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Nice place to walk around

We were here for a colour run, which we around both the lakes. Nicely paved for all abilities and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Fiji_18
,
Oxford
Splash n Play facility

Great new-ish Splash n Play area with lots of features for older babies / toddlers upwards... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
outofoffice2
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, England
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+44 1908 246599
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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

Thank Fiji_18
Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

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

Reviewed 3 June 2018

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 4 June 2018

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

Reviewed 1 June 2018 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
Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

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

Reviewed 29 May 2018 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
Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

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

Reviewed 29 May 2018 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
Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

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

Reviewed 28 May 2018 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

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

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.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

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

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Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

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

Reviewed 17 May 2018

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 18 May 2018

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

Reviewed 9 May 2018 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
Chantal J, Manager at Willen Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

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!

Reviewed 7 May 2018 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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Yes! I almost did this, but wasn’t sure how my son would get on.
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