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Willen Lake

Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, England
+44 1908 246599
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Take care with car parking

Am a volunteer with Cancer Research Race for Life . Parked for 7 minutes at Premier Inn thinking we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lester F
Watersports centre terrible

I wanted to go on a family paddlos which opened at 11 o'clock I was told they didn't have them. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nathan S
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Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Over one million visitors a year 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 park is open year round and there is no admission fee, other than during special events when some areas may be unavailable to the general public, or a fee may be charged. (Note that car parking charges apply.) Leisure activities at Willen Lake are managed by Whitecap Leisure Ltd, a trading subsidiary of The Parks Trust.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“peace pagoda” (41 reviews)
“water skiing” (19 reviews)
“wake boarding” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, England
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+44 1908 246599
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"peace pagoda"
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"water skiing"
in 19 reviews
"wake boarding"
in 12 reviews
"stone circle"
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"pub restaurant"
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"feed the ducks"
in 10 reviews
"premier inn"
in 13 reviews
"miniature train"
in 6 reviews
"play area"
in 25 reviews
"nice walk"
in 11 reviews
"lovely lake"
in 11 reviews
"aerial extreme"
in 8 reviews
"high ropes"
in 6 reviews
"car parking"
in 7 reviews
"go ape"
in 5 reviews
"splash zone"
in 6 reviews
"lakes"
in 60 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Am a volunteer with Cancer Research Race for Life . Parked for 7 minutes at Premier Inn thinking we were staying there . When found arrangements had been changed I went to move car to find an attendant had given me a ticket despite seeing...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lester, sorry to hear about your recent visit to Willen Lake for the Race for Life resulting in a parking ticket. As this was a 3rd party event we did pass on clear parking instructions to Cancer Research regarding parking at the Lake and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to go on a family paddlos which opened at 11 o'clock I was told they didn't have them. I them replied your advertising them,I then asked if they could do a swan paddlo at same price which they said no. Asked to speak...More

Thank Nathan S
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Nathan, we are sorry to hear this about your recent visit. I understand you have emailed us and my colleague will be responding to your directly regarding your experience and feedback. Many thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the premier inn and had a lake view, fortunately the weather was nice so we woke to the sound of ducks and early morning swimmers. You can walk for hours here and a walk round the lake takes about an hour. Really...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and stay at Willen Lake and hope you are able to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a colour run, which we around both the lakes. Nicely paved for all abilities and pushchairs. Went around during summer so they had ice cream vans spread around. Parking in different locations. People fishing and practising water sports. Nice areas to...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 4 star review of Willen Lake. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit for the Color Obstacle Run. We have lots of events and activities available at the lake and more information can be found on the Willen Lake website....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great new-ish Splash n Play area with lots of features for older babies / toddlers upwards, reasonably priced at £2 per child for 30 mins (no charge for adults). Didn't use the toilets so can't comment on cleanliness / changing facilities. Could do with more...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 4 star review of Splash 'n' Play. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, Splash 'n' Play opened at the end of July so is indeed a new addition to Willen Lake. We will be adding more tables and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit. The play equipment is good and the smaller children have their own area. The pathway around the lake is good and pieces of play equipment can be found, together with the odd bench. Nice, open grass areas. Strategically placed pick a...More

Thank topkat2004
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review of Willen Lake, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We of course do understand that the Geese can't read the signs but we hope that the people attempting to fed them can. Unfortunately the bird poo is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an intermittently wet day at Willen Lake. All of the kids loved the highwires, we enjoyed a walk around the lake and a picnic, we tried to hire bikes but could not get them to work, they are unmanned and rely on a...More

Thank Scarlett39
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Scarlett, thank you for your 4 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Willen Lake. Regarding your comments about the hire bikes, these are operated and owned by Santander so unfortunately they aren't something that we can manage or control. Regarding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited willen lake with my family. It’s a nice outdoor play, with lots of activities for kids, boat rides and places to eat.

Thank temitope A
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review - we are pleased you enjoyed visiting Willen Lake. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've recently discovered the beauty of Willen Lake and its surrounding areas. I go there daily for a really good 2 hour speed walk and it's just perfect for me. I like walking on my own, at my own fast pace, and Willen Lake is...More

Thank Sue_Walker
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sue, thank you for your 5 star review of Willen Lake. It is great to hear you enjoy visiting Willen Lake daily for a walk.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to walk around Willen Lake, it's quite serene and very peaceful. Especially up by the Peace Pagoda, with lovely views of the lake and Milton Keynes. I'm unimpressed that the parking is not free and has become quite expensive considering the café isn't...More

Thank gracepepper
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Grace, thank you for your 5 star review of Willen Lake. Did you know that Willen Lake is looked after and managed by The Parks Trust, who are a self-financing charity? The Parks Trust look after over 6,000 acres of greenspace across Milton Keynes....More

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Kane00
21 August 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
yes i think you have to register for health and safety at the office
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uday10021975
21 May 2017|
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Response from Ashok S | Reviewed this property |
open entire day.
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tinkeerbell
1 October 2016|
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Response from AdamChloeJack | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is but Longs Inn in Woburn is and that isnt too far, if that helps.
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