20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Bedford Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Bedford

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Bedford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 151 Bedford parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Man telling story to families at Embankment Gardens and Russell Park in Bedford

Embankment Gardens and Russell Park

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Embankment Gardens and Russell Park is heavy on the open spaces so there's loads of room to play traditional family games and generally run about lik...

Families at Bedford Park

Bedford Park

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The welcoming Bedford Park is a large, Green Flag Awarded (and has been for over 6 years) public space encompassing several play areas and oodles of...

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  • Kempston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

In the landscaped grounds of Addison Howard Park you can picnic, play family games, enjoy the adventure play area and climbing frame suited for under...

Map of Priory Country Park in Bedford

Priory Country Park

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Priory Country Park is an established local green space of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend...

Canal at Danish Camp in Bedford

Danish Camp

  • Bedford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Danish Camp Riverside Visitor Centre is a Norwegian log cabin on the banks of the river Great Ouse, that is surrounded by peaceful woodland, offering...

Lake at Marston Vale Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park

  • Marston Moretaine
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Marston Vale Forest Centre is set in the stunning and award-winning Millennium Country Park and is perfect for a family day out. Explore the 8km of t...

Lake at Harrold Odell Country Park

Harrold Odell Country Park

  • Harrold
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Harrold Odell Country Park is a former gravel pit turned nature reserve and a good venue for families to explore. There are small play areas at each...

Kids with bugs at The Lodge in Sandy

The Lodge

  • Sandy
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Lodge nature reserve's woodland, heath and acid grassland here cover 180 hectares, and are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathlan...

Benches at Baulk Wood in Biggleswade

Baulk Wood

  • Biggleswade
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Baulk Wood is a  beautiful swathe of woodland had a not-so-beautiful start as a rubbish dump in the 1960s but was thankfully restored to an enjoyable...

Lake at Emberton Country Park

Emberton Country Park

  • Emberton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Emberton Country Park is close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney. The park features 3 different children's areas, including a r...

Woman on bench at Irchester Country Park in Wellingborough

Irchester Country Park

  • Wellingborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Considering it used to be an ironstone quarry, Irchester Country Park is very easy on the eye! It features a great children's play and activity area...

Aquatic Playground

  • Wellingborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

For most children, having fun with water is a great way to spend a summer’s day so treat them to a visit to the Aquatic Playground. This public park...

Rockingham Forest

  • Stanwick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rockingham Forest covers more than 200 square miles in North East Northamptonshire and is said to have been the favourite hunting forest of William t...

Sunset at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes

  • Stanwick
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

The fun at Stanwick Lakes includes water-play, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slide. Chi...

People walking on rope at Howard Park and Gardens in Letchworth

Howard Park and Gardens

  • Letchworth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Howard Park and Gardens features a large adventure play area which includes a water play zone with fountains! This interactive splash pad area operat...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Salcey Forest

  • Quinton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Salcey Forest is a huge ancient forest, dating back to Roman times. There are lots of ways to explore, including  a family cycle trail, 3 walking tra...

Landscape at Rushmere Country Park in Heath and Reach

Rushmere Country Park

  • Heath and Reach
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rushmere Country Park offers an excellent chance to get back to basics and into nature with outdoorsy kids of all ages. Whether you hunt for mini bea...

Walking trail at Sywell Country Park in Ecton

Sywell Country Park

  • Ecton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its pas...

Garden at Central Park in Peterborough

Central Park

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Central Park is a charming place to visit with kids with plenty of varying terrain to keep little legs moving and little minds busy. There are sunken...

Bandstand at Abington Park in Northampton

Abington Park

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Abington Park sits on the site on a medieval village, with some buildings surviving over 7 centuries! The park contains 2 lakes, one former boating l...

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