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Willen Lake, Milton Keynes’ most popular park is looking for two new voluntary, non-executive directors
27 Oct 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
This is an exciting time to join the board and a great opportunity for individuals with commercial experience, ideally in the leisure industry. The new directors will help to shape and manage Milton Keynes’ number one leisure attraction
– David Foster
Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park and is home to a host of watersports and activities for the whole family. It has more than a million visitors a year, drawing people from all over the UK.

Willen Lake is owned by The Parks Trust, the independent charity that looks after over 6,000 acres of parks and green spaces in Milton Keynes.

The Trust has invested over £7m at Willen Lake over the past six years in order to improve the facilities and provide visitors with a great day out. It employs over 100 people during the peak season, which runs from April to October each year.

There are still several more phases of improvements to make and the Trust has an exciting master plan to guide its long-term development of the venue.

The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees’ and Willen Lake is a wholly-owned subsidiary with its own Board of voluntary directors.

It’s recently been announced that two long-standing directors are due to retire and the Trust is now looking for replacements, ideally with a strong interest in outdoor leisure and recreation and good commercial experience.

Anyone interested in applying for the voluntary, non-executive directors positions at Willen Lake should contact chief executive, David Foster at [email protected]

Improvement works at Willen Lake began in 2017 with a new car park, and a brand-new Splash Park covering 1,000sq m – making it one of the largest in the UK.

The second phase commenced in 2020 and was completed in the summer of 2021. This included a purpose-built centre for all watersports activities with modern changing rooms, showers and additional public toilets.

A new café was also added, named Benugo Bar & Kitchen, which offers indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Lake. The building itself is fully accessible, with level access, lifts, accessible toilets, baby change facilities and includes a full Changing Places facility.
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Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opens at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
Sally Dark Rides has celebrated the opening of its newest interactive adventure SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride.
Triotech’s new Superblaster ride launches
Triotech has announced that its latest innovation, SuperBlaster, is ready to ship worldwide.
Gantner rebrands to Vintia, joins Salto Wecosystem
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the leisure industry and the newest addition to the Salto Wecosystem.
HYPERVSN holographic display launched at MSG Sphere
Technology company HPERVSN has created its largest ever holographic display for music and entertainment venue MSG Sphere Las Vegas.
Zero Latency launches free roam VR zombie experience
VR technology company Zero Latency has launched its immersive free-roam VR zombie game Outbreak.
Maurer Rides introduces Spike Waterfight
Rollercoaster and ride designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides has announced its latest concept, the Spike Waterfight, which allows spectators and rollercoaster riders to soak one another with water cannons.
Triotech launches new dark ride Primordial
Media based attractions creator Triotech has announced the opening of its latest attraction, a next generation interactive dark coaster installed at Lagoon Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
Maurer Rides presents new Speed Chaser concept
Rollercoaster designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides presented its new Speed Chaser coaster concept at IAAPA Expo Europe.
Merlin Entertainments and Immersive Gamebox announce global partnership
Merlin Entertainments has announced a multi-million pound and multi-territory partnership with immersive group gaming platform Immersive Gamebox. 
Small Footprint, Big Significance: Studio City Water Park
Long known for its fancy casinos, Macau realized within the past decade that it must diversify its tourism scene to attract new crowds. With the ambition of becoming the leisure hub of China’s 72-million strong Greater Bay Area, the city began adding shows, attractions, and family-friendly hotels. But the offering that truly stands out with fun for everyone is Studio City Water Park – Macau’s first stand-alone water park, with all the water slides and aquatic play structures supplied by WhiteWater.
How surf simulators are transforming the experience economy
The experience economy, driven by evolving consumer trends, is poised for continued growth in the coming years. Millennials have been at the forefront of this shift, favouring memorable experiences over material possessions. This preference has extended to other generations as well, indicating a broader adoption of experience-focused spending habits in the attractions sector.
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PRODUCT NEWS
Willen Lake, Milton Keynes’ most popular park is looking for two new voluntary, non-executive directors
27 Oct 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
This is an exciting time to join the board and a great opportunity for individuals with commercial experience, ideally in the leisure industry. The new directors will help to shape and manage Milton Keynes’ number one leisure attraction
– David Foster
Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park and is home to a host of watersports and activities for the whole family. It has more than a million visitors a year, drawing people from all over the UK.

Willen Lake is owned by The Parks Trust, the independent charity that looks after over 6,000 acres of parks and green spaces in Milton Keynes.

The Trust has invested over £7m at Willen Lake over the past six years in order to improve the facilities and provide visitors with a great day out. It employs over 100 people during the peak season, which runs from April to October each year.

There are still several more phases of improvements to make and the Trust has an exciting master plan to guide its long-term development of the venue.

The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees’ and Willen Lake is a wholly-owned subsidiary with its own Board of voluntary directors.

It’s recently been announced that two long-standing directors are due to retire and the Trust is now looking for replacements, ideally with a strong interest in outdoor leisure and recreation and good commercial experience.

Anyone interested in applying for the voluntary, non-executive directors positions at Willen Lake should contact chief executive, David Foster at [email protected]

Improvement works at Willen Lake began in 2017 with a new car park, and a brand-new Splash Park covering 1,000sq m – making it one of the largest in the UK.

The second phase commenced in 2020 and was completed in the summer of 2021. This included a purpose-built centre for all watersports activities with modern changing rooms, showers and additional public toilets.

A new café was also added, named Benugo Bar & Kitchen, which offers indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Lake. The building itself is fully accessible, with level access, lifts, accessible toilets, baby change facilities and includes a full Changing Places facility.
PRODUCT NEWS
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opens at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
Sally Dark Rides has celebrated the opening of its newest interactive adventure SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride.
Triotech’s new Superblaster ride launches
Triotech has announced that its latest innovation, SuperBlaster, is ready to ship worldwide.
Gantner rebrands to Vintia, joins Salto Wecosystem
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the leisure industry and the newest addition to the Salto Wecosystem.
HYPERVSN holographic display launched at MSG Sphere
Technology company HPERVSN has created its largest ever holographic display for music and entertainment venue MSG Sphere Las Vegas.
Zero Latency launches free roam VR zombie experience
VR technology company Zero Latency has launched its immersive free-roam VR zombie game Outbreak.
Maurer Rides introduces Spike Waterfight
Rollercoaster and ride designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides has announced its latest concept, the Spike Waterfight, which allows spectators and rollercoaster riders to soak one another with water cannons.
Triotech launches new dark ride Primordial
Media based attractions creator Triotech has announced the opening of its latest attraction, a next generation interactive dark coaster installed at Lagoon Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
Maurer Rides presents new Speed Chaser concept
Rollercoaster designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides presented its new Speed Chaser coaster concept at IAAPA Expo Europe.
Merlin Entertainments and Immersive Gamebox announce global partnership
Merlin Entertainments has announced a multi-million pound and multi-territory partnership with immersive group gaming platform Immersive Gamebox. 
Jump into Summer with Taylor Made Designs’ new grip socks
Taylor Made Designs has developed a range of generic and custom-branded grip socks, perfect for use in trampoline parks and indoor play areas.
Design Silver Fish teams up with Christie to deliver spectacular visuals at immersive South Korea art exhibition
Christie laser projectors have been used at an experiential art exhibition designed by media production firm Design Silver Fish to celebrate the history, culture and ecology of Damyan in South Korea – known for its strawberries and bamboo products.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [more...]
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

06-06 Jun 2024

National Attractions Marketing Conference

Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort, Tamworth, United Kingdom
06-07 Jun 2024

World Sauna Forum 2024

Sataman Viilu , Jyväskylä, Finland
+ More diary  
 


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