There are not many cities in Europe where you can go shopping, snow-boarding, water-skiing and sailing - then catch a west-end show at a popular and successful theatre - so you may be surprised to learn that you can do all this and more in the 'new city' of Milton Keynes.
If you're a sports fanatic you may be interested to know that Milton Keynes is fast becoming the UK's extreme sports capital.Xscape is the ultimate leisure complex where you can practice skiing and snow-boarding on the slopes of the UK's longest indoor real-snow slope, or try your hand at mountaineering on the indoor climbing wall. But if it's water sports you're after then head to Willen Lake where Whitecap Leisure offers you the opportunity to go water-skiing and wakeboarding on the UK's longest cable tow.
If extreme shopping is your passion then you'll be in paradise when you visit central Milton Keynes as it's home to one of the longest indoor shopping centre's in Europe. thecentre:mk expands over three miles and is accompanied by Midsummer Place and Xscape, which together provide more than 300 shops boasting big name designer and high street stores, restaurants and café's.The adjacent Theatre District also offers a wide choice of restaurants and bars and is home to the UK's most successful regional theatre, MK Theatre; and MK Gallery, which hosts around 10 free exhibitions every year.
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