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         mAP                                     4
         THRILLS                                 5-8
         fAmILy fUN                              9-12
         IT’S GREAT OUTDOORS                     13-17
         TImE fOR TEA                            18
         TImE TO CHILL                           19
         HISTORy & HERITAGE                      20-25
         WINGS & WHEELS                          26
         ARTS                                    27
         EVENTS & EXPERIENCE                     28-29
         INfORmATION & PRIZE DRAW                30
         VALUE OffER VOUCHERS                    31

         Ho w t o use this guide
         GREAT VALUE OffERS
         Cut out the vouchers on pages 31-32 and use
         them at attractions for a great value day out.

                 2 for 1 admission at attractions
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QUALITy               P parking on site
ASSURED               ~ guided tours available
Attractions showing Z restaurant/café
this symbol have all 4 picnic site
been independently
assessed and offer
                      Q wheelchair access
an assured level of h dogs permitted
quality for visitors. ç	   approximate time to allow for a visit
                      (A) price range for adult admission
                      (FT) price range for family ticket
    For full details of opening dates and times please
                          .
    contact the individual attractions.



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          Looking for high adrenalin thrills?
          Bedfordshire is the place to be.
          Fly a glider above Dunstable Downs or
                         whizz down a zip line in
                         Woburn’s woodlands.
                         Get muddy on a mountain
                         bike or drive a racing car
                         on a purpose-made track.
                         Try wakeboarding or
                         waterskiing on a
          Bedfordshire lake, or experience skydiving
          in the world’s largest wind tunnel.

          Alternatively keep your feet on the
          ground and marvel at a room
          full of Canaletto paintings
          or roam 90 acres of
          historic landscaped
          garden. Take the kids
          to see wild animals at
          Whipsnade or Woburn.

                        When it all
                        gets too much,
                          slow the pace and chill.
                           Savour the best ever
                         afternoon tea in a tradition
a visit                 which began here in this
ion       county. Pamper yourself at the spa.
          Experience something different in
          Bedfordshire.
          Win! For the chance to win a spa day for
          two people at Champneys Henlow, enter
          the competition on page 30.
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    See the map reference on each entry and find
    the location on this map.
    This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission
    of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery
    Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown
    copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Central
    Bedfordshire Council. 100049029. 2009.

    This booklet has been produced by Experience Bedfordshire, a partnership of
    public and private sector members set up to promote tourism in Bedfordshire.
    For more information contact Caron Kendall, Economic Growth Department,
    Central Bedfordshire Council, PO Box 1395, Bedford MK42 5AN.
    caron.kendall@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

You are strongly advised to contact the individual attractions prior to your
         confirm details particular opening times and wheelchair access
visit toFor full details, in of opening dates and times please as
        contact the individual attractions.
changes may occur after publication. The information in this brochure has
been published in good faith on the basis of information supplied in April
2009. Central Bedfordshire Council and Touch2 Creative cannot guarantee
the accuracy of information and accept no responsibility for any error or
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misrepresentation.
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            THRILLS
            Thrills on wheels, wings or
            water - the choice is yours.
            Drive a racing car, monster
            truck, mountain bike or
            go for the excitement of
            Santa Pod motor racing.
            Fly a glider, experience
            the freedom of
            bodyflying, or whizz down
            the longest-ever zip line.
            Go wakeboarding or
            slalom waterskiing. Learn
            to sail. Paddle your own
            canoe. Add in paintballing
            and target skills and this is
            one great place to be.

            Bodyflight	                                                  E2
                                Building 36, Twinwoods Business Park,
                                Twinwoods Road,
                                Clapham MK41 6AE
                                T: 0845 200 2923
                                The world’s largest skydiving wind tunnel!
d                               Fly indoors in a freefall simulator.
                                Try ‘Vertigo’, one of the tallest ‘Power Fan’
                                jumps in the UK.
ssion                           Open: Wed-Sun, 0900-2300.
nery                            Price: From £39
n                               Nearest station: Bedford
            P	Z 4 h ç 2hrs                        www.bodyflight.co.uk

            Box	End	Park	                                                E2
ship of
 rdshire.                       Box End, Kempston,
                                Bedford MK43 8RQ
ment,
                                T: 01234 846222
                                Exciting watersports centre offering waterski
                                and wakeboarding in landscaped grounds
                                with a great restaurant.
our                             Open: All year, please see website for details.
ess as                          Price: From £18
 has                            Nearest station: Bedford
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    Get	Mountain	Biking	                                 C1/B2
                      Venue: Woburn Trails, Stockgrove Country
                      Park, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard
                      NN2 6JD T: 01604 779040
                      Mountain bike courses and off-road guided
                      rides through some of the best of
                      Bedfordshire’s countryside. Bike hire available.
                      Open: Mon-Fri & Bank Hols 1000-1600.
                      by arrangement.
                      Price: Skills course from £60. Guided rides
                      from £20.
                      Nearest station: Woburn Sands
    P	4 ç3hrs                 www.getmountainbiking.co.uk

    Go	Ape!	High	Wire	Forest	Adventure	                       C1
                      Woburn Safari Park,
                      Woburn MK17 9QN
                      T: 0845 643 92 15
                      High-wire forest adventure with ladders,
                      bridges and zip lines in the trees at Woburn
                      Safari Park.
                      Open: 20 Mar-31 Oct, daily; Nov, Sat & Sun.
                      Closed Tues in term time.
                      Price: From £25 (A) (pre-booking essential)
                      Nearest station: Ridgmont

    P	Z 4 ç4hrs                              www.goape.co.uk

    Kempston	Outdoor	Centre	                                   E2
                      Hillgrounds Road, Kempston,
                      Bedford MK42 8QQ
                      T: 01234 408402
                      Try challenging and exciting activities
                      such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing,
                      kayaking, archery and high ropes course.
                      Open: Climbing wall term time Tues & Thurs
                      1700-1830. Groups activities by appt.
                      Price: Climbing wall £5-£7.99
                      Nearest station: Bedford

    P	4 Q ç2hrs                           www.bedford.gov.uk

    London	Gliding	Club	                                   A/B2
                      Tring Road, Dunstable LU6 2JP
                      T: 01582 663419
                      Watch the gliders from Dunstable Downs or
                      book a lesson with an experienced instructor
                      and learn how to control a glider yourself.
                      Open: All year.
                      Price: From £95
                      Nearest station: Tring




    P	Z ç5hrs                 www.londonglidingclub.co.uk
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     Monster	Events	Centre	
     Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                        F3
                                                               H23
                            Milton Road, Thurleigh MK44 2DG
                           Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                            T: 01234 771904
                           Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
                            Off-road activity F: 01767 27752
                           T: 01767 627527centre for groups and
                            individuals of all ages, including
                           E: falconry.centre@virgin.net 4x4s and
                            monster truck. Centre is centre must be
                           The Bird of PreyAccess to open daily for
                            pre-booked.
                           demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                            Open: Mar-Nov, birds on display.
                           each, approx 300Sat-Sun, 0900-1700.
                            Booking times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                           Opening essential.
                            Price: Varies depending
                           Price: Adult 10.99-11.99 on activity
                            Nearest station: Bedford
                           Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                           extra line to move up down
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     Z Z ç2/4hrs 20 mins             www.monster-events.co.uk
                                   www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

     PalmerSport	
     Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                        F3
                                                               H23
                            Bedford Autodrome,
                           Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                            Thurleigh Airfield 9EA
                           Bedfordshire SG18Business Park,
                            Thurleigh MK44 F: 01767 27752
                           T: 01767 627527 2YP
                            T: 01403 733999
                           E: falconry.centre@virgin.net
                            Drive a of Prey of the is open daily for
                           The BirdselectionCentre world’s greatest road
                            and racing cars Lasts experience of a
                           demonstrations. for theapprox. 40 minutes
                            lifetime. Individuals and groups welcome.
                           each, approx 300 birds on display.
                            Open: March-Dec, Mon-Sat.
                           Opening times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                            Price: Individuals from £345
                           Price: Adult 10.99-11.99
                            Nearest station: Bedford
                           Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                           extra line to move up down
     P	Z ç h
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                                   www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

     Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	
     Priory	Country	Park	Watersports	                          H23
                                                               E2/3
                           Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                            Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SH
                           Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
                            T: 01234 708010
                           T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752
                            Sailing and windsurfing courses.
                           E: falconry.centre@virgin.net canoe
                            Visitors welcome to bring own
                            or Bird of Prey Centre is Bank Holidays.
                           Theboat at weekends and open daily for
                           demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                            Open Weekend 13-14 June.
                           each, approx 300&birds on display.
                            Open: Sat, Sun Bank Hol Mons
                           Opening times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                            (individuals). Club activities all year.
                           Price: Adult 10.99-11.99 own canoe/boat)
                            Price: From £3.50 (bring
                           Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                            Nearest station: Bedford
                           extra line to move up down
     P	Z Q h 20
     Z Q 4 4 ç2hrsmins             www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk
                                           www.priorysc.org.uk

     Santa	Pod	Raceway	
     Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                        F2
                                                               H23
                            Airfield Road, Podington,
                           Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                            Wellingborough NN29
                           Bedfordshire SG18 9EA7XA
                            T: 01234 782828
                           T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752
                            The fastest and loudest motorsport on earth
                           E: falconry.centre@virgin.net
                            with sensational race action from dragsters
                           The Bird of Prey Centre is open daily for
                            and doorslammers to approx. 40 bikes.
                           demonstrations. Lasts beetles andminutes
                            Open: Jan-Nov, birds on display.
                           each, approx 300see website for dates,
                            0800-2000.
                           Opening times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                            Price: £10 10.99-11.99
                           Price: Adultor more
                            Nearest station: Wellingborough
                           Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                           extra line to move up down
     P	Z Q h ç 20
     Z Q 44 ç5hrsmins                      www.santapod.co.uk
                                   www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk
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    Skirmish	Paintball	                                               F1
                          Dungee Road, Nr Odell MK43 7AE
                          T: 01933 314805
                          Thrilling paintballing experience
                          in superb themed areas.
                          Open: All year, daily 0930-2100.
                          Price: £10 or more
                          Nearest station: Wellingborough




    P	Z ç1hr                           www.skirmishcentral.com

    Sporting	Targets	                                                 F2
                          Knotting Lane, Riseley
                          MK41 9DJ
                          T: 01234 708893
                          Clay pigeon shooting for individuals or
                          small groups. First choice for corporate
                          entertainment events to impress customers
                          or reward staff.
                          Open: Daily.
                          Price: ½ hour session from £50
                          Nearest station: Bedford

    P	Z ç2hrs                         www.sportingtargets.co.uk

    Watersports	at	Stewartby	Lake		                                   D2
                          Marston Vale Forest Centre,
                          Station Road,
                          Marston Moretaine MK43 0PR
                          T: 01582 727069
                          Join the club and try sailing, powerboat and
                          waterskiing on the lake in the heart of the
                          Marston Vale Community Forest.
                          Open: All year.
                          Price: Varies
                          Nearest station: Stewartby

    P	Z 4 h ç2hrs                                www.swsc.org.uk

    Wyboston	Lakes		                                                  E4
                          Great North Road, Wyboston
                          MK44 3AR
                          T: 01480 212625
                          18 hole golf course and all-weather
                          floodlit golf driving range. Water sports
                          centre and fishing on river and lake.
                          Open: All year.
                          Price: Green fees from £20
                          Nearest station: St Neots


    P	Z ç3hrs                          www.wybostonlakes.co.uk
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Over 2,500 animals - and that’s just
at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Add the
population of Woburn Safari Park
                 and three open farms
                   and that’s … how
                    many? A whole
                    lot of animals
                    to meet.
                 As if that’s not
                 enough there are
birds of prey and tropical butterflies
too, plus a beach pool, paint-your-
own ceramics, and kids’ soft play
with three-storey-high fun.
All in all, kids’ paradise.




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 Bird	of	Prey	Conservation	Centre	                         D3
                    Old Warden Park                              try
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                                                           free
                    Nr Biggleswade SG18 9EA
                    T: 01767 627527
                    The Bird of Prey Centre is open daily
                    for demonstrations. Lasting approx.
                    40 minutes each, approx 300 birds on display.
                    Open: Mar-Oct,1000-1700, (Nov-Feb,
                    1000-1600, open but with no displays,
                    reduced admission).
                    Price: £8 or more (A), £20-£29.99 (FT)
                    Nearest station: Biggleswade
 P	Z Q 4 ç2/3hrs            www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

 Kids	World	                                            E2/3
                    9 Kingsway, Bedford MK42 9BJ
                    T: 01234 354184
                    Paradise for energetic kids
                    (up to 11) with steps, walkways
                    and slides, also soft play for toddlers.
                    Open: Daily, 1000-1800. Bank Hols closes
                    1600.
                    Price: £10-£19.99 (FT)
                    Nearest station: Bedford


 P	Z Q ç2hrs                www.kidsworldbedford.co.uk

 The	Kiln	                                              E2/3
                    2 Ram Yard,
                    Bedford MK40 1AL
                    T: 01234 216799
                    Paint-your-own pottery. Refreshments
                    available whilst painting.
                    Open: All year, Tues-Fri, 1030-1730,
                    Sat, 1000-1800.
                    Price: £10 or more (A)
                    Nearest station: Bedford


 Z Q ç2hrs                          www.bedfordkiln.co.uk




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         Mead	Open	Farm	
         Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                            B2
                                                                       H23
   try                           Stanbridge Road, Billington,
                                Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
den
ree
                                 Nr. Leighton Buzzard LU7 9HG
                                Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
                                 T: 01525 852954
                                T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752
                                 Farm Park Attraction of the Year. Hands-on
                                E: falconry.centre@virgin.net
                                 animal fun. Giant playbarn, go daily for
                                The Bird of Prey Centre is openkarts and
splay.                           more!
                                demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                                 Open: All year, 7 birds 1000-1830.
                                each, approx 300 days, on display.
                                 Price: £5-£7.99 (A), £20-£29.99 (FT)
                                Opening times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                                 Nearest station: Leighton
                                Price: Adult 10.99-11.99 Buzzard
                                Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                                extra line to move up down
         P	Z Q h ç 20 mins
         Z Q 44 ç4/5hrs                   www.meadopenfarm.co.uk
                                        www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

         Oasis	Beach	Pool	
         Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                          H23
                                                                      E2/3
                                 Cardington Road, Bedford
                                Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                                 MK42 0BZ
                                Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
                                 T: 01234 272100
                                T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752
                                 Great family fun pool with waves,
                                E: falconry.centre@virgin.net
                                 flumes, of Prey water is open daily for
                                The Birdbubbles,Centre cannons, water
                                 mushrooms, bubble beds and more.
                                demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                                 Open: Daily, 300 birds on
                                each, approx 0930-2030. display.
                                 Price: £5-£7.99 (A)
                                Opening times: June 20- 31 10-3pm
                                 Nearest station: Bedford
                                Price: Adult 10.99-11.99
                                Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                                extra line to move up down
         P	Z Q h ç
         Z Q 4ç2hrs 20 mins            www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk
                                      www.oasispool.bedford.gov.uk

         Snakes	&	Ladders	
         Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                            B2
                                                                       H23
                                 Blackburn Park Houghton Regis,
                                Old WardenRoad,Nr Biggleswade,
                                 Dunstable LU5 5BQ
                                Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
                                 T: 01582 660111
                                T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752
                                 Added to the huge three storey
                                E: falconry.centre@virgin.net
                                 climbing frame, Centre is open
                                The Bird of Prey there are slides,daily for
                                 ball ponds, tunnels and rope climbs.
                                demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                                 Separate soft play areas for the under 2’s
                                each, approx 300 birds on display.
                                 Open: 7 times: week, 1000-1800.
                                Opening days a June 20- 31 10-3pm
                                 Sometimes 10.99-11.99
                                Price: Adult closed for private party, please
                                 telephone. Price: £10.99-19.99 (FT)
                                Nearest station: Biggleswade 5 mins
                                extra line to move Leagrave
                                 Nearest station: up down
         P	Z Q h ç
         Z Q 4ç2hrs 20 mins             www.snakes-and-ladders.co.uk
                                        www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk

         Thurleigh	Farm	Centre	
         Bird	of	Prey	&	Conservation	Centre	                            F3
                                                                       H23
                                 Cross End, Thurleigh MK44 2EE
                                Old Warden Park Nr Biggleswade,
                                 T: 01234 771597
                                Bedfordshire SG18 9EA                           r1
                                 Working farm and children’s
                                T: 01767 627527 F: 01767 27752           2fo
                                 activity centre. See, feed and
                                E: falconry.centre@virgin.net handle
                                 farm animals. Trampolines, mini quad
                                The Bird of Prey Centre is open daily for
                                 bikes, pedal carts, pony & tractor trailer rides.
                                demonstrations. Lasts approx. 40 minutes
                                 Fairy-tale houses, model farm and
                                each, approx 300 birds on display. tea room.
                                 Open: Daily until 24 Dec, 31 10-3pm
                                Opening times: June 20- 0930-1730 (except
                                 1-24 Adult 10.99-11.99
                                Price:Nov closed Mon & Tues).
                                 Price: £5-£7.99 Biggleswade 5 mins
                                Nearest station: (A)
                                extra line to move Bedford
                                 Nearest station: up down
         P	Z   ç ç 20
         Z Q 4 h 3/5 hrs mins           www.thurleighfarmcentre.co.uk
                                        www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk
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 Wild	Britain	                                                     E3
                         (Formerly Bedford Butterfly Park)
                         Renhold Road, Wilden, nr. Bedford MK44 2PX
                         T: 01234 772770
                         Become a safari spotter in the butterfly
                         jungle, follow the hedgehog play trail, get
                         ‘hands on’ with creepy crawlies and more!
                         Open: Mid Feb-end Oct, daily,
                         1000-1700, Nov-mid Dec, Thurs-Sun,
                         1000-1600.
                         Price: £5-£7.99 (A), £20-£29.99 (FT)
                         Nearest station: Bedford
 P	Z Q 4 ç2 / hrs1
                     2                    www.wild-britain.co.uk

 Woburn	Safari	Park	                                               C1
                         Woburn MK17 9QN
                         T: 01525 290407
                         Enjoy a Safari Adventure! Award winning
                         safari and leisure park, all inclusive attractions
                         and fun all day long.
                         Open: 7 Mar-1 Nov, daily,
                         1000-1700 (last entry). Winter
                         weekends 1100-1500 (last entry).
                         Price: £10 or more (A)
                         Nearest station: Ridgmont

 P	Z 4 ç6hrs                        														www.woburn.co.uk

 Woodside	Farm	and	Leisure	Park	                                   B3
                         Woodside Road, Slip End,
                         Luton MK45 4HS
                         T:	01582	841044
                         Farm and zoo animals, handling
                         sessions, tractor rides, indoor play barn,
                         country funfair, crazy golf, farm and coffee
                         shop.
                         Open: Summer, Mon-Sat 0800-1800,
                         Sun, 1000-1800.
                         Price: £5-£7.99 (A), £20-£29.99 (FT)
                         Nearest station: Luton
 P	Z Q 4 hguide only ç2/3hrs          www.woodsidefarm.co.uk

 ZSL	Whipsnade	Zoo	                                            A/B2
                         Dunstable LU6 2LF
                         T: 01582 872171
                         ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has over 2,500
                         amazing animals set in 600 acres
                         of beautiful parkland.
                         Open: Daily from 1000.
                         Price: £10 or more (A)
                         Nearest station: Luton




     P	Z Q 4 ç4hrs                                      www.zsl.org
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Lungs full of fresh air … the soul
             swelling to make
                room for the view …
                troubles trickling
                away with gentle
                splashing of the
               river.

              Relax. See woodland
              and heathland birds
at the RSPB headquarters in
Sandy, or take your binoculars to
Harrold-Odell Park for woodland,
watermeadow and lake habitats.

If you’re feeling more
energetic, hire a bike and
cycle forest tracks, jog
around a lake or try
windsurfing or sailing.
The choice is yours.
This is a place to enjoy life.




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 Ampthill	Park	 	                                           C2
                     On B530 Woburn Street,
                     west of Ampthill
                     T: 01234 743666
                     Tremendous views from the Greensand
                     Ridge, fascinating heritage from Henry VIII to
                     Capability Brown, and a diverse collection of
                     flora and fauna.
                     Open: All year.
                     Price: Free
                     Nearest station: Flitwick

 P	4 h ç1hr                     www.greensandtrust.org.uk

 Bedford	Park	                                            E2/3
                     Bedford
                     T: 01234 227951
                     Bedford Park is part of the town’s
                     Victorian legacy with formal gardens,
                     carriage circuit and lake. Award-winning
                     adventure playground, pavilion, café and
                     bandstand.
                     Open: All year.
                     Price: Free
                     Nearest station: Bedford

 P	Z Q 4 h ç30mins                   www.visitbedford.co.uk

 Chilterns	Gateway	Centre	                               A/B2
                     Dunstable Downs & Whipsnade Estate,
                     Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Dunstable
                     LU6 2GY
                     T: 01582 500920
                     The centre is at Bedfordshire’s highest point
                     and offers spectaluar views over the
                     surrounding counties.
                     Open: All year, daily, 1000-1700, (closes
                     1600 in winter) Car park charge.
                     Price: Free
                     Nearest station: Luton, Hemel Hempstead
 P	Z (kiosk) ç2hrs                 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 Danish	Camp	                                                E3
                     Chapel Lane, Willington MK44 3QG
                     T: 01234 838709
                     Enjoy a visit to the countryside... there’s
                     history, wildlife, walks, a cycle track, cycle
                     hire and a Norwegian log cabin by the river,
                     serving food and refreshments all day long!
                     Open: Open: Apr-Sept, Tues-Sun. Oct-Mar,
                     Sun, Tues & Wed. Please telephone for times.
                     Price: Free
                     Nearest station: Bedford

 P	Z h ç1hr                         www.danishcamp.co.uk
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The	Embankment	                                          E2/3
                   Bedford
                   One of the country’s finest river settings with
                   award-winning gardens, water meadows
                   and boating lake, graceful Victorian
                   suspension bridge and bandstand with live
                   music on summer Sundays. Spectacular
                   riverside illuminations.
                   Open: All year.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Bedford

P	Q 4 h ç 30mins                   www.visitbedford.co.uk

Harrold-Odell	Country	Park	                                 F1
                   Carlton Road, Harrold MK43 7DS
                   T: 01234 720016
                   144 acres of countryside, featuring
                   2 tranquil lakes, woodland and
                   watermeadows. Excellent for walking
                   and bird-watching. Tea room open daily.
                   Open: All year.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Bedford


P	Z Q 4 h ç2hrs                             www.hocp.co.uk

Marston	Vale	Forest	Centre	                                 D2
                   Station Road, Marston Moretaine
                   MK43 0PR
                   T: 01234 767037
                   Family friendly with all facilities for a great day
                   out, café bar, shop, play area, bike hire,
                   wetlands reserve, surfaced footpaths, horse
                   trails and free parking.
                   Open: Summer 1000-1800, winter 1000-1600.
                   Price: Free. Wetlands £2-£4.99 (A)
                   Nearest station: Stewartby

P	~ Z Q 4 h ç3hrs                    www.marstonvale.org

Priory	Country	Park	                                     E2/3
                   Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SH
                   T: 01234 211182
                   Large Country Park with lakes, riverside and
                   woodland. Guided walks, sailing, fishing.
                   Open: All year.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Bedford




P	Z Q 4 h ç1/4hrs                      www.bedford.gov.uk
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 I T ’ S G R E AT O U T D O O R S

 Priory	Marina	                                        E2/3
                   Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ
                   T: 01234 351931
                   Marina on the banks of River Great Ouse and
                   surrounded by the rich and diverse wildlife of
                   Priory Country Park. Boat sales, chandlery,
                   cycle hire.
                   Open: All year.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Bedford


 P	Z Q 4 h ç20mins                        www.bwml.co.uk

 RSPB	The	Lodge	Nature	Reserve	                             E4
                   Sandy SG19 2DL
                   T: 01767 680541
                   Beautiful woodland and heathland,
                   3 miles of trails, formal and wildlife
                   gardens. Shop and picnic area.
                   Open: Shop 0900-1700, weekdays,
                   1000-1700, weekends. Reserve daily,
                   0900-2100 (dusk if earlier).
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Sandy

 P	4 ç2hrs                                www.rspb.org.uk

 Stockgrove	Country	Park		                                  C1
                   Great Brickhill Road, Heath and Reach,
                   Leighton Buzzard LU7 0BA
                   T: 01525 237760
                   Ancient coppice woodland, heath remnants,
                   coniferous plantations, grassland and a
                   hidden lake. Paths suitable for wheelchairs.
                   Open: All year.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Leighton Buzzard


 P	Z Q 4 h ç1hr              www.greensandtrust.org.uk




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GARDENS TO INSPIRE
From magnificent
landscape to the tiniest
exquisite flower, here
are gardens to delight
the green-fingered.



Manor	House	Garden	                                            E2
                       The Manor House, Church Road,                try
                                                                den
                       Stevington MK43 7QB                  chil
                       T: 01234 822064
                       Wisteria walk, cottage garden,          free
                       containers, roses and late-flowering clematis
                       plus super French garden. Special welcome
                       to families. 90% wheelchair access.
                       Open: 3, 4 & 5 May; every Tues in June &
                       14 June, 2, 30 & 31 Aug; 20 Sept.
                       Price: £2-£4.99 (A)
                       Nearest station: Bedford
P	~ Z Q ç1.5hrs    www.kathybrownsgarden.homestead.com

Swiss	Garden	                                                  D3
                       Old Warden Park, Biggleswade SG18 9ET
                       T: 01767 627927
                       A unique and beautiful landscape including tiny
                       folly buildings and ornamental ponds and
                       bridges. Daffodils, rhododendron & roses in
                       season.
                       Open: Apr-Oct, 1000-1700, Nov-Mar,
                       1000-1600. Closed Christmas. Groups
                       outside these times.
                       Price: £5-£7.99 (A)
                       Nearest station: Biggleswade
P	~ Z Q 4 ç1/2hrs                        www.shuttleworth.org

Wrest	Park	                                                    C3
                       Silsoe MK45 4HS                               try
                                                                  den
                       T: 01525 860152                        chil
                       One of the most magnificent gardens
                       in England, with over 90 acres of       free
                       landscape to explore. Voucher not valid for
                       special events. Dogs on leads only.
                       Open: 1 Apr-1 Nov.
                       Price: £5-7.99 (A), £10-£19.99 (FT)
                       Nearest station: Flitwick


P Q (limited access) 4 ç2hrs    www.english-heritage.org.uk
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     Time for tea
     When the 7th Duchess of
     Bedford complained to her
     butler of “having that
     sinking feeling” during the
     late afternoon she started
     what was to become an
     English institution - taking
     afternoon tea.

     Traditional afternoon tea
     consists of a selection of
     delicate sandwiches, home-
     made cakes and biscuits,
     pastries or warm scones
     with jam and cream and
     lots of hot tea served in
     delicate china ware.

     Why not indulge yourself
     and explore the many places
     in Bedfordshire where you
     can enjoy tea with a twist?
     for more information go to
     www.tastesofbedfordshire.co.uk



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Ready for a spot of pure indulgence?
Chill out with the spa experience.




Champneys Henlow
Henlow SG16 6DB www.champneys.com
Spa bookings: 08703 300 300
Relax in the luxury of Champneys,
an impressive and gracious
Georgian mansion in 100 acres of
peaceful countryside. Enjoy the
latest spa facilities including a
magnificent 25 metre indoor
swimming pool with whirlpool,
Laconium heat room and herbal
steam chamber, and a state of
the art thalassotherapy pool.
There is also a fully computerised
gymnasium and two fitness studios.

Luton Hoo
The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ
www.lutonhoo.co.uk T: 01582 734437
Enjoy luxurious Luton Hoo in
its magnificent setting of
parkland and gardens created
by Capability Brown.
Stroll beside river and two
lakes, stepping in the the
footsteps of distinguished
former guests including
Queen Elizabeth II and
Winston Churchill. Enjoy a round
of golf with breathtaking views across
the parkland or sample the spa and
swimming pool housed under an
oak-beam roof and overlooking the Flower Garden Wood.

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      H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E
           H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E
  text and images here
        Local history, social history,
        fascinating stories of people and
                places. Find out about WWII
                 band leader Glenn Miller,
                  or the people who
                   broke the codes
                   during the same world
                  war. Learn about the free
                thoughts of John Bunyan or
        visit the De Grey Mausoleum,
        a memorial to one family spanning
        nearly 250 years.

           Explore the treasures of
           Woburn Abbey with its
           room full of
           Canalettos. Admire
           the fine Georgian
           symmetry of
           Moggerhanger Park.

           Taste the difference
           as stone ground flour
           takes on a new meaning
           at Bromham Mill, or
           savour delicious home made
           cakes at idyllic Stotfold Mill.

           Such people,
           such places -
           fascinating finds.


                                www.birdsofpreycentre.co.uk
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H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E

306th	Bombardment	Group	Museum	                             F3
                    Thurleigh Airfield, Thurleigh MK44 2YP
                    T: 01234 708715
                    Delightful museum, commemorating
                    history of 306th Bombardment Group and
                    the social impact of the ‘Friendly Invasion’ on
                    surrounding area during the war years
                    Open: 1 Mar-31 Oct, Sat, Sun & Bank Hols,
                    1030-1600, also by appointment.
                    Price: £2-£4.99
                    Nearest station: Bedford

P	~ Z Q 4 ç1.5hrs                          www.306bg.co.uk

Bedford	Castle	Mound	                                    E2/3
                    The Embankment/Castle Lane,
                    Bedford
                    The remains of the Norman Castle Mound,
                    destroyed in the 13th century siege. Views
                    over the riverscape and embankment
                    gardens.
                    Open: Open access.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Bedford


P	~ Q 4 h ç30mins            www.bedford.gov.uk/tourism

Bedford	Museum	                                          E2/3
                    Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD
                    T: 01234 353323
                    Embark on a fascinating journey through the
                    human and natural history of North Beds,
                    pausing briefly to glimpse at wonders from
                    more distant lands.
                    Open: : Tues-Sat, 1100-1700. Sun &
                    Bank Hol Mons, 1400-1700.
                    Closed Mons, Good Fri & Christmas.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Bedford
P	4 Q ç1hr                       www.bedfordmuseum.org

Bromham	Mill	&	Gallery	                                     E2
                    Bridge End, Bromham MK43 8LP
                    T: 01234 824330
                    Working watermill and contemporary gallery.
                    Refreshments, picnic facilities and walks,
                    shop. Baking, milling and guided tours for
                    pre-booked groups.
                    Open: Apr-Oct, Suns & Bank Hols,
                    1300-1700. Groups by appointment.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Bedford

P	Z 4 ç1hr                              www.bedford.gov.uk
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H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E

 De	Grey	Mausoleum	                                      C2
                    Church Lane, Flitton
                    One of the largest sepulchral chapels
                    attached to an English church containing
                    17 monuments to the De Grey family over
                    nearly 250 years.
                    Open: weekends only, please contact
                    keykeeper in advance, Mrs Stimson,
                    3 Highfield Road, Flitton 01525 860094.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Flitwick

 ç30mins                    www.english-heritage.org.uk

 The	Glenn	Miller	Museum	                                 E2
                    Twinwood Road, Clapham MK41 6AB
                    T: 01923 282725
                    Twinwood control tower is the last place
                    Glenn Miller was seen alive. A unique
                    experience.
                    Open: 3 May-4 Oct, Sun & Bank Hol Mon,
                    1030-1630. Sat by appointment. Closed 23,
                    30 & 31 Aug for festivals.
                    Price: £2-£4.99 (A)
                    Nearest station: Bedford

 P	~ Z 4 ç2hrs                 www.twinwoodevents.com

 Houghton	House		                                        C2
                    Bedford Street, Ampthill
                    T: 01223 582700
                    The ruins of a 17th century country house
                    built in the heights near Ampthill and
                    believed to be the House Beautiful in
                    Bunyan’s ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.
                    Open: All year.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Flitwick/Stewartby


 P	ç1hr                     www.english-heritage.org.uk

 John	Bunyan	Museum	                                   E2/3
                    Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street,
                    Bedford MK40 3EU
                    Tel: 01234 213722
                    This museum gives a fascinating
                    and vivid insight into the life and times
                    of John Bunyan.
                    Open: Mar-end Oct, Tues-Sat, 1100-1600,
                    Closed Good Friday.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Bedford

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Moggerhanger	Park	                                          E4
                    Park Road, Moggerhanger
                    MK44 3RW                                   r1
                    T: 01767 641007                        2fo
                    Georgian historic house designed
                    by Sir John Soane. Attractive grounds,
                    tearooms, visitors’ centre and exhibition.
                    Open: Jun-Sept (house); all year (grounds
                    & tearoom).
                    Price: £5-£7.99 (A)
                    Nearest station: Sandy

P	~ Z Q h ç1/3hrs           www.moggerhangerpark.com

Moot	Hall	                                                 D3
                    Church End, Elstow MK42 9XT
                    T: 01234 262277/266889
                    Timber framed market hall on Elstow Green,
                    where John Bunyan played as a boy. Small
                    museum of his works and 17th century life.
                    Open: Apr-Sept, Tues-Thurs, Sun & Bank
                    Hols,1300-1600. Parties by appointment.
                    Price: £1.99 or less
                    Nearest station: Bedford


P	ç30mins                               www.bedford.gov.uk

Olde	Watermill	Shopping	Village	                           C3
                    Signposted off A6 bypass,
                    close to Barton-le-Clay MK45 4RF
                    T: 0845 8720507
                    Historic watermill in garden setting with
                    garden centre, craft shops and tea-rooms.
                    Open: Mon-Sat 0930-1730, Sun 1000-1700.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Harlington




P	Q 4 h ç1/2hrs                      www.oldewatermill.co.uk

Roman	Sandy	Story	                                          E4
                    Council Offices, 10 Cambridge Road,
                    Sandy SG19 1JE
                    T: 01767 681491
                    An open exhibition with displays of local finds
                    and artefacts dating back to Roman times.
                    Open: Mon-Fri, 0930-1600, except BH Mon,
                    otherwise by arrangement.
                    Closed 1300-1400.
                    Price: Free
                    Nearest station: Sandy

P Q ç1hr                              www.roman-sandy.com
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 H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E

 Stevington	Windmill	      	                                    E2
                       Stevington
                       T: 01234 824330
                       Restored postmill overlooking
                       Stevington village. Keys available
                       from pubs in village for a returnable deposit.
                       Open: Daily, 1000-1900 or dusk, closed
                       Christmas.
                       Price: Free
                       Nearest station: Bedford


 P	h ç30mins                               www.bedford.gov.uk

 Stockwood	Discovery	Centre	                                    B3
                       London Road, Luton LU1 4LX
                       T: 01582 548600
                       Enjoy displays of traditional Bedfordshire
                       crafts, period gardens and the Mossman
                       Collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
                       Open: Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri 1000-1700,
                       Sat-Sun, 1100-1700. Late night first Thurs
                       of month. Nov-Mar, closes 1600.
                       Price: Free
                       Nearest station: Luton

 P	Z Q 4 ç3hrs     www.stockwooddiscoverycentre.co.uk

 Stotfold	Watermill	                                            C4
                       Mill Lane, Stotfold SG5 4NU
                       T: 01462 734541
                       Restored working watermill, in idyllic
                       setting. Randall’s Tea Room serves tea,
                       coffee and delicious home-made cakes.
                       Quality stoneground flour for sale.
                       Pre-booked groups welcome.
                       Open: Apr-Oct, alternate Suns, 1200-1730.
                       Price: Free
                       Nearest station: Letchworth/Arlesey

 P	~ Z Q ç1hr                            www.stotfoldmill.com

 Wardown	Park	Museum	                                           B3
                       Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA
                       T: 01582 546722
                       Visit the Luton Life gallery, internationally
                       important lace collection, and the
                       Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regimental
                       gallery.
                       Open: Tues-Sat, 1000-1700, Sun & Bank
                       Hols, 1300-1700.
                       Price: Free
                       Nearest station: Luton

 P	Z Q ç1hr                          www.museumsluton.com
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H I S T O R y & H E R I TA G E

Willington	Dovecote		                                    E3
                   Wilington, Nr Bedford
                   T: 01480 301494
                   Outstanding 16th century stone
                   dovecote and stable building.
                   Open: Open on last Sun of the month
                   Apr-Sept, 1300-1700.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Bedford
                   IMAGE© National Trust



~ ç20mins                         www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Woburn	Abbey	                                            C1
                   Woburn MK17 9WA
                   T: 01525 290333
                   Uncover hidden treasures, breathtaking art,
                   beautiful gardens, living history … discover
                   Woburn Abbey.
                   Open: Open: 4 Apr-4 Oct, daily, 1100-1600
                   (last entry).
                   Price: £10 or more (A)
                   Nearest station: Ridgmont


P	Z Q 4 ç4hrs                              www.woburn.co.uk

Woburn	Heritage	Centre	                                  C1
                   Old St. Mary’s Church,
                   Bedford Street, Woburn
                   T: 01525 290631
                   Museum of the history of Woburn
                   plus a Tourist Information Point.
                   Open: Easter-Oct,Weekdays 1400-1630.
                   Weekends & Bank Hols 1000-1700.
                   Weekends only in Oct.
                   Price: Free
                   Nearest station: Woburn Sands

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WINGS & WHEELS

 Historic aeroplanes in
 flight. A narrow-gauge
 steam railway.
 And a full-size replica of
 Cook’s Endeavour amidst
 vintage vehicles galore.


 Leighton	Buzzard	Railway		                                  B2
                    Page’s Park Station,                         try
                                                              den
                    Billington Road,                      chil
                    Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TN
                    T: 01525 373888                          free
                    A 70-minute trip into the past, on an
                    authentic narrow-gauge railway dating
                    from World War I.
                    Open: Open: Until 8 Nov, Suns, Bank Hol
                    weekends, plus extra in school hols, from 1040.
                    Price: £8 or more (A)
                    Nearest station: Leighton Buzzard
 P	Z Q 4 h ç2hrs                        www.buzzrail.co.uk

 The	Shuttleworth	Collection	                                 D3
                    Old Warden Aerodrome,
                    nr Biggleswade SG18 9ET
                    T: 01767 627927
                    A collection of historic aeroplanes
                    kept in flying condition and displayed
                    regularly.
                    Open: Apr-Oct, 1000-1700. Nov-Mar,
                    1000-1600.
                    Price: £8 or more (A)
                    Nearest station: Biggleswade

 P	~ Z Q 4 h ç2/3hrs                 www.shuttleworth.org

 Stondon	Transport	Museum	                                   C4
                    Station Road, Lower Stondon,                try
                                                             den
                    Henlow SG16 6JN                      chil
                    T: 01462 850339
                    Largest private collection with over     free
                    400 exhibits covering 100 years of motoring
                    1890-1990.
                    Open: 6 days a week, 1000-1600.
                    Closed Fridays.
                    Price: £5-£7.99 (A), £10-£19.99 (FT)
                    Nearest station: Hitchin

 P	Z Q ç1/2hrs              www.transportmuseum.co.uk
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          ARTS

          Canvasses, ceramics,
          photography by local and
          national artists. Wander
          contemporary galleries.
          For sale, for real.



          BCA	Gallery	                                          E2/3
   try                       13 High Street, Bedford MK40 IRN
den                          T: 01234 818670
ree                          A dedicated temporary space for
                             showing contemporary lens-based visual
                             arts. Exhibitions change regularly.
                             Please contact in advance.
                             Open: Tues-Sat,1100-1700.
ol                           Price: Free
m 1040.                      Nearest station: Bedford


          P	~ Q ç1hr              www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk

          Bedford	Gallery	                                      E2/3
                             Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD
                             T: 01234 353323
                             The new exhibition venue for Cecil Higgins
                             Art Gallery and Bedford Museum.
                             Open: 1 Apr-17 May; 6 June-6 Sept;
                             3 Oct-31 Jan 2010; Tues-Sat 1100-1700,
                             Sun & Bank Hol Mon 1400-1700.
                             Price: Free
                             Nearest station: Bedford


          Q 4 ç1hr                       www.bedfordmuseum.org

          The	Gallery	                                          D/E3
   try                       Bedford Makers and Designers (BMAD)
den                          Harrowden Lane, Cardington
ree                          MK42 0TD T: 01234 741677
                             Gallery and exhibition areas. Selling
                             work made by BMAD’s resident potters,
                             sculptor, artist and others.
                             Open: Mon-Fri, 1000-1630, Sat & Sun,
                             please ring for confirmation
                             Price: Free
                             Nearest station: Bedford

          P	Q ç1hr                                   www.bmad.org
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     Welcome to one enviable array of
     festivals and events, flavours and
     experiences.
     25 may Luton International Carnival
     01582 876083 www.luton.gov.uk
     30 may bedford International Games,
     Bedford International Athletic Stadium
     www.athleticstadium.bedford.gov.uk
     30-31 may bedford International Kite festival
     01234 221955 www.bedfordevents.co.uk
     7 June Summer Air Display,
     The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden,
     nr Biggleswade 01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org
     13-14 June Summer Nationals, Santa Pod Raceway,
     Podington, nr Bedford 01234 782828
     www.santapod.co.uk
     14 June festival of Transport, Luton
     01582 597375 www.cvpg.co.uk
     27-28 June Ampthill festival
     01525 402560 www.ampthill.org.uk/festival.htm
      5 July military Pageant Air Show,
      The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden,
       nr Biggleswade 01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org
        11-12 July bedfordshire Country Show,
         Old Warden Park, nr Biggleswade
          01767 627527 www.shuttleworthpark.co.uk
     19 July Dunstable Downs Kite festival,
     Chilterns Gateway Centre www.dunstablekitefestival.co.uk
     22-25 July bedford by the Sea
     01234 221955 www.bedfordevents.co.uk
     1 Aug Proms in the Park, Bedford
     0871 789 3247 www.easternbreeze.co.uk
     2 Aug Luton mela 01582 876083
     www.luton.gov.uk
     7-15 Aug Summer festival, St George’s Square, Luton
     01582 401579 www.luton.gov.uk
     16 Aug festival of Transport, Woburn Abbey
     01525 292148 www.woburnabbey.co.uk
     22 Aug The Original flying Proms Concert,
     The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, nr Biggleswade
     01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org
     29-31 Aug Twinwood festival,
     Twinwood Airfield, Clapham, nr Bedford
     01923 282725 www.twinwoodevents.com
     29-31 Aug Wrest Park Craft & Design festival,
     Wrest Park Gardens, Silsoe, nr Luton
     01234 345725 www.romorexhibitions.co.uk
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6 Sept Shuttleworth Pageant Air Display, The
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, nr Biggleswade
01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org
19-20 Sept bedfordshire Steam & Country fayre,
Old Warden Park, nr Biggleswade www.bseps.org.uk
11-13 Sept Woburn Oyster festival
www.woburnoysterfestival.co.uk
12-13 Sept Woodworks, Marston Vale Millennium
Country Park, Marston Moretaine, nr Bedford
01234 762610 www.marstonvale.org
13 Sept bedford Italian festival
01234 221955 www.bedfordevents.co.uk
26-27 Sept National finals,
Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, nr Bedford
01234 782828 www.santapod.co.uk
4-11 Oct bedford beer and Cider festival
www.northbedscamra.org.uk
31 Oct flame and Thunder Show,
Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, nr Bedford
01234 782828 www.santapod.co.uk
 7 Nov fireworks Spectacular, The Shuttleworth
     Collection, Old Warden, nr Biggleswade
         01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org
       11-13 Dec bedford Victorian Christmas fair
         01234 221955 www.bedfordevents.co.uk


        Theatre & Arts Venues
bedford School Theatre 01234 269519
www.bedfordschool.org.uk/theatre
bedford Civic Theatre & Corn Exchange
01234 269519 www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk
Cineworld bedford 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk
Cineworld Luton 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk
Ent’ Shed @ The Gordon Arms
01234 348668 www.entshed.com
Grove Theatre 01582 60 20 80
www.grovetheatre.co.uk
The Hat factory 01582 878100 www.thehatfactory.org
Leighton buzzard Theatre 01582 818800
www.leightonbuzzardtheatre.co.uk
Library Theatre Luton 01582 547474
www.lutonlibrarytheatre.com
Sharnbrook mill Theatre
01234 78247 www.sharnbrookmilltheatre.co.uk
The Place bedford 01234 306035
www.theplacebedford.org.uk
TADS Theatre Toddington 01525 877707
www.tads-theatre.co.uk
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        TOURIST INfORmATION CENTRES
        For more information about places to visit, accommodation,
        events, restaurants and pubs and much, much more, a visit
        or a telephone call to a Tourist Information Centre will
        provide you with the answers.
        Trained, professional staff will help you get the most from
        your visit. They will also book accommodation for you in
        their own area or further afield, using the Book a Bed Ahead
        scheme. Map references refer to the map on page 4.
        E2/3 bedford Tourist Information Centre
        St Paul’s Square, Bedford
        T: 01234 221712
        E: touristinfo@bedford.gov.uk
        www.visitbedford.co.uk
        b2 Dunstable Tourist Information Centre
        Priory House, 33 High Street South, Dunstable
        T: 01582 890270
        b3 Luton Visitor Information Centre
        Central Library, St George’s Square, Luton
        T: 01582 401579
        E: tourist@luton.gov.uk
        www.luton.gov.uk
        E4 Sandy Tourist Information Centre
        5 Shannon Court, High Street, Sandy
        T: 01767 682728
        E: tourism@sandytowncouncil.gov.uk
        C1 Woburn Heritage Centre
        Old St Mary’s Church, Bedford Street,
        Woburn (open Apr-Oct)
        T: 01525 290631

     Prize	Draw
     Simply answer the question for a chance to win a spa
     day for two people at Champneys Henlow.

     Q Which tasty afternoon tradition began in the county
     of Bedfordshire?
     Your answer

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     The spa day must be booked in advance and is valid Monday-Friday at Henlow only
     and is subject to availability.
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2 for 1 admission at Moggerhanger Park and Thurleigh Farm Centre
(not valid on event days including Hallowe’en and Christmas).
Child free at Bird of Prey Conservation Centre, Leighton Buzzard Railway,
Manor House Garden, Stondon Museum, Wrest Park (not valid on event days).
Terms & Conditions: Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2009 and exclude all
Bank Holidays. 2 for 1 means: two adults - one adult goes free, two adults/two
children - one adult/one child goes free. One child free means: one child will be
admitted per one full paying adult. The term ‘children’ applies as defined by the
individual attraction. Vouchers are only valid for single entry and must be
surrendered at attraction. No cash will be given in lieu of tickets. Groups at
discretion of attraction. Vouchers are only valid at those attractions listed. Vouchers
cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. Attractions reserve
the right not to fulfil vouchers which are defective, tampered with, photocopied,
forged or defaced. Acceptance of these vouchers is at the discretion of the
individual attraction. Vouchers may not be accepted on certain days of the year (ie
Christmas Specials) - this will always be at the discretion of the individual attractions.


2 for 1 admission at Moggerhanger Park and Thurleigh Farm Centre
(not valid on event days including Hallowe’en and Christmas).
Child free at Bird of Prey Conservation Centre, Leighton Buzzard Railway,
Manor House Garden, Stondon Museum, Wrest Park (not valid on event days).
Terms & Conditions: Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2009 and exclude all
Bank Holidays. 2 for 1 means: two adults - one adult goes free, two adults/two
children - one adult/one child goes free. One child free means: one child will be
admitted per one full paying adult. The term ‘children’ applies as defined by the
individual attraction. Vouchers are only valid for single entry and must be
surrendered at attraction. No cash will be given in lieu of tickets. Groups at
discretion of attraction. Vouchers are only valid at those attractions listed. Vouchers
cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. Attractions reserve
the right not to fulfil vouchers which are defective, tampered with, photocopied,
forged or defaced. Acceptance of these vouchers is at the discretion of the
individual attraction. Vouchers may not be accepted on certain days of the year (ie
Christmas Specials) - this will always be at the discretion of the individual attractions.


2 for 1 admission at Moggerhanger Park and Thurleigh Farm Centre
(not valid on event days including Hallowe’en and Christmas).
Child free at Bird of Prey Conservation Centre, Leighton Buzzard Railway,
Manor House Garden, Stondon Museum, Wrest Park (not valid on event days).
Terms & Conditions: Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2009 and exclude all
Bank Holidays. 2 for 1 means: two adults - one adult goes free, two adults/two
children - one adult/one child goes free. One child free means: one child will be
admitted per one full paying adult. The term ‘children’ applies as defined by the
individual attraction. Vouchers are only valid for single entry and must be
surrendered at attraction. No cash will be given in lieu of tickets. Groups at
discretion of attraction. Vouchers are only valid at those attractions listed. Vouchers
cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. Attractions reserve
the right not to fulfil vouchers which are defective, tampered with, photocopied,
forged or defaced. Acceptance of these vouchers is at the discretion of the
individual attraction. Vouchers may not be accepted on certain days of the year (ie
Christmas Specials) - this will always be at the discretion of the individual attractions.


2 for 1 admission at Moggerhanger Park and Thurleigh Farm Centre
(not valid on event days including Hallowe’en and Christmas).
Child free at Bird of Prey Conservation Centre, Leighton Buzzard Railway,
Manor House Garden, Stondon Museum, Wrest Park (not valid on event days).
Terms & Conditions: Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2009 and exclude all
Bank Holidays. 2 for 1 means: two adults - one adult goes free, two adults/two
children - one adult/one child goes free. One child free means: one child will be
admitted per one full paying adult. The term ‘children’ applies as defined by the
individual attraction. Vouchers are only valid for single entry and must be
surrendered at attraction. No cash will be given in lieu of tickets. Groups at

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discretion of attraction. Vouchers are only valid at those attractions listed. Vouchers
cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. Attractions reserve
the right not to fulfil vouchers which are defective, tampered with, photocopied,
forged or defaced. Acceptance of these vouchers is at the discretion of the
individual attraction. Vouchers may not be accepted on certain days of the year (ie
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Christmas Specials) - this will always be at the discretion of the individual attractions.
2	for	1	admission	or
one	child	goes	free
with	one	paying	adult
at	attractions	listed	on	the	back	of	this	voucher


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2	for	1	admission	or
one	child	goes	free
with	one	paying	adult
at	attractions	listed	on	the	back	of	this	voucher


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2	for	1	admission	or
one	child	goes	free
with	one	paying	adult
at	attractions	listed	on	the	back	of	this	voucher


www.experiencebedfordshire.com



2	for	1	admission	or
one	child	goes	free
with	one	paying	adult
at	attractions	listed	on	the	back	of	this	voucher


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