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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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Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the past few years.
Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library
Provider of life-size animatronic dinosaurs Billings Productions has provided a Megalosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops for the atrium of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, Columbus, US as part of a special autumn programme of activities.
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept
Attractions developer Simworx has teamed up with themed entertainment designers Katapult to design a cops and robbers themed ride concept for Simworx’s Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Dark Ride.
Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system
Integrated ticketing and visitor management firm Vennersys was asked by the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust board to update their ticketing management system.
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA, US.
Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience
Animation studio Aardman has announced a partnership with immersive group gaming experience providers Electric Gamebox to launch a game featuring Shaun the Sheep.
Giving the Gift of an experience has limitless benefits
As we emerge from the clutches of Covid and our freedom of movement is fully restored, giving the gift of an experience is more appealing than ever before.
Family business celebrates 40 years as leading ticketing solutions provider
A leading ticketing company that can boast Wembley Stadium as its first-ever client, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.
Future-proofing ticketing solutions with TOR Systems
TOR Systems, the UK’s leading ticketing, booking and CRM solutions provider, is urging tourism and heritage companies to future proof their ticketing solutions when procuring in the wake of the pandemic.
Vantage digitises Atlantis Dubai’s aquatic theme park guest journey
Entertainment destination Atlantis Dubai has chosen Vantage’s smart software platform to help it deliver a personalised and frictionless experience for guests at its aquatic theme park Aquaventure.
Maurer Rides presents Lost in the Maze coaster to challenge rider’s reaction skills
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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
AromaPrime releases most popular scents
Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the past few years.
Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library
Provider of life-size animatronic dinosaurs Billings Productions has provided a Megalosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops for the atrium of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, Columbus, US as part of a special autumn programme of activities.
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept
Attractions developer Simworx has teamed up with themed entertainment designers Katapult to design a cops and robbers themed ride concept for Simworx’s Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Dark Ride.
Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system
Integrated ticketing and visitor management firm Vennersys was asked by the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust board to update their ticketing management system.
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA, US.
Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience
Animation studio Aardman has announced a partnership with immersive group gaming experience providers Electric Gamebox to launch a game featuring Shaun the Sheep.
Family business celebrates 40 years as leading ticketing solutions provider
A leading ticketing company that can boast Wembley Stadium as its first-ever client, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.
Future-proofing ticketing solutions with TOR Systems
TOR Systems, the UK’s leading ticketing, booking and CRM solutions provider, is urging tourism and heritage companies to future proof their ticketing solutions when procuring in the wake of the pandemic.
Vantage digitises Atlantis Dubai’s aquatic theme park guest journey
Entertainment destination Atlantis Dubai has chosen Vantage’s smart software platform to help it deliver a personalised and frictionless experience for guests at its aquatic theme park Aquaventure.
Maurer Rides presents Lost in the Maze coaster to challenge rider’s reaction skills
Maurer Rides has unveiled Lost in the Maze – a new interactive indoor roller coaster experience using patented Spike technology.
Red Raion and Leolandia announce partnership
Red Raion, the CGI studio specialised in media-based attractions, has announced its partnership with the popular Italian theme park Leolandia.
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COMPANY PROFILES
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
Mather & Co

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the herita [more...]
Sally Corporation

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

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion Showreel 2021 – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

01-07 Dec 2022

World Leisure Congress 2022

tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
05-07 Dec 2022

East Cape Futures

Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Los Barriles, Mexico
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