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Relaxed opportunity to enjoy Bedford festive lights switch on & annual fireworks display, on Sunday 24th of November 2019.

Sit back and enjoy the chilled environment with the the open fire, heaters and blankets. Away from the busy crowds over on the Embankment.

Please not the cafe may get busy just before and after the fireworks, therefore seating cannot be guaranteed. To watch the fireworks you will need to go up to the Butterfly bridge about 2 to 3 minutes walk.

Accessing the longholme if you park in the longholme car park, walk across the bridge, go past the bandstand and across the next bridge and The Longholme is behind the boat shed (roughly a 5 to 10  minute walk) The bridges can be accessed by wheelchair  users. 

The Longholme will be offering a selection of hot drinks including mulled wine, premium hot chocolate, and hot quality soup.    

Who to contact


Where to go

The Longholme Cafe
The Embankment
MK40 3QF
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open from 5:30pm to 8pm for the lights switch on and fireworks
Time of day

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type