Bedfordshire

Places to visit

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What's on...

This summer we have lots of activities and events planned. Why not join us as we discover beautiful butterflies and glow worms? There's so much to celebrate this season and lots of ways to join in.

Don't miss...

A giant kite flying high over Dunstable Downs

A giant kite flying high over Dunstable Downs

Not long now until Dunstable Kite Festival on 25 and 26 July, when you'll be able to enjoy show-stopping displays by professional kite teams.

Our favourite outdoor activities

Kite flying

Kite-flying at Dunstable Downs © Fisheye Images

The highest point in the East of England (and possibly the windiest too!) - Dunstable Downs is the perfect place to go for a spot of kite flying. Come and experience the thrill for yourself.
 

Natural play areas

Children can play on a natural playscape in Chute Wood © Fisheye Images

Do your kids love the outdoors? Come and explore Chute Wood at Dunstable Downs, where our rangers have been busy creating a natural play area.

Also in the area

The dovecote is a great spot for bird-watching © National Trust

Enjoy the tranquil setting of Willington Dovecote and Stables, with its 16th-century stone-built buildings, nestling alongside Willington church in Bedfordshire. Did you know it's home to over 1,500 pigeons!

Our rangers

Follow some of our rangers as they keep us posted with the latest news, events, sightings and photos from around the Chiltens. We hope you enjoy our places as much as we do.