BBQs at Willen Lake

Barbeques are very popular at Willen Lake, so we have a designated area located just off our 'North' car park at the South Lake. This area features dedicated barbeque stones that should be used for placing your disposable barbeque on; please do not put them directly on the ground.

A map of Willen Lake south showing the BBQ area

We want you to enjoy Willen Lake, but not to put other people, wildlife or the park itself at risk from fire. There are many areas of uncut grass at Willen Lake because it is a great resource for insects and wildflowers, however in the summer this grass becomes very dry and a spark from a barbeque could lead to a serious blaze. In addition, disposable barbeques leave burnt patches if placed on the ground and are often discarded, becoming a litter problem.

If you cannot find the designated areas, please ask any of our staff members and they will be happy to help you.

Groups of 15 or more people will need to get permission from Willen Lake staff. Please email us at willenlake@theparkstrust.com .

Courses and activities we have available at Willen Lake


  • Willen Lake is....

    Milton Keynes’ most popular park

  • Willen Lake is..

    managed by self-financing charity The Parks Trust

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  • Willen Lake offers..

    a wide range of activities on and off the water – something for everyone to enjoy

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  • Willen Lake is.....

    the location for many of the city’s popular events

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  • Willen Lake offers...

    dedicated, expert watersports tuition for people at all skill levels

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  • Splash ‘n’ Play is...

    one of the UK largest outdoor splash parks

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  • Treetop Extreme has...

    three courses available from Explorers to Extreme

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  • The wakeboarding centre...

    at Willen Lake has been home to three UK champions of the sport

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  • There are over...

    35 pieces of play and trim trail equipment, plus an additional 14 pieces in our new Natural Play Trail, that can be used for free at Willen Lake South.

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  • Willen Lake offers....

    offers a 3,500m² play area that can be used by children of all ages for free, all year round.

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  • Willen Lake hosts...

    a number of other activities at its site, from Hamster Zorbing to Segway Riders.

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