Our biggest fundraising event of the year

Lots to do for all the family - from local food and drink, to stalls, to the grand raffle, to rides and games.


£2 Children

£1 Adult

ON THE DAY entry prices

£3 Children

£2 Adult

PLEASE NOTE: entry on the day and many activities will be cash only, however many of the stalls will take card payments. Entrance fee applies to children over the age of 1.

If you need any more information about the event, or would like to be a stallholder, please call 01234 762605 or send us an email

Rides and attractions

Giant obstacle course

Tea cups

Nature trail

Crazy golf

Helter skelter

Animal Edge Petting Farm


Inflatable slide

Climbing wall


Traditional games

...and more to be confirmed

Bungee trampolines

Face painting

Climbing tower

The Community Forest Cake Off!

Dust off your apron and dig out the spatula - and join the Community Forest Cake Off! As part of our Forest Family Fun Day celebration we're inviting cake makers - young and old! - to put their baking skills to the test against other local people, and see if they've got what it takes to be crowned best bakes in the Forest!

For more information and to submit your entry see the Community Forest Cake Off listing.

Grand Raffle

There will be a Grand Raffle with loads of amazing prizes - including...

Family canoe day trip from Canoe Trail

Family boat cruise from the John Bunyan Community Boat

Luxury hamper from EvacU8

A bespoke ice cream cake from Ruby Violet

Brewery tour for 4 from Wells and Co.

PLUS more to be confirmed!

Food and Drink

On the field there’ll be a range of drinks, snacks and hot food available, including...

Burgers, hotdogs and more from The Grill Bar - M&J Leisure

Hot drink, cold drinks and alcoholic drinks from S&J Bars

Wood fired pizza from Stu's Oven

Ice cream and sweet treats from Dessert Boss

Jacket potatoes and wraps from 'The Potato Factory'

Coffee and doughnuts from 'Coffee and donuts'

PLUS more to be confirmed!


Local producers and business owners will be bringing a wide range of stalls, including sweets, crafts, gifts and more - including...

Beautiful baby Gift Baskets - Baby gifts including hampers, printed clothes, cards, soft toys, and more

Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterways Trust

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue - (afternoon only)

Bedfordshire Swifts

Cupcakes and Cookies - High-class cupcakes and cookies, sweet kebabs, gingerbread, and more

Crystal's Healing Lights - Handcrafted crystal fairy lamps

Explore Bedford - Destination marketing and local blogging

Fantasia Creations - Jewellery and accessories

Flitwick Leisure Centre - Local leisure centre

Fudge and Moo - Delicious fudge and sweets

Glitter Queens - face painting and glitter tattoos

Green Kitchen Preserves - Handmade chutneys, marmalades, jams, picked onions and more

Greensand Ridge Silver - Handmade silver jewellery

Hay Lane Flowers - Fresh flowers and bespoke arrangements

Heart of Marston - Local community and fundraising

Indie Fox & Moo - Handmade beaded jewellery and accessories

Lidlington Army Cadets

Lovely Bubbly Soaps - Handcrafted soap products

Love Leaf Houseplants - Houseplants sellers and experts

Lynn Dougan - Creative crafts, decoupage, bespoke glass, wreaths, and more

Madd About Books - Independent online and pop up book shop for children

National Animal Welfare Trust

ONCE Gifts & designs - Personalised water bottles, mugs, puzzles, coasters, keyrings and more

Reasons 2 Season - Homemade marinades, sauces and spice mixes

St Mary's parish church for Marston Moretaine and Lidlington

Two Peas in a Pod - Baby gifts and sensory toys

Utility Warehouse - Utility comparison service

Vale Community Church

Watermill Candles & Gifts - Candles, wax melts, diffusers and bath bombs

Wheatsheaf Cakes and Bakes - Handcrafted cakes and biscuits

Willow Tree Distilling - local gin from a sustainable distillery

Wootton Wick Candles - Handcrafted candles and wax melts

Wyld Rainbow EventsEvent Planning and hiring of events equipment, including photo booths

PLUS more to be confirmed!

Thank you to our sponsors:


ALL RIDES, ATTRACTIONS, FOOD/DRINK PROVIDERS and STALLS correct at the time of posting and subject to change

Why not take the train? You can get free shuttle buses from Millbrook station if you get the train! Or alternatively, you can find driving directions here.

If you are able to then please consider adding a small donation to the cost of your ticket when booking - all money raised goes back to helping the charity, and supports us planting more trees and looking after the Forest of Marston Vale.

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