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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guided walk led by our team of expert Volunteers - looking out for the owls and bats, with some small mammal trapping on the Wetlands looking for wood mice and bank voles. We’ll be keeping an ear out - who knows what we might find!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come along and watch the best teams in England and those preparing to go to South Africa in September for the tug of war world championships.
Due to a cancellation of the competition in Cheshire Bedford Ladies the Kempston Hammers team are now hosting the competition
Event date Sunday 27th May 2018
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club, High Street, Kempston, Bedford
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
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
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.
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 &
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
An informal gathering of classic cars and motorcycles, against the backdrop of two magnificent stone Tudor buildings, survivors of a manorial complex built by John Gostwick, who served under Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII.
National Trust Tudor Dovecote & Stables, Church End, Willington, near Bedford
UK SINGER/SONGWRITER EMMA STEVENS PLAYS MILTON KEYNES LIVE
Brit country-pop music star Emma Stevens brings her UK
‘To My Roots Spring Tour’ to Milton Keynes
Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her
The Stables 2, Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
15th June Just announced the winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Clarinettist Piotr Dec who will perform Weber No.2 and the programme will include MKCO playing Mozart Symphony No 35 and Haydn’s Symphony No 104
The Venue Walton High, Fyfield Barrow Milton Keynes
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.