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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!

No need to book, buy tickets on the day.



Christmas Holidays

A Very BedPop Christmas

Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December


Tree Dressing with a Very BedPop Christmas

Sunday 3rd December

Castle Gardens – The Higgins Bedford

Free event

BedPop brings Christmas to the Cultural Quarter with a weekend of activities for all the family. This year BedPop will be celebrating Tree Dressing Day, an ancient custom that celebrates the importance of trees. Come along and show your love for our leafy friends. For more information about the event see http://www.bedpop.co.uk/


February Half Term

Tree Identification Walk

Thursday 15th February

The Higgins Bedford

Free event

Join Jo Roberts from the Forest of Marston Vale for a walk around the Castle Mound. Jo will show you how to identify some of the Mound’s beautiful trees.

Afterwards warm up inside with a tree-related craft activity.

Check The Higgins website or Facebook for more details.



‘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