Willen Lake South

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    Willen Lake South is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. It offers a wide range of activities on and off the water with something for everyone to enjoy, including Treetop Extreme, the county’s only urban high ropes course, outdoor splash park Splash ‘n’ Play, and watersports such as wakeboarding, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. It’s a great place to entertain family and friends of all ages, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a watersports course or hiring a pedalo.

    Find out more on the Willen Lake website

    What to see and do

    There is lots to do at Willen Lake, making it the perfect destination for a family day out. Alongside the paid activities such as Splash ‘n’ Play, Treetop Extreme and watersports, there is plenty to enjoy for free. Willen Lake offers a fantastic play area that can be used by children of all ages, all year round. There are also play and trim trails located at different points around the lake.

    Stop off at the dedicated platforms by the edge of the lake and feed the many ducks and wild waterfowl there; remember to bring seed mixes, tinned sweetcorn, defrosted peas or berries rather than bread as it is bad for them and they struggle to digest it.

    Willen Lake is the perfect picturesque location for a run or walk – all year round. A circular route around both lakes is approx. 5km, but you can change this up to make it longer or shorter as required. Check out our guided walking routes for inspiration.

    There are plenty of open areas to enjoy a picnic, play games or simply relax in the sun. We also have a number of designated places for BBQs, find out more here.

    Car parking

    Paid car parking with CCTV in operation is available for use at Willen Lake South. Charging points for electric cars can be found at Willen Lake South. Find out more about parking at Willen Lake here.

    Food and drink

    Whether you're looking to grab a quick drink and a bite to eat or a place to enjoy a sit down meal, there's a range of options available to satisfy your appetite. Find out about the new Benugo Bar & Kitchen which enjoys fantastic views across the lake here

    Disabled access

    There is good access at Willen Lake, with surfaced paths around the lake and dedicated parking spaces at both the North and South car parks. A disabled toilet can be found in the Splash ‘n’ Play complex. A changing places toilets will also be available in our new watersports centre once our improvement works are complete in summer 2021.


    Fishing is permitted in certain areas of the lake, although this is dependent on the time of year and other activities that are taking place. For more information please contact us on enquiries@willenlake.org.uk or the MKAA on info@mkaa.co.uk.

    Find out more on the Willen Lake website

    Facilities at Willen Lake South
    • Parking

    • Electric Car Charging

    • Toilets

    • Café

    • Pub

    • Bird Hide

    • Picnic Tables

    • Play Area

    • Santander Cycles

    How to get here

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