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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 |

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 |

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 …

Early Closing on 9th/15th June

June 5, 2017 – 11:23 am |

Due to private events, we will be closing the Forest Centre early, at 4pm on Friday 9th June and Thursday 15th June.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

People and Wildlife – Take Care of Each Other

June 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm | One Comment

 
 
By Head Ranger Anna
“The Millennium Country Park is a total of 225Ha with many kilometres of paths running through and around it. It is free to access and it has a huge 500,000 visits each …

Local garden transformed by our Logs

May 19, 2017 – 12:30 pm |

Some people may just see logs as firewood, but local couple Anna and Shane took their garden to another level (literally) by using Forest of Marston vale logs to create a lovely raised bed in …

No card payments on Thurs 18th May

May 17, 2017 – 10:09 am |

Due to essential service updates on site, we unfortunately won’t be able to accept any card payments at the Forest Centre tomorrow (Thurs 18th May 2017)
But don’t worry – there is a cash machine up …

Help from the Kings Arms

May 12, 2017 – 12:30 pm |

We recently teamed up with the Pathways to Employment Team from Kings Arms Project in Bedford, to run two days of practical conservation tasks at the Grange Estate (near Willington). Volunteers from the Project got …

Get that warm, fuzzy feeling

May 2, 2017 – 3:25 pm |

We think that what we’ve achieved here in the Forest of Marston Vale is really worth shouting about. Planting over 1.5 million trees is a big achievement, and we wouldn’t have been able to do …

Dawn Chorus Walk – cancelled

May 2, 2017 – 1:50 pm |

We’re sorry to announce that our Dawn Chorus walk this Saturday 6th May has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
We are still however, taking bookings for our Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers on Satyrday …

High Sheriff Handover

April 27, 2017 – 2:02 pm |

Recently at the newly planted Waypost Wood on the edge of Cranfield, the outgoing High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Charles Whitbread, marked the transfer of the historic role to the incoming ‘High Sheriff in Nomination’ Vinod …

Over a hundred volunteers and counting!

April 13, 2017 – 10:15 am |

It’s often said, but still very true to say that as a charity we would not achieve half of what we do without the work of our volunteers.
We have over a 100 regular volunteers who …

Bank Holiday Opening

April 12, 2017 – 12:30 pm |

This bank holiday weekend our opening hours will be:
Good Friday (14th) – 10am – 5pm
Easter Sunday (16th) – 10am – 5pm
Easter Monday (17th) – 10am – 5pm
Make sure you don’t miss our Easter Trail on …



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