With many of us not wanting to head off abroad this summer as it’s just too much of a faff and with holidaying in other parts of the UK looking mighty expensive this year, you could be looking to make the most of what’s on your doorstep. We’re encouraging people to get out and about and do some of those activities that you always say “Why have we never done that? It’s right here in Milton Keynes ”
Here are our Top 10 Things to Do this summer in and around MK; some are free, some are paid for activities, but all are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and you’ll know you’re supporting your local visitor economy.
5. FRIENDS FEST RETURNS
In August, every fan of the hugely popular ‘Friends’ US TV sitcom needs to be at FriendsFest 2021 which is coming to Willen Lake. Visit the original sets, have some unique TV experiences and even grab a coffee in Central Perk.
6. INDOOR FUN THE WEATHER CAN’T SPOIL
We know that the British weather can be, let’s say, a little unpredictable...so sometimes an indoor back up plan is needed. Head to Safari MK for some soft play excitement, or maybe to Race Wars for some slot car racing fun. Milton Keynes Museum is another indoor family favourite with loads of hands-on interactive activities.
7. PUBLIC ART FAMILY CHALLENGE
Did you know that Milton Keynes has over 230 pieces of public art? Why not challenge your family to find five pieces in a day...you could explore by bike, walk around Campbell Park or use the car or buses to venture a bit further out.
8. NEED A FULL-ON ADRENALIN RUSH
Don’t get stuck in a summer holiday rut! There are plenty of ways in Milton Keynes to get the heart racing and the blood pumping for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Head to iFly inside Xscape and feel what it’s like to skydrive, take to the water and experience the thrill of wakeboarding at Willen lake, challenge yourself to hit the heights at Climb Quest or maybe take on the roller coasters and rides at Gulliver’s Land. Have you got what it takes?