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Family Join-In Activities


Summer Holiday Family Activities

Kevin the platypusEvery Wednesday - Explore with Kevin the Platypus

Workshops start at 11, 12.30 and 2pm

£2.70 per child.

Enjoy all kinds of crafty fun at these Wednesday workshops.


Every Friday - STEM Specials

Workshops start at 11, 12.30 and 2pm.

£5 per child.

The Higgins Bedford has teamed up with popular local providers to bring you spectacular STEM themed activities for the family every Friday this summer. We’ve got Teaching Talons with their wild animal encounters, Mini Map Makers and fun with Little Science Labs.

Full Programme




Wednesday 25th July

Burges Bedrooms – make a model fantasy room


Friday 27th July

Capt Alice’s Mini Map Makers


Wednesday 1st August

Bags of Design – personalise your own drawstring backpack


Friday 3rd August

Teaching Talons’ Animal Encounters


Wednesday 8th August

Paper Engineering – use paper to create Victorian style toys


Friday 10th August

Little Science Labs


Wednesday 15th August

Prehistoric Pots – make a clay pot to take home


Friday 17th August

Teaching Talons’ Animal Encounters


Wednesday 22nd August

Cabinet of Curiosity – create a cabinet to keep mini finds in


Friday 24th August

Little Science Labs


Wednesday 29th August

Let’s Go Fly A Kite – make a kite to fly!


Friday 31st August

Capt Alice’s Mini Map Makers



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)


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