Forest Centre

Forest CentreNo messing, straight into it this week.

On Monday, our friends at the Forest of Marston Vale get the week rolling with a Learning Lunch. Derek Hardy will give us an insight into how Shelterbox delivers simple yet amazing boxes that help 50,000 families a year, when disaster strikes. It’s a free event starting at 11am. The nearest station is Millbrook, which is a walk or cycle away.

On Friday, the Forest of Marston Vale have another Learning Lunch. In the run up to Remembrance Sunday, Martin Deacon from the Bedford and Luton Archives and Records service will talk about a local batallion in World War 1. It’s a free event starting at 11am. The nearest station is Millbrook, which is a walk or cycle away.

The big Saturday event at the Forest of Marston Vale is a guided walk. Although it’s likely to be cold and wet, this is a very good time of year to be in the Country Park and a great time to be watching birds. Our summer visitors are long gone but a new community of birds are arriving from northern parts; enjoying our relatively mild climate. It’s an early one, starting at 8am, and it costs £3 per person with booking in advance essential. The nearest station is Millbrook, which is a walk or cycle away.

In Milton Keynes there is an Annual Archaeology Day going on at Milton Keynes Library. This popular free open day and conference returns on Saturday 9th November.  Featuring stands, displays and film showings by local societies, museums and the Portable Antiquities Service. There will also be free workshops. The event is free and takes place from 10am to 4pm. The library is a bus or cycle ride from Milton Keynes Central station.

Elsewhere in MK, The Parks Trust are launching the MK Rose. It is a brand new public place, and The Parks Trust is formally opening it. This free event takes place between 11am and 2pm at Campbell Park. It is a bus or cycle ride from Milton Keynes Central station.

Meanwhile, Milton Keynes Dons entertain Halifax Town in the FA Cup. Kick off is at 3pm, and the usual ticket prices apply. The nearest station to stadium:MK is Fenny Stratford, which is within walking distance.

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