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£5 parking charge on Sun 3rd Sept

August 3, 2017 – 12:30 pm | One Comment

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 …

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 – …

Weird and Wonderful Animal Orchids

April 8, 2014 – 12:07 pm |

Despite the grey weather yesterday, the Easter holidays got off to a great start with the first of our Easter kids’ events – ‘Weird and Wonderful Animal Orchids’. Making both an animal orchid of their …

Cache In, Tree In – Escapade 2013

November 7, 2013 – 5:44 pm |

Tech savvie, outdoor type with GPS, smart phone or the like? Want to visit a new bit of the Forest of Marston Vale and make a real contribution to the growing Forest? This one’s for …

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 …

Reed All About It!

June 4, 2013 – 2:15 pm |

The new edition of the Volunteer Newsletter is now available  here:   May 2013

Froggy Fun at the Forest Centre

April 9, 2013 – 8:23 am | One Comment

There were frogs aplenty at the Forest Centre on Thursday as Jane and her band of volunteer helpers organised another successful Kids’ Event.  This time, the theme was frogs and each child made one of …

Egg-cellent Easter Trail!

April 3, 2013 – 1:34 pm |

Almost 400 eager children (and lots of mums, dads, grandparents, etc.) enjoyed the Easter Trail over the weekend.  They braved a chilling wind to complete the trail and answer the nature-related questions, using the information …

Fabulous Foxes!

February 26, 2013 – 10:18 am |

Yes, there were plenty of fabulous foxes at the Forest Centre last Friday.  There were plenty of kids too, all having lots of fun making fox masks – they all went away looking suitably foxy, wearing …

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