Willen Lake is home to the biggest free play area in Milton Keynes!
In September 2021, we opened our brand-new play area, at over an acre in size this is now Milton Keynes’ biggest free to use play area.
The design of our new play area has been created with immersive play in mind, great thought has also been given to the different age ranges and needs of the children who will be using it. We designed the play area with a fun nautical theme which fits in with our lakeside setting and all the equipment has been constructed from the highest quality robinia wood which reflects the natural parkland found at the lake.
Our new play area is made up from two parts, the larger area is suitable for slightly older and more adventurous children and has a wide range of equipment, including a large lighthouse tower with tunnel slide, a lookout crow’s nest and a suspension bridge.
The second area is suitable for younger children and those with additional needs and is situated close to the new Watersports Centre and the Willen Lake Bar & Kitchen. This area is enclosed on three sides making if safe for little ones to explore. It has been designed to allow for pushchairs and wheelchairs to easily access the play equipment. The flooring in this area is made with a rubber crumb to make it smooth and soft. This area has a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a basket swing and extra wide slides so that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
In addition, refurbishment works have also been under taken at our existing play area, with the installation of a new large piece of equipment, the rope swing, as well as some landscaping works to improve this area.