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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, …

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 …

Discounted tickets for MK Theatre

October 5, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 2 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 …

Unclaimed Raffle Prizes…

September 27, 2016 – 12:47 pm |

A few of the Grand Raffle prizes from our Forest Family Fun Day are still unclaimed!
We’re leaving it open for another 2 weeks, just in case, so if you have either of these raffle tickets …

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 …

Christmas is coming….

September 20, 2016 – 3:40 pm |

Ok, so I don’t want to depress anyone (or overly excite anyone?) but Christmas is now looming. The shops are filling up with wrapping paper and gifts in anticipation of the hellish shopping period we’re …

Hop on a train to the River Festival – even from MK!

July 5, 2016 – 9:05 am |

Bedford River Festival is almost upon us – with the town centre being taken over again for the biggest bash of the year. With everything from live music, to dragon boat racing; open water swimming …

Wheely good fun!

February 19, 2016 – 2:05 pm |

This iconic cycling challenge takes place on Sunday 11th September and you can take part and raise money for the Forest of Marston Vale. The ride starts on Clapham Common, South London, with registration from …

Limited spaces available for this challenge of a lifetime!

February 19, 2016 – 10:22 am |

Calling all thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies and anyone wanting to tick a 10,000 feet tandem skydive off their bucket list! As 2016 is the 21st anniversary of the Forest, we’re looking for 21 adventurous volunteers to take …

Christmas Tree Festival

December 11, 2015 – 2:11 pm | 3 Comments

We’d like to thank all of the 2500 visitors who came out last weekend, despite the wind, to visit our Christmas Tree Festival & farmer’s Market. Despite the gales keeping everyone inside for most of …

Up at dawn (or slightly later!)

May 13, 2015 – 3:33 pm |

We saw the return of our yearly dawn chorus walk on Sat 2nd May, tying in nicely with International Dawn Chorus Day the very same weekend, and celebrating all things ‘sunrise’! Walkers reported great weather (after …

Walk in the Woods Month

April 30, 2015 – 11:37 am |

If you’re lucky enough to live near woodlands (even if they aren’t in the Forest of Marston Vale) then we hope that you pop out and visit them as much as you can – there’s …

Dan Hadfield shines as Gary Barlow

March 29, 2015 – 5:55 pm |

Big thanks to everyone who came to see the incredible Dan Hadfield perform as Gary Barlow on Saturday night – all the staff loved him, and judging by the packed dance floor everyone else did …

Forest Folk & Roots Cancelled

March 10, 2015 – 12:00 pm |

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have chosen to cancel our series of Forest Folk & Roots concerts, this spring/summer. All ticket holders have received full refunds
 
 

Psychics, violins and Andy Murray – a look back at Events in 2014

December 18, 2014 – 4:13 pm |

No two days as an Events Coordinator at the Forest Centre are the same. One day you can be organising Psychics, and the next you’re covered in mud, lugging Christmas Trees about. The great thing …

Extra trains for River Festival

July 3, 2014 – 9:29 am |

The 2014 Bedford River Festival is imminent (Sat 19th/Sun 20th July) and we can’t believe it’s been 2 whole years since the last one! With 320,000 visitors, great live music and water jet packs(!) we …

Fastest in the Forest

June 24, 2014 – 3:17 pm |

We hosted the Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Forest 5k run last week and it was a huge turn out thanks to the amazing summer weather, with over 100 juniors for the 1k dash – more …

Waving goodbye to Woodworks

October 18, 2013 – 3:01 pm | 18 Comments

After 11 years of our wonderfully woody celebration of woodlands and wood crafts – Woodworks, we have decided to move in a different direction in future and not host the yearly event. We appreciate all …



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