Willen Lake creates over an acre of free play!

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28 September 2020


Willen Lake is currently undergoing large scale improvement works to enhance the visitor experience. These works will include a state of the art, fully accessible watersports building including a café and restaurant overlooking the lake as well as a brand-new children’s play area.

The new play area will incorporate the existing one which will be fully refurbished. At over an acre in size, once the expansion is complete, Willen Lake will be home to the biggest free to use play area in Milton Keynes!

The design of this new play area has been created with immersive play in mind, it will have a nautical theme to fit in with the lakeside setting plus all the equipment is being constructed from the highest quality Robinia Wood which will also reflect the natural parkland found at Willen Lake.

The new play area has been designed with different age ranges and needs in mind. There will be a larger play area suitable for slightly older children which will have a wide range of equipment, such as a large lighthouse tower with tunnel slide, a lookout crow’s nest, and a suspension bridge meaning there’s always plenty of fun to be had.

There will also be an area suitable for younger children and those with additional needs that will be situated close to the new watersports and café building. This area will be enclosed on three sides making if safe for little ones to explore. It has also been designed to allow for pushchairs and wheelchairs to easily access the play equipment. The flooring in this area will be made with a rubber crumb to make it smooth and soft and it will also have a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a basket swing and extra wide slides so that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To allow us to complete these improvement works we will need to close the current play area for a short period whilst it is being refurbished. We will communicate when these closures are due to take place on our social media channels and website.

Find out more about the improvement works



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  • Willen Lake South

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    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

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