Boredom-busting summer holiday inspiration

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Box End Aqua Park

As Bedford’s school children excitedly prepare for the long summer holidays, parents are faced with the daunting prospect of finding family-friendly fun that won’t break the bank.

Rather than trawling through search engines or relying on social media recommendations, Explore Bedford have put together a one-stop-shop of boredom-busting holiday ideas.

From free craft sessions in Bedford Borough libraries to workshops at the Higgins Bedford and wet and wild activities at Box End Waterpark, there’s something for everyone, whatever the weather.

“Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s loads to do in Bedford this summer,” said Explore Bedford’s Julia Crofts.

Higgins Bedford
Rain or shine, there’s plenty to see and do at the Higgins this summer

“We want to make planning your summer holiday activities as simple and straightforward as possible. As well as our holiday guide, we’ve got a summer events leaflet too which can be picked up while you’re out and about or viewed on our website.”