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An Uplifting Donation

September 27, 2016 – 12:36 pm | One Comment

Donations can be big or small, but whatever the size we always appreciate them! Last week we received a donation that was big in every way – a forklift truck worth over £11,000 from Jungheinrich, …

Give as you live

January 31, 2014 – 7:34 am |

We’ve set up a great new thing to help us create the Forest of Marston Vale – an account with Give as You Live. If you shop on line occasionally or all the time, please …

Customer survey results

March 8, 2013 – 8:41 am |

Visitors to the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park are very important to us. That includes everyone - daily dog walkers, thousands of families with children, cake eaters, runners, cyclists, bird watchers, wedding guests, conference clients… …

A multipurpose barn

February 27, 2013 – 12:41 pm | One Comment

Anyone visiting the Forest Centre at the moment can’t fail to notice a rather large frame appearing at one end of the car park. This development sprang originally from an urgent need for workshop space that …

Days out with the kids

November 6, 2012 – 9:14 am |

We are now on ‘Days out with the kids’ a web site that promotes all sorts of stuff that’s going on for kids (kind of obvious really).
You can search Bedfordshire by clicking here.

Watersports Lake Dinner

October 23, 2012 – 4:45 pm |

Last week a Landmark Dinner and Open Day celebrated the fulfilment of the final condition of the 2006 Planning Consent for the Watersports Lake north of Willington and marked a small but hugely significant change …

Toddler Tuesdays

October 2, 2012 – 8:45 am | 2 Comments

Are you looking for something creative to occupy your pre-school kids on a weekday? We know how difficult it can be to keep them happy and keep yourself sane and we might have the answer; …

Off your trolley?

June 19, 2012 – 12:26 pm |

Have you bought your Marston Vale trolley token yet? This is the latest “must have” accessory for your key ring. Usable in a trolley at your favourite supermarket.
At only £2, surely the best value for money …

Forest Centre the garden centre

May 30, 2012 – 10:56 am |

Now the spring is really with us and we’ve had a taste of the sun, many of us are looking to spruce up our gardens to make them into that beautiful outside room we’ve always …

Reductions for rail travellers

May 30, 2012 – 9:28 am |

Rail travellers get 10% off the price of tea or coffee and a cake from the Forest Centre’s beautiful Lakeside Café, until 30 September! What more incentive could you want to tempt you onto the wonderful …

Carthy & Swarbrick confirmed to round off Woodworks! line up

May 23, 2012 – 9:49 am |

We are genuinely thrilled to have two of English music’s living legends playing at this year’s festival.

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best …

Early bird breakfast, just £4.99

March 26, 2012 – 6:02 am |

Start your day in style by enjoying a full English breakfast in the Forest Centre’s Lakeside Café and Bar.
From Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), starting Monday 2 April, the Forest Centre will open between …

Helen Murray – Forest Centre's Catering Manager

February 28, 2012 – 9:40 am |

Helen Murray first attended Bedford College as a catering student – but returned in her 40s to take a degree level course in management. The result is that she is now in charge of catering …

Twentieth anniversary celebrations

December 20, 2011 – 1:43 pm |

Past, present and future Managing Directors of the Marston Vale Trust joined numerous others, including many past-employees, last Wednesday 14 December, to celebrate twenty years of the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale.
The evening started …

Ladies in the pink

December 10, 2011 – 3:11 pm |

Around 250 people came to the Forest Centre to enjoy a Pink Ladies Night last week, buying  jewellery, food, artwork, clothes and much more from a huge range of stands spread around the Forest Centre’s …

The Forest Centre roof – what’s up?

December 7, 2011 – 11:55 am |

As part of the Marston Vale Trust’s commitment to making a real contribution to combating climate change, we are fitting solar panels to the roof of the Forest Centre.  These panels will cover over 400m2 …

Top Farm to become Jubilee Wood

November 22, 2011 – 5:31 pm |

Twenty twelve will be a special year. There’s the London Olympics of course and we’ll all be cheering our chuckers come July, but before then, in early June, we have a long weekend to look …

Marston Mill – energy from the wind

October 26, 2011 – 8:58 am |

Preparations continue for the installation of the Marston Mill wind turbine in the Millennium Country Park. Works are likely to begin early in 2012. The Marston Vale Trust is committed to the environmentally led regeneration …

Marston Vale Trust AGM 2011

August 23, 2011 – 7:58 am |

The Marston Vale Trust, the charity behind the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14 December 2011, 5.30 for 6pm, at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine.
This is …

Forest Centre’s five star kitchen

August 10, 2011 – 5:58 pm |

We’ve always known that the Centre’s Lakeside Café is a great place to eat and now it’s official. Central Bedfordshire Council’s Environmental Health Food Team awarded the café and kitchen the top, five stars in …



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