Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Sheep grazing on the slopes of Dunstable Downs

Important notice -

Due to the snow and ice predicted we will be closing The Chiltern Gateway Centre at 3pm today, please note the car parks will also remain closed.

Extensive chalk grassland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do 

Dunstable Downs things to see and do

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

What's on

Victorian bonnet trail at Dunstable Downs

Getting ready for the Victorian bonnet trail 

Learn all about the hat trade in Dunstable and local Victorian pastimes as you follow the Victorian bonnet trail during half-term. Make a bonnet at home then bring it with you to wear on the trail

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Bring the whole family to Dunstable Downs this Easter and treat the children to our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Collect a map from the Cadbury Marquee and follow the clues to win your Choclate treat!

Victorian Bonnet Trail

Mon 09 Apr 2018
Learn how Dunstable became connected to the hat trade and how the children of the past enjoyed these Downs.

50 Things Club

Sun 06 May 2018
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a '50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾' event.

Marvellous May trail

Mon 28 May 2018
May is a magical month on the Downs as the wildflower meadows begin to bloom and the orchids emerge on the chalkland hillsides

Kite Festival

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you are bedazzled by the professional kite team's show-stopping displays.
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Eating and shopping

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate


Wildlife at Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate


Dunstable Downs History

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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