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Calling all bookworms from Bedford and beyond, BookTastic children’s book festival has announced the line-up for its big book weekend at the Place Theatre on 9 and 10 July. The two-day...
Things are getting spooky on Bedford’s High Street this Halloween as Bedford Escape Rooms are running their famous Fright Nights. From Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October...
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) have launched the Airship Dreamers club to help local children explore Bedford’s Airship history. The club forms part of BCA’s Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity...
Rogan's Books
Children isolating from school due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions will still be able to take part in Friday's BookTastic events, thanks to the quick-thinking festival organisers. The annual children's book festival, BookTastic...
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) have relaunched their popular ‘symbol spot’, encouraging families to get outdoors and learn together...
After being closed for more than a year, Oasis Beach Pool will finally reopen to swimmers from tomorrow (Thursday). However, the unique flumes, wave machine and other water features won't be up and running...
Bedford book blogger James Cross is passionate about getting children reading and sharing his love for books that might have slipped under the radar. Ahead of World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday)...
This month, The Quarry Theatre is bringing some family-friendly fun to our screens, thanks to two streamed performances. On Saturday 20 February, magician Dave Alnwick...
While the government is advising against families trick or treating this year, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy some family fun and still observe the rule of six this Halloween...
Wheelie Good Trail
This half term, Priory Country Park is hosting a family trail, encouraging Bedfordians to get out and walk, cycle or scoot in the fresh air...
A half term activity along the Marston Vale railway line will put children's spotting skills to the test, as they seek hidden disks along the network...
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...