Bedfordshire

Places to visit

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If you're looking for a traditional Christmas, the places we care for offer the perfect antidote to the high street. We have lots of festive events for children and grown-ups. Most of our places are open so come and see what's happening near you.

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A date with Father Christmas at Dunstable Downs © NTPL/©National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

A date with Father Christmas at Dunstable Downs

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Why not help us with the dressing of the Christmas tree at Dunstable Downs? © NTPL/National Trust

Why not help us with the dressing of the Christmas tree at Dunstable Downs?

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The stunning sunsets, from on top of Dunstable Downs © NTPL/National Trust

The stunning sunsets, from on top of Dunstable Downs

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The miles of paths, perfect for exploring on bike and foot © NTPL/John Miller

The miles of paths, perfect for exploring on bike and foot

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Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic red kite hovering overhead  © NTPL/Barry Boswell

Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic red kite hovering overhead

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.

Regimental Fitness

Dunstable Downs working out with Regimental Fitness © Regimental Fitness

Regiment Fitness train twice a week at Dunstable Downs. They specialise in military style fitness training, providing a variety of challenging training activities to keep you on your toes. New members are always welcome.

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.