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Swifts – last chance to see…

July 30, 2015 – 7:09 am |

Given the cold, wet and windy weather in the last few days, you couldn’t blame swifts if they’ve left already. Generally they leave around now, just as soon as their young have fledged and high …

5 Ways to Host an Eco-Friendly Party

July 27, 2015 – 2:36 pm | One Comment

Come rain or shine, summer is always party season. Having lived through 28 summer-holiday birthdays, I’m used to all the pitfalls: people being on holiday, rain ruining a barbecue, people bringing children along to an …

Forest Volunteers honoured

July 23, 2015 – 2:45 pm | One Comment

We were completely thrilled, earlier today, to welcome HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis to the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park  to present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Forest of Marston …

Green Flag winners for 9th year running!

July 23, 2015 – 10:30 am | 2 Comments

We have done it again! The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is delighted to announce that for the ninth year running, the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park has received the prestigious Green Flag Award!
We’re very …

Snakes in the Park

July 23, 2015 – 9:04 am |

Country Park Rangers have reported an increase in the number of sightings of grass snakes this summer. This may be because the dry weather has forced them to move more to find the wet conditions …

Kids’ activities quickly selling out!

July 21, 2015 – 1:58 pm | One Comment

Dragons, Bugs and Butterflies on Thurs 30th July has now sold out! We still have spaces available on the 25th August sessions, as well as Captain Sillyvoice on 18th August, but get in there quick!
Why …

Pond Dipping sold out!

July 16, 2015 – 2:51 pm |

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids at the Forest Centre this summer, we have some great activities running! Sadly, our Pond Dipping sessions are now all sold out, but we still …

Giant Hogweed – The Facts

July 15, 2015 – 1:11 pm |

The news has been full of stories about the dangers of giant hogweed over the last few days. It’s easy to confuse this plant with cow parsley, which is totally harmless, so we want to …

Wanderings in Willington Woods: Volunteers do stuff

July 14, 2015 – 9:49 am |

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”  François-Marie Arouet (aka Voltaire).
Volunteers are a valuable commodity because, well, they volunteer to do stuff – for free!  …

Farmers’ Market Focus July

July 12, 2015 – 12:00 pm |

The Red Brewery may have only technically existed since 2007, but with over 30 years of experience, head brewer Dan and team know their stuff! Based in Great Staughton, they built their brewery in an …

Embracing home grown teen talent

July 3, 2015 – 12:52 pm | One Comment

We often now talk about the benefits of getting kids interested in the great outdoors and away from the TV at an early age. Outdoor play, and forest schools are on the rise, which is …

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