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Forest or Woodland:Forest Centre of Marston Vale Unwind at Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park

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Forest Centre of Marston Vale Unwind

Forest Centre of Marston Vale Unwind


The Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park are initiatives of the Forest
of Marston Vale; one of 12 Community Forests in England, set up in the early '90s to improve land affected by industrial use in the past. A new place to unwind and enjoy the wonders of the countryside for families and children of all ages. The forest centre is crammed full of entertainment for the whole family, whatever the weather. Amble around the art gallery and shop till you drop in the forest store, full of quality gifts, crafts, books and toys. It is an information and education resource, a home for the Forest Team, and the focus for local people in the Marston Vale. There are fantastic views from all sides of the building, with a walkway offering the best views over Stewartby Lake and the 'Wetlands'. Take a break in the café bar, for family meals, snacks, cappuccinos, or even a relaxing glass of wine, all while enjoying the impressive views of the lake and park beyond. The exhibition will amaze children and adults alike. Talk to the wise old tree, see a bug's life, make the birds fly and so much more. Forest Centre, Millennium Country Park, and trails, are designed to be accessible for everyone, safe and child-friendly. Fun for the whole family, whatever the weather, 7 days a week. The Forest Centre is located in the Marston Vale Millennium Country Park.

Start/Finish Point: Start at The Forest Centre at The Forest of Marston Vale. Start Nat GR: TL005418.

How to get there by car/parking: From junction 14 of the M1or from Bedford follow signs for The Forest of Marston Vale from the A421 through Marston Moretaine. There is parking available at the Forest Centre.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Disabled access, level, surfaced paths throughout the park, toilets, cafe/bar, gift shop, dogs welcome in outdoor cafe area.