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More details - The Manor House, Stevington - Open Garden for NGS
The Manor House Garden is now 25 years old with many different rooms and views to enjoy. Clematis, wisteria and laburnum arches are under planted with alliums, poppies and foxgloves. White and yellow Banksian roses vye for space on the house walls.
The Manor House, Stevington, Bedford
Today

More details - Reptile Week with Safari Stu at Mead Open Farm
Safari Stu is back at Mead Open Farm this May half term with his amazing reptile friends! You might hold a Tarantula, get nose to nose with a Chameleon, pet a Royal Python or stroke a De-Scented Skunk as well as finding out fascinating facts.
Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington, Near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Today to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Car Boot Sale - Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018
8.00 -Sellers admitted £7.00 outisde £8.00 inside 9.00- 12.00 p.m. - Buyers admitted Entrance 50p. Refreshments:- Bacon Butties, homemade cakes, tea coffee etc.All reasonably priced.
St Mark’s Church & Community Centre Calder Rise/Avon Drive Bedford
Today

More details - Marvellous May trail
May is a magical month on the Downs as the wildflower meadows begin to bloom and the orchids emerge on the chalkland hillsides. Take a walk along the Downs to spot the Orange Tip butterfly and and other butterflies, amongst the wild flowers.
National Trust - Chiltern gateway Centre
Today to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - Marvellous May trail
May is a magical month on the Downs as the wildflower meadows begin to bloom and the orchids emerge on the chalkland hillsides. Follow the trail along the Downs to spot the Orange Tip and other butterflies amongst the wild flowers. Booking Not Needed. This is a children’s event. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Today to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Father's Day Special Offer at Don't Get Locked In
Visit our new fully immersive escape room experience ’The Secret Hut’ - Dads go for free when using voucher code DADS4FREE at the checkout. Offer ends 17th June 2018. Only one voucher per booking. Must be accompanied by at least one full paying adult.
Acorn Farm Business Centre, Cublington Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard
Today to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Houghton Regis Art Trail
Take part in a fun family Art Trail around Houghton Regis! Find the 7 letters, write them into your trail map, unscramble and send your answers to Full House to be entered into a free prize draw!
Houghton Regis Library Tithe Houghton Regis
Today to Sat 2 Jun

More details - 3 day Flower Festival
To celebrate the 600th Anniversary of St Dunstan’s church in Bolnhurst this beautiful church is hosting a three day Flower Festival over the second May Bank Holiday.
St Dunstan’s Church, Thurleigh Road, Bolnhurst
Today

More details - Wild Things at Half Term
Half term trail and self-led activities are available every day during the holidays. These include den building, journey sticks, wildlife challenge sheets and dragonfly making. No booking required. Held outside at the Visitor Centre – please note activities will not run in bad weather.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Summer Wildlife Walk
Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the Millennium Country Park to spot and identify some of the amazing wildlife that we see at this time of year. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it’s likely to be sunny on the day.
Forest Centre
Tue 29 May

More details - Symbol Spot Trail
Join in our exciting launch day for the Symbol Spot Trail! Take part in a mini X Marks the spot workshop and then explore the Millennium Country Park with your very own compass, guided by Captain Alice of Mini Map Makers.
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Tue 29 May

More details - Painting Afternoon at Wrest Park
Tuesday May 29th 2018: Tutored Adult Painting Afternoon in the serene and beautiful Wrest Park. Fun and relaxing adult art class where students will be given demo on how to set up a good composition and then shown methods on how to build paint quickly to match light changes.
Wrest Park, Silsoe
Tue 29 May

More details - childrens wristband fun fair
childrens fun fair childrens wristband fair,pay £7,99 and you get unlimited use of all our attractions consisting of inflatables,bungee trampolines,train ride,carousel,teacups and much more.we have food and refreshments and toilets facilities . wristband £7,99 12pm -3pm 3pm -6pm
jubilee park,bedford
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Kempston Hammers Monthly Bingo
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club monthly bingo only £1 entry eyes down at 8 pm doors open at 7 pm
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club High Street Kempston
Wed 30 May

More details - Superfoods Workshop
The Smart Raspberry Cookery School, Leighton Buzzard is holding a May Half Term Super Food Children’s cookery Workshop - where we will be Introducing Super foods to our recipes to make them even more nutritious and healthy .
Toddington Village Hall, Leighton Road, Toddington
Wed 30 May

More details - Greensand Country Festival. Geo ‘rocks’ event
The Bedfordshire Geology group are bringing their display of ancient rocks and bones to touch, feel, learn and discover. Two guided walks will go around the heath-land route of a planned ‘geo trail’ at the reserve. Walks last approx (1.5 hours)
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Wed 30 May

More details - Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo
Find out who’s living in the pond then create and play ‘underwater bingo’ indoors. No need to wear waterproof clothing! All equipment provided. Suitable for ages 5 - 10.
Forest Centre
Wed 30 May

More details - Family Watch - meet the sheep
Wildlife Trust BCN Come and meet the newest arrivals on the reserve. Learn about how they are looked after and more about their future role in conservation. Then join us on a ’sensory trai’ to see what we can discover about the reserve by using our senses.
Meet at National Trust Carpark, off Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe
Thu 31 May

More details - Earth Day Open Day
To celebrate Earth Day we will be opening up the Eco Lodge site to anyone who would like to come and have a go at some wilderness crafts. Open to all ages. This free afternoon will take place on 31st May from 1pm to 4pm.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Thu 31 May

More details - Beds & Herts Fuchsia Society
Come and listen to a talk given by local plant nurseryman Bruce Liddle from Newbury Farm Plants at Silsoe. He will talk about his Passion For Perennials. Bruce will bring along some plants for sale at the end of the talk.
The Pavilion, Groveside, Henlow
Thu 31 May

More details - Aragon Teddy Trail
Take a stroll around Ampthill and see if you can spot Teddies in the windows of shops and another public building. Win a 3-course meal for 4 at The White Hart, Ampthill. Each Teddy has a letter and numbers or words on it. Identify the shops, and then use the words/numbers to answer the questions.
Around Ampthill
Fri 1 Jun to Sat 14 Jul

More details - P.B's Antiques & Collectables Fair
P.B’s Antiques & Collectables Fair in association with St Paul’s Church Bedford is a fund raising Church event. We have sellers with a wide variety of items including Coins, Glass, China, Pottery, some old Toys, Postcards, Books, Brass, Copper, Curios and lots of lovely Jewellery, small furniture items.
St Pauls Church St Pauls Square BEDFORD
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Binocular and Telescope Event
Impartial, friendly advice on choosing the best binoculars, telescopes and accessories to suit your needs. Take your time comparing the different models and have the chance to try them outdoors, to help you to make the right choice.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Steppingley Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Steppingley is a picturesque Bedfordshire village on the Greensand ridge, close to Ampthill, Flitwick and Woburn. Although a few older buildings survive, most of Steppingley was built by 7th Duke of Bedford between 1840 and 1872.
Steppingley Village Gardens, Bedford
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Children's Market
Pop-up Baby & Children’s Market/Event SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Buy & sell babies’ & children’s toys, clothes & equipment Pre-loved Stalls £9.60 inc.
The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade
Sat 2 Jun

More details - HULA'S On-Site Shop & Pet Shed Open on Saturday 2nd June
Charity fundraising event at HULA Animal Rescue selling Books, Clothes, Utensils, Shoes, Bric-a-Brac, Glasses, Soft Furnishings, Scarves, Games, Crockery, Jewellery, Toys, DVDs, CDs, Pictures etc etc; Refreshments & Pastries on sale ; Cattery & small animal houses will be open; FREE Entrance & FREE Parking.
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Jazz Jam Luton
Our next Focus on Jazz event at Luton’s Bear Club is our popular Jazz Jam Sunday 3rd June! Fast becoming the hottest ticket in town, our Jam feature our fabulous house band led by Saxophonist Rob Mach, as well as a diverse crowd of Musicians, Vocalists, Dancers and Music Lovers who jam with the band or simply...
The Bear Club, Mill Yard, 24a Guildford Street, Luton
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Fly Navy
Fly Navy is a celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust, who have secured a memorable line-up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.
Shuttleworth
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bedfordshire Wild Food Foraging Walk
The historic Capability Brown designed Ampthill Great Park in Bedfordshire offers a range of habitats to learn how to forage for edible plants and fungi growing all around us in the UK in summer. This foraging course is easy to reach from Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Dunstable.
Ampthill Great Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - By the Light of the Moon
Full House Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture presents By the Light of the Moon Sunday 3rd June 11:30am Running time: 35 minutes Age: 3+ Who ever heard of a cat afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise?
Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - 50 Things Club
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a ’50 Things to do before you are 11 ’ event. There will be a variety of activiities from the ’50 Things’ handbook, depending on the weather. Come along and join in to add another sticker to your record.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Tempsford Museum and Archive
This month’s exhibition will be "R.A.F Tempsford" an exhibition of photographs of the former RAF site at Tempsford and what went on there throughout WW2, with many photographs and items of ephemera on display. Many permanent displays associated with Tempsford Village will also be on display.
Stuart Memorial Hall, Church Street, Tempsford
Sun 3 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire, OPEN GARDEN, WOOTON, BEDS.
The grounds are informal consisting of a half acre lawned area with borders, an orchard of 1.5 acres and a 2.5 acre paddock. Mature trees include oak, horse chestnut, copper beach, walnut, willow and hazel. The orchard has very productive plum, cherry and pear trees.
Hall End House, Hall End, Wootton, Bedford
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Southill Park - Open Garden for NGS
Southill Park is one of the founder NGS gardens which first opened its gates to visitors in 1927. A large garden with mature trees and flowering shrubs, herbaceous borders, a formal rose garden, sunken garden, ponds and kitchen garden. It is on the south side of the 1795 Palladian house.
Southill Park, Nr Biggleswade
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Cublington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of diverse gardens in this attractive Buckinghamshire village listed as a conservation area. Cherry Cottage is adapted for wheelchair gardening with raised beds and artificial grass. Larkspur House is a beautifully maintained modern garden with hostas and alliums being firm favourites.
Cublington Gardens, Leighton Buzzard
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Musical Theatre Youth Company presents The Addams Family Young @ Part
Musical Theatre Youth Company presents The Addams Family Young @ Part
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford
Mon 4 Jun and Tue 5 Jun

More details - Marvellous Meadows Walk
Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the meadows of the Millennium Country Park as part of National Meadows Day. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it’s likely to be sunny on the day. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.
Forest Centre
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Summer Wildfood Teas & Tapas Forage Walk
Treat yourself to a selection of foraged teas and tapas as wildfoods tutor Kat from Hedgewitch Adventures leads you on this 2 hour gentle yet informative stroll through the water meadows, fields, river and woodland near Leighton-Linslade.
The Globe Inn, Globe Lane, Linslade
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Homemade CAKE Stall
Homemade CAKE SALE from 9am in aid of The Children’s Society
The Mall, Luton Near Rymans
Sat 9 Jun

More details - PromFest
Join us for an elegant afternoon of live classical music on Saturday 9 June, set in the beautiful gardens of Keech Hospice Care. There’s a tempting selection of food and drink available, including prosecco from our licensed bar. Listen and relax while you picnic on the lawns in front of the stage.
Keech Hospice Care, Great Bramingham Lane, Streatley, Luton.
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Keech Hospice  Care Big Weekend
Keech Hospice Care Big Weekend 9th June Prom Fest Music and picnic 10th June Keech Fest Family fun and music For all events www.keech.org.uk/eventguide
Keech Hospice Care Bramingham Lane
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Owl and the Pussycat
Full House Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture presents The Owl and the Pussycat Saturday 9th June 11am & 2pm Running time: 55 minutes Age: 3+ Join Owly-cat and fellow family members Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee as the spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows,
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Trains at Trinity Biggleswade - Saturday 9 June 2018
Our bi-annual Model Train and Toy event with model railway layouts and displays from small scale to ’G’ (Garden) scale, vintage toys including clockwork, demonstrations, trade stands, refreshments.
Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Odell Fete and Family Dog Show
Odell Fete and Family Dog Show has many attractions. Bottle and gift stalls Pimms, produce, plants and cakes, children’s sports, raffle, teas, Bedford Brass Band, ice creams, tombola, refreshments and many side shows. Parking opposite the Bell public House. Disabled parking next to the Scout Field.
Scout Field, Horsefair Lane, Odell, Befordshire
Sat 9 Jun

More details - 1960s DISCO
Shillington’s live 1960s Disco! Come and enjoy a bit of nostalgia and dress to impress! Tickets include supper and the bar will be open, Great fun to be had - come and enjoy..
Shillington Village Hall, High Road, Shillington
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Beeston Open Gardens
Nine gardens will be open and entry is £4 per adult and children free. Programmes will be available at the car park at the north end of the village,at the plant stall and at the teas. Delicious refreshments will be served all afternoon at 15 Orchard Road and there will be a sale of raffle tickets.
Beeston
Sun 10 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire OPEN GARDENS, BIDDENHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE
This collection of village country gardens vary in size and interest. These gardens offer several orchards with apple, pear and plum trees, flowing lawns, rose gardens, shrubs, herbaceous borders, vegetable patches and a pond and rockery.
Biddenham Village Gardens, 17 Biddenham Turn , 27 Biddenham Turn , King’s Close Main Road MK40 4BB, 8 Darlow Drive MK40 4AX
Sun 10 Jun

More details - KeechFest
KeechFest, Keech Hospice Care’s ever-popular music festival is back, bigger and better than ever, on Sunday 10 June. Bring your family and join us in our beautiful gardens at the hospice where we show you how to party!
Keech Hospice Care, Great Bramingham Lane, Luton.
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Hyde Walled Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden adjoins the grounds of The Hyde (not open). Extends to approx 1 acre and features rose garden, seasonal beds and herbaceous borders, imaginatively interspersed with hidden areas of formal lawn.
The Hyde Walled Garden, Luton
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - A Square World
Daryl Beeton presents A Square World Sunday 10th June 3pm Running time: 50 minutes Age: 3+ A Square World is an honest, touching and quirky story of three friends and what happens when an unexpected change leaves one of them out in the cold.
The Higgins Museum, Castle Lane, Bedford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Old Rectory, Westoning - Open Garden for NGS
Ancient box and yew hedges surround the colour coordinated beds of this two acre garden. Spring is greeted by hellebores, primroses and daffodils with magnolias blooming in profusion.
The Old Rectory, Westoning, Westoning
Sun 10 Jun

More details - HULA Animal Rescue's Creatures great & Small on Sunday 10th June
Animal Scavenger Hunt around HULA; Meet & Greet the HULA Rescue Dogs all afternoon (weather permitting & dogs available); Rabbit Awareness Talk; How to care for your Small Animals; Refreshments on sale in HULA Reception; On-site Shop & Pet Bed Shed bargains; Cattery & Small Animal House will be Open;Dogs welcome &
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes (near Aspley Guise Railway Station)
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Pavenham Open Gardens
A very well established annual event with well over 10 gardens of varying design, size and style. Includes 2 gardens that have opened for the NGS this year. Vintage car display, train rides, plant sale, teas, free hop on, hop off shuttle bus. All in aid of Cancer Research UK. Every penny goes to the charity.
Pavenham, Bedford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Art & Soul
A creative wellness project, featuring three days of print making activity Monday, June 11 - Pattern Making Tuesday, June 12 - Lino Carving and Inking Wednesday, June 13 - Tote Bag Printing Three days attendance advised.
Tokko Youth Space, 7 Gordon Street, Luton
Mon 11 Jun to Wed 13 Jun

More details - Michael Jackson Tribute
Highly acclaimed tribute arist David Boakes performs all of the classics with his amazing live band. £15 per ticket - Doors 7pm (Food served until 8pm), Show 8pm
Forest Centre
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Sutton Lower School Summer Fete 2018!
We will have games, a bouncy castle, arena displays, and a raffle. We also have some great external stalls to have a browse around. And of course, a BBQ, hot and cold refreshments and hopefully it will be warm enough for ice lollies! We look forward to welcoming you.
Sutton VA Lower School, High Street, Sutton, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Sat 16 Jun

More details - St. Augustine's Church/Mothers'Union Jumble Sale
Jumble 10am
St. Augustine’s Church Hall, Catsbrook Road/Icknield Way, LUTON
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Bletsoe Fête
Bletsoe Country Fete. Classic Car Display. Ouse Valley Swing Band. Family Dog Show. Passenger Model Railway. Steam Engine. Stalls. Bucking Bronco. Jousting. Children’s Games. BBQ. Irish Band. Irish Dancing. Cakes and Cream Teas. Official opening by ’Strictly Come Dancing’ Alan Deddicoat.
Bletsoe Village Hall Bletsoe Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Is this a Dagger? The story of Macbeth
Andy Cannon and Red Bridge Arts present Is this a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth Saturday 16th June 11:30am & 2pm Running time: 60 minutes Age: 8+ By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes...
The Basement @ Bunyan, John Bunyan Museum, Mill Street, Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Dunton Community Garden Coffee Morning 10.30am preceded by Bird Walk
Dunton Community Garden is run by volunteers & worked on organic gardening principles. We hold monthly coffee mornings to provide a community gathering point, raise funds & enjoy the surroundings. Come along to enjoy a cuppa & fresh bake. Chat, play or wander round the garden.
Dunton Community Garden, Great Close, Church Farm, Church Street, Dunton near Biggleswade
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 192 Kimbolton Road - Open Garden for NGS
A third of acre cottage garden with grape vine, vegetable and soft fruit patch and an orchard. The garden includes over 90 roses.
192 Kimbolton Road, Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - June Evening Airshow
Close to mid-Summer with the light typically at its best long into the evening this classic flying evening at Shuttleworth will have a relaxed atmosphere, and one of the best chances to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies.
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Midsummer Fair
Chill out this Father’s Day at our family event with stalls selling a variety of crafts and gifts, games, kids’ crafts and music. Free entry – donations welcome.
Forest Centre
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Crafts, Cake and a Cuppa
Come along to this well-established craft fair as there’ll be a wide variety of high quality local handmade art and craft items, with many different crafters attending. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available all day. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING in the large car park outside the hall.
Woburn Village Hall, Crawley Road Woburn
Sun 17 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire, OPEN GARDEN, TOTTERNHOE, BEDS.
This garden holds an interesting design of small gardens within a garden. Diverse planting managed in a natural and artistic way creates a place of peace and beauty; a wildlife haven. The garden is on a south facing slope with underlying limestone and clay which was originally thin top soil!
88 Castlehill Road, Middle End, Totternhoe, Dunstable, Beds
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wildlife of The Lodge - in Watercolour
Local wildlife artist Steve Kershaw will be painting the birds and wildlife that he encounters on his regular walks around The Lodge reserve and gardens, and demonstrating his amazing art work. Find him at the Visitor Information Centre (Held in fair weather only) Free event, paintings for sale.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Flitton Potato Race
Join the only race of its kind in the country! Run, walk or stagger a mile down the High Street with a sack of potatoes to raise money for charity. Choose your weight - 20, 10, 5 or 2kg for individuals, depending on age.
High Street, Flitton, Bedford
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Father’s Day Afternoon Tea
Say thank you to your dad and treat him to our home-baked savoury afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth.
The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Gifla House - Open Garden for NGS
When we first moved to the house (some 20+ years ago) the garden was essentially a field with a couple of trees in it. Over the years we have had the entire space carefully and sympathetically landscaped.
Gifla House, Bedford
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cheddington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Mentioned in Domesday Book, Cheddington is a friendly, active, award-winning village, situated in the Vale of Aylesbury at the northern end of the Chilterns. 2018 we have 7 gardens to view, varying in size, aspect and content, each reflecting their owners style and passions.
Cheddington Gardens, Leighton Buzzard
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wayside Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is sited on a ½-acre plot. Developed over 50 yrs it has mature trees, shrubs and flower borders. A well-stocked pond with fountain and waterfalls. A variety of attractive outbuildings nestle within the old walled garden for a tranquil scene with plenty of hidden corners.
Wayside Cottage, Barton-le-Clay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Manor House, Barton-le-Clay - Open Garden for NGS
The garden was beautifully landscaped during the 1930s and much interest is created by picturesque stream which incorporates a series of waterfalls and ponds. Colourful streamside planting incl an abundance of arum lilies. Sunken garden with lily pond and a magnificent wisteria thrives at the rear of the house.
The Manor House, Barton-le-Clay, Barton-le-Clay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Photography Day
This special Hurricane Heritage event is a close-up and personal photography day led by well known aviation photographer Darren Harbar, with the special opportunity to take a seat in this historic Battle of Britain fighter!
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Embroiderers' Guild Bedford Branch
Embroiderers’ Guild Bedford Branch Do you enjoy textiles? Would you like to learn some new techniques or just see great work in a friendly setting? Would you love to buy previously loved fabrics, threads, magazines or books at very reasonable prices?
St Mark’s Church Hall, Calder Rise, Bedford
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Antiques Showroom Open Days at Williams Antiques Bedford
Williams Antiques & Restoration along with Ralph Moss Antiques & Copperplate maps will be holding their showroom open days. There will be Antique furniture, silver, antique maps, glass, pottery, paintings and collectables. There will be a small tea room open on both days serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes
Tythe Farm, School Lane
Fri 22 Jun and Sat 23 Jun

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - Glow-worm walks
Have you ever seen a glow-worm' On warm summer evenings the females climb slowly up long grass stems. They look quite magical as the last two segments of their tails glow to attract males.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Fri 22 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Woburn Abbey Garden Show
Now in its 9th year, the Woburn Abbey Garden Show is an important diary date for many keen gardeners. Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey, ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’ offers visitors the best location of any show in the UK, taking place within the 42 acres of Abbey Gardens.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn, Bedfordshire
Sat 23 Jun

More details - childrens wristband fun fair
childrens fun day childrens wristband fair,pay £7,99 and you get unlimited use of all our attractions consisting of inflatables,bungee trampolines,train ride,carousel,teacups and much more.we have food and refreshments and toilets facilities . wristband £7,99 12pm -3pm 3pm -6pm
priory marina,barkers lane,bedford
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Flower Painting Study Day
Join us for a day of flower painting as we turn one of the rooms in the Historic North Court of Woburn Abbey into an art studio for the day. This day is taught by artist and teacher Billy Showell, the President of The Society of Botanical Artists.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Summer Concert
Danesborough Chorus summer concert with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra conducted by Ian Smith. Mendelssohn Italian Symphony and Bruckner Mass in F Minor. With extended interval to enjoy refreshments on the lawns (byo).
Woburn Parish Church, Park Street, Woburn
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Haynes Village 100 Classic Vehicle show
The Classic Vehicle show starts at 11am. There will be display of vehicles of the playing field and at 2pm the vehicles will parade around the village. the roads will be closed during the parade. have a look around the craft and trade stalls. Arena events are sheep dog display, lower school dancing.
Village Hall, Northwood end road, Haynes
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Luton Race For Life 5k & 10k
A 5k suitable for all abilities - or up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k! HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website - raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 Women of any age welcome.
Stockwood Park
Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Exploded Circus
The big top at the end of the world. Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.
Imagine Luton c/o UKCCA 3 St Mary’s Road Luton
Sun 24 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire, OPEN GARDEN, CHEDDINGTON, BEDS.
A country garden of 2 acres restored and developed in recent years featuring herbaceous and shrub borders, a formal rose garden with swags, a wild flower area adjacent to the pond; in the orchard a natural wildlife pond and stream with recently expanded planting, potager with vegetables and picking flowers.
Westend House, Cheddington, Leighton Buzzard
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Sunday Afternoon Cafe & Tower Tours
On the last Sunday of every month, and special occasions such as Valentine’s or Father’s Day, we open our Nest as a Cafe and serve hot & cold drinks as well as delicious homemade cakes. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks are all available and our cakes change weekly.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins.
Wrest Park, Silsoe
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Beds & Herts Fuchsia Society
The Society has an interesting and lighthearted talk entitled MAN ON THE SPOT by Bill Hamilton a former BBC Correspondent. Come and listen to all his tales gained from his interesting job.
Henlow Park Pavilion, Groveside, Henlow, Beds.
Thu 28 Jun

More details - ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ (open air theatre)
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins.
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins.
The Swiss Garden, Biggleswade
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Late night cinema fun at The House, Shuttleworth
Come to the beautiful Shuttleworth House this summer and enjoy late night outdoor cinema. Bring a picnic, bring your friends and we will bring the popcorn. On Saturday you can ’feel the need .... the need for speed’ with the Tom Cruise (12A) classic Top Gun.
The House Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
Fri 29 Jun and Sat 30 Jun

More details - Stotfold Mill Summer Art Exhibition
Original work by local artists from Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire, covering all mediums and styles. Prints and cards also available. Explore the working watermill and riverside nature reserve, and enjoy a cream tea in the traditional tearoom. Children’s activities available in the mill.
Stotfold Mill, Mill Lane, Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Willington Dovecote and Stables - Peter Pan
Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date,.
Willington Dovecote and Stables, Willington, near Bedford
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Bedford Pretty Muddy 5k & 10k
Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event. It’s a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through. Choose from either 5k or 10k Pretty Muddy events. Whatever the distance. However dirty you get. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Priory Park
Sat 30 Jun

More details - BPFA Party In The Park
Family event with live music for all ages, fun and games for the children, side stalls, BBQ, Bar Gate opens at 3pm till 11pm - bring picnics. NO DOGS UNLESS GUDIE DOGS - SORRY
36a Barford Road, Blunham, Bedfordshire. MK44 3NL from 3pm to 11pm - bring your own picnic - NO DOGS UNLESS GUIDE DOGS.
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Sutton Flower Festival
Sutton village Annual Flower Festival with the theme of A Night at the Theatre will take place in All Saints Church on 30th June/ 1st July from 10 to 5 each day. There will also be an exhibition of local Art work . Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.
All Saints Church Sutton
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Community Flower Festival and Craft Exhibition
Celebrating 150 years of worship in the magnificent church of St Mary’s Woburn, 1868-2018 We are holding a Community Flower Festival and Craft Exhibition Saturday 30th June-Sunday 1st July 2018 Stalls, slideshows Refreshments - Morning coffee, Light refreshments, Afternoon tea Proceeds to: St.
St Mary’s Church, Woburn
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul
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More details - Summer Orchid walk
Dunstable Downs has more than its fair share of orchids and June is a great time to see them. Join one of our knowledgeable rangers to look for a wide variety of orchids on our Downs. You can treat yourelves to ice cream from the shop or refreshments from The View Café after the walk.
National Trust - Chiltern gateway Centre
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Paintings in the Pews
In aid of the restoration of the unique Grade II* Listed thatched chapel in Roxton. The Paintings in the Pews Exhibition will have on display and sale artwork by the many local talented artists within a few miles radius of Roxton. Home produced teas will be served in the Rose Garden (weather permitting).
Roxton Congregational Chapel, High Street , Roxton, Beds
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - Orchid Walk
Take a walk with one of our knowledgeable rangers to look for wild orchids on Dunstable Downs. There are a variety of orchids growing on the chalk hillsides of Dunstable Downs including common spotted and bee orchids.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Rose Study Day
Studying and appreciation of roses with David Austin’s Rosarian Michael Marriott. You will look at the different types of roses, flower types, and learn the distinctive differences in their scent. Find out more about the different types and varieties, and how to use them to best effect in your garden.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Workshop: Pottery Painting
Led by local ceramic artist Eve Carroll and drawing inspiration from the wonderful surroundings of the Swiss Garden, this creative art session will focus on nature, wildlife and some of the 18th century architectural elements found in the garden.
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Bedford Race For Life Half Marathon
Lace up your trainers and prepare to take on the Race for Life Half Marathon. HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 We will be there to support you every step of the way.
Priory Park
Sun 1 Jul

More details - St Joseph's Catholic Primary School's Summer Fete 2018
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Presents their annual Summer School Fete on Sunday 1st July 2018.
Gardenia Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU32NS
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Sutton Flower Festival and Duck Race
Sutton village will hold its Annual Flower Festival in All Saints Church on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July with the theme of A Night at the Theatre There will also be an exhibition of local Art work. The church will be open from 10 to 5 and admission is free .
All Saints Church Sutton and the Ford
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bedford Race For Life 5k & 10k
A 5k suitable for all abilities - or up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k! HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website - raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 Women of any age welcome.
Priory Park
Sun 1 Jul

More details - ARAS Dog Training Club Fun Dog Show
Classes to be judged by Fay Mc Callum £1.50 Per Class, Rosettes to 5th place. Trophy for each 1st place. Rosettes kindly donated by Bill and Marie Botten Trophies for Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show and all class trophies kindly donated by Sheila Read and Angie Lewis Show starts at 12.
Marston Moretaine Social Club, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Sun 1 Jul

More details - 10 Alder Wynd - Open Garden for NGS
Runners up in the 2017 Gardeners World Competition, ’Small Garden Category’. The garden demonstrates what can be achieved in a relatively small space, 10m x 11m. Created from scratch in the Autumn of 2014, the garden is roughly courtyard in style and formed from a series of raised beds and oak structures.
10 Alder Wynd, Bedford
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Military Pageant (WWI Centenary)
Shuttleworth’s Military Pageant is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present.
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Guided Walk - Medicinal Plants
This year we will be holding a series of guided walks around the beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Clophill. Each walk has it’s own theme and lasts 2 hours (12 – 2pm), starting and finishing at the Eco Lodges, and is led by a subject expert.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Summer Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our Head Gardener, who will share the story of the garden, those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful Regency landscape back to life.
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Fri 6 Jul

More details - National Meadows Day
Playing our part in celebrating National Meadow Day. With increasing pressure on land use in the UK, meadows are unfortunately a declining habitat. We are hosting a family friendly event to help raise awareness of the importance of meadow preservation. There will be plenty to see, learn and do!
National Trust - Chiltern gateway Centre
Sat 7 Jul

More details - 22 Elmsdale Road - Open Garden for NGS
Topiary garden greets visitors before they enter a genuine Japanese Feng Shui garden incl bonsai every plant is strictly Japanese, large Koi pond and lily pond and Japanese Tea House. The garden was created from scratch by the owners and has many interesting features.
22 Elmsdale Road, Bedford
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - The Adventures of Dr Dolittle by Illyria
Dr. John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor. But once he is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals he becomes the most celebrated veterinary doctor in England. Word of his skills spreads and animals across the world send messages asking for his help.
The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Bromham Show
Bromham Show is an annual village show first staged in 1948, now attracting up to 3000 visitors it is the largest community event in the area.
Village hall playing field, Village road, Bromham.
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Summer Wildfood Forage & Sensory Quiz
Come on a 2 hour guided forage (gentle stroll, no hills!) in the beautiful countryside surrounding the Globe Inn, where Kat from Hedgewitch Adventures will show you how to identify and cook with many wild edibles and we will learn some medicinal uses too, and some party tricks :) Then it will be back to the Globe for...
The Globe Inn, Globe Lane, Linslade
Sat 14 Jul

More details - July Evening Airshow
Classic flying evenings at Shuttleworth have a relaxed atmosphere, and are where the light can be at its best to see the Edwardian aircraft if the weather is calm and favourable enough for these incredible aircraft to take to the skies.
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Keech Hospice Care's Bubble Rush!
Come and join hundreds of other Bubblers for an incredi-bubble summer of multicoloured frothy fun! Start in a sea of bubbles and walk, run or dance your way through eight scented Bubble Stations along the 5km route as the bubble cannons create a four-foot-deep bubble bath around you.
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield.
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Teddy Bears Picnic at the Swiss Garden
Come along to our Teddy Bears Picnic and enjoy crafts, a bouncy castle, our ‘Bear Hunt’ teddy trail, face-painting, family games and fun-filled children’s activities, all in the magical surroundings of the Swiss Garden. Don’t forget your teddies, and bring a picnic!
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
Sun 15 Jul

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire OPEN GARDEN, PANACEA MUSEUM GARDEN BEDFORD
The museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens with plenty of places to sit and relax; lawn games are also provided for visitors. The gardens tell the story of the Panacea Society, a remarkable religious community formed in the early twentieth century.
Panacea Museum, 14 Albany Road, Bedford
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
The Grove, Dunstable
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Forest Folk & Roots present Elizabeth and Jameson + support
A stunning collaboration between two rising stars of the UK folk/pop/rock scene, Elizabeth & Jameson comprises Hannah Elizabeth of Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson from Fred’s House.
The College Arms Bar, College Road, Cranfield, Beds
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Walnut Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Once a land settlement. 4 acre smallholding. 1 acre cottage garden. Over 2000 species give year round interest. Bulbs, herbaceous, water, bog plants, ferns, grasses, shrubs, trees, coppiced paulownias. Rare, exotic and unusual plants abound. Large pond, level grass paths. 1 acre young trees and shrubs.
Walnut Cottage, Chawston
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bee Walk
Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and their larvae. By moving from flower to flower, they are important pollinators. Scientific studies have shown a decline in many British insects over the last 50 years.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Brickworks Vehicle Rally
Bringing together Bedfordshire and Brick Industry vehicles from the times of the Brickworks, with displays of road and rail photos and memorabilia, and live music from Vale Vocals! Free entry – donations welcome.
Forest Centre
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Open Gardens
Various gardens, some large large, some small will be open to the public throughout the day. Come to Eaton Bray to collect your Roving Ticket with map and description of the gardens. Refreshments + lunches will be available in the Village Hall, including bacon butties.
Eaton Bray Village Hall
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa - Open Garden for NGS
The gardens and parkland designed by Capability Brown are of national historic significance and lie in a conservation area. Main features - lakes, woodland and pleasure grounds, Victorian grass tennis court and late C19 sunken rockery. Italianate garden with herbaceous borders and topiary garden.
Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa, Luton
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Little Stock - Discover Dinosaurs
A weekend of Dinosaur discovery, with a storytelling performance by Mike Dodsworth followed by dinosaur arts & crafts and an amazing dinosaur show from Los Kaos.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road
Thu 26 Jul to Sun 29 Jul

More details - Brunch with Queen Victoria
Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Discover the family’s connections and the intimate role they played in Victoria’s circle through an in-depth talk from one of our experts.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Marston Monsters - Kids' Outdoor Activity
It’s time to get messy with mud in the Millennium Country Park! A walk to the willow huts to make mud creatures/ faces/ monsters/ animals/whatever you like, in the trees! Get creative – wear old clothes and be prepared to get muddy!
Forest Centre
Thu 26 Jul

More details - childrens wristband fun fair
childrens fun fair childrens wristband fair,pay £7,99 and you get unlimited use of all our attractions consisting of inflatables,bungee trampolines,train ride,carousel,teacups and much more.we have food and refreshments and toilets facilities . wristband £7,99 12pm -3pm 3pm -6pm
waveny green,brickhill,bedford
Fri 27 Jul to Wed 1 Aug

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Pink Floyd’s recording career spanned almost three decades and, for its 10th Anniversary, The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the band’s most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018.
Bedford Corn Exchange, St Paul’s Square
Fri 27 Jul

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - Kite Festival
Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you are bedazzled by the professional kite team’s show-stopping displays. Enthusiasts from around the world gather for our annual Kite Festival featuring fantastic flying displays, giant kite displays, synchronised team routines and power kites.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Sunday Afternoon Cafe & Tower Tours
On the last Sunday of every month, and special occasions such as Valentine’s or Father’s Day, we open our Nest as a Cafe and serve hot & cold drinks as well as delicious homemade cakes. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks are all available and our cakes change weekly.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 29 Jul, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Guided Walk - Edible Plants
This year we will be holding a series of guided walks around the beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Clophill. Each walk has it’s own theme and lasts 2 hours (12 – 2pm), starting and finishing at the Eco Lodges, and is led by a subject expert.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Afternoon Tea (July)
Treat yourself to a wonderful home-baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family, The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Old Warden Park.
The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Wrest Park, Silsoe
Tue 31 Jul

More details - Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo - Kids Outdoor Activity
Find out who’s living in our Bog Pond before creating and playing your own Underwater Bingo (indoor crafts). All equipment will be provided and you don’t need to wear waterproofs - you won’t really be going underwater!
Forest Centre
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Little Stock - Discover Puppetry
Be captivated by a fireside tale from Granddad before making your own puppets in our craft workshop. Each session will include: Puppet theatre show Cuddle up around the campfire as Granddad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road
Thu 2 Aug to Sun 5 Aug

More details - 1a St Augustine's Road - Open Garden for NGS
A colourful town garden with herbaceous borders, climbers, a green house and pond. Planted in cottage garden style with traditional flowers, the borders overflow with late summer annuals and perennials including salvias and rudbeckia. The pretty terrace next to the house is lined with ferns and hostas.
1a St Augustine’s Road, Bedford
Sat 4 Aug

More details - The Shuttleworth Family Airshow
As part of Shuttleworth’s August programme of family fun, this event is packed fun of activities to keep everyone entertained, from grandparents to grandtots! The air display includes many visiting aircraft who will deliver thrilling aerobatics.
The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate - 50 Things Club
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a ’50 Things to do before you are 11 ’ event. There will be a variety of activiities from the ’50 Things’ handbook, depending on the weather. Come along and join in to add another sticker to your record.
Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade,
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Dragonfly Safari (kids outdoor activity)
Join us on our search for dragonflies and other minibeasts in the Park and make your own dragonfly to take home! Wear long trousers, avoid open toed sandals and make sure you have suncream and a hat just in case!
Forest Centre
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Little Stock - Discover the Circus
Be wowed by an amazing circus show, before making your own juggling balls and learning how to use them in our jam-packed circus skills workshop. Each session will include: Circus show Watch our circus performers show off their skills in a fabulous juggling show!
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road
Thu 9 Aug to Sun 12 Aug

More details - Wild Art in the Woods (Kids outdoor activity)
We’ll be using all natural materials collected on our walk through the Park to print, paint, build and stick ‘woodland windows’ and Country Park pictures. Make sure you have sun cream and a hat just in case!
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Thu 9 Aug

More details - Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo - Kids Outdoor Activity
Find out who’s living in our Bog Pond before creating and playing your own Underwater Bingo (indoor crafts). All equipment will be provided and you don’t need to wear waterproofs - you won’t really be going underwater!
Forest Centre
Wed 15 Aug

More details - Little Stock - Discover Nature
Each session will include: Bug Safari Be enthralled by our giant, inflatable ‘magic’ peach and fascinating stories, songs and facts about insects as we ‘travel’ the world on a fascinating bug safari.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road
Thu 16 Aug to Sun 19 Aug

More details - Robin Hood and His Merry Men (open air theatre)
Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land who travel through Sherwood Forest as they steal from the rich to give to the poor.
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
Thu 16 Aug

More details - Robin Hood and His Merry Men
Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
The Swiss Garden, Biggleswade
Thu 16 Aug

More details - Time for Music - St John's Hospice
A summer music extravaganza Come on a musical journey through time starting with 40’s and 50’s in the afternoon, moving to 60’s and 70’s and on to the 80’s, 90’s through to modern day by the end of the night. There will be something for everyone.
Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Flying Proms
The Flying Proms at The Shuttleworth Collection celebrates 21 years, and will bring all the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of vintage aircraft displaying to live music from the National Symphony orchestra.
Old Warden Aerodrome
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Afternoon Tea (August)
Treat yourself to a wonderful home-baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth, formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family. The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Old Warden Park. Pre-book only.
The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Nr Biggleswade
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Dragonfly Safari (kids outdoor activity)
Join us on our search for dragonflies and other minibeasts in the Park and make your own dragonfly to take home! Wear long trousers, avoid open toed sandals and make sure you have suncream and a sun hat just in case!
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Party On Potton August Bank Holiday 2018 Big Weekend
Fantastic fun for all the family at this community event which starts off with a carnival through the pretty town of Potton. Everyone then heads off to the Henry Smith playing fields for live music and fun games.
Henry Smith Playing Field Brook End
Fri 24 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Shillington Scarecrow Festival
The Shillington Scarecrows are back for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Scarecrows to be seen and judged by you throughout the village. Come and see the Shillington Line model railway. Refreshments available at various locations as you walk round. Daily raffle and Tombola with prizes.
Shillington Village Hall, High Road, Shillington
Sat 25 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Noël Coward's 'Private Lives'
Award Winning ’Shooting Stars Theatre Company’ return to Harlington Manor with an open air production of Noel Coward’s ’Private Lives’. “I think very few people are completely normal really deep down in their private lives.
Harlington Manor, Westoning Rd, Harlington, Dunstable
Sat 25 Aug and Sun 26 Aug

More details - Kempston Fun Day
Kempston Fun Day has been running for many years and aims to provide fun and entertainment for families in Kempston and Bedford with charity and trade stalls, displays, arena events,children;s rides and refreshments. Profits are distributed to local needy people and organisations.
Addison Howard Park, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Guided Walk - Geology
This year we will be holding a series of guided walks around the beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Clophill. Each walk has it’s own theme and lasts 2 hours (12 – 2pm), starting and finishing at the Eco Lodges, and is led by a subject expert.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Car Boot Sale - Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018
St Mark’s Church & Community Centre Calder Rise/Avon Drive Bedford
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Ascott - Open Garden for NGS
Combining Victorian formality with early C20 natural style and recent plantings to lead it into the C21, with a recently completed garden designed by Jacques and Peter Wirtz who designed the gardens at Alnwick Castle, and also a Richard Long sculpture.
Ascott, Leighton Buzzard
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Beds & Herts Fuchsia Society
The talk this evening is being given by Janet Rose on The Warden Abbey Vineyard
Henlow Park Pavilion, Groveside, Henlow, Beds.
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Heritage Live presents Van Morrison with Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers at Wrest Park
Van Morrison plus special guests The Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers at Wrest Park on Friday 31st August. One of music’s undisputed true originals, his matchless songwriting and vocal talents have seen him produce an incredible body of material throughout his career.
Wrest Park, Silsoe
Fri 31 Aug

More details - The Dean Flower and Country Show  - Saturday 1st September 2018 from 1pm - 5pm
Come and enjoy a Truly Traditional Show, Something for Everyone! A Fun Dog Show, Local Produce and Exhibits, Classic Cars, Vintage Vehicles, Donkeys, Children’s Entertainers, Crafts, Plants, Tombola, Raffle, and much more. A Marquee with wonderful Home Made Cakes, Teas and Coffee.
The Dalton Village Hall, Kimbolton Road, Upper Dean
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Heritage Live presents Hacienda Classical + Orbital (DJ set) at Wrest Park
Haçienda Classical, the orchestral reimagining of one of the most notable music scenes in British history will be performed live at Wrest Park on 2nd September, with the Manchester Camerata orchestra and the club’s original DJ partnership of Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpreting seminal dance
Wrest Park, Silsoe
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Art 4 Africa Charity Art Exhibition rasing funds to help educate children in Tanzania
An exhibition of 60 artist works with over 300 pieces to support the education of vulnerable children in Tanzania From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September Rise Africa UK is inviting you to help change the lives of disadvantaged children.
The Old Chapel House, Riseley Road, Keysoe, Beds
Thu 6 Sep to Sun 9 Sep

More details - Stotfold Mill Craft and Print Weekend
Craft work from local artists including silver jewellery, ceramics, pottery, textiles and sculpture. Explore the working watermill and riverside nature reserve. Enjoy a cream tea in our traditional Tearoom. Children’s activities available in the Mill.
Stotfold Mill, Mill Lane, Stotfold
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Riseley Show & Fayre
A Traditional Village Show and Fayre, The Show has Classes for both adults and children. Vegetables & Fruit, Flowers, Flower arranging. Home Baking, Photography and Arts and Crafts. Open to All. This part of the event regularly attracts up to 500 entries.
Riseley Village Hall and Playing Field . Gold St. Riseley, Bedford
Sat 8 Sep

More details - Forest Folk and Roots present Sicknote Steve + support
Cardiff’s SICKNOTE STEVE is a true to life tribute of the unlikely american hobo blues star Seasick Steve. His first visit in May 2016 goes down as one of the most memorable gigs at Forest Folk and Roots and we are really pleased to get him to come back over the bridge!!
The College Arms Bar, College Road, Cranfield, Beds
Fri 14 Sep

More details - Guided Walk & Workshop - Foraging
This year we will be holding a series of guided walks around the beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Clophill. Each walk has it’s own theme and lasts 2 hours (12 – 2pm), starting and finishing at the Eco Lodges, and is led by a subject expert.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Townsend Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
A tree lined driveway with young specimens and mature broad leaves rising above swathes of spring bulbs. Planted for year round interest, the cottage-garden style herbaceous borders are filled with early perennials in June. Hydrangeas, dahlias and asters flourish in September.
Townsend Farmhouse, Bedford
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Lindy Lea - Open Garden for NGS
Set within an acre, this garden is a haven for wildlife with two water features, cottage garden style perennial plantings, variety of shrubs and mature trees. There is also a vegetable garden and a sunny terrace furnished with pots and climbers.
Lindy Lea, Bedford
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Whitney Tribute
Nya performs all of the classics in a tribute to the late-great Whitney Houston. £15 per ticket - Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Food available before the show, from £3 - £8
Forest Centre
Fri 21 Sep

More details - Starlight Hike 2018
St John’s popular Starlight Hike is an inspiring night of entertainment, remembrance and fundraising.
Sue Ryder - St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger, Bedford
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Autumn Wildfood Teas & Tapas Forage Walk
Discover the tastes of the wild with foraged tapas treats and infusions on this 2 hour educational wildfood forage tour of the water meadows, woods and fields of Leighton-Linslade. We will start and finish at the lovely Globe Inn with its warmth and beverages!
The Globe Inn, Linslade
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Harpers Craft Fair. FREE admission. Beds/Herts border Coaches/Clubs welcome via prior arrangement
Visit our Craft Fair FREE Admission. Stalls of local and national crafts of: Pottery, Woodwork, Fashion, Cards, Home Wares, Jewellery, Needle Crafts, Toys, Gifts & more. Pre-booked coaches & groups welcome - FREE admission.
Harpers Food, Half Moon Lane, Pepperstock, Slip End, Luton
Fri 28 Sep to Sun 30 Sep

More details - Sunday Afternoon Cafe & Tower Tours
On the last Sunday of every month, and special occasions such as Valentine’s or Father’s Day, we open our Nest as a Cafe and serve hot & cold drinks as well as delicious homemade cakes. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks are all available and our cakes change weekly.
Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill
Sun 30 Sep, Sun 28 Oct, Sun 25 Nov

More details - Music at St Mary's - New Year's Concert
This concert will be performed by the fantastic Luton Gospel Community Choir. Expect a fantastic evening of uplifting music. Refreshments will be available in the interval.
St Mary’s Church, Eaton Bray
Sat 6 Oct

More details - King's Arms Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Small woodland garden of about 1½ acres created by plantsman the late William Nourish. Trees, shrubs, bulbs and many interesting collections throughout the yr. Maintained since 1987 by The Friends of the Garden on behalf of Ampthill Town Council.
King’s Arms Garden, Ampthill
Sun 28 Oct

More details - The Story of Guitar Heroes
“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!
The Grove Theatre, Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Thu 8 Nov

More details - Poppy Prom
A concert celebrating the best music from The Festival of Remembrance and The Last Night of the Proms. Featuring South Beds Concert Band, the Dagnall Community Choir and soloist Karen Logan. Licensed bar. The event is likely to be sold out, so do not turn up on the night without a ticket.
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Eaton Bray
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Townsend Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
A tree lined driveway with young specimens and mature broad leaves rising above swathes of spring bulbs. Planted for year round interest, the cottage-garden style herbaceous borders are filled with early perennials in June. Hydrangeas, dahlias and asters flourish in September.
Townsend Farmhouse, Bedford
Sat 10 Nov

More details - St Mary's Christmas Fair
Traditional Christmas Fair -come and buy your presents: Cakes, plants, toys, craft stalls, gifts for Christmas. Refreshments + lunches - including bacon butties. 12.00 - 3pm. Admission 50p
Eaton Bray Village Hall Bedfordshire LU6 2DJ
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Bonfire & Fireworks Display
Gates open 5.30pm BBQ - Bar - Fairground rides Bonfire 6.30pm Fireworks 7pm
36a Barford Road, Blunham
Sat 1 Dec

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