Leave Luton Hoo Estate and head to Stockwood Park. Call at Woodside Animal Farm as you head to Whipsnade for the Tree Cathedral and Whipsnade Zoo. The foot of the Chiltern Hills brings you to Dunstable and a visit of Priory House. Call at Mead Open Farm on the way to Leighton Buzzard Railway. Finish up at Ascott House.
Luton Hoo Estate
Visit this traditional estate to enjoy the 5 acre octagonal walled garden built and designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the late 1760’s. Take a tour of the farm buildings, take some refreshments and maybe buy some produce. Limited opening hours apply.
Explore the various period gardens of Stockwood Park set in the grounds of a former stately home – Stockwood House. Stockwood Discovery Centre is a museum holding a number of displays and collections portraying the history of the area.
A small village that is home to the Whipsnade Zoo, a 600 acre site with over 2,500 animals that is a great day out for all the family. Visit the nearby magnificent Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, created after the First World War.
Dunstable is a market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Visit the Visitor Gateway Centre, café and shop to discover what the Chiltern Hills have to offer. Take in the gardens at Priory House, visit the Priory Church of St. Peter where the court annulled the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Enjoy refreshments in the wonderful tearooms.
Visit Leighton Buzzard Railway to see more than 60 locomotives and over 120 wagons at the narrow gauge centre. Nearby Ascott House originates from the 1600s, surrounded by magnificent gardens and housing art, porcelain and fine furniture. At nearby Billington you will find Open Mead Farm – fun for all the family.