It is a warm pool, that isn't overlooked from the outside, with comfortable lighting that isn't stark or over stimulating.
There is lots of space on poolside, some chairs to sit and wait, a sauna and steam room. The leisure centre setting is beautiful, directly on the lakeside, with lots of amenities, a family restaurant neighbouring the centre and children's play parks. Water sports facilities on the lake itself are very popular, as is jogging and cycling around the footpaths.
Willen Lake in East Milton Keynes at Freedom Leisure.
Easy access both by Driving & Public Transport.
See the Parking & Accessility below
Large carpark associated with Willen Lake and managed by Parks Trust.
Parking wardens and ticketing is very active. Is £1 per hour payable at machines or via the JustPark App.
nearby at Middleton and across the road toward Gullivers. Approx. time on foot to pool if opting for free parking is around 10 minutes.
Enter through the front door and follow the stairs up to reception, taking a sneak peek at the pool to your left as you walk in.
Say hello to the friendly reception team and explain you're there for your session with Makara. You'll sign in on the register and be directed toward the changing facilities which are signposted and down some stairs. It is a large changing village with shower facilities and hair dryers
You'll need a padlock for the lockers or one can be purchased from reception at cost of £5. You can bring some items onto poolside, such as your towel or any personal swim equipment you may have. All equipment for your lesson is provided, however you may want to bring some goggles with you.
I know that your first session can be a daunting experience and using lockers and arriving on poolside can feel like half the battle. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about arriving on site and using the facilities and carparks
For any questions or enquiries, please use my My Contact form