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Artful Dodger Artful Dodger River Trips
A relaxing river trip lasting approximately 2 1/2 hours from Danish Camp Riverside Visitor Centre to Bedford. Enjoy teas and coffees on the journey to Bedford with cakes and pastries to purchase on board....or a glass of wine or real ale on the return journey, we are fully licensed. Also available for private hire
Danish Camp Riverside Visitor Centre Chapel Lane, Willington
MK44 3QG
01234 838709
Hot Air Ballooning The Ballooning Business
Hot air ballooning is a unique experience - a way of travel that remains unhurried, but is nevertheless exciting. The sensation is one of surprising calm in a huge empty sky. View the lovely countryside, charming villages and picturesque towns of this beautiful part of the country
01604 768617
test Bedford Microlight Centre Experience the thrill of being sky high and controlling a light aircraft. You will be flown by an experienced pilot and feel like you are in another world as you soar high above the countryside. Longacre Farm Moggerhanger Road Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 1ND
01767 691616
Guided Canoe Trail Bedfordshire Canoe Trails
Our rivers offer the chance to see Britain's beautiful countryside, wildlife and sample some adventure! Guided canoe or kayak trails, pick up and drop off service, guided tours and multi day trips.
Telephone Richard 07710 616520 or Ben 07976 094935
mobile is best as we're usualy out on the water!
Boat Hire at Danish Camp Boat Hire @ Danish Camp Riverside
Visitor Centre by the hour As a guide boats will hold 2 adults & up to 4 children or 4 adults-dependant on weight and size. No need to pre-book just turn up
Danish Camp Riverside Visitor Centre Chapel Lane, Willington
MK44 3QG
01234 838709
Bodyflight Bodyflight-
The World’s largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel. Come and learn the fun and exciting sport of Bodyflying in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel. No heights or jumping involved! suitable for all ages and abilities
36 Twinwoods Business Park, Clapham, BEDS MK41 6AE
0845 200 2960
Box End Park Box End Park
Enjoy the thrill of wakeboarding, keyboarding or waterskiing without a boat! A cost effective way for individuals and groups of enjoying the thrills of water sports on our two manmade lakes. Relax over a drink and enjoy the views from the clubhouse or sample the delights of Corner 5 restaurant.
Box End Park
Kempston, BEDS MK43 8RW
07922 824678
test College Equestrian Centre
A championship venue holding equestrian competitions every Saturday and Sunday with free spectator access. Free Car park and level wheelchair/pushchairs access with a licensed café.
Church Road
Keysoe, Beds,
MK44 2JP
01234 708400
Danish Camp, Willington near Bedford Danish Camp Riverside Visitor Centre
A site of tremendous historic significance and is believed to have been an ancient Danish encampment and trading place. Guided walks around the moat with its rare and exotic water fowl collection. The large Scandinavian log cabin serves wonderful homemade food with a superb view of the river. Rod, cycle and boat hire availble
Chapel Lane,
01234 838709
Flow House near Bedford FlowHouse Bedford-is the first of it's kind in the UK and offers you the experience of "flowboarding", combining the thrill of surfing, skateboarding and wakeboarding all under one roof. Great fun for beginners and experienced boarders alike 36 Twinwoods Business Park, Clapham, BEDS MK41 6AE
0845 200 2960
The Forest Centre, Forest of Marston Vale The Forest Centre
Set in a 600 acre country park, just minutes from Bedford. A great place for a family day out, parking and entrance free Walk or cycle on 8km of safe paths or relax in the Lakeside Café and enjoy the view. Cycle hire is available (check our web site for opening hours and booking arrangements). Open throughout the year (only closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
Station Road
Marston Moretaine
Beds MK43 0PR
Clearly signposted from the A421-
01234 767037
Kempston Outdoor Centre, Bedford Kempston Outdoor Centre
Experience the thrill of high ropes and agility course, indoor and outdoor climbing walls and archery range. Adventurous activity sessions for pre-booked groups of all ages
Hillgrounds Road,
Kempston, Bedford,
MK42 8QQ
01234 718666
Oasis Pool Bedford Oasis Beach Pool
Action packed adventure riding the waves and the flumes or the wild river run. Stretch out on the bubble beds and other water features. The pool is packed with fun! Excellent if you are not a confident swimmer. Hot and cold snacks available from the Beachcomber Café . Perfect for parties and available for private hire.
Cardington Road,
Bedford MK42 0BZ
01234 272100
Palmer Sport PalmerSport
Recognised as one of the best driving days in the world, our guests drive a selection of the greatest performance cars – including the sensational 420bhp BMW M3 GTP - at the purpose-built Bedford Autodrome complex of circuits. With acres of run-off and nothing to hit, expert instructors encourage you to push the cars to their absolute limit! Also children 11 and over have the chance to experience their first driving lesson in a BMW 1 Series with YoungDrive! from just £79
Bedford Autodrome,
Thurleigh Airfield Business Park,
01403 733999
Robinson Pool Robinson Pool
Robinson Pool is Bedfordshire’s premier swimming facility with state of the art gym and a variety of fitness classes for all levels and ages. Situated in the stunning grounds of Bedford Park with 3 pools, a 6-lane competition pool, a diving pool and a teaching pool.
Robinson Pool
Bedford Park
Bedford MK40 2KZ
01234 357157
Robin's Reach Robin's Reach Archery
Archery taught by qualified, fully vetted and insured coaches either one-to-one or in groups. Ideal for corporate or social events with a mobile facility for fetes, exhibitions and shows
Top End
Little Staughton
Beds MK44 2BY
01234 376889
07748 528751
Santa Pod Santa Pod
Home of European Drag Racing, throughout the year watch everything from explosive 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters at the FIA Drag Racing Championships to everyday hot hatches and bikes at Public Track Days where you can have a go at Drag Racing yourself.
Airfield Road,
between Bedford and Wellingborough
Northants NN29 7XA
01234 782828
Skirmish Paintball Skirmish Paintball
For a great team building day out visit Skirmish Central. Using air guns and dye pellets opposing teams engage in mock combat scenarios using strategic role play. Oudoor laser games available for younger family members.Price includes: hire of all equipment.
Dungee Road,
01933 314805
Sporting Targets Sporting Targets
A great day out, challenging, fun & exciting. We are one of the top Clay Target Shooting Schools in the UK. We are open for Lessons, Practice, tuition or coaching with one of our qualified coaches, for beginners to Top Shots. Enjoy farmhouse cooking & bar in the relaxed atmosphere of the clubhouse. Also multi activity events with Clay shooting, archery, air rifles, quads, 4x4 and dune buggies.
Knotting Lane,
Beds MK44 1BX
01234 708893
Stewartby Powerboat Racing Stewartby Powerboat Racing We offer Junior Training for young people aged between 9-16 years. One or two day packages available from £40. Full Instruction given & equipment provided,safety boat & rescue personnel in attendance. Stewartby Watersports Club
Powerboat Section
Stewartby Lake,
Green Lane,
Beds MK43 9LY
Wyboston Water Sports Wyboston Water Sport Centre
Whether it’s a competitive team building day, or client entertainment or just pure fun, the Water Sports Centre at the Wyboston Lakes offers a wide range of activities, both wet and dry. Two 30 acre lakes provide the ideal setting to experience the thrill of jet bikes, jet skis or water-skiing. Land based events include quad bikes, laser shooting, archery, jousting, a bungee run and 4x4 off roading and many others.
Wyboston Lakes Business & Leisure Village
Great North Road,
01480 213100

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