Opening Hours

Winter 2018

Weekdays – 9am to 4pm
Weekends – 10am – 5pm
Gate Closure – 5pm

Last orders in the Lakeside Cafe are 15 minutes before closing.

Car park –

There is no charge to use our car park but we do suggest a £1 donation, as we are a charity. The car park closes promptly at 5pm unless there is an evening event on, in which case the gate will close after the last guest leaves. However, the Park is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on foot, for horse riders and cyclists.

Please note: if your car is locked in the Centre’s car park overnight you can collect it the following morning - to arrange release before the car park reopens, please call 07966 000326. A £25 release fee is payable to the member of staff upon their arrival.


By road -

By road -From J13 of the M1, follow the A421 towards Bedford/Cambridge and exit at Marston Moretaine.

From the A1, follow the A421 towards Milton Keynes and exit at Marston Moretaine.

Country Park brown signage

You’ll see brown signage for the Forest Centre. At the roundabout, take the exit into Marston Moretaine (Beancroft Road); at the next junction turn left and then almost immediately right (Station Road). Follow the road and after approx. 500m you'll see our entrance on the left. The best satnav postcode to use is MK43 0PS.

By rail –

The Forest Centre is approx. a 15 minute walk from both Millbrook and Stewartby stations. Click here for more information about train times. Please note, the trains do not run on Sundays.

By bus –

Depending on where you are travelling from, you'll need to look at the Central Bedfordshire website, or the Bedford Borough website. The closest bus stops to the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park are:

Gold Furlong (10 minute walk) - Bus: C12
Social Club (20 minute walk) - Buses: 2, 6B and C12
Tylecote Close (20 minute walk) Buses: 53, A1, C10, C11

Some bus services are not regular, so please check the timetables before travelling.

For more information, call 01234 767037 or email us.