Bedfordshire Outdoor Pursuits & Nature

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Baulk Wood
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Baulk Wood
Baulk Wood is owned and run by Central Bedfordshire Council and is helping develop the site in partnership with Henlow Conservation Society and the Ivel & Ouse Countryside Project for the benefit of people and wildlife   Background The site was once a rubbish tip and part of it was planted with a range of broadleaved and coniferous...
WREST PARK
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WREST PARK
Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Zip along to the children's play area, take tea in the café and explore the hidden treasures in...
Birds of Prey Centre - Wilstead
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Birds of Prey Centre - Wilstead
One of the UK's Largest Bird of Prey Centres hosting over 300 birds on display its a great day out for the family. The English School of Falconry and Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre is a family run business with over 50 years experience in Falconry. With our collection of birds growing to almost 300, we decided that it was time to open a...
RSPB Nature Reserve The Lodge - Sandy
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RSPB Nature Reserve The Lodge - Sandy
The Lodge nature reserve opened in 1961. The woodland, heath and acid grassland along the Greensand Ridge cover 180 hectares, and are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. You can explore this attractive nature reserve along 5 miles (8 km) of trails, visit the beautifully managed gardens, the Iron Age banks and...
The Lodge
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The Lodge
The Lodge nature reserve opened in 1961. The woodland, heath and acid grassland along the Greensand Ridge cover 180 hectares, and are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. You can explore this attractive nature reserve along 5 miles (8 km) of trails, visit the beautifully managed gardens, the Iron Age banks and...

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Howard Park and Gardens
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Howard Park and Gardens
Howard Park and Gardens is a vital green space in the heart of the town surrounded by mature trees and with formal gardens around the bowls area. It also has quiet areas for reading or relaxation. This was part of the vision of Ebenezer Howard more than 100 years ago. Created as a central part of the world’s first garden city in Letchworth...
Laser World
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Laser World
Welcome to Laser World Battle in Bedford’s Lost City of Laser Tag. Play in part of a team or everyone can be out for themselves. The more people you shoot the more points you gain, find the secret bases and destroy them to get a huge score to beat the rest. Hide in the dark corners, shoot the unsuspecting players from a distance! ...
The Bunyan Sports Centre
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The Bunyan Sports Centre
In 2016, we want to inspire you to join your local Fusion centre which offers a range of facilities to make you feel happy, healthy and ready for the year ahead! Download a FREE 2 DAY PASS and try any of our facilities for free! You can also buddy up and bring a friend along - simply refer them by entering their details here Already a member?...
Addison Howard Park
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Addison Howard Park
Addison Howard Park is the main park in Kempston which is part of the grounds of Grange House, once one of the principal residences in the parish, which survives as flats. This estate was owned in the 1880s by the Howard family (ancestors of the randlord Sir George Herbert Farrar Bt and the current Earl of Lonsdale) proprietors of the Britannia...
Kempston Outdoor Centre
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Kempston Outdoor Centre
Welcome to Kempston Outdoor Centre’s website! Here you can find out about our activities, courses, events, and clubs. We offer adventurous activities to children and adults both onsite and further afield, all lead by our team of expert instructors. We aim to educate, develop, challenge & inspire people on all of our courses. Why not...
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park
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Embankment Gardens and Russell Park
Bedford Borough Council is responsible for maintaining many varied parks and green spaces from urban and country parks to small patches of green in residential areas. Best known to visitors is the riverside promenade running through the town centre made up of the Embankment Gardens, Russell Park and Mill Meadows. The ornate Victorian Suspension...
Priory Country Park
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Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park is an established green area, of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse. 5 AM - 9 PM
Bedford Park
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Bedford Park
Each year since 2007 Bedford Park has been awarded green flag status, an award given to those parks that reflect the highest standards. It is one of 3 parks currently maintaining Green Flag status, including Priory Country Park and Harrold Odell Country Park. Admission: Free to all!   Opening Times: Year round daylight access.
George IV
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George IV
Our large beer garden is perfect for al fresco dining. A family orientated pub on the outskirts of Baldock serving food all day every day and with a large drinks' range. We have a large beer garden with outdoor children's play area.
Danish Camp
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Danish Camp
A Country Park that describes its glorious history and facilities with photographs and writings from previous times in history. There are also firework displays a cafe with breakfast and lunch menus. The path that passes by Danish Camp forms part of Route 51 on the Sustrans Network.  This means that it is a safe 'off-road' track that is...
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park
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Marston Vale Millenium Country Park
Creating the Forest of Marston Vale is about using trees and woodlands to repair a damaged landscape, addressing the effects of the brick making industry, which had flourished for over a hundred years between Bedford and Milton Keynes. The headline target is to achieve 30% tree cover by 2031, but trees are just the tool to deliver the aim of...
Marston Vale Forest Centre
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Marston Vale Forest Centre
The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is an independent registered charity (No. 1069229). It is responsible for leading the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale, one of 12 Community Forests across England, designated in the 1990s to regenerate land around towns and cities, scarred by industrialisation. The Forest of Marston Vale is being created to...
The Fancott
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The Fancott
The Fancott is a traditional family pub located near Toddington, Bedfordshire. A warm welcome awaits you and your guests at The Fancott, where food is available all day, everyday. We have a beautiful large garden, great play equipment for the kids and our famous Mini Railway!
Hollywood Bowl Stevenage
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Hollywood Bowl Stevenage
Bowling lovers everywhere and fans of Hollywood Bowl and AMF centres. Book online at www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk Company Overview If you want to go tenpin bowling in the UK then look no further than your local hollywood bowl or AMF centre. We have a gr... See More Mission Our aim is to give you and your party the perfect bowling experience whether...
Fairlands Valley Park
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Fairlands Valley Park
The activity centre offers a number of sports on-site. We currently have Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing, Orienteering, Rowing, Power Kites. Voted as one of the UK's leading free visitor attractions alongside Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Science and Natural History Museums, Fairlands Valley Park consists of 120...
Orbital Trampoline Park
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Orbital Trampoline Park
Luton's Newest, biggest and best extreme attraction! Orbital offers lots more than just trampolines. With over 150 trampoline under 1 roof we also offer battle beams, reaction walls, ninja warrior course, dodgeball, wipeout, 5 lane foam pit with high dive, competition climbing wall and also an high performance area. In addition to this we have an...
Canoe Trail
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Canoe Trail
Welcome to Canoe Trail, the home of canoeing, kayaking and adventurous activities. We are an award winning family run business offering canoe and kayak rental on the beautiful River Great Ouse. We have a riverside woodland campsite and provide low ropes, archery and bushcraft for corporate team building events, family adventures and groups. ...
Stockwood Discovery Centre
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Stockwood Discovery Centre
The Centre is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind. It tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate. The display collections include: ...
Big Rock Climbing Centre
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Big Rock Climbing Centre
Big Rock Climbing Centre offers a fantastic variety of indoor climbing from 11m high climbs requiring the use of safety ropes and harnesses, to low level bouldering climbs attempted above deep foam matting. You'll find hundreds of different colour coded climbs to attempt from really easy challenges designed to offer manageable climbing for...
Harrold Odell Country Park
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Harrold Odell Country Park
Harrold-Odell Country Park is an area of North Bedfordshire's beautiful countryside waiting for you to explore. Set in 144 acres, the Park's main features are two picturesque lakes. These along with river meadows, woodland and the tranquil banks of the Great Ouse river, provide a variety of habitats and make for a great day out. ...
The Broughton
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The Broughton
Set in a quiet area of the countryside the pub has 2½ acres of grounds with a lovely beer garden and outdoor play area to keep the younger family members amused.
Knebworth House - Gardens & Park
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Knebworth House - Gardens & Park
One of England's most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton - author of the words "The pen is mightier than the sword" - this beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north of London off the A1(M) at Stevenage. Park,...
Dunstable Downs - Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate
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Dunstable Downs - Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate
Acres of space to enjoy with fabulous views over the Vale of Aylesbury and along the Chiltern Ridge. Dunstable Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a kite-flying hotspot. Chalk grassland, rich in wildlife, provides prime walking country – spot the gliders soaring over the glorious landscape!. Note : Chilterns...
Chilterns Gateway Centre
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Chilterns Gateway Centre
With a stunning view and a warm and welcoming café to come back to, Dunstable Downs and the surrounding area is perfect for walking. We've a wide range of downloadable walks from 2 miles to over 6! Explore the countryside and find out more about our wildlife and history. Admission: No admission fee!   Opening Times: Open...
Bodyflight
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Bodyflight
Why don't you: Fly in the world’s largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel Surf or Body board indoors at the worlds first FlowHouse Race in one of the most advanced racing simulators in the world Jump from the UK’s highest simulated BASE jump Swoop down a zip-wire that reaches speeds over 35mph Relax in our luxurious spa...
The Tawny Owl
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The Tawny Owl
The pub's large beer garden with benches is an ideal place to soak up the summer sunshine.
Rushmere Country Park
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Rushmere Country Park
Rushmere Country Park is managed by the Greensand Trust on a not for profit basis for the benefit of people and wildlife, for today, tomorrow and the future. We rely on your support to continue our vital work. Admission: No admission fees. £2 charge for vehicles.   Opening Times: Year round daylight opening; car park from...
Thurleigh Farm Centre - Bedford
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Thurleigh Farm Centre - Bedford
Our indoor and outdoor play centre is open and is included in the entry. At weekends and during school holidays we run a schedule of activities which include Quad bikes (for ages 6 and over), Go Carts (ages 10 and over), Pony Rides , Fire Engine Rides and Bungee Trampolines as well as Tractor Rides and Animal Feeding. If these activities are of...
Woburn Abbey
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Woburn Abbey
For an amazing family day out, go on a safari drive adventure in the heart of Bedfordshire! Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife roaming in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland. Enjoy a full day of family fun for one low ticket price. Park for free in the leisure area and walk through our animal encounters, where you'll see...
GO APE Woburn Safari Park - Bedfordshire
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GO APE Woburn Safari Park - Bedfordshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Woburn Safari Park
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Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is a fantastic day out for families and animal lovers alike. For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit with over 80 species of animals. Lions, tigers and bears OH MY! Drive through the park and enjoy unparalleled close encounters with some of the world's most magnificent and endangered animals. For...
Willen Lake and Park
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Willen Lake and Park
More than 1 million people visit the buzzing shores of Willen Lake each year, with a huge variety of activities and leisure facilities there really is something for everyone. One hundred acres of water encircled by eighty acres of stunning landscaped grounds, beautifully maintained by the Parks Trust, with mile after mile of cycle ways and dozens...
Aerial Extreme Milton Keynes
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Aerial Extreme Milton Keynes
Aerial Extreme's High Ropes Adventure Course is a fun day out involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more! With loads of jumping, dropping, laughing and screaming obstacles,...
The Sfear
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The Sfear
The SFEAR is an activity course designed to test your balance and nerve! Can you conquer The SFEAR? Make your way through multiple elements designed to test your balance and nerve. Each session includes a full safety briefing followed by 45 minutes on the course. You will be fully briefed by our SFEAR Summiteers who will advise you how to...
Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park
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Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park
Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park is a great place to take kids who have plenty of energy to burn! There's over 22,000 square feet of interconnected world class trampolines with state of the art equipment. Bounce is suitable for kids of 3 and over and for all levels of fitness. There are dedicated sessions for children and mums, plus another for...
Formula Fast Indoor Karting
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Formula Fast Indoor Karting
Providing ages 8+ with timed practices, championships, race academies, Birthday parties, family karting and much more. Using modern equipment and the highest levels of safety, Formula Fast can provide an unforgettable experience from just £18 per person. Hosting kids parties throughout the year, with buffets, trophies, lap time...
Emberton Country Park
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Emberton Country Park
Close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney, the Park is ideally located between the counties of Bucks, Northants and Beds. Great Fishing, Static Caravan Site, Beautiful Walks Camping Childrens Play Area Conservation Area Sailing Club Picnic Area Country Walks Toilets
Airkix
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Airkix
It's flying! Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, step into the airflow and you are skydiving. It's a proven concept operating in several countries to the benefit of the skydiving community and anyone else who wishes to taste the thrill of freefall in a completely safe...
Xscape Milton Keynes
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Xscape Milton Keynes
Where else can you find the country’s biggest indoor REAL snow slopes, Europe’s first purpose-built body flying tunnel! , rock climbing walls, bowling, multiplex cinema, gym and fitness centre, numerous bars and restaurants and  urban retail outlets all under 1 roof? Plus – with free family entertainment every school...
Ellis Brigham Vertical Chill Climbing
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Ellis Brigham Vertical Chill Climbing
Ellis Brigham Vertical Chill Climbing The two massive towers situated in their store (Twin Freeform by EntrePrises) offer over 43 ft (13 metres) of vertical ascent. The wall's many different grades of route are designed to suit all abilities from novice to expert. A 13 foot high bouldering wall allows individuals to hone their skills and...
Activity Land - Milton Keynes
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Activity Land - Milton Keynes
All-year indoor & outdoor activity centre, 25' rock-climbing wall, Driving school, Tractors & diggers, Multi-level play frame, Woodland trail, Dinosaur dig, Gold-panning, Toddler area, Shop. Restaurant, Party packages Come rain or shine, our venues are bursting with fun. What will you do first? ...
Daytona
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Daytona
Kart racing is the best and safest way for young people to learn the disciplines of motor sport. In fact, you will find that most successful racing drivers today began their careers in this exciting field. Daytona Milton Keynes offers a specially-designed Junior Circuit that enables aspiring racers to learn the craft in a safe, yet...
Si5 Spymissions - Milton Keynes
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Si5 Spymissions - Milton Keynes
SpyMissions is a series of puzzles and challenges set aboard the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast It has a brilliant storyline which brings it to life, from covertly boarding the vessel to the adrenaline-fuelled escape! making it the most exciting experience you will ever have Spy Masters is team building experience playing as a spy or...
Thrift Farm - Whaddon
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Thrift Farm - Whaddon
At Thrift Farm there is so much for you to see and do! Spread over a 52 acre working farm our attractions include the Farm Park, Café and Gift Shop. Thrift Farm offers work-based support to clients with learning disabilities and mental health issues, who work across all areas of the farm to build their skills and independence. Our highly...
Splash Leisure Pool
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Splash Leisure Pool
Splash Leisure Pool is managed by CCP (Cultural Community Partnerships) for East Northamptonshire Council The pools at Splash offer all ages the chance to enjoy the water. Whether it's our toddler sessions in the learner pool, enjoying the joys of the beach area with fun water features, or a quick go on our slide to lane swimming in the 25...
Central Park
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Central Park
We carry out consultations to find out the views of residents across a range of services and activities. Admission: Free entry.   Opening Times: Dawn til dusk year round.
Si5 Spymissions - Cambridge
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Si5 Spymissions - Cambridge
SpyMissions is a series of puzzles and challenges set aboard the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast It has a brilliant storyline which brings it to life, from covertly boarding the vessel to the adrenaline-fuelled escape! making it the most exciting experience you will ever have Spy Masters is team building experience playing as a spy or...
Here you will find a combined list of outdoor pursuits and outdoor play or anything related to the great outdoors in and near Bedfordforshire for Outdoor Play, Pursuits & Nature, catering for you, your child, and your family. This could include hiking, climbing, camping, canoeing, pot holing, mountain biking and other out activities, or simply a stroll around the countryside or in a nearby park. We provide information on outdoor pursuits by county, city or by activity. This could include rope bridges, climbing frames and outdoor lido pools in Bedfordforshire.