A weekend away in Milton Keynes

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Milton Keynes, Queen's Court in The Centre. Photo via Wikimedia, by Cnyborg.

Milton Keynes, Queen’s Court in The Centre. Photo via Wikimedia, by Cnyborg.

Milton Keynes is a lively town in the North of Buckinghamshire with a real city-like feel. It has expanded a great deal since it was designated as a new town less than 50 years ago. Access to the town by car is easy and it has a good rail network too. Milton Keynes is excellent for shopping and entertainment, and there’s also a great selection of hotels available in Milton Keynes.

One of the best attractions in Milton Keynes is the Xscape centre which isn’t hard to miss when entering the town centre. Inside you will find a good selection of restaurants and places to eat, retail stores, a bowling alley, rock climbing facilities, cinema and most importantly the Snozone. The Snozone is an indoor refrigerated snow slope build especially for recreational use.  Snozone offers dedicated lessons and sessions for snowboarding and skiing; fantastic if you’re looking to learn or practise your skills for an upcoming holiday. If you’re worried about keeping the children entertained, there are even children’s lessons and fun actives to take part in such as sledging and ice sliding.

If you’re looking for more retail therapy then the centre MK across the road is a fantastic indoor shopping centre with a great selection of high street retail stores and department stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser. You’ll also find a selection of places to eat. As well as what the department stores and cafes have to offer you’ll see Pizza Express, Wagamama, Giraffe, Jamie’s Italian and even a number of fast food restaurants.

Milton Keynes Theatre opened in 1999 and hosts a fantastic range of productions and performances throughout the year. If the line-up doesn’t take your fancy the see what’s on at the Stables or the Milton Keynes National Bowl, which occasionally holds some fantastic live music events. If you don’t fancy heading back to your hotel in Milton Keynes just yet, Xscape thrives in the evening. Along with Restaurants and a Weatherspoons, there’s a small but good selection of bars including Revolution and a nightclub called Wonderworld. There is even a brand new Aspers Casino opening up in September 2013.

 

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