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Willen Lake

Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, England
+44 1908 246599
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Disappointing as no improvement to basic facilities.

Visited again with two young children and a dog after leaving a previous review and hoping that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
buckmaster53
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Great fun

This splash zone was great fun. The water was a tad cold so my 7 month old didn’t enjoy it. But my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anaeka N
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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 good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“peace pagoda” (39 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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"pub restaurant"
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"feed the ducks"
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"premier inn"
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"small train"
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"miniature railway"
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"play area"
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"nice walk"
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"lovely lake"
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"aerial extreme"
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"high ropes"
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"car parking"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited again with two young children and a dog after leaving a previous review and hoping that some notice might have been taken by the administration, Encouraged by many peoples positive reports.Conclusion - still insufficient rubbish bins around the lake (but plenty of picnic areas)...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry to hear your recent visit to Willen Lake was disappointing. Did you know that Willen Lake is owned by The Parks Trust who are a self-financing charity? Across our 6,000 acres of parkland we spent over £347,000 on litter and the associated...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This splash zone was great fun. The water was a tad cold so my 7 month old didn’t enjoy it. But my 2 year old loved it. He was shivering too but I don’t think it bothered him much. The weather was 28deg.

Thank Anaeka N
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anaeka, thanks for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Splash 'n' Play. We look forward to seeing you and your children again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It s okay. £2 off peak per child, parents go for free. Toilets were very dirty. Not enough spaces for parents to sit. Not well managed. May be short on staff! It s a shame could be better. Lucky there is one in Leighton Buzzard...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Willen Lake is one of the primary attractions in Milton Keynes. With loads of green spaces MK has to offer, there are plenty of open places to hang around with family and friends. Willen Lake with its two lakes and the Peace Pagoda are brilliant...More

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

Hi Tushar_pai, thanks for your review. We are so pleased you enjoy your time at Willen Lake, South and North. More information can be found on our Willen Lake website. Many thanks

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The activities planned were so much fun. Big shout to Chloe for organising it all and being accommodating for our requests. Did zorb football first which despite not being our first choice couldn’t have been better. Finished off with some fun on the lake in...More

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

Hi Salorn, thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for Willen Lake. We are so pleased your enjoyed your day on the lake including the Zorb Football and Katakanus. We hope to see you all again soon! Many thanks

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our first visit to Willen Lake, just under two miles from Jct 14 of M1. Wide open grassland, huge lake and playground for the grand children. The Splash ‘n Play area looked brand new. A half hour session for just £2 per child...More

Thank D8TEterryh
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit to Willen Lake, we hope to see you all again soon? More information can be found...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We travelled down to Milton Keynes from Yorkshire to visit friends. With the parents away for the day we took their two 9 year old girls to Willen Park to play on the swings and slides. We parked in a disabled bay with a valid...More

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear David, We are sorry to hear about your recent experience at Willen Lake. We wanted to let you know that the car park is managed by an independent car parking management company called Napier Parking Limited and therefore all appeals and correspondence should be...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We visited for the first time today and thoroughly enjoyed our walk around Willen Lake. It is a very nice time of year to visit with winter colour from willow stems that are planted to striking effect, as well as the early spring bulbs -...More

Thank AlinaRC
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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Willen Lake. Please note that the pub isn't operated by Willen Lake but by Fayre And Square. We would strongly recommend sharing your feedback with them. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My 1st ever visit to Willen lake was really fun! Myself & my fiance hired bikes & rode around the perimeter a few times & finished our visit with a coffee & cake in one of the cafes.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to walk the North and South Willen lakes in Milton Keynes having driven past numerous times and often saying we must take a look. Well after many years today we stopped and went for a walk. The walkways around the lakes have numerous...More

Thank Noahsark7
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Kane00
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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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Response from Ashok S | Reviewed this property |
open entire day.
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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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