20 Attractions to Explore Near Willen Lake
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Gulliver's Land Theme Park Resort
0.83km from Willen Lake
Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts are designed especially for families, discover a huge selection of rides, attractions and magical short break holidays. The resort has great facilities and secure accommodation ranging in themes and styles. The themed area gives children the opportunity to experience JCB themed rides and attractions.
Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park
0.83km from Willen Lake
Gulliver’s Dinosaur and farm park is next to Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes and is really two parks in one place. There are now 32 animatronic dinosaurs in the ‘Lost World’ and they’re definitely a welcome addition to the park. There’s some really big ones (with big teeth) and lots of smaller ones which roar as you walk past them.
5km from Willen Lake
Caldecotte Lake lies off the H10 Bletcham Way, between the V10 Brickhill Street and the A5. There’s the lake where you can feed the ducks, a nice park and also just behind the Caldecotte Arms is one of MK’s hidden gems – the Caldecotte Miniature Railway. It costs just £1 a ride and the train goes round a track twice. IT was one of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time.
Milton Keynes Museum
5.93km from Willen Lake
This is one of the UK’s most family friendly museums where history comes to life with amazing stories, brilliant re-creations, and displays you can touch and try out. It includes the Stacey Hill Collection of rural life, consisting of agricultural, domestic, industrial, and social objects connected to the area before the 1967 foundation of Milton Keynes.
The National Museum of Computing
6.26km from Willen Lake
The National Museum of Computing is home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers. This museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.
Emberton Country Park
9.98km from Willen Lake
Emberton Country Park is one of only two large parks in Milton Keynes which comprises play equipments, a lake, and public loos. A short walk from the main car park is a really good play area. The highlights include a pirate ship and a big green twisty slide. The green slide is quite quick so bear that in mind if you have younger children. It also Offers camping, fishing, walking, conservation area and picnicking.
Go Ape Woburn (Treetop Challenge, Zip Lines, High Ropes)
10.33km from Willen Lake
Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure company which runs tree top ropes courses under the names Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure and Zip Trekking, as well as ground-based Forest Segway Safaris.
Woburn Safari Park
10.33km from Willen Lake
Woburn Safari Park is a drive-through wild animal park. Set in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland, just off junction 13 of the M1, the park offers visitors a memorable day out on safari with some of the most endangered wild animals in the world. It was opened in 1970 by the 13th Duke of Bedford.
Cowper and Newton Museum
11.2km from Willen Lake
The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in the Borough of Milton Keynes. This museum is housed in 'Orchard Side', the former home of 18th-century writer and poet William Cowper. The museum contains exhibits illustrating the life and times of the two men.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens - Closed until Easter 2022 for major refurbishment project..
11.34km from Willen Lake
Woburn Abbey and Gardens is a beautiful garden which was comprises lake, a serpentine river, an American Garden, extensive planting, a bridge, and a Thornery. Woburn Abbey has a hornbeam maze, herbaceous borders, ponds, a woodland garden and a Chinese dairy overlooking a pool.
Stockgrove Country Park
11.38km from Willen Lake
A huge country park which comprises 80 acres. It has an interesting history dating back to medieval times. It has a visitor center and a variety of habitats including a lake, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows, and heath. One of the best sites in the county which provides A pleasant stroll around water bodies & woodland with bat detectors, while keeping a record of bat activity. The park is partly in the Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Rushmere Country Park - Herons View Visitor Centre
12.1km from Willen Lake
A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors - walking outdoors. Here you can view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike, ride your horse – we’ve something for everyone.
Rushmere Country Park
12.73km from Willen Lake
Rushmere Country Park is 400 acres of woodland, heathland, and meadows. The main impression you'll most likely come away with is of a heavily wooded area that breaks out into some quite large grassy areas here and there. It is an attractive and accessible public open space, zoned in a manner that enables a wide range of leisure and countryside activities, whilst protecting and enhancing the sensitive natural and historic environment.
Forest of Marston Vale
12.74km from Willen Lake
a perfect day out for the family! It brings up to 30% tree cover, transforming the landscape and making it a thriving place to live, work and play. The Forest of Marston Vale is one of twelve of community forest projects in the United Kingdom. The total area covered is 61 square miles, but most of this land is in private ownership. There are incentives for landowners to plant trees, and the target for community forests, in general, is to reach 30% tree cover.
12.97km from Willen Lake
Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature and history. This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats. The perfect location for a day out in the forest. It has got walking trails, cycle trails, a children's adventure play area, a horse riding trail, and an onsite café selling tasty homemade meals and cakes in a warm, friendly environment.
15.9km from Willen Lake
Houghton House is a ruined mansion house in the parish of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. It was built in the early 17th century by Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, as an elaborate hunting lodge. The house is reputed to have been the model for the ‘Palace Beautiful’ in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, published in 1678.
Parson's Close Recreation Ground
15.9km from Willen Lake
The Park is home to the very popular Splash ‘n’ Play facility, the beach, the skate park, and also the bandstand. The Splash ‘n’ Play water park is currently closed for winter. the area surrounding the green became the focus for fine houses and grounds built by merchants and the gentry within easy distance of London, yet in a more salubrious setting than the urban environs. A number of Georgian houses have survived, some of them replacing earlier Tudor and Elizabethan buildings.
Rookery Open Farm
16.61km from Willen Lake
Rookery Open Farm is a petting farm with children's play activities on the edge of Stoke Bruerne village in Northants. It’s a real treat to get close to animals and even participate in looking after them. There is also a big indoor three-tier soft play frame with slides, tubes, biff bags, log ramps and a rope bridge and a separate area for under 4 year olds.
Leighton Buzzard Railway
16.63km from Willen Lake
The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of England's longest and oldest narrow-gauge lines, with a worldwide collection of locomotives and rolling stock and so more. It also now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in England. Both the collection and the railway itself are covered by our Accredited Museum designation, awarded by Arts Council England.
The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne
16.76km from Willen Lake
The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways which was found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. With a wide range of exhibits and a free audio commentary to guide you as you explore, the museum is the key to understanding the rich waterway heritage of Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal.
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Willen Lake, Milton Keynes MK15, UK
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. It comprises 180 acres of landscaped parkland which surround around 100 acres of water across two lakes. There are large events held on the site throughout the year, including Comedy Central's FriendsFest.