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Halloween Half Term

Please see the half term holiday round up.  We included a range of free and paid activities you can access in Bedford Borough and surrounding areas. 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE SEND ONLY FIRE STATION OPEN DAY 2pm to 4pm Sunday 23rd of October at Barkers Lane Station

Halloween activities

Days Out - Activities

Days Out - Farms/Safari Parks/Zoo

Days out - Museum

Days Out - Outdoor 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.  


FREE Activities for Children at local libraries across Bedford Borough.

Lots of FREE crafts and activities for children across the borough, so come down and  start enjoying spooky season with us!

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FREE Online resources using your library card

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.

Fun with Trains - Thursday 27th of October 2022 Bedford Athletic Stadium

FUN WITH TRAINS

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!)

For details on play sessions please click here

The Higgins Museum Bedford

 

October Half Term Family Activities

 

Join us for creative activities celebrating bright lights and dark nights

 

Tuesday 25th October - Clay Votive

Create and decorate a mosaic style tealight holder from clay. Just right for Diwali celebrations, Halloween fun or to light up dark autumn evenings.

Cost £3.05

Workshops start at 11:15, 12:45 and 2:15 and last about an hour.

Suitable for children age 5+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Book online here

 

clay votive

 

Wednesday 26th October - Seasonal Sun Catchers

Free Drop-in activity 11 ‘til 3pm

Decorate a stained-glass effect suncatcher.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

suncatchers

 

Thursday 27th October- Glow in the Dark Treat Bag

Get creative and decorate a treat bag that glows in the dark. Great for trick or treating or to collect autumnal treasures.

Cost £3.05

Workshops start at 11:15, 12:45 and 2:15 and last about an hour.

Suitable for children age 5+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Book online here

 

glow in the dark

 

 

Friday 28th October Ancient Documents with Bedfordshire Archives.

Create your own historic document, treasure map, letter or poem and make it look ancient.

Cost £3.05

Workshops start at 11:15, 12:45 and 2:15 and last about an hour.

Suitable for children age 5+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Book online here

 

treasure-map

 

  • Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
  • Book online or call the Box Office on 01234 718044
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk if you need to cancel your place.
  • We are sorry, but cancelled tickets cannot be refunded.

 

Sunday Crafternoons

Sundays: 25 September, 23 October, 27 November, 18 December

2pm - 4pm, Free Entry

No Need to Book - Drop In

 

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Join in monthly creative activities for families to enjoy together. Explore the amazing art and fascinating artefacts on display around the building, then use your imagination and a range of media and materials to get arty.

 

Different activities will be available each month and you are welcome to drop in at any time during the afternoon.

 

Activities are suitable for under 12s and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Please be aware that places are limited and there may be a wait to start.