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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...
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...