13 Greensand Country Festival events for you to enjoy in May

The month of May sees the Greensand Country Festival taking place across the landscape from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 6:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 6:08 pm
There are lots of events taking place

The festival is a celebration of the beautiful Greensand Country, and aims to get people living in the area out and about to explore the countryside on their doorstep.

The festival includes a diverse programme of events and activities, with something for all the family.

View a full list of events taking place in May and beyond, plus details of how to book, at the Greensand Country website or download a copy of the 2021 Revealing the Greensand Country booklet.

Virtually join Wildlife and Community Officer Sarah Cowling for a self-guided wild trail around Cooper’s Hill Nature Reserve. Download the interactive map and explore the reserve with your family whenever it suits you.

Take a look at just some of the events you could enjoy.

May 2 sees the return of the award-winning Drive-In Displays from the Shuttleworth Trust. The perfect family day out, expect thrilling air displays from historic aircraft and explore the beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden. There is something to keep the whole family entertained!
The Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association will be hosting four walks covering the Marston Vale countryside between Bedford and Bletchley over the Festival period. These take place on May 4, 11, 18 and 25.
A chance to get back to nature with a slow, flowing yoga practice suitable for all ages and abilities. No equipment is provided so you’ll need to bring your own. These outdoor sessions take place May 10, 17, and 24.
Start the day with a Sound Bath which uses Tibetan bowls to create peace and calm. This is a deeply relaxing experience and is suited to everyone. Sessions are on May 11 and 25.
Join the Head Gardener on a guided tree trail in The Swiss Garden on May 12. As you walk you will hear interesting facts and information on the many historical and magnificent trees of all shapes and sizes within the garden.
Get out and about in the countryside in these guided walks, which take place on May 15 and May 31.
Tai Chi is recognised as a wonderful soft exercise and calming meditative movement. Join Ian Deavin, a 21st generation teacher of the Chen style Tai Chi lineage, on May 20. Suitable for beginners.
Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden with its Head Gardener, who will share the garden’s story and explain how it is cared for today. Enjoy lunch afterwards with a chance to chat to senior members of the garden team who can answer all your questions. This event is on May 21.
Experience The Swiss Garden in the early evening and spend some time roaming the garden or enjoying your picnic before settling down to a live music performance at this event on May 22.
This is a wonderful opportunity to find out what creatures make their home at Flitwick Moor Nature Reserve. Come along and explore the site on May 29 - equipment will be provided and families are especially welcome.
Starting at Clophill Eco Lodges take a gentle walk around the local area with a local expert in both horticulture and herbalism. The walk on May 29 will focus on identifying plants used for medicinal purposes both past and present – some of them may surprise you!
The vineyard is bursting into life at this time of year, and you can discover the secrets of its medieval history as well as hear about English Wine and how volunteers look after the vineyard. Tours take place on May 29 - and finish with a wine tasting.