Grand Union Canal

Grand Union CanalThat’s it, Christmas is officially around the corner now. But there are still a few weeks left, so there is plenty on before the big day – including booking a Christmas Tea at Ridgmont Station and our Santa Special. As for this week…

On Monday, this week’s Learning Lunch at the Forest Centre is How Astrology Works. Sue Fletcher explores all things astrological and mystical in her hour long talk – from charts, to rising signs; find out about your path and how to get the most out of your horoscopes. It’s free to attend, and starts at 11am. The nearest station is Millbrook, a pleasant walk or cycle away.

In Bedford on Thursday, the Community Boat has two sailings on today. At 10:30am there is a sailing to Cardington Lock, while at 2pm there is a sailing to the Town Lock. The cost is £10 and £5 for adults respectively, with discounts for senior citizens and children. Bookings need to be made in advance. You pick the boat up near the Prebend Street Bridge, just a short walk from Bedford Station.

On Saturday, the Bedford Community Boat has its Santa Special sailing. Travelling from Town Lock towards Cardington, with a visit from Father Christmas, a gift for the children and mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults. The boat sails at 2pm. The cost is £9 for adult, with discounts for senior citizens and children. Bookings need to be made in advance. You pick the boat up near the Prebend Street Bridge, just a short walk from Bedford Station.

The big event of the weekend is taking place at the Forest Centre, where they are having their Christmas Tree Festival. With everything from live music to pony rides; Santa to a mini train – make the Forest Centre your one stop shop for everything you need this Christmas, while all profit goes back to the creation of Marston Vale. It starts at 10am and is free to enter. The nearest station is Millbrook, a pleasant walk or cycle away.

The FA Cup comes to Milton Keynes on Saturday, with Milton Keynes Dons hosting Dover Athletic. Kick off is at 3pm and the usual ticket prices apply. Tickets can be bought online. stadium:MK is within walking distance of Fenny Stratford Station.

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