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Kids can learn
a new sport
PICK UP A PADDLE OR STEP ON A SEGWAY
TO EXPLORE THE DELIGHTS OF WILLEN LAKE
ake the most of the great
outdoors this summer and
enjoy a visit to Willen Lake
in Milton Keynes. It offers
39 hectares of beautiful
lake and parkland to explore, with sports
off and on the water, high-quality play
areas, refreshment facilities and plenty
of space for a picnic or barbecue.
For family members keen to get out
on the lake, the aquatic delights of
canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding,
windsurﬁng, stand-up paddleboarding
and powerboating await. Those who
prefer to stay on dry land could try
archery, high ropes and Segway riding.
Visitors can also hire the popular
dragon and swan pedalos, perfect for
families, and brand new additions for
2017 are the turbo paddlers.
These allow children to take to the
water on their own from the age of four,
in a safe, controlled environment.
SPLASH THE CASH
And that's not all - right now Willen
Lake is receiving a fantastic £2million
investment, with improvement works
due for completion in time for this
year's school summer holidays.
This money is being used to make
facilities for visitors even better, with
the installation of its state-of-the-art
Splash Park, which will be one of
the UK's largest outdoor water
playgrounds, covering 1,000sq m.
Work as a
team to avoid
JUST FOR LITTLE ONES
Willen Lake's Splash Park will include
more than 60 water features for
young children to enjoy, such as a
bespoke water journey for toddlers
called 'The Race'.
It will hold up to 300 children every
session, with dedicated viewing areas
and controlled access to give parents
complete peace of mind.
There will be a new coffee and
ice cream kiosk, as well as baby
changing facilities and a dedicated
disabled access toilet.
Additional natural play features will
be installed and grass areas within the
site will be re-landscaped, improving
the space available for play, picnics
and events. A new car park will provide
300 extra spaces. These improvements
are sure to make the lake even more
of a favourite family destination.
Ideally located in the centre of Milton
Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Willen Lake is
close to Junction 14 of the M1. It has
ample parking or can be reached from
London in just over half an hour by train.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Cal l 0 1 90 8 24 65 9 9
Vi s i t w illen lake .o r g .u k
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