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Family Join-In Activities

All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Sessions are designed for children that are age 3 and above. Children below 3 are welcome, though they may need a little more grown-up assistance with the activities. 


Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free!

Advanced booking is available for the workshops. To book please pay in person at The Higgins Bedford reception desk.


Easter Holiday

3rd to 6th April and 10th to 13th April

Workshops last an hour and start at 10:30am and 11:30am


Be a Craftivist – Discover the world of gentle protest’

If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?

Inspired by Vote 100, the Craftivism Collective and the great achievements highlighted in our ‘Celebrating Women of Bedfordshire’ exhibition, this Easter’s activities will look at ways to raise awareness or protest in a crafty way.


Tuesday 3rd April: Suffragette Sashes

With local artist Lisa Tilley. Create a suffragette style sash or rosette featuring your own important message.


­Wednesday 4th April: Bags to Say

With local artist Katie Allen. Have something to say about issues at school or fairness in education? Use the power of positive words and screen print your message on a bag to take to school.


Friday 6th April: Be a Craftivist

With local artist Victoria Houghton. It’s time to have your say in a creative and crafty way.


Tuesday 10th April: Protest Pebbles

With The Higgins Young People’s Panel. Join the latest rock painting craze and raise awareness of STEM issues at the same time.


Wednesday 11th April: Badge Power

With local artist Katie Allen. Tell everyone how much you care about your community. Using typography, make and decorate badges with a powerful message.


Friday 13th April: Woven Words

With local artist Lisa Tilley. Weave your message or slogan into a striking mathematical pattern.


May Half Term

29th May to 1st June


‘Let’s Get Digital! with The Higgins Bedford and Bedford Libraries

Family Workshops at The Higgins Bedford start at 11, 12:00 and 2pm

£2.70 per child accompanying adults can take part for free

All children must be accompanied by an adult


Tuesday 29th May, Wednesday 30th May and Friday 1st June.

Take part in great family workshops with a digital theme including film workshops, coding camp activities and more.



‘This place is really amazing with all the little activities for kids’ (Keira)

‘On a scale of 1 to 10 I would write 10/10’ (Luca Phillips Age 8)


Click here for details of Saturday Archaeology Workshops for 8 - 16 year olds