Willen Lake South is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. It offers a wide range of activities on and off the water with something for everyone to enjoy, including Treetop Extreme, the county’s only urban high ropes course, outdoor splash park Splash ‘n’ Play, and watersports such as wakeboarding, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. It’s a great place to entertain family and friends of all ages, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a watersports course or hiring a pedalo.
One hundred acres of water encircled by eighty acres of stunning landscaped grounds, beautifully maintained by the Parks Trust, with mile after mile of cycle ways and dozens of tranquil corners. Willen Lake is the place to unwind with your colleagues, relax with your family and enjoy with your friends.
What to see and do
There is lots to do at Willen Lake, making it the perfect destination for a family day out. Alongside the paid activities such as Splash ‘n’ Play, Treetop Extreme and watersports, there is plenty to enjoy for free. Willen Lake offers a 3,500m² play area that can be used by children of all ages, all year round. There are also play and trim trails located at different points around the lake.
Stop off at the dedicated platforms by the edge of the lake and feed the many ducks and wild waterfowl there; remember to bring seed mixes, tinned sweetcorn, defrosted peas or berries rather than bread as it is bad for them and they struggle to digest it.
Willen Lake is the perfect picturesque location for a run or walk – all year round. A circular route around both lakes is approx. 5km, but you can change this up to make it longer or shorter as required. A 5km Parkrun is held at the lake every Saturday if you like to run with a group.