Home Going out Family friendly

Family friendly

Bedford family friendly entertainment and leisure guide, when and where you want it. The Bedford Independent is your best guide for family friendly entertainment and leisure on mobile, tablet and desktop…

video
If you’ve been down to the woods in Kempston during lockdown, you might have noticed that some new colourful residences have popped up among the spring...
Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
With summer 2020 on hold, both the River Festival and now Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival have confirmed they've rescheduled until next year. The date for the Kite and Motoring Festival has now been confirmed and...
Bedford author and illustrator, David Litchfield, got an unexpected surprise when he found out that his book was being read live on twitter by animated...
BedPop Science Lab
To celebrate British Science Week, BedPop Science Labs return to Bedford on Saturday 7 March with a full day of dozens of free STEM activities...
Full House Theatre
Bedfordshire’s leading children’s theatre company has been awarded £72,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work on an exciting...
video
Bedford illustrator, David Litchfield, has seen his drawings brought to life at a new exhibition in London which opened to the public at the weekend...
Keys
A successful and established escape room is looking forward to confounding Bedford's puzzlers by opening up in Bedford town centre...
Game Play festival at the Place Theatre
Banish the January blues with a trip to the Place Theatre next month for their family-friendly Game Play festival - a weekend celebration of board games...
It's panto time in Bedford (oh yes it is!) and if you're looking for some inspiration for festive family fun over the Christmas holidays, there's not one...
Christmas lights
A record number of visitors got into the festive spirit on Sunday 24 November at the Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks display on Bedford Embankment...
Christmas
Now that the Christmas light switch-on has taken place, the festive season in Bedford has officially started and some all-important decisions need to be...
Fireworks
Remember, remember the fifth of November, the annual celebration of Guy Fawkes' Night and the celebration of the thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot to blow...