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Forest of Marston Vale - Events

Venue: Marston Vale, Beds
Date: 01 Nov 2017 - 29 Jan 2018
Times: Various

Events at Forest of Marston Vale

NOVEMBER 2017
Health Walks
Wednesdays 10.30am
Free, no need to book. Most walks start at Reception but some elsewhere – see noticeboard or ring 01234 767037.
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Ladies' Night & Fashion Show
Thursday 2 November    7.30pm to 10pm
An evening of fizz and fashion, presented by Pure Heart Jewellery.  Beautiful clothes, jewellery & scarves from France & Italy, cashmere ponchos by Cadenza Italy and jewellery  from  around the world.  Sizes from 8-20, there’s something for everyone. Other stallholders to be announced!  £5 per ticket (proceeds  to the Forest of Marston Vale) includes a glass of fizz on arrival.
Licensed bar and free parking.  01234 762615 or info@marstonvale.org for info.
 
Sunday Stroll
5 November at 10.30am
A gentle walk around the Park
£1, About 2 hours. Booking not required. 01234 767037

Learning Lunchtime Talk - Life of an Intelligence Officer
Monday 6 November    11am to Midday
A look at the physical and mental training required and the moral aspects to be dealt with – a semi-serious talk with dashes of humour, from ex-MI6 man Alan Gilmore.  Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on these events, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.

Volunteer Task - Millennium Country Park
Thursday 9 November   9.30am to 3.30pm
Path clearance - meet at the Barn at Forest Centre.
Email anna.charles@marstonvale.org if you wish to com

Volunteer Task - Millennium Country Park
Saturday 11 November   9.30am to 3.30pm
Path clearance - meet at the Barn at Forest Centre.
Email anna.charles@marstonvale.org if you wish to com

Bird Walk - Winter Ducks & Thrushes
Saturday 11 November    8am to 11am
£4 per person, £1 off for Volunteers, Members and concessions. 01234 767037 to book but pay leader on day.
Learning Lunchtime Talk  - Garden Bird Watch
Monday 13 November    11am to Midday
Judith Knight talks about the year round survey, suitable for anyone with a garden, however small. Record the birds and other wildlife that you see, and know that your observations as a “citizen scientist” are helping conservation. Participants get a regular magazine, advice from experts and a free book on joining. Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on these events, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.


Santa's Enchanted Forest Grotto
Saturday 18 November to Sunday 24 December    All Day
For the first time at the Forest Centre,  The elves and fairies are already preparing for Santa’s arrival at our all new, outdoor grotto! With a cheeky snowman as your guide, go on a magical adventure to find Santa Claus in the Enchanted Forest…Children £10/ Adults £4. Booking essential.  For available dates and to book go to www.sortmybooking.com/enchantedforest/web-booking/calendar/  

Learning Lunchtime Talk - Ghosts of the Marston Vale
Monday 20 November    11am to Midday
Ever wondered what legends and ghosts there are where you live? Or just interested in local history, and where some of the better known folk tales come from? Local author Ruth Roper Wyld looks at the ghosts and other spooky happenings in the Forest of Marston Vale area. See more about Ruth’s book on Amazon.  Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on the Learning Lunchtime talks, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.

Volunteer Task - Millennium Country Park
Thursday 23 November   9.30am to 3.30pm
Path clearance - meet at the Barn at Forest Centre.
Email anna.charles@marstonvale.org if you wish to com

Volunteer Task - Grange Estate
Tuesday 28 November    10am to 3.30pm
Meet in Dovecote Car Park. Email darrenwoodward@marstonvale.org or call 01234 762603.

DECEMBER 2017

Santa's Enchanted Forest Grotto
Saturday 18 November to Sunday 24 December    All Day
For the first time at the Forest Centre,  The elves and fairies are already preparing for Santa’s arrival at our all new, outdoor grotto!  With a cheeky snowman as your guide, go on a magical adventure to find Santa Claus in the Enchanted Forest…Children £10/ Adults £4. Booking essential.  For available dates and to book goto www.sortmybooking.com/enchantedforest/web-booking/calendar/  

Health Walks
Wednesdays 10.30am
Free, no need to book. Most walks start at Reception but some elsewhere – see notice board or ring  01234 767037.

Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December    11am to 3pm
Local, home-made gifts & crafts, Santa’s Grotto, crafts for kids, face painting and live music.   
Free entry & parking - donations welcome
 
Sunday Stroll
3 December at 10.30am
A gentle walk around the Park
£1, About 2 hours. Booking not required. 01234 767037

Christmas Party Night
Saturday 16 December    7pm to Midnight
Celebrate the festive season in style with a delicious, 3-course meal and DJ till late.
7pm arrival – Carriages at midnight
Fully Licensed Bar – free parking.  £29.95 per head.
For menu go to  http://marstonvale.org/events/christmas-party-night-2/
To book ring 01234 767037 or email info@marstonvale.org

Volunteer Task - Grange Estate
Tuesday 19 December    10am to 3.30pm
Meet in Dovecote Car Park. Email darrenwoodward@marstonvale.org or call 01234 762603.

Volunteer Task - Millennium Country Park
Thursday 21 December   9.30am to 3.30pm
Path clearance - meet at the Barn at Forest Centre.
Email anna.charles@marstonvale.org if you wish to com

Winter Bird Walk
Thursday 28 December    8am to 11am
£4 per person, £1 off for Volunteers, Members and concessions. 01234 767037 to book but pay leader on day.

JANUARY 2018
Health Walks
Wednesdays 10.30am
Free, no need to book. Most walks start at Reception but some elsewhere – see
notice board or ring  01234 767037.

Sunday Stroll
7 January at 10.30am
A gentle walk around the Park
£1, About 2 hours. Booking not required. 01234 767037

Learning Lunchtime Talk - 20th Century Firefighting
Monday 8 January    11am to Midday
Norman Tarling looks at the fascinating history of the profession that’s saved countless lives, from the creation of the world’s first municipal fire brigade in Edinburgh, to the first steam fire engine. Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on these events, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.

Learning Lunchtime Talk - Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park
Monday 15 January    11am to Midday
Jane Hamilton, Chair of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, will provide an up-to-date perspective on the progress which is being made towards making the Waterway Park, between the two towns, a reality.
Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on these events, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.

Freddie Mercury & Brian May Tribute
Friday 26 January    7.30pm to 10pm
Dean and Andy are ‘Queen UK’ in a stunning tribute to the late Freddie Mercury  and the world’s greatest guitarist, Brian May .To see them in action, http://www.queentributeact.co.uk/video-queen-tribute-act.
Tickets £15 – Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm – 10pm (with 30 min interval)
01234 767037 or info@gmail.com  for booking or info,   

Learning Lunchtime Talk - The Heritage of Bedford River Valley Park
Monday 29 January    11am to Midday
Darren Woodward and Mervyn Askew look at the rich heritage that exists within the Bedford River Valley Park covering a range of periods from the Neolithic and Bronze ages, to Roman and Post-Medieval all the way through to the Industrial Period.
Approx. 1 hour, with time for questions.
Free, but, as there is a cost involved in putting on these events, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated.

 

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