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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)...
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Thousands of visitors came out 'in force' on Sunday 1 September to take part in the fifth annual Bedfordshire Police family fun day...
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...
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...
Abba tribute night set to reveal Bedfords real "Dancing Queens" (and Kings!) as school fundraises for once in a lifetime trip for its students...
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A successful and established escape room is looking forward to confounding Bedford's puzzlers by opening up in Bedford town centre...
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...
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...
Fire station family fun day
Everyone is invited to celebrate 50 years of Bedford Community Fire Station at its open day on Saturday 20 July. The station opened in July 1969 and this...
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...
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...