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Race for Reading

Did you know… 1 in 4 children leave primary school unable to read well? These children are disadvantaged for life..... See more >
Virtual event MK41
Today to Fri 7 Jun

Shefford Mind Body Spirit & Craft Fair May 2024

Shefford Mind Body Spirit & Craft Fair May 2024 Combining beautiful crafts and all things Mind Body Spirit to expand your heart and nurture your soul – just what you... See more >
STMA, 10 Hitchin Road, Shefford SG17 5JA
Fri 24 May

Mentmore Arts Festival

Mentmore Arts Festival Save the Date.....The 14th Mentmore Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 25th May to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May..... See more >
Mentmore village hall and the church LU7 0QF
Sat 25 May, Mon 27 May

Half Term Fun on the Farm

This half term head on down to the farm, we have lots going on for all the family to enjoy! Herrings Green Activity..... See more >
herrings green farm cotton end road wilstead bedfordshire MK45 3DT
Sat 25 May to Mon 3 Jun

Meet Bluey at Woburn Safari Park 25th May

Hooray! Bluey will be visiting all the way from Australia and appearing at Woburn Safari Park at intervals on Saturday..... See more >
Woburn Safari Park Woburn Park Bedfordshire , Woburn, United Kingdom MK43 0TU
Sat 25 May

Steppingley Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Steppingley Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Steppingley is a picturesque Bedfordshire village on the Greensand Ridge, close to Ampthill, Flitwick and Woburn... See more >
Steppingley Village Gardens, Bedford MK45 5AT
Sun 26 May and Mon 27 May

Meet Peppa Pig at Woburn Safari Park 26th May

Every child's favourite little piggy, Peppa Pig, is visiting Woburn Safari Park on Sunday 26th May!... See more >
Woburn Safari Park Woburn Park Bedfordshire , Woburn, United Kingdom MK43 0TU
Sun 26 May

Meet Peter Rabbit at Woburn Safari Park 27th May

Hop on over to Woburn Safari Park on Monday 27th of May and you could be meeting a very special guest - Peter Rabbit™... See more >
Woburn Safari Park Woburn Park Bedfordshire , Woburn, United Kingdom MK43 0TU
Mon 27 May

Dementia Café at Blakelands Lodge

Blakelands Lodge care home is launching a monthly Dementia Café to support those living with, or caring for those... See more >
Blakelands Lodge care home, Gee View, Marston Moretaine MK43 2AH
Tue 28 May, Tue 25 Jun

The Three Inch Fools UK Tour

The Three Inch Fools, known for their contemporary spin on the traditional touring troupe, are preparing for a summer... See more >
Shuttleworth House Biggleswade SG18 9EA
Fri 31 May

Summer Foraging With Tapas Tasters

Foraging course identifying wild summer edibles with all the senses. We'll learn about plant families and sample..... See more >
The Globe Inn, Linslade LU7 2TA
Sat 1 Jun

Summer Foraging With Tapas Tasters

Learn to identify wild edibles using all your senses. We will learn about plant families and taste 3 delicious Tapas..... See more >
The Globe Inn, Linslade LU7 2TA
Sat 1 Jun

Meet JJ and Cody from CoComelon at Woburn Safari Park 1st June

Come along on the Saturday 1st June when it’ll be CoComelon time at the Park… as popular characters Cody and JJ return... See more >
Woburn Safari Park Woburn Park Bedfordshire , Woburn, United Kingdom MK43 0TU
Sat 1 Jun

Make Your Own Wild Kimchi

Forage for wild greens in beautiful countryside, then we return to base to create our own wild Kimchi... See more >
The Globe Inn, Linslade LU7 2TA
Sun 2 Jun

Warden Abbey Vineyard's Flying Day Picnic

Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends among the vines. You can take a free..... See more >
Warden Abbey Vineyard, Bedford Rd, Biggleswade SG18 9LS
Sun 2 Jun
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Things to do around Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire, a county in Eastern England, offers a mix of cultural, natural, and family-friendly activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's something to suit every taste. Let's explore some of the best things to do in Bedfordshire:

1. Walk through Greensand Country:
- Greensand Country is a long stretch of gorgeous grasslands in the countryside, perfect for a nature walk or horse ride. It extends from Cambridgeshire in the East to Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the West. Explore historic manor houses, including Woburn Abbey and Wrest Park, amidst stunning scenery. CountryFile often films here, making it a great opportunity to learn about England's culture and heritage.

2. Visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:
- If you prefer wildlife encounters, head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the largest zoo in the United Kingdom. With over 3,000 animals across 600 acres in the Chiltern Hills, it's a wonderful day out for visitors of all ages. Keep an eye on special events to enhance your experience.

3. Learn the history of Bromham Mill and Gallery:
- Dive into the cultural history of Bedfordshire at Bromham Mill and Gallery. Witness demonstrations of traditional baking and milling techniques. Located west of Bedford, it's a fascinating way to spend a few hours and learn about the county's past.

4. Explore Woburn Safari Park:
- For a wild adventure, visit Woburn Safari Park. Encounter animals like zebras, lions, and penguins as you drive through the 360-acre park. It's an immersive experience for the whole family.

5. Discover Shuttleworth Collection:
- Aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the Shuttleworth Collection in Old Warden. Explore vintage aircraft, classic cars, and motorcycles. The Swiss Garden nearby is also worth a visit.

6. Enjoy Wrest Park:
- Wrest Park is a magnificent English Heritage property with formal gardens, woodlands, and a grand mansion. Take a leisurely stroll, admire the French-style parterre, and explore the historic interiors³.

7. Visit Bedford Castle Mound:
- Explore the remnants of Bedford Castle Mound, a medieval motte-and-bailey castle. Climb to the top for views of the town and River Great Ouse.

8. Experience Bedford River Festival:
- If you're visiting during the festival season, don't miss the Bedford River Festival. Enjoy live music, boat races, and a vibrant atmosphere along the riverbanks.

9. Explore Priory Country Park:
- Priory Country Park in Bedford offers lakes, woodlands, and walking trails. It's a peaceful escape for nature lovers.

10. Learn at The Higgins Bedford:
- Visit The Higgins Bedford, an art gallery and museum. Explore its diverse collections, including fine art, decorative arts, and local history.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, wildlife, or cultural experiences, Bedfordshire promises an enriching day out!