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Easter holidays activities 2022

We have a range of free and paid activities you can do access in Bedford Borough and surrounding areas. 

Please note some activities will need to be pre-booked when you click on the link this will be in the detailed information.

 

 

Easter Adventure Quest at Wrest Park

Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Wrest Park this Easter holiday. Explore the site to hunt for clues and challenges, and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat and an adventurer’s certificate.

The quest costs just £1.50, which you can pay when you arrive at the site. This is in addition to the normal ticket price.

You can take on the quest every day of the school holidays. With eggs, chocolate and old-fashioned fun, it’s the perfect way to get out and about in history this Easter.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/wrest-park-easter-adventure-quest-2-24-apr-2022/

Easter Holiday Family Activities at The Higgins Bedford

Children dressing up

Family Activities

 

Easter Holiday Family Activities 

 

  • Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
  • Book online or call the Box Office on 01234 718044 - line open Monday to Friday 11am-3pm.
  • Please use the code HIGGINS30 to remove the transaction fee.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Accompanying adults go free and do not need to book a place.
  • Please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk if you need to cancel your place.
  • We are sorry, but cancelled tickets cannot be refunded.

 

Warden Abbey Revealed

Tuesday 5 & 12, Wednesday 6 & 13, Thursday 7 & 14 April

Workshops start at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm

£3.05 per child 

         

Explore the Warden Abbey Revealed display and get creative with family activities inspired by medieval tiles and stained glass.

 

warden abbey family activities

 

Tuesday 5 & Thursday 14 April - Print a Bag

Wednesdays 6 & 13 April - Make a Mosaic Coaster

Thursday 7 & Tuesday 12 April – Stained Glass Tealight Holder

 

Spring Craft with Art Adventurers

Friday 8 April

Workshops start at 11:15am and 1:15pm

£5 per child 

 

Join Art Adventurers and get creative with a range of materials, media and techniques.

 

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Easter Egg Hunt MERRI Oakley - Sat 9th April

MERRI Easter Egg Hunt

 MERRI Flowers & Christmas Trees, Bedford, MK43 7TB Sat 9th April 2022 10:00AM

Join us for some outdoor Easter fun!

Check in and collect a bucket, then set off into one of our tree plantations to hunt for eggs hanging from our Christmas Tree branches.

Complete our bucket of eggs challenge to claim your prize.

Discover a golden egg to claim an egg-stra special prize.

Suitable for ages 2 to 12
Children MUST be accompanied by adult
£10 per bucket*
Guaranteed prize per bucket

*a bucket to be shared by 2 children.

Timed- entry ticket(s) required. 

Payment for bucket(s) will be on day of event via contactless payment system or cash.

Please note:
Your ticket start time is when you arrive to start your Easter egg hunt. For example, if your ticket is 10am to 11am, please arrive just before 10am, to check in and pay for your Easter egg hunt.

Only 1 tickets is required per group/family (NOT per bucket). You can purchase as many buckets as your family/group wants on the day.

MORE INFORMATION.

How long will it take?  
We will be allowing up to 1 hour to complete the Easter Egg Hunt.

What should we wear? 
We are a working Christmas Tree Farm. We recommend wearing wellies and suitable outdoor clothing.

What if it rains? 
Coats and wellies should suffice. If you would prefer to cancel your ticket, please let us know & transfer to another day/time.

What time should I arrive? 
We are hosting hourly Easter Egg Hunt sessions, so we suggest you arrive 10 minutes or so ahead of your session time to pay for your bucket(s). You will not be denied entry if you arrive a little late.


For more information, visit our website (www.merriflowers.co.uk)

Event Details

Doors Open at 9:30AM
From 10:00AM to 11:00PM

Location

MERRI Flowers & Christmas Trees, Bedford, MK43 7TB

Google map of MERRI Flowers & Christmas Trees, Bedford, MK43 7TB

Need help or lost your ticket?

Easter Egg Mystery at Forest Of Marston Vale

The pesky Easter bunny has hidden all of our eggs! Can you help us find them and pass on the message they have hidden? Book online now - £3 per child. Fri 15th - Mon 18th April - for all dates...Read more on Forest of Marston Vale

Easter Activities - Autism Bedfordshire


Easter Egg Hunt and New Baby Barn at Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre

Herrings Green Farm, Cotton End Rd, Wilstead Join us this Easter for some family fun on the farm! NEW for 2022 – Baby Barn Opening this Easter is our baby barn, visit our barn with our farm babies. Meet our new born lambs, goat kids.

Love Bedford Easter Trail (6th-27th April)

Locate the golden eggs, fill in the spaces and decorate the map – lots of prizes to be won!

Love Bedford Easter Trail (6th-27th April)

Fun with Trains - Thursday 14th of April, Bedford Athletic Stadium

FUN WITH TRAINS

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A half term idea for younger children aged 18+months - 6 years old 

Location: Bedford Athletic Stadium

Date: Thursday 14th April

Activities: Epic train track with over 100 trains to play. Bouncy castle, Hot Wheels, ride ons and  dinosaurs. For details on play sessions please visit: www.trackplay.co.uk 

A day of fun for the kids who enjoy playing with trains, here they can do so until their hearts are content. With over 500 feet of train track and over 100 different trains and carriages to choose from we guarantee that your kids will have a never to forget experience. Having a GIANT THOMAS Train track to play with will provide fun and fantastic memories for your children. Sit back and relax as you will have no clearing up to do and we even provide free tea and coffee when you bring a reusable cup (for adults only!)

Cost 

60 mins £7 per child, free for adults

90 mins £9 per child, free for adults 


DINOSAUR ADVENTURE LIVE - Bedford Corn Exchange Monday 18th April

Show Times  Monday 18th April 11:30am 2pm & 4pm 


65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure?“The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth”

Join our intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as we journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like
Dinosaurs.

Walk with us through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience as we
introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have lived on Earth.
Feel the excitement of meeting real life-like Dinosaurs face-to-face and hearing the
tremendous roar of a T-Rex. Learn their history and even feed them but watch out – you
could be on the menu.

This awe-inspiring show captivates both young and young at heart, immersing audiences in
an enthralling & realistic world of Dinosaurs.

You won’t want to miss this adventure of a lifetime, so hold onto you hats as this show will
blow you away!

“It’s Totally T-rex-iffic”

TICKET PRICES

General £14.00

Days Out - Activities

Days Out - Open Spaces

Ampthill Park


Bedford Park


Cycle/Walk following Route 51 from Priory Marina to the Danish Camp 

There is a walking/Cycling following Route 51  that follows the old railway line from the Marina to the Danish camp and there is free parking at Aspects or the Priory Marina.  

Follow signs from the entrance to the marina turn first left by the recycling facilities and follow that road and you pick up the path as you walk/ride over the bridge.  Don't forget a bike lock for when you on site. 

For more info click here the map is at the bottom of the page  


Grafham water 

Blue badges holders are required to pay for parking  


Harrold-Odell Country Park


Jordans Mill Historic Mill and Gardens


Millennium Country Park and forest of Marston Vale 

The park is free, however there is a charge for parking blue badges holders are  required to pay. 


Priory Marina


RSPB The Lodge Sandy


Rushmere Country Park 

Parking Charges apply 


Russell Park 


Shuttleworth Swiss Gardens


Stanwick Lakes 

Parking Charges apply 


The Embankment 


Walks from Woburn

Some of the walks have passing views of Woburn Abbey and pass through the deer park. The walk start from the FREE car park in Park Street.  


Wrest Park 

It is FREE to access the large wide open spaces, toilets and the adventure playground which is located opposite the cafe.  You just pay to view the house and the gardens.  


Days Out - Museums

Days Out - Farms/Safari Parks/Zoo

Bedford Borough Libraries and Free Music Streaming, Ebooks, audiobooks and Magazines

To join the library which is FREE of charge click here

Bedford Central Library


Bromham Library 


Kempston Library


Wootton Library 


Online FREE services 

Are you aware of  the range of FREE online services giving you access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers - all you need is your library card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Request one here you just need your library card number and postcode.

  • Emagazines - Choose from over 2,000 free e-magazines - download them or read online via the web or Libby app on your tablet or phone - anytime and anywhere!
  • Pressreader - Thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines to be read online or downloaded
  • Freegal - Millions of tracks to be streamed for up to 5 hours a day or download 5 tracks a day to keep

Please visit the Virtual Library to find out more.


Bedford Borough Libraries Half Term Crafting Session 

Planning half-term fun? Remember to visit your local library! We've got lots of fun crafts to do in the library or you can pick up a pack to take home.

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Holiday Activities and Food Programme -Easter 2022

Bedford Borough Council is funding a range of activities across Easter 2022. These activites are FREE to all children who are eligible for income related free school meals (to view eligibility click here)

Please note that places are limited, and will be awarded on a first come first served basis

To view the range of activities please click here