Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Sheep grazing on the slopes of Dunstable Downs

Extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

What's on 

Upcoming events

Broomstick making

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Get ready for Hallowe'en by making your very own broomstick! Get your broomstick license and race your 'stick across the Downs. £7.50 each, booking required. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Woodland Pumpkin Trail

Fri 28 Oct 2016
This Halloween our much loved Pumpkin Trail is back for another year! Pick up a Woodland Pumpkin Trail sheet for £1 from the Visitor Centre desk and explore the woods, discover the clues along the way and find the hidden pumpkins...

Halloween- Professor Sundons Time Travelling Expedition

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Join Professor Sundon as he leads a group of child explorers into the dark and dangerous past of Dunstable Downs.

Scrub Clearence and early evening bonfire

Sat 05 Nov 2016
Come and help us clear the scrub at Dunstable Downs. After a hard days work join us around the bonfire.

50 Things Walks

Sun 06 Nov 2016
Grab your wellies and join the Rangers for a family walk. Complete some of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' on the way and collect stickers and scrapbooks when you get back.


Sat 12 Nov 2016
Take an adventure across the night sky this half term at the Chilterns Gateway Centre. Following the huge demand for our stargazing nights, we will be welcoming Dark Sky Wales and their incredible indoor planetarium.
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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