9 Fun Things To Do in Milton Keynes for Adults
The Buckinghamshire city of Milton Keynes, one of the 1960s new towns, is home to 230,000 people.
The city is known for its planned grid structure, its large parks and lakes, the extensive network of cycle paths and its excellent shopping centre.
There are lots of fun things to do for adults in Milton Keynes - here's a selection of some of our favourite activities:
iFLY Milton Keynes
If it's your first indoor skydiving experience, you'll have 1:1 instruction from an expert instructor.
After your pre-flight briefing, you'll really fly inside the 12ft diameter vertical wind tunnel with wind speeds of up to 165 mph.
You can add pictures or videos to your booking, and your flights will be captured for you to re-live, share on social media or use as your profile picture.
Milton Keynes Wine School
Their "Introduction to Wine" evenings are a great place to start your journey and will show you how to choose better wines.
You'll taste 6 wines from around the world, you'll learn how to taste wine like a pro, and you'll be introduced to the main wine regions.
Willen Observation Wheel
The wheel opened in September 2020, it's 36 metres (118 feet) high, your ride will take 8-10 minutes and you'll go round three times.
Willen Observation Wheel is open all year round. You don't have to book, but if you're planning to visit on a weekend or school holiday, booking is advised to guarantee your place.
Make sure your camera is charged up because you'll want to take lots of pictures of the wonderful views.
Willen Lake Watersports Centre
Willen Lake is one of the UK's biggest cable wakeboarding centres, so you can learn the exciting sport of wakeboarding in a 90-minute beginners "Discover Wakeboarding" session, or try kneeboarding first.
Paddlesports on offer include kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding - the calm waters of the lake are the perfect place to learn.
Sailing tuition is also available, and the lake is a great place to learn windsurfing too.
The Watersports Centre has a range of clubs just for adults, with sessions throughout the season, so you can practice and improve the skills you've learned.
Their 500m circuit is one of the biggest indoor kart tracks in the UK, with lots of technical corners and overtaking opportunities that will test even the best driver's skills.
Karts are Sodi GT5 200cc machines, capable of up to 50mph with superb responsive handling drivers will love.
Adults can book a timed practice session that lasts 25 minutes and you don't need a large group - so it's ideal if you want to go alone or with a couple of mates.
Treetop Extreme at Willen Lake
There are three levels of height and difficulty to choose from, so there will be a challenge just right for you.
"Explorer" is about 2.5 metres off the ground and is ideal for people who are nervous about heights or just want a fun experience.
"Adventure" is 4.5 metres off the ground and the challenges are a little more difficult too.
"Extreme" is a dizzying 10.5 metres from the ground and includes two zip wires. It's not for the faint-hearted!
Paramount Parkour Academy
Well, now you can learn how at Paramount Parkour Academy.
Aqua Parcs is often hired for corporate team-building events where it helps to improve leadership skills, confidence and communication. Most of the time though, people just go along to have fun!
The course is over 400 metres long and has 30 challenging obstacles split into three sections, each offering a unique experience.
Your session includes wetsuit hire, a buoyancy aid, a 10-minute safety briefing and 50 action-packed minutes of fun on the floating obstacle course.
After your session, why not visit the nearby Lakeside Pub and Restaurant where you can re-live the thrills and spills of the day over a hot meal and a drink?
Special Ops Airsoft
Airsoft is more than just a game of tag - you role-play scenarios that change and evolve as you play - a bit like a battle re-enactment.
Special Ops Airsoft in Milton Keynes holds airsoft events every fortnight in a wooded arena within their 45-acre site known as The Jungle.
Milton Keynes has plenty of fun activities that grown-ups will enjoy. Whatever you choose to do, we're sure you'll have a wonderful time.