Seasonal Highlights

Dates for your diary 2017  

The Friends of Ampthill Great Park's Easter Treasure Trail

Sunday 9th April 2017 - 10.30am-12.00

Put your sleuthing skills to the test to find the chicks hidden around the park and solve the clues to win your prize.  Only £2 per entry for a morning of Easter festive fun for all the family.  Start/Finish Central Car Park.  No booking required.


Ampthill Great Park Fun Dog Show

Monday 1st May 2017

Our hugely popular fun dog show will be on the May day bank holiday again this year.  There will be a range of classes in 2 show rings to include puppies, vetrans, non-sporting, sporting, veteran, cross breeds, veteran, rescue & rehome, musical sits, biscuit catcher and many more.  There will also be the 2 additional rings with Clear Round Jumping with a rosette for all clears in one and Fastest Recall in the other.  Both side rings will run throughout the show. 

Refreshments, side stalls, raffle, Canine Partners Demonstration, rosettes to 6th place, prizes, show and reserve chamption, crafts, and so much more. All proceeds go towards the Friends of Ampthill Great Park community volunteer group's disabled access projects in the park. 

Find our poster at and pre-enter for discounts on your entry fees using this form

Local canine businesses, charities and enterprises will be given priority for stall space.  If you are interested in having a stall at our dog show please email with details of your stall to


Santa Stroll and Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Come along and get in the festive spirit at our annual Santa Stroll and Christmas Market.  With so many Santa's in the park walking to raise funds for charity, Carol singing with a live band and festive craft and food stalls, it is a truely festive occassion not to be missed.


Hand made and bespoke crafts and festive stalls (including seasonal food & refreshment catering) please email with details of your stall to




Ampthill Gala Day - 2016

The Tommy's Footprints volunteers were in full force in Ampthill Great Park on Ampthill Gala Day to promote the project. There's plenty of news and information to check out:

Project Blog:



Play Area


Wood carver, Peter Leadbeater, produced both the woodland arch and the storytellers chair, with additional seating area around the chair, and all are being enjoyed by various users of the park.

Before and After......







Woodland Arch leading into Russetts Plantation


The Golden Hare on the story tellers chair to inspire stories of Ampthill Park


The Woodland Arch featuring King Henry VIII & 2 world wars illustrating part of Ampthill Great Park’s rich history