Sunday, 10 March 2013

Events For March Outside Houghton Regis

This is a short round up of events in Bedfordshire, some a bit further afield than we normally look at. Certainly some interesting options for those who love the outdoors. Looking for more? Visit http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/whats-on/default.aspx

Nordic Walking

Date: Tuesdays 12,19,26 March 2013 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Sundays 17,24,31 March 2013 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nordic Walking burns more calories than normal walking and uses all the major muscle groups in the body. Once the technique is perfected it feels easier than conventional walking.

Participants join 6 x 1 hour sessions to learn the various techniques. A session or two can be missed and can be picked up quite easily.

Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the ground and weather conditions.

Cost: for 6 sessions £20 if paid in advance (£16 for friends of the Forest Centre) or £6 per session (£5 for friends)
Advance booking essential -contact Dennis Simpson on 07508827279 or email fortytwa@virginmedia.com
Venue: The Forest Centre, Marston Vale Millennium Country Park, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford. MK43 0PR Phone: 01234 767037 Fax: 01234 76260
Email: info@marstonvale.org

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Little Lambs Mum and Toddlers Club

Date: Every Thursday, term time only Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon

A crafty fun club for toddlers at Dunstable Downs. Suitable for children under 5yrs

Enjoy a chat with other mums as the kids enjoy some creative play! They will get to make all sorts with us, as you relax and watch. The children can try different craft activities every week and listen to stories!

Cost: Free of charge (a donation towards materials would be appreciated) Venue: Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Beds LU6 2GY Tel: Call 01582 500920 for details and to book

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Easter Egghead Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt on Dunstable Downs
Date: 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st March and 1st April 2013 Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Exciting egg hunt sponsored by Cadburys. Explore the Downs and win a yummy Cadburys chocolate egg!

On Easter Monday, join in the free Egg and Spoon races every half hour from 11am till 3pm. There will be lots of family Easter fun happening too, all in the glorious surroundings of Dunstable Downs.

Booking advisable. Normal National Trust admission charges apply.

Venue: Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Beds LU6 2GY Tickets: All Tickets £2 (for trail and chocolate prize) Contact: Chilterns Gateway Centre Shop Telephone: 01582 500925 Email: dunstabledowns@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Female of the Species

Dates: from Friday 15 to Saturday 23 March 2013 Time: 7:45pm

Venue: Dunstable Rep @ The Little Theatre, Dunstable Tickets: Box office opens 4th March 2013 for booking Tel: 07940 105864 Email: dunstablerepboxoffice@gmail.com

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Conservation Task

Date: Sunday 16 March 2012 Time: 10:15am

Join our volunteer team to do something for the environment, get some exercise and have fun. We carry out a variety of practical projects throughout the Vale. Wear old clothes and bring lunch if you want to stay all day. We provide tea and biscuits.

Meet at the Forest Centre (Marston Vale Millennium Country Park, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford. MK43 0PR) - finishes about 4.15pm. Places on this task are limited so please let us know if you wish to attend. For further details contact stephen.gascoyne@marstonvale.org or 01234 762614.

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Blows Down Litter Pick

Date: Sunday 17 March 2013 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come and help the Blows Downs Conservation Group to keep this local nature reserve looking beautiful.

Event: Outdoor Activity
Location: Blows Downs Nature Reserve, Dunstable. Meet near to the Half Moon Lane entrance
Price: Free. Just Turn Up On The Day
Audience: Everyone Welcome: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Contact: Ruth Sneath for further information Tel: 01525 874317
Email: ruth.sneath@wildlifebcn.org

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Blows Down Community Open Day

Date: Sunday 24 March 2013 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come along and find out more about this local nature reserve at Blows Downs

Event: Activities for Adults and Children Location: Blows Downs Nature Reserve, Dunstable. Meet near to the Half Moon Lane entrance Price: Donations gratefully accepted Audience: Everyone Welcome: Children must be accompanied by an adult Contact: Ruth Sneath for further information Tel: 01525 874317 Email: ruth.sneath@wildlifebcn.org

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