Escape the city and visit Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend, located in the stunning Pentland Hills just outside Edinburgh. Try your hand at skiing or snowboarding on Britain’s largest artificial slope, or alternatively, whizz down the purpose built tubing runs – available at weekends and every day throughout the school holidays. Save the leg work by taking the travellator to the top of the slope and then slide all the way down. All tubers must be age 4 and 1metre tall. The centre also offers a range of ski and snowboard lessons for all ages, from beginners to advanced, there’s no need to worry about equipment as they supply it all.