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Heritage Day

Dunstable Downs has a fascinating history, and it’s time we shouted about it! Join the celebration on 29 June.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Over the last year, we have been collecting memories and delving into the rich history and heritage of Dunstable Downs. Thanks to local organisations, communities, and visitors, we now have lots to share with you, and hope that you have more to share with us too! Heritage Day is the perfect way to get involved.

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to:

- Engage with our Memories Project and contribute your own personal stories.

- Have family fun with the return of orange bowling, inspired by the tradition of orange rolling on the Downs.

- Speak with our rangers and learn all about how we conserve this special piece of land.

- Talk with local community groups such as Dunstable Town Guides and Bedfordshire Natural History Society.

- Celebrate the rich heritage of kite flying at Dunstable Downs with a round of the STACK UK National Championship (STACK ROUNDS), a sport kite competition that has seen a round hosted at Dunstable Downs since 2013.

Saturday 29 June, drop in anytime between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Free entry – normal car parking charges apply. No booking required.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children are very welcome.

Meeting point

Please come to the Visitor Centre to pick up a leaflet for the day.

What to bring and wear

This event is outside so please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather.

Accessibility

This event is accessible to all, with step-free access and accessible facilities. Please note that the event will be held on grass, so some uneven surfaces are to be expected.

Other

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Visitors are invited to bring their own picnics, however BBQs are strictly forbidden.

Upcoming events

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at
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on
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Gentle Stroll: Kensworth Quarry 

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on
16 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00