A two-day break: Two days in Milton Keynes and you’ll feel rejuvenated, refreshed and satisfied with a range of activities – both active and relaxing – to choose from. For a start, Milton Keynes claims to have invented the modern concept of shopping centres. We don’t know if that’s true, but what can’t be denied is the town’s large variety of malls with over 400 high street shops and chic boutiques to choose from (and without the chaos of London’s Oxford Street). It’s a perfect place to sample some of the best UK fashion retailers as well as food, drink and cinema. Prefer independent stores? Not a problem – nearby Stony Stratford is a beautiful rural village with an unbeatable selection of boutiques and traditional food halls. If you still have some energy in you, Milton Keynes is also the perfect place for sporting activities – home to the national centre for badminton as well as an indoor ski centre, a racing circuit and much more. A week-long stay: With a week to explore Milton Keynes, we recommend sampling the best of the town’s activities as well as venturing out towards other interesting English locations. Do not judge Milton Keynes by its young age; it is a town rich with history. Take, for example, the ten stately homes situated within and around the region. Places as stunning as Althorp and Warwick Castle are there for your exploration and, as such stunning representations of English architecture, are an opportunity not to be passed up. Hop on a train or take your car and discover some of the other cities on your doorstep; Leicester , for instance, is nearby and boasts enough shopping, culture and sightseeing to please even the pickiest of travellers. London is also only a short drive away – an unforgettable city with more museums, art galleries and shops than you will be able to visit in a lifetime. Stay at the Hotel Campanile MILTON KEYNES - Fenny Stratford and all this will be right on your doorstep. A Family break: Away from the chaos of London but with all the activities the capital has to offer, Milton Keynes makes a perfect family getaway. Kids and ‘big kids’ alike will be awestruck by the town’s array of sport, leisure, shopping and sightseeing activities. The Caldecotte Xperience provides watersports and outdoor activities for adventurous types aged 8 to 80. Nicknamed a ‘city in a country’, Milton Keynes boasts 4,500 acres of parks and green spaces where children can walk through the treetops and enjoy themed apparatus and gardens.