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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...
Keys
A successful and established escape room is looking forward to confounding Bedford's puzzlers by opening up in Bedford town centre...
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...
Oasis Refurb 2019
It's hot out there and a cool dip in a local swimming pool is just what the doctor ordered. Thank goodness then that Bedford's Oasis Beach Pool has finally re-opened. The pool closed...
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...
Summer festival ice cream
It has been been many months in the making, but this Sunday, thanks to the dedication of volunteers Rachel, Gemma and Steve, the stage is set for the...
Bedford NICE Wonder Woman
The artwork for this year’s NICE comic convention has been released and it features one of Bedford town centre’s most recognisable landmarks...
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...
New Wolverine Kits at ZSL Whipsnade 1
Bedford based photographer, Tony Margiocchi has captured these photos of two new baby wolverines being shown off by their mum at the nearby ZSL Whipsnade Zoo...
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...
As Bedford Borough school children prepare to break up this Friday, we've asked the team at Explore Bedford to put together a list of the best family...