Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Autumn in Chute Wood at Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

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Extensive chalk grassland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do 

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What's on

Children with pumpkin at Dunsstable Downs Bedfordshire

Spooky events for Halloween 

There will be spooky walks for children and adults plus crafts for both as well. How about a broomstick complete with flying licence, a witch's hat or a flower arrangement in a pumpkin? Take your pick but don't leave it too late to book.

Upcoming events

Pumpkin Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Come and search for spooky species in pumpkin decorated Chute Wood. Don't forget to look above your head and close to you feet to find all the creatures

Wizards and witches hats

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Make your own hat for a witch or a wizard in our Craft Barn then wear it for any halloween parties you go to or on the pumpkin trail

Pumpkin Flower arrangement

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Join the experts from Edlesborough Flowers to learn how to create an autumn flower display in a pumpkin.

Creepy crafts

Tue 23 Oct 2018
Choose which creepy creature you want to make from the materials provided. It could be a pom-pom spider or a bat or something else!

Special Spooky Children's Walk

Fri 26 Oct 2018
With witches and wizards to guide you. Perfect for little ones, meet us at the Chiltern Gateway Centre and take a journey to the spooky story telling circle in the glade.

Spooky Walk (12 years old and over)

Fri 26 Oct 2018
It is well known that in the nights before all Hallows Eve spooky happenings begin across the wilderness of the downs. Make your way with your guide into the world of the undead and see who you will meet along the way . . .
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Eating and shopping

Enjoy our shop and café after an autumn walk

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Wildlife at Dunstable Downs

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Dunstable Downs History

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