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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fun Palaces
On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, four BedPop Fun Palaces will be popping up for a free weekend of arts, culture and science in Bedford’s town centre &...