Amazing local activities for an extreme summer

Looking for somewhere local to take your children for some ‘extreme’ action? MK mum and entrepreneur Susie Lodge offers four red-hot recommendations from her popular website

We’ve been talking about it for so long and it’s finally here! I am so excited to bring you some of the most amazing ‘extreme’ activities on offer in our area to keep your young folk entertained all summer long.

The outstanding Box End Park (pictured above) is an incredible destination.

With stunning scenery and lakeside banks, parents will have a fantastic day relaxing and watching their kids having the BEST time on the amazing inflatable aqua park!

Open swim activities on the weekends are great for the whole family, and with wakeboarding sessions in the adjacent lake, you can make this into a whole day out.

Take a picnic along, eat in the cafe or dine in the stunning restaurant.

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Willen Lake (pictured above) is bursting at the seams with fantastic activities this summer!

In addition to the unmissable kids camp running weekly for children aged 8 years and over, your family can ‘go ape’ at Aerial Extreme or experience a whole bunch of incredible activities – windsurfing, wakeboarding, sailing – you name it.

And with the adventure playground and newly opened splash park the whole family will have more than enough to remain entertained.

The Xscape is your perfect all weather venue. Even if the summer is not living up to its name the fun continues here on all levels, with climbing walls, indoor skydiving and a real snow slope.

Your kids will have an awesome time with activities including sledging, boarding and skiing.

And with toddler sessions and a small soft play area for children under 5 as well, there’s enough to keep the whole family happy!

Daytona has got to be one of MKs most unique attractions and is the UK’s ultimate outdoor karting venue.

This summer they will not disappoint with a packed schedule of amazing karting sessions for kids from 5 up.

Your whole family will literally love the exhilaration and adrenalin rush with circuits to suit all ages and experience levels.

This is definitely one they will be telling all their friends about come September.

Visit for further details and reviews of each of these locations, plus many more epic family days out.


This column was first published in the August issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine, which you can read below.

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