Young Passenger at Forest of Marston Vale

Young Passenger at Forest of Marston ValeSchool is out, the sun is coming out (hopefully!), and…there is the headache of keeping the kids entertained. What to do?!?

Thankfully, there are loads of events on during the summer holidays across the Marston Vale Line, all listed below for your convenience, listed by location. There’s crafting, shows, fetes, film festivals, the lot. And all the ones below are easily accessible by train.

If you’re going with the family, take advantage of Groupsave to save a few quid on the train fare. There are also loads of other ideas for places to go in our Days Out section.

Please note that some may cancel at short notice, so check before you travel. Have a happy holiday!

Bedford

Bedford ParkYou can find out more on events in Bedford at the Visit Bedford website.

  • Friday 17th August – Clay Signs at the John Bunyan Museum. 11:30am start. Nearest Station: Bedford.
  • Saturday 18th August – England Athletics Under 17 and Under 15 Championships at Bedford International Athletics Stadium. Nearest Station: Bedford St Johns.
  • Friday 24th August – Noah’s Mobile at the John Bunyan Museum. 11:30am start. Nearest Station: Bedford.
  • Friday 24th August and Saturday 25th August – Twinwood Festival at Twinwood Arena. Pre-booking essential. Nearest Station: Bedford.
  • Friday 31st August – Animal Masks at the John Bunyan Museum. 11:30am start. Nearest Station: Bedford.

Milton Keynes

Campbell ParkYou can find out more about the events in Milton Keynes on the MK Web website.

  • Every Friday – Musical Monkeys Entertainment Show for kids. 10am start. Pre-booking may be required. Nearest Station: Bletchley.
  • Saturday 18th August – Open Air Film Festival at Campbell Park. 1pm start. Nearest Station: Milton Keynes Central.
  • Wednesday 22nd August – Butterflies and Bugs at Frost’s Garden Centre. 10am start. Nearest Station: Woburn Sands.
  • Saturday 25th August – Frost’s Chilli Festival at Frost’s Garden Centre. Nearest Station: Woburn Sands.
  • Wednesday 29th August – Woodland Animals at Frost’s Garden Centre. 10am start. Nearest Station: Woburn Sands.
  • Frioday 30th August – Teen Reads at Bletchley Library. 4pm start. Nearest Station: Bletchley.

The Forest of Marston Vale

Forest of Marston Vale SummerJust a short walk from Millbrook Station, the Forest of Marston Vale has loads on during the Summer. You can find out more information on all these events on the events page of their website.

  • Saturday 1st September – Woodworks! (more on this from us closer to the time)

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park ArmyA short hop from Bletchley Station, Bletchley Park has plenty to offer during the Summer. You can find out more information on all of these events on the Bletchley Park website.

  • All Wednesdays between 25th July and 29th August – Family Fun Wednesdays. 10am start. Pre-booking may be required.
  • Saturday 1st September – Armed Forces Weekend. 9am start
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