Please be aware that if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) then you must stay at home. See the latest guidance from Public Health England.

The national lockdown restrictions state people should minimise time spent outside your home but can continue to exercise in a public outdoor space, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests, public gardens, grounds of a heritage site and playgrounds.

You can exercise by yourself, with the people you live with, with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one), in a childcare bubble where providing childcare or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. You should maintain social distancing.

It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting).

Visiting the Forest Centre...

From Monday 18th January 2021 the café is open at weekends for takeaway only - please see our opening times page for details. The reception and gift shop will be closed.

As per government guidance, those who are able to must wear a face covering inside the Forest Centre.

We are only accepting card/contactless payments throughout the building - we are unable to take cash payments. 

There are social distancing measures in place and there is an anti-bacterial hand gel station on entry.

Dogs aren't allowed in the Forest Centre (with the exception of assistance dogs).

The playground is open for individual exercise and subject to the same restrictions as public outdoor space, and as per guidance we request that only children from the same household use each piece of equipment at any one time. Please wipe over equipment before and after use by each household group, use hand sanitiser before and after use, maintain social distancing and keep yourself and other safe by following Government guidance as posted at the entrance

Visiting the Millennium Country Park...

The wetlands trail will stay open for wetlands annual passholders, Friends of the Forest and valid day ticket holders. All 4 bird hides will be closed from 17th December.

Do not park in front of our gate as we need emergency access 24/7 - if you need to drive to the Millennium Country Park for your daily exercise then please use the out of hours spaces provided.

(UPDATED 15/01/2021)

We will continue to follow advice from the UK Government and Public Health England, and will keep customers and visitors updated via social media, this website and email.

Thank you for your continued support of the Forest of Marston Vale.