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We’ve made the Top 10!

October 11, 2017 – 11:05 am |

Less than a week after the Timberland Trail made the Times’ Top 20 walks in the UK, the Millennium Country Park has been ranked in the Top 10 parks and green spaces in the UK …

Book your Christmas Lunch now!

October 10, 2017 – 2:21 pm |

The days are getting shorter, and the heating is about to go on but there’s still the good bits of winter to look forward to!
Treat yourself to a Christmas lunch with family or friends at …

Timberland Trail in the Saturday Times!

October 9, 2017 – 10:14 am |

Once again, 2 years on, the Timberland Trail has been featured in the Saturday Times’ Top 20 Walks in the UK! If you’re a paid subscriber to the Times, you can see the article here.
The …

Celebrating Trees through art

September 19, 2017 – 10:51 am |

From a massive exhibition, to talks, guided walks and kids’ activities, the Higgins Bedford has got a jam packed schedule of tree related events this winter, which you HAVE to check out. There’s literally something …

Boardwalk closure

September 15, 2017 – 2:53 pm |

Just a quick note to say that the boardwalk near to the Forest Centre, running over to the Callow Mounds, will be closed from Wednesday 20th September for approx. 2 weeks while contractors install a …

Halloween Half Term approaches…

September 12, 2017 – 11:46 am |

Unbelievably, it’s nearly time to start dusting off the Halloween costumes as half term isn’t far away! But don’t panic – we have lots going on at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park to …

Early closing Sun 10th Sept

September 4, 2017 – 1:00 pm |

Due to a private event, we’ll be closing the Forest Centre a bit early on Sunday 10th Sept 2017, at 4pm.
Last orders in the Lakeside Cafe will be 3.30pm – the car park will be …

Help us into the Top 10

September 1, 2017 – 12:25 pm |

It’s that time of year again where you can vote for your favourite Green Flag Award winning site! Every year since 2012, the Millennium Country Park has been in the Top 10 Parks in the …

An arty partnership

August 29, 2017 – 3:30 pm |

The Forest of Marston Vale has teamed up with The Higgins Museum in Bedford for their forthcoming exhibition, ‘A Walk in the Woods’ which looks at the influence woods and forests have had on British …

From little acorns grow mighty oaks

August 24, 2017 – 1:08 pm |

And similarly so has our small firewood enterprise, which has come a long way from its early conception back in 2010 . . . all those years ago!
The idea first originated during a volunteer task …

Bank Holiday Opening Times

August 21, 2017 – 10:36 am |

Can you believe that the bank holiday is nearly upon us already? Where did that summer go…
If you are looking to beat the back to school blues, we are open on Bank Holiday Monday (28th …

Bike Hire now open!

August 9, 2017 – 2:34 pm | 2 Comments

Our Bike Hire is now open as usual!
The weather is due to pick up tomorrow so why not pop over to the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park for a bike ride!
See prices and details …

£5 parking charge on Sun 3rd Sept

August 3, 2017 – 12:30 pm | One Comment

We’re getting very excited as it’s our second, annual Forest Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd September!
As it’s our biggest fundraising event of the year there will be a car parking charge on the day …

Beware the Wetlands…

August 3, 2017 – 9:12 am |

As you may be aware, next week (9th – 13th August) the dinosaurs are returning to the Park for the Dino Trail, but this time they are taking over the Wetlands Trail! As a result, …

Green Flag Success!

July 18, 2017 – 12:30 pm |

We’re delighted to announce that the Millennium Country Park has been awarded it’s 11th Green Flag Award in a row, making it one of the top Parks in the country for over a decade!
Considering our …

No Card Payments

July 17, 2017 – 9:43 am |

Due to a technical upgrade to our system, we may not be able to process card payments for the most part of Tuesday 18th July.
If you are visiting the Forest Centre the nearest cash points …

Attention Flitwick Tesco Shoppers!

July 11, 2017 – 10:22 am | 2 Comments

Next time you’re doing your Tesco’s shop in Flitwick, make sure you grab one of the tokens from your cashier and pop them into the Forest of Marston Vale slot in the Bags of Help …

Some very sad news

July 6, 2017 – 4:46 pm | 7 Comments

We received the terrible news last weekend that Ges Ellis, who has run our Bike Hire for the past 8 years, has passed away aged 58. If you’ve ever hired a bike from us you’re …

Bike hire closed

July 1, 2017 – 9:46 am |

Unfortunately, our Bike Hire will be closed for the forseeable future due to unforeseen circumstances. We will update you as soon as we have any further news. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Blue/green algae Update

June 23, 2017 – 12:36 pm |

While we have had no formal reports from the Environment Agency of blue green algae in Stewartby Lake yet, visitors should exercise caution. Due to the recent warm temperatures and time of year, there is …

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