A Welcome Back to Willen Lake
We’re pleased to announce that Willen Lake in Milton Keynes will reopen on Saturday 4th July. Having already successfully restarted Wakeboarding and open water swimming, they’re now able to safely resume some of their other watersport courses and their high ropes course, Treetop Extreme.
From the start of July Pedalos will also be available for hire at Willen Lake. Subject to weather conditions, the hire centre will be open every day from 11am – 6pm. Please note that this activity cannot be booked online in advance and will operate on a first come first serve basis, and you should pay by card where possible. All equipment and Pedalos will be cleaned between use. Pedalos must only be used by members of the same household or social bubble.
Treetop Extreme is Buckinghamshire's only urban high ropes course. At Willen Lake they have three courses to choose from, Explorer, Adventure and Extreme, which differ in height and difficulty. The plan is to reopen the courses from 4th July, with a reduced number of participants able to complete the course at one time as well as decreasing the amount of sessions that run per day. Our Treetop Extreme courses will need to be booked in advance online at www.willenlake.org.uk/treetop and usual height restrictions apply.
Willen Lake have been working hard behind the scenes with the relevant national governing bodies to adapt operations, ensuring a safe and fun experience for visitors. Sessions have been adapted and they’ve reduced capacities to support social distancing. There will be an enhanced cleaning regime in place for equipment, and multiple points for customers to access hand wash or hand sanitisation stations.
From July you’ll be able to take part in Discover sessions and sailing courses. Discover sessions are instructor-led courses created to introduce participants to specific watersports. In each session an expert coach will give you tuition in the basic skills you need for your chosen watersport. During this summer you could learn to stand-up paddle board, wakeboard, windsurf, kayak, sail or even learn the skill of archery.
The Junior Sailing Club will be restarting in mid-July - this club is for children aged 8-14 years who want to get involved in sailing regularly. During this weekly club that runs on Saturday mornings from 9am – 11am, you’ll learn new skills and take part in fun challenges.
Also returning is the Adult Paddle Club, running every Wednesday evening from 6pm - 8pm. This club helps to develop your knowledge of a wide range of paddle sports, throughout the weeks you’ll have the opportunity to try out all different types of paddle sports all under the guidance of our qualified instructors.
All courses will need to be booked in advance online. All participants taking part in watersport courses will be given their own equipment upon arrival that has been sanitized, there will be no sharing of crafts or equipment during these sessions. Sessions will be a maximum of 6 people including the instructor and social distancing will be maintained.
For more information and to book activities please visit www.willenlake.org.uk