Open Water Swimming

    Willen Lake is a great training and practice venue for open water swimming. This activity is only allowed at the lake during our dedicated sessions as detailed below.


    Open Water Swimming sessions are held at Willen Lake every Saturday morning from 7.30 am - 8:30am. Please meet at the Watersports Centre.

    Facilities & Hire

    Fully serviced changing rooms, lockers, showers and secure car parking.
    Swimming caps will be provided for free if you do not have your own. They will need to be returned after you've finished your session.


    £5 per single swim

    Terms & Conditions

    You must be 18+ to take part in open water swimming at Willen Lake.

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      The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

      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.

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