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Family Join-In Activities


Fun Palaces


BedPop Fun Palaces will return to The Higgins Bedford next year with a variety of fun-packed activities.


In the meantime, click here to view the programmes for past Fun Palaces activities.


October Half Term - Explore With Kevin the Platypus

Join-in with local artists for our popular family friendly art and craft workshops. All workshops start at 11am, 12.30 and 2pm and last for an hour.





Tuesday 23rd October


Adinkra Art with Nubian Teachings - Create spectacular works of art based on Adinkra visual symbols.


Wednesday 24th October


Mosaic Tiles with Qemamu Mosaics - Join local artist Dionne Ible and create a mosaic tile to take home. All materials will be provided to craft a tile.


Friday 26th October


Future Self, Portraits with Local Artist Kemi Onabule - Explore the exhibition, ‘Paved with Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation with local artist Kemi Onabule. Create mixed media self-portraits inspired by personal hopes and ambitions.



All children to be accompanied by an adult. Activities are designed for children that are age 5 and above and are not suitable for under 3’s. Accompanying adults go free.


Places can be booked in advance. To book, please purchase a ticket at The Higgins Bedford reception desk. We are not yet able to take bookings over the phone or online. Unfilled places will be offered on a first-come, first served basis on the day.


‘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)


Friday 26th October - HipHop Workshop

11am - 4pm

£25 for the day (siblings £20)


VyMy Dance & Fitness will be running a hip hop dance and art workshop. Learn basic hip-hop skills and the history behind the style.


Click here to book online with VyMy Dance.