Car parking

Paid car parking with CCTV in operation is available for use at Willen Lake. It can be found at the following locations:

  • South Bay Car Park

Off Lakeside roundabout, V10 Brickhill St (by the hotel, gym and The Lakeside pub).Our South Bay Car Park operates a pay and display system, which means you pay upon arrival into this car park.
North Bay Car Park off Newlands roundabout, V10 Brickhill St (Splash 'n' Play, play areas and wakeboarding).

  • North Bay Car Park

This car park operates an auto number plate recognition (ANPR) system, which means you pay as you leave. You can pay by card over the phone or at the machines. Full instructions and terms and conditions are displayed in the North Bay Car Park and on the machines.


Drop Off Point

Please be aware that if you are planning on using our North Bay Car Park as a Drop Off point you need to ensure you exit the car park within ten minutes of entering it or you will need to pay for parking. If you fail to do so you will be at risk of a fixed price penalty charge from Napier. For a longer drop off point please use our South Bay Car Park.

Charges for both car parks are as follows;

Up to 30 mins £0.50 Up to 1 hour £1.00
Up to 2 hours £1.50 Up to 4 hours £2.50
Up to 8 hours £4.00 Up to 24 hours £5.00
Up to 48 hours £10.00
Max stay is 48 hours.

All of our car parking is managed by Napier Parking.

Car Parking Pemits

Annual permits for all Willen Lake car parks are available from Napier Parking at £150, with an £80 option available for the Peace Pagoda and Tree Cathedral car parks only. You can download permits from Napier here.

Disabled Badge Holders

We offer a heavily discounted annual parking permit for blue badge holders. This costs £80 and is for use in all Willen Lake car parks. To apply for the permit, please complete the application form and return it to Napier Parking Ltd with the requested documentation.


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    managed by self-financing charity The Parks Trust

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    offers a 3,500m² play area that can be used by children of all ages for free, all year round.

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