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

Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Free parking
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Picnic Area
Public Transport Links
Sensory Garden
Visitor Centre
Walking Routes
Wildflower Area
Dog Free Area


From: 28.12.2017 - To: 28.12.2017

Walk off some of those Christmas calories, and spot the winter birds of the Millennium Country Park, on our volunteer led walk. Make sure you dress for the weather.
£5 per person – book in advance, but pay the leader on the day.

From: 18.11.2017 - To: 24.12.2017

Cackle Street presents – for the first time ever at the Forest Centre…
The elves and fairies are already preparing for Santa’s arrival at our all new, outdoor grotto! With a snowman as your guide, go on a magical adventure to find Santa Claus in the Enchanted Forest…along the way you’ll not only meet Frosty the Forgetful Snowman but also Snoozy the Sleepy Elf and Glinda the Good Fairy, with some craft making and storytelling before you meet Santa himself. Every child takes away a present from Santa (worth at least £5) and their handmade crafts. Photos are available to buy (prices TBC) on the day.
Children £10/ Adults £4

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From: 02.12.2017 - To: 03.12.2017

Our annual Christmas Tree Festival returns! With festive food and music, face painting and hair braiding, stalls selling a variety of handmade gifts, toys and edibles and Christmas Trees for sale!
Free entry and parking – donations welcome.
PLEASE NOTE – This year because we are hosting the Enchanted Forest Grotto, if you want to visit Santa on the weekend of the Christmas Tree Festival you need to book in advance – you won’t be able to see him on the day without pre-booking, so to avoid disappointment, get booked in now!

From: 03.12.2017 - To: 03.12.2017

£1 per person. Meet at 10.15am.
A light, guided, 2 hour stroll around the park. Pay the leader on the day. No need to book. Approx. 2 hours.
For more info, call 01234 767037

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Managing Organisation
Forest of Marston Vale Trust
Anna Charles
01234 762 614