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The welcome return of Oasis Beach Pool. Image: Bedford Borough Council
The much-anticipated official opening of Bedford's Oasis Beach Pool will take place this half term with a Totally Tropical Beach Party. A steel band, limbo dancers, competitions and a mocktail 'Tiki Bar' will...
Russell Park mini golf course is due for an upgarde. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Bedford Borough Council has announced work to enhance the mini golf course in Russell Park, meaning it will be more accessible to families throughout the year. In association with the owners of the...
The community groups, schools, businesses and volunteer organisations taking part in this year's Bedford Christmas Tree Festival have once again risen to the right royal creative challenge...
The festive season officially kicks off in Bedford and Kempston this weekend (25 and 26 November) when the new Christmas lights will be switched on in Harpur Square and at the Saxon Centre in Kempston...
Bedfordshire is home to an all-new light trail set within the stunning grounds of Wrest Park, English Heritage's 18th-century stately home near Cople. From 1 December to 1 January, visitors...
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) has been working with digital artists to bring a new interactive game to Bedford's High Street, launching this Sunday (7 October). "The Vault" invites players to use their mobile phones...
A treasure hunt-style app will go live in Bedford Borough today to encourage friends and families to get out and about to explore their neighbourhood. Street Tag is free to download and points...
50 things to do before you're five app image
A free app and website that showcases 50 fun activities for parents and carers in Bedford to do with their little ones celebrates its first birthday today. The app includes things to do...
On Saturday, 22 July six local acts - from circus to opera to Bollywood dancers - will take to the streets at iconic locations throughout the town centre to entertain locals and visitors alike from 11.30am...
Kite Festival
The Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival will be returning for its biggest event this June, with activities taking place in Russell Park, the Embankment, Mill Meadows and on the River Great Ouse...
Families can get hands-on with science at dozens of events, workshops and demonstrations in Bedford next month as part of British Science Week. The Higgins...
Bedford's first-ever Tabletop Expo is taking place this month, with something for everyone from seasoned veterans, regular role-play game (RPG) campaigners or someone...