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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 …

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.

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 …

Learning Lunchtime Cancelled

January 8, 2017 – 10:25 am |

Unfortunately, due to illness, our speaker Barrie Mason will not be able to host tomorrow’s Learning Lunchtime talk ‘The Splendour of the Ouse’
Our schedule resumes next week with ‘The Transport Zoo’

Christmas Opening Times

December 20, 2016 – 10:05 am |

Here are our Christmas and New Year Opening Times for 2017:
Christmas Eve – 10am – 2pm
Christmas Day – Closed (gate closed)
Boxing Day – Closed (gate open 10am – 4pm)
Tues 27th – Friday 30th Dec – …

Pathway works in the Millennium Country Park

November 17, 2016 – 10:21 am |

If you are a regular visitor to the Park, you will be fully aware of the significant flooding near to Millbrook Station which has occurred during the majority of our recent winters. It causes lots …

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 …

Phones down on Fri 8th July

July 7, 2016 – 8:05 am |

If you need to get hold of anyone at the Forest Centre by phone today (Fri 8th July) please note that our phones may be switched off at some point this afternoon, as they are being …

Love your Forest!

May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | 2 Comments

I just had to share with you these lovely words written about the Forest by one of our young visitors, Amber age 11. I hope it inspires you to get outdoors and enjoy the Forest of Marston …

Meet Grant – Our New Forest Centre Manager

April 7, 2016 – 10:43 am |

Any regulars to the Forest Centre may have noticed a few changes here since the start of the new year – most notably our new Forest Centre Manager Grant Sorrell. Joining the team this January …

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.

A perfect partnership

February 1, 2016 – 10:38 am |

The Forest of Marston Vale is delighted to announce its latest partnership – with local coffee supplier Wooden Hill Coffee Company, based in Ampthill. Wooden Hill will donate 5p to the Forest for every 250g …

Forest Centre Temporary Closure 27th Jan

January 19, 2016 – 4:47 pm |

Please make a note in your diaries that next Wednesday 27th January the Forest Centre will be shut in the morning (until 1.30pm) due to power being shut off for local tree felling work. It’s …

Farewell to a rare bird

January 4, 2016 – 5:00 pm | 3 Comments

Ok, so it feels like we’ve done a few of these now but it’s only fitting when people who’ve been with us since the very beginning move on to pastures new!
Our Forest Centre Manager Sue …

Farmers Market indoors this weekend!

November 13, 2015 – 11:41 am |

With the winds set to be blowing away this Sunday, we are having our monthly Farmers’ Market indoors this weekend. If you pop into the Lakeside Cafe, the Market will be in the Folly, just …

Wild weekend

September 14, 2015 – 11:48 am |

On Saturday we were blessed with some uncharacteristically hot weather, as nearly 1000 people came throughout the afternoon to try out some exciting outdoor activities at Going Wild. In collaboration with Canoe Trail and Woodland …

Local author turns kids into pirates

August 19, 2015 – 10:38 am |

We were thrilled to bits to have Ruth Whenham back at the Forest Centre this week, signing copies of her books and telling the story of Captain Sillyvoice and the Sea Monster this week – …

Get Dad the Gift that Keeps Growing!

June 18, 2015 – 10:12 am |

We’ve got the perfect gift for Father’s Day – dedicate a tree in the Forest of Marston Vale to your Dad. For just £20 your Dad will receive A Personalised Certificate with your choice of …

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