Things to do at Forest of Marston Vale review
The Forest of Marston Vale is located a short drive away from the centre of Bedford in Bedfordshire. It is a community forest that was first established as such in the year 2000. It is run by a charity that started planting trees there and continue to do so today. There is a visitors centre in the heart of the forest with a Lakeside Cafe Bar.
The Forest Centre has bikes available to hire from March until October. There is a range of bikes for all ages, with tricycles, buggies and a range of adapted bikes. There is also a fun playground for the kids right outside the centre, next to the picnic area of the cafe.
There are activity sheets that you can take around the forest with you. Make sure you visit the kids and families section of their website as they have a good range of downloadable sheets to choose from. They also have explorer packs that you can also download. You can hire explorer packs, they often have forest school sessions that you can book and special events. They can even host your child’s birthday party.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.
FAQ and Further Information Forest of Marston Vale
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
New forest with a visitor centre, play area, bike hire, picnic area plus downloadable trails and activity packs. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the forest is free to visit.
Is there parking?
There is parking, a small charge applies.
When are they open?
The centre is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome outdoors.
Are they accessible?
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