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“Great place to get fit.”

The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I am trying to get fit after major surgery and this is just the place to do it. Have been coming here over the years but only recently decided to put more effort into my walking. It's easy to go faster as the paths are well marked, well maintained and flat. Only managed 4K today but plenty of opportunity to do more next time. Coffee and biscuits in the modern designed cafe overlooking the lake was a treat. I am looking forward to bringing my grandchildren in the holidays to go pond dipping and bug hunting, organised by the centre for a small fee. Thank you for all the effort you are putting into this wonderful place I love spending time here. PS I love the wind Turbine too !

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

A community forest using trees and woodlands to repair the damaged landscape from the brick making industry of Bedford. Good cycleways and paths. Nice visitor centre with good café. Free, plentiful parking.

Thank crozzer38
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We held my mother's 70th birthday party in the function room at the Centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. Everybody complimented the food, which was a buffet (and the table decorations were good too). It's also great for kids - a large lawn for them to run around on and the adventure playground was also accessible.

Thank Naomi B
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Sue H, Events Coordinator at The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Hi Naomi -

We're really glad you had a great time at your mother's 70th birthday celebrations. If you have any photos of the party that you'd be happy for us to share with people, we'd love to see them. Please email them over to info@marstonvale.org

Regards,

Sam

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a wonderful county park - with a great educational element. The visitor centre is interesting and has good exhibits about the local area. The bike trails are fun. Take your bikes and cycle all the way round the lake and get personal with nature. Thoroughly recommend. Visitor centra also has a cafe.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I attended a wedding reception a week ago at this venue and I was blown away by the event. The staff were excellent, the facilities were excellent and the atmosphere was magical! There is very little I can really say to adequately sing the praise of this location as it seriously was that good!

Best venue for a wedding reception I have ever been to!

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