*This post is in paid partnership with Xscape MK but all experiences and opinions are my own as usual*
When we moved to MK all 11 years ago now, it was so exciting finding new places around the area and realising what a brilliant place it was to live.
One of the biggest, most obvious places on the MK landscape is that imposing dome that you just can’t miss from any angle in Bucks!
I’ve lost count of the amount of days we have spent there, going in broad daylight and coming out to the night sky as we have got totally carried away – I think time might not actually exist inside there!
Between the cinema – a firm favourite of ours – the restaurants, snow-dome, shops, and countless activities, there’s enough to keep everyone in the family happy.
We had Harry’s birthday party there last year, at the indoor skydiving place then dinner afterwards. Total success, very little effort. You can read more about that here.
Our most recent trip was a pre-teen focused experience, spending a fun packed day inside this huge expanse, starting at the new arcade game haven, Funstation. Choc full of smile busting fun, there are retro games that I remember absolutely loving as a child like coin pusher and some crazy VR newbies alongside family favourites like air hockey etc.
We used pre-loaded cards with credit infused and it allowed the kids the freedom of wandering and making independent decisions on what to do and when. Winning big on tickets, they then got to choose a treat according to the corresponding number of winning tickets they had amassed, so no one leaves empty handed.
We headed from there to the immersive experience the kids had been desperate to try – Rush VR.
For the onlookers it’s a right laugh, watching youngsters and adults alike throw crazy shapes and fight invisible forces in complete silence. Dominic at 7 was too young to join in, minimum age is 8 due to the size of the headsets, but viewing what his big brother and his friend got up to kept him entertained enough!
There are various different experiences within Rush VR, so nothing gets old. We didn’t even try everything out, so a return visit is imminent because the boys assure me it was ‘awesome’.
Shattered after all that, we headed to one of Xscape’s numerous tempting restaurants and of course, with three hungry boys, the choice was, unanimously, Pizza Express.
I didn’t need any coercing though and we filled our boots with three hearty courses.
From bruschetta, chicken wings and calamari for starters to pizzas loaded with a mouthwatering concoction of toppings, we had a cheek to have room for pud.
Sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownies and strawberry sundaes finished us off and another day at our fave fun destination was done.
Have you ever been to an Xscape? Whats your fave thing to do there?