Corporate Dragon Boat Racing in Milton Keynes – Willen Lake

Venue and Facilities

Set in 30 acres of stunning parkland, Willen Lake is a wonderful venue for corporate and charity dragon boat racing events in Milton Keynes. The lake is the location for our annual Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival, where ten of our 40’ (up to 17 person) dragon boats are raced five at a time throughout the day. Excellent vantage points are located all along the 200m race course for the 50+ teams and thousands of spectators that flock to the event.

There is ample space for additional activities to run alongside the dragon boat racing. For the adventurous, the exhilarating ‘Treetop Extreme’ is the biggest and safest high ropes course in the south of the UK boasting over 50 obstacles, 4 zip-wires, a climbing wall and a 13m free-fall simulation. Catering can be arranged so that clients can enjoy the venue long into the evening with a sumptuous BBQ or by taking advantage of the onsite restaurants and hotel.

Getting There

Willen Lake is located just minutes away from central Milton Keynes, the M1 and A5 making it easily reachable for corporate and charity dragon boat racing events. It is situated between the H5 Portway and H6 Childs Way, directly off V10 Brickhill Street. There is plenty of pay & display car parking available on site and for those wishing to travel by train, Milton Keynes Central station is a 10 minute drive away.


Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park with over one million visitors taking part in watersports activities at the venue every year. It is also a favourite location with our corporate clients for events of all sizes ranging from the annual Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival which is one of the largest of its kind in the UK to a recent private event for Virgin Trains who brought 70 staff to Milton Keynes for a dragon boat team building event and bbq.