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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...
Bedford illustrator, David Litchfield, has seen his drawings brought to life at a new exhibition in London which opened to the public at the weekend...
Keys
A successful and established escape room is looking forward to confounding Bedford's puzzlers by opening up in Bedford town centre...
Game Play festival at the Place Theatre
Banish the January blues with a trip to the Place Theatre next month for their family-friendly Game Play festival - a weekend celebration of board games...
It's panto time in Bedford (oh yes it is!) and if you're looking for some inspiration for festive family fun over the Christmas holidays, there's not one...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...