Ginger Mum Column: Wet and wild at Willen Lake

Local lifestyle blogger Ginger Mum talks about the must do’s before we lose the last rays of sun for the year…

Welcome to September in Milton Keynes! Kids on the verge of heading back to school, the shops awash with autumn winter styles and we are hanging on to the last of the summer sun so we can still lap up all the al fresco dining options MK has to offer.

Our current fave location is The Hub so the kids can make the most of the fountain – they never tire of it and best of all, it’s free!

If there’s one thing you need to do before the last of the rays bid farewell, it’s to get your yourself down to Willen Lake’s new Aqua Parc.

My eldest tried this out recently, you can read all about it on my blog but let’s just say, at 20 quid a pop, it’s splashing fun and definitely worth the wonga!

Now, some gritty stuff… if you’ve ever struggled to spend a penny in MK and been caught short, you will be so chuffed with this info I have for you.

MK is turning over scores of previously locked and secret loo-cations to the people, with instant access, when we need it.

Great news for mums with desperate kids and anyone with related health issues – stress begone!

Just check out the website to unlock the block with me!

September is a thrilling time at centre:mk, especially for me, as Stylefest returns on 29th & 30th and of course, it’s bigger and better than ever.

Fashion shows, panel discussions, the latest trends from London Fashion Week and special guest appearances you won’t want to miss. Of course, it’s all free so come along and join me for the weekend.

Going into autumn/winter style, my top buy for this month would be this fab dress from River Island, which is a snip at £40 and will look fab with either over the knee boots or a pair of woolly tights and ankle boots for a cute look.

My final tip for the long wet winter that is inevitably ahead would be to check out the Wiki Mama website for the best tips on how to entertain the kids without breaking the bank.

Toodlepip til next month!

You can follow Ginger Mum’s blog at or on social media at @gingermumstyle.

This feature was published in the September 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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