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Attraction Currently Closed

Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre

  • Whipsnade
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  • All Ages
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Attraction Currently Closed

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Attraction Information

Chilterns Gateway Centre has lots of events for kids and families throughout the year. Come along and join the countryside team for one of the guided walks.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Downs and its fantastic wildlife and plants. Join one of the many workshops. You can learn how to make biscuits and cakes even more tempting. Or perhaps improving or learning new skills is more to your taste?

The annual kite spectacular now extends over two days. Professional kite teams will entertain you, or you can browse around the craft marquee. Bring your own kite and experience the thrill of flying it yourself. Take to the downs for a run, walk or cycle ride and bring the family and enjoy the great outdoors.

In the centre: enjoy the wide selection of hot and cold drinks; plan your next walk from the brochures; and discover the history of the Downs. Family trails and activity packs are available to help keep kids interested, plus family events throughout the year, including annual kite festival.

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Opening hours

Daylight access to Downs

Chilterns Gateway Centre
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, LU6 2GY, England

Phone number

01582 500920



Click here to visit Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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