and you’ll not only be treated to some fantastic views, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into Georgian England. Designed by Viscount Cobham in 1717 on the grounds of his family home, the gardens reflect the Viscount’s hugely influential network of political affiliations. This National Trust property hosts several seasonal events throughout the year and runs free tours that explore the history of the garden.
Founded in 1969 by jazz musicians Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth in the outbuilding of their home, The Stables is a concert and education venue that attracts some of the best artists in pop, rock, classical and jazz. Now a part of the cultural fabric of Milton Keynes, it still maintains the same goal, to "engage the widest range of people with music in all its diversity".
During World War II it was Britain’s best kept secret. But today Bletchley Park is a wildly popular tourist attraction and English Heritage site. Explore the impressive Victorian estate where Alan Turing and a team of codebreakers achieved the impossible and cracked the German Enigma code. Admission to Bletchley Park now includes a complimentary multimedia guide that fills you in on this fascinating passage in 20th Century history. A children’s guide is also available with lots of interactive games to ignite the imaginations of young codebreakers.
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