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Things To Do & Days Out in Bedfordshire
Woburn Safari Park Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife, with over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Home to more than 2500 species, a visit can get you close to some of the world’s hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals. Set on 600 acres, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, there’s epic adventure awaiting you at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, plus a brand new visitor centre!
Birds of Prey Centre A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
Mead Open Farm With 30 acres of action-packed play indoors and out, as well as "hands-on" farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.
Stockwood Discovery Centre With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection...
John Bunyan Museum A must for kids studying local history, a visit will let you help out with their schoolwork and spend some quality time together. Special quizzes and hands-on trails take them through Bunyan's amazing life at their own pace
Oasis Beach Pool Water Flumes, Yellow Screamer and Flume of Doom sound good for a start, combine this with an outdoor pool, lazy river ride, wild waves and parent and toddler sessions!
Robinson Pool situated in the stunning grounds of Bedford Park, boasting the main competition pool, the diving pool with varying high boards and a beginners' teaching pool.
Dunstable Leisure Centre Leisure centre offering loads of facilities. Some of the sports available include swimming, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics, soccer, golf and cricket. They also have a great adventure soft play area, and they host parties as well!
Woburn Open Air Swimming Pool is a seasonal, heated lido. The pool is a good size, 22m x 10m, 1 to 2m deep, in a lovely setting adjoining the Estate with plenty of space for picnics, sunbathing and games.
Luton Sports Village 2 swimming pools plus separate world class diving pool!
Box End Park offers the frankly awesome new Aqua Park giant inflatable obstacle course for adventurers over 3ft6! Plus a great venue for open water swimming, cable or boat tow rides, off road cycling and generally exploring.
Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's electric motor bikes, and for younger visitors a Home Corner, Water Play and Construction Zone!
Kids World is a paradise for energetic kids! A fantastic range of steps to climb up, walk ways to scramble over and slides to whizz down. They let off steam in the play centre whilst you take a break, catch up with friends and have a well earned coffee.
Futures Fun Factory Our indoor soft play centre is an ideal place for children to have fun in a safe and exciting environment, packed with creative play equipment with dedicated areas for toddlers and babies. Adults can relax in a warm and friendly environment while enjoying some light refreshments from Futures Cafe.
Cafe Kidz Indoor play fun for under 7s with a main climbing maze and features plus an enclosed crawlers' domain. Crawl, hdd, run and slide your way to fun and fitness on loads of multi colour multi use play equipment. Parties too: hooray!
Jubilee Play Centre High activity equipment for older children, plenty of adventure play fare for kids and much has designed to be suitable for every level of physical ability or disability. Plus Aircraft Collection and Vintage Garden to explore!
Playhouse is a soft play area for your kids to let loose in with a multi level climbing maze and separate toddler play, both bits filled with fun activities!
Jungle Jims Playland 2 separate play zones for differing age ranges, with loads of features in both and terrific additional activities during school holidays. Smaller kids' zone also had daily led activities of it's own.
The Hive Indoor Activity Play Centre for children 0 to 10 years. Where they can escape & let their imaginations run away with them while playing and parents you can sit down, relax with your friends in the Honey Pot Cafe!
Bromham Mill Guided Tours, Baking and craft activities for pre booked groups available throughout the year. Picnic area and plenty of space to just play. Please note limited opening times.
The Roman Sandy is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens Visit a historic 16th century abbey and 28 acres of beautiful grounds. 22 rooms to investigate, some amazing gardens and a deer park. A relaxing and interesting place to take the kids.
Go Ape Woburn The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Bunyan Sports Centre Sports Centre offering a number of sporting activities with kids' sessions and lessons available. Junior Gym, Family Roller Skating Sessions and Birthday parties available. Sports include squash, badminton, basketball and more!
Kempston Outdoor Centre Activities on offer include climbing and abseil tower, high ropes course, canoeing and kayaking; orienteering and navigation and archery.
Canoe Trail A company for canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Crafts for hire, plus tuition and guided tours available.
Jump Arena Luton is a great place to have a family bounce or even a birthday party!
Go Bowling Dunstable Has 32 bowling lanes, a superb bar, an excellent cafe menu, amusement machines, pool tables, a pro shop and 2 children's party rooms. We also offer learn to bowl lessons free of charge for children between 6 and 12 please contact the sales team to book your child in!
Ampthill Spy Mission Treasure Trail Can you and the kids solve the Ampthill self guided spy mission Treasure Trail? Follow the Trail as you hunt out the answers to solve the clues as you explore Ampthill and save the day!
Bedford Treasure Trail Children and adults alike will love hunting for the answers to the clues to find the long lost treasure on this Treasure Trail walk!
Leighton Buzzard Railway A heritage steam railway and working museum, we offer a relaxing 70 minute return train ride, hauled in most cases by a historic steam locomotive. Discover our own fascinating history, dating back to the dark days of the First World War, and experience the vanished world of narrow-gauge light railways.
The Shuttleworth Collection Aircraft hangers chocablock with a massive collection of aeroplanes, loads of events going on all year, a must for the budding wright brothers in your house! Now with new historic bus collection!
Summerfields Miniature Railways On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are 3 separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering Society.
Priory Country Park is a wildish green area of 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland. Activities include Walking; Fishing; Dog walking; Cycling and Kite Flying plus Sailing and Canoeing with Viking Kayak club!
Harrold Odell Country Park A 144 acre country park sandwiched between the villages of Harrold and Odell 10mls NW of Bedford. It features 2 picturesque lakes and a stretch of the River Great Ouse with wheelchair and pushchair friendly paths round the main lake and outdoor play areas.
Chilterns Gateway Centre The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park There's a play area, putting green, tennis and petanque courts, elegant promenades, water meadows, boating lake, cafe and bandstands, and more besides. Lovely!
The Lodge An RSPB reserve with minor exhibitions and seasonal, child oriented events in The Lodge itself, as well as outdoor trails and bird or wildlife spotting. Be sure to pick up an RSPB Explorer Backpack!
Marston Vale Forest Centre A visitors' centre and cafe in the Millennium Country Park at the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale. Bike hire, outdoor adventure playground and treetop walkways!
Addison Howard Park Play area and frame suited for under 8s, plus sand play, sit on toys, and it's very popular with squirrels so an excellent place to wildlife spot.
Bedford Park Green Flagged park with everal play areas, a skateboard facility, wildlife area, multi use games area and BMX zone, plus areas for football, rugby, tennis, cricket, basketball, rounders and bowls! Wow!
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park 250 acres of woodland, wetland and grasslands excellent for family rambles and exploration, hunting mini beasts and playing outdoor games near hard surfaced cycle paths. New Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway too!
Dunstable Downs Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Rushmere Country Park Big green spaces full of scenic footpaths and bridleways, which you can get maps around at the Heron's View Visitor Centre, also home to the Treetops Cafe .
Baulk Wood Wonderful stretch of reclaimed woodland and meadows festooned with mini beasts and boasting a large natural style play area with logs, boulders and stepping stones. Den building encouraged!
Kings Park offers a good variety of play equipment, a terrific Wheelie Park and multi sports facilities, plus with summer water play zone, big sandpits and ice creams it's like the beach brought home!
The Kiln is great for adults and children, so come along to our studio and have fun decorating your own beautiful piece of pottery.
Soft Play Centre Multi level soft play centre, based in Dunstable Leisure Centre. Open daily, with plenty of features to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours. They do birthday parties too.
Danish Camp Relaxing days on the riverbank with live jazz music, river trips and boat hire, barbeques and bouncy castle, weather permitting! In winter, stunning views, snowy boat trips and hot food in the family lodge restaurant.
HULA Animal Rescue An educational trip into the sad necessity to rescue animals, with plenty of happy, loved and rehabilitated furry guests to visit with, including cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, ponies, chickens, and more. Special themed Open Days held every month.
Dunstable Riding School BHS approved lessons, livery and scenic hacks of varying length. Their friendly experts pride themselves on welcoming absolute beginners.
Sunshine Riding School is an approved and licensed horse riding and experience day centre at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It offers horse riding lessons, horse interaction events and teaches riding qualifications every weekend and daily throughout the school holidays for new and experienced riders.
The Stables Equestrian Centre offers friendly tuition in general riding, show jumping, dressage and cross-country. Lessons begin at 4 years but pony rides are available for over 2s!
Brook Stables Riding School is a Riding School and Pony Club Centre. We have a great team of horses and ponies to suit both children and adults of all abilities. Peaceful setting with direct access to miles of woodland trails.