Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre

Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Chilterns Gateway Centre We've got lots of events for kids and families throughout the year. Come along and join our countryside team for one of our guided walks. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Downs and its fantastic wildlife and plants. Join one of our 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? Our annual kite spectacular now extends over two days. Professional kite teams will entertain you, or you can browse around our 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 our wide selection of hot and cold drinks; plan your next walk from our 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.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre's website
01582 500920

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open everyday except 25 and 26 December Open: 10 am Close: 5 pm (4pm Winter).


No admission fee!

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Eating information

Whether you've been for a walk over the downs or you've just come up to admire the view a warm welcome awaits you. Treat yourself to some local produce, homemade soup and cakes. At the Chilterns Gateway Centre thinking and acting locally is important to us. We stock a variety of produce from the area to excite your tastebuds and support local farmers and suppliers.


Mobility toilets and baby changing rooms available both inside and outside at the Chilterns Gateway Centre during opening hours.

Gift shop

You'll find a great range of beautiful gifts and treats to suit everyone in our shop. We sell kites, local produce, books, jewellery, hats, scarves, gloves, toys and so much more. Why not treat yourself or your family and friends.

Baby food facilities

High chairs and milk-warming facilities available on request. Baby changing rooms available at the Chilterns Gateway Centre during opening hours.


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