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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.

 

Family Activities with BedPop Fun Palaces

Tree ID Walk and Leaf Crown Workshop

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October

The Higgins Bedford

Free Event

For the third year running, BedPop Fun Palaces will be bringing the best of Bedford’s art, culture and science to the heart of the town centre. We will be joining in with tree identification walks round the Castle Mound with Jo Roberts from the Forest of Marston Vale followed by a leaf crown-making workshop with local artist Lisa Tilley. For more information about the event see www.bedpop.co.uk

 

October Half Term

Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free!

No need to book, buy tickets on the day.

October half term is jam packed with tree-rrific family activities at The Higgins Bedford.

 

Family Tree Prints

Tuesday 24th October 11am – 12pm, 12pm - 1pm, 2pm - 3pm

The Higgins Bedford

Print on to a bag to hold your tree treasures 

 

Tree Portraits

Wednesday 25th October 11am – 1pm then 2 – 4pm drop in

The Higgins Bedford

Free event, no need to book

Join local artist Lisa Tilley for a free drop-in art activity inspired by the beautiful paintings of trees in A Walk in the Woods. Using leaf printing, leaf rubbings and even embroidery you will be able to make your own beautiful tree portrait. 

Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University

 

Leafy Luminaires

Friday 27th October 11am – 12pm, 12pm - 1pm, 2pm - 3pm

The Higgins Bedford

Create a beautiful luminaire to brighten the autumn evening

 

The Higgins Tree Trails

Pick up free copies of The Higgins Tree Trails from The Higgins Bedford reception. Kevin the Platypus will be your guide to all things woody.

 

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)

 


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