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“Chilling out”

The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A visitors Centre in the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale, with Lakeside Cafe Bar (serving a range of hot meals, cakes and snacks), gift shop, bike hire (and adapted bike hire), 8km of surfaced, level tracks and beautiful views. With picnic areas, and suitable outdoor seating areas for dog walkers in the Cafe.
Bedford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Chilling out”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Lovely place to chillover drinks and a slice of mouth watering cake.
Beautiful views , play area for child and ample seating.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Staffordshire UK
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a day out”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

This is a lovely wildlife haven complete with lakes, cycle tracks and hire, pedestrian paths through the trees and a Forest centre with cafe and shop etc. Everyone was so friendly. It's full of people of all ages, enjoying the scenery and atmosphere. The whole place seems very green, even encouraging electric cars by having recharging points in the car park. There are good facilities for less- abled people. Brilliant in the sunshine but would be worthwhile in any weather. Always something lovely to see.

Visited August 2012
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London
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A good day out”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The restaurant is pleasant - watch out for school holidays, and weekends, when it can become packed.

The food is basic but ample for the price.

Once you have eaten, you can work off those calories by a good long walk surrounded by strange insects, marvellous birds and other wildlife

Visited July 2012
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Thank mccarthyseanmac
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Newport Pagnell
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My sons wedding”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We held my son and new daughter in laws wedding at the forest centre and what a fab day it was.
The staff were brilliant a bit thank-you to Dean and Sam who made the day run so smoothly and to all the other staff working who were really professional and helpful.
A big thank you to Helen the catering Manager the organisation was brilliant and the food and service was second to none.
If you want a great wedding experience I would strongly recommend the Forest Centre for a venue.
Jackie Magee

Visited June 2012
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Thank Gary M
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Nice
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Moppets favourite place”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Brilliant for dog walking. We have just discovered this venue and my dogs love it especially Moppet who has been poorly and was not keen on her days out walking. She now does a steady canter instead of dragging behind and sitting down.Daisy just runs and runs and wants to go on for ever. We usually end up in the restaurant to end our visit.

Visited June 2012
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Thank MargoNice
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