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Outdoor Activities in Bedford

Explore Bedford...by bus


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Box End Water Sports

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Fly across the river on an overhead cable, try out wake boarding or even give open water swimming a go at box end water sports and then cool down with a coffee at the Corner 5 Cafe on site. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK43 8RN

Herring Green Activity Farm

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Being one of the biggest homes of Birds of Prey in the UK, Herring Green Activity Farm is a must visit when in Bedford. As well as birds they have alpacas, ponies and various small animals which can be fed and pet and if you're lucky you might even catch a chick hatch. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK45 3DT

Priory County Park

 

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This Green Flag Award winning park spans 360 archers and is made up of green space, meadows, lakes and woodland, all behind the river Great Ouse. It's perfect for a day of walks, picnics and if you're lucky, wildlife spotting. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK41 8DJ

Summerfield Miniature Railway

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This adorable miniature steam train was opened 20 years ago and now is a beloved spot in the city. Young children and adults can all enjoy a ride on this unique little train and when playtime is over, there is a station buffet and souvenir shop. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK45 3BH

 

Bedford Treasure Trail

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This intense, action filled adventure will keep the entire family entertained. Discover the best of what Bedford has to offer while investigating a top-secret mission on this trail of the city, filled with twists and turns at every corner.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 0BQ

Russell Park

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Russel Park is hidden away in the Embankment and offers a huge variety of water sports, beautiful scenic walks, a community cafe and herbaceous gardens.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK40 3RH

Mowsbury Park

 

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This is the park for all you sports fans. Mowsbury Park has more sports pitches than any other park in the area, along with having a nature reserve and woodland so grab your football and tennis racket and have some fun family fresh air.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK41 8QA

Kempston Outdoor Center

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Outdoor activity fanatics and adrenaline lovers alike will love Kempston Outdoor Center. They offer rock climbing, high ropes, bush craft and kayaking. It’s the best way to spend a day filled with excitement, adventure and competition.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 8QP

Happy Hooves Stables

 

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What child (or adult!)  wouldn’t love handing out with ponies all day? Take beginners lessons, go on a family hack or have a go at vaulting (Gymnastics on the back of a horse!). You do have to take a quick lesson before setting of but it’s a great family bonding day.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK43 7QN