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Thank you Co-op!

April 21, 2017 – 11:01 am |

Back in October last year we told you that the Co-op store in Marston Moretaine had chosen the Forest of Marston Vale as one of the 3 local charities to benefit from their newly launched …

Discounted tickets for MK Theatre

October 5, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 4 Comments

[Click above for more info] You can now book discounted tickets for shows at Milton Keynes Theatre through us – not only will you save money on the ticket price, but you’ll also avoid paying …

Local fundraising drive

October 3, 2016 – 2:11 pm |

If you shop at the Co-op in Marston, you’ve probably been asked for your membership card when you pay at the till. The Co-op have recently launched their Local Community Fund, which gives money to …

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, …

A magical evening awaits you…

September 21, 2016 – 2:06 pm |

The enchantment will last for one night only, so don’t miss your chance to see the Lakeside Café taken over by an Enchanted Forest for our first ever Fundraising Ball. The magic starts at 7pm with …

Volunteers’ Newsletter – March 2016

March 8, 2016 – 3:11 pm |

The latest edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter for Forest Volunteers, is just been published.  Click here to read it.

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 …

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

January 18, 2015 – 11:31 am |

Don’t forget that the annual Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the weekend of 24/25th January.  Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of our countryside so surveys of this kind are …

Christmas tree festival – preparations in full swing

November 18, 2014 – 8:29 pm |

Preparations are now in full swing for the Forest Centre’s Christmas Tree Festival which will take place over the weekend of 6 & 7 December. Volunteer elves spent much of today making stars that will be …

Walk 4 Health in great health

November 6, 2014 – 6:25 am | 2 Comments

It was over ten years ago that the Walk 4 Health initiative came into being in Bedfordshire and it’s a project that we are very proud to have managed from the Forest Centre, for several …

A few Steps around The Forest of Marston Vale

July 22, 2014 – 11:29 am | One Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying an evening walk through Hoo Corner and into The Kill when I heard a rustling noise from some weeds at the edge of which I can only …

Full time cook required

April 1, 2014 – 4:13 pm |

..in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Must be a team player.
Full training provided.
Please send your cv to Helen Murray
or by post to the Forest Centre (address on every page of the web site) or call 01234 767037 …

Half term – 200 kids can’t be wrong

February 25, 2014 – 1:24 pm |

Half term at the Forest Centre and another successful couple of days of fun stuff for kids.
Tuesday saw Jane and her team of Forest Volunteers leading activities and stories about rainbow fish. Everyone went home …

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 …

Sandpiper in a scrape

January 29, 2014 – 7:05 am |

Anna and Bob reported something akin to birdy ecstasy last weekend, in the form of a  long-legged bird spotted in a muddy hole in the centre of the Wetlands at the Millennium Country Park. This may, to the …

Watch the clocks

October 26, 2013 – 7:24 am |

From Sunday 27 October, the Forest Centre will be moving to winter opening hours. So if you’re visiting and want to check when we open or close please click here. Don’t forget – the Country …

Wind turbine update

October 23, 2013 – 10:17 am | 10 Comments

Anyone who has visited in the last week will have noticed the Forest Centre’s overflow car park has been taken over by cabins and big machines. Yes, it’s finally happening! After a bit of a …

Kids’ events get off to a flying start

August 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 2 Comments

Yes, the kids were out in force last week chasing winged insects in the meadow and also pond dipping for aquatic creepy-crawlies.  They caught all sorts of fascinating creatures: moths, butterflies, shield bugs and green-eyed …

Woodworks! 2013 – 7 & 8 September

July 9, 2013 – 12:01 pm | 4 Comments

It’s most definitely that time of year. Yes – holidays, end of term, sun block and ice cream… but what I was really thinking was Woodworks!
It may seem a bit premature, but summer holidays zip by …

First stage Wetland project complete

June 26, 2013 – 2:41 pm |

Last year we applied to WREN for funding to make improvements to our Wetlands Nature Reserve, for both people and wildlife and were delighted when we found the bid was successful.  We spent the latter …

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