Millennium Country Park

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park is the flagship site in the Forest of Marston Vale and a fantastic example of environmental regeneration. Old brick pits and arable farmland have been transformed into a diverse mix of woodland, grassland, lakes and wetland habitats for everyone to enjoy.
For walkers or cyclists, there is 8km of traffic free, surfaced cycle paths and footpaths. If you don’t have a bicycle then rent one from our cycle hire. Riders can enjoy a 4km designated horse trail. The playground and sensory wildlife garden will appeal to children of all ages.
Get yourself a ticket to explore the Wetlands Nature Reserve. In this quiet area you can spot birds from the hides, wildflowers in the meadows and much more. Follow the surfaced trail on a wildlife safari to find out facts and play environmental games.
The Forest Centre has a cafe, gift shop and thriving conference facilities to suit everyone. In the Lakeside Café you can relax and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine with delicious local food freshly prepared in our kitchen.
There are a wide variety of walks and events throughout the year, so give us a ring or have a look at the website for more details.
The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park is owned and operated by the Forest of Marston Vale Trust, the small environmental charity dedicated to using trees and woodlands to transform this part of Bedfordshire to create the Forest of Marston Vale.

Park Facilities

Café/Restuarant
Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Dog Free Area
Events
Free parking
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Parking
Picnic Area
Pond
Public Transport Links
Sensory Garden
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Walking Routes
Wildlife
Wildflower Area
Woodlands

Events

From: 30.06.2018 - To: 30.06.2018

Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the meadows of the Millennium Country Park as part of National Meadows Day. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it's likely to be sunny on the day. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.

£4 per person – 11am – 1pm
Book online now or call 01234 767037
https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/marvellous-meadows-walk-june-18

From: 09.06.2018 - To: 09.06.2018

Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the Millennium Country Park to spot and identify some of the amazing wildlife that we see at this time of year. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it's likely to be sunny on the day. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.
£4 per person – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Book online now or call 01234 767037
https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/summer-wildlife-walk-june-18

From: 30.05.2018 - To: 30.05.2018

Find out who’s living in the pond then create and play ‘underwater bingo’ indoors. No need to wear waterproof clothing! All equipment provided.
Suitable for ages 5 - 10.
Sessions last approx. 1hr 15 mins and are at 9.45am, 11.30am and 1.45pm and cost £4.50 per child. Booking and parental supervision essential.
Book now at: https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/pond-dipping-underwater-bingo-may-18

From: 29.05.2018 - To: 29.05.2018

Join in our exciting launch day for the Symbol Spot Trail! Take part in a mini X Marks the spot workshop and then explore the Millennium Country Park with your very own compass, guided by Captain Alice of Mini Map Makers.

The guided part of the session lasts approx. 30 minutes, but you can continue on to do the whole trail and take as long as you like! Sessions are at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm and cost £5 per child which includes your Symbol Spot Trail Pack. Booking and parental supervision essential.

Book online now or call 01234 767037
https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/symbol-spot-trail-may-18

From: 25.05.2018 - To: 25.05.2018

A guided walk led by our team of expert Volunteers - looking out for the owls and bats, with some small mammal trapping on the Wetlands looking for wood mice and bank voles. We'll be keeping an ear out - who knows what we might find! Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear waterproof shoes or boots - unfortunately no dogs are allowed. We can provide torches but if you have your own, bring it along!
PRICE
£4 per person
Book at: https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/evening-wildlife-walk-18

From: 12.05.2018 - To: 12.05.2018

A slightly later alternative to our Dawn Chorus Walk. We'll be looking and listening out for black caps, nightingales, song thrushes, terns, warblers and (hopefully) turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear waterproof shoes or boots - unfortunately no dogs are allowed.
PRICE
£4 per person includes cooked breakfast. Please note, this does not include breakfast.
Book at: https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/dawn-chorus-bird-walk-for-late-risers-18

From: 06.05.2018 - To: 06.05.2018

10.15 am – 12pm
A LIGHT, GUIDED STROLL
A guided walk led by our Volunteers around the Millennium Country Park. We'll be using surfaced paths so the walk is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs but make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear sensible footwear, just in case!
PRICE
£1 per person

From: 05.05.2018 - To: 05.05.2018

We'll be looking and listening out for black caps, nightingales, song thrushes, terns, warblers and (hopefully) turtle doves on this guided walk around the Millennium Country Park. Afterwards, we'll stop in the Lakeside Cafe for a cooked breakfast, included in the price. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear waterproof shoes or boots - unfortunately no dogs are allowed. Booking is essential.
PRICE
£10.50 per person includes cooked breakfast. Please specify any dietary requirements when booking.
Book at: https://www.marstonvale.org/Event/dawn-chorus-bird-walk-18

Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Forest of Marston Vale Trust
Contact
Anna Charles
Telephone
01234 762 614