Visitor Economy

Visitor Economy


These are exciting times for the visitor economy. With the arrival of Center Parcs Woburn Forest and an impressive array of existing visitor attractions, including ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Abbey and Safari Park and Wrest Park, Central Bedfordshire is gaining recognition as a place to visit and stay.  The Visitor Economy already employs over 9,000 people across almost 650 businesses. 

With Experience Bedfordshire, the tourism organisation for Central Bedfordshire, we enhance the area’s reputation, building on the skills of those employed and the standard of attractions and facilities within the sector.

Woburn Enterprises

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Incorporating Woburn Abbey, Woburn Golf Club, The Woburn Hotel and Woburn Safari Park. Woburn Safari Park is one of the UK’s oldest wild animal parks. Woburn Golf Club has three tournament hosting golf courses.

Just Go

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Just go motorhomes has the largest, self-drive motorhome hire fleet in the UK. Based near Toddington, they specialise in a range of luxury motorhomes to suit families, couples or groups of friends wanting to explore the UK and mainland Europe.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Located on the picturesque Chiltern Hills, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to over 2,500animals. From the giraffes, elephants and lions to the talks, demonstrations and play areas, there’s more to discover this year at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Whitbread

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With their headquarters in Central Bedfordshire, Whitbread is the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator with 45,000 employees nationwide. Their brands include Costa, Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre.






Center Parcs

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Center Parcs revolutionised the holiday market in the UK when it opened its first Village in July 1987, providing short break holidays in the forest on a year-round basis. Now Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK, including its newest destination, Woburn Forest in Central Bedfordshire.

Marston Vale Trust

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The Marston Vale Trust own and operate the Forest Centre & Millennium Country as a social enterprise, with all profit generated through the Forest Centre ploughed back into creating the Forest of Marston Vale.

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