Activities and Places to Visit for children in Beds, Bucks and Herts Summer 2018

The Higgins Museum and The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 0PF

Craft activities throughout the summer on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Exhibition by the artist Edward Bawden entitiled Bawden’s Beasts

St Albans Museum and Gallery

Market Place, St Peters Street, St Albans, Herts AL3 5DJ

Opened in June 2018. Visit the old court room and prison cells and find out about the history of St Albans. Free family activity trails from 28 July 2018.

Knebworth House Dino Adventure

Knebworth, Herts SG1 2AX

Dino Adventure: Saturday 18 August 2018 – Experience the pre-historic world of the dinosaurs

Knebworth Country Crafts and Steam Fair: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August 2018 – Including birds of prey, steam engines, children’s entertainers and horseback displays

Days Out


Bletchley Park

Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes ,Bucks MK3 6EB

Play the games of the codebreakers: Chess and Challenges – every Tuesday and Thursday  from 31 July to 30 August 2018

Wrest Park

Silsoe, Beds MK45 4HR

Listen to the Summer Bands playing over the bank holiday on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2018 between 12 noon and 4 pm and explore the grounds with an activity pack and audio trail.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks HP8 4AB

Take part in Medieval Pagaentry and Vicious Vikings and Tudors on Thursdays from 26 July to 30 August 2018.

Explore this historic working farm and see the preserved historical buildings.

Shuttleworth Collection

Old Wareden Aerodrome, Hill Lane,Biggleswade, Beds SG18 9EP

Family Air Show on Sunday 5 August 2018 and The Flying Proms on Saturday 18 August 2018

Visit the museum with vintage aircraft,cars, motorcycles and agricultural exhibits – all in working order.

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Park Golf Course, London Road, Luton LU1 4LX

Various workshops to include a Lego workshop, a Very hungry caterpillar workshop and a Bear hunt workshop throughout the holidays.

Forest of Marston Vale

Station Road, Marston Mortaine, Beds MK43 0PR

Activities will take place throughout the summer holidays to include Wild Artwork in the woods and Dragonfly Safari

Royston Cave

Melbourne Street, Royston, Beds SG8 7DA.

Visit this unique man-made cavern in the shape of a bee hive which is thought to date from the 13th century and covered in ornate carvings.

Natural History Museum Tring

Akeman Street, Tring, Herts HP23 6AP

Discover the special exhibition ‘What’s in the Woods’. A hands on exhibit to discover the sights and sounds and smells woodland spaces.

With summer activities in Tribal den building, Prehistoric detectives and Ice Age cave art.

Verulamium Musuem St Albans

St Michaels, St Albans, Herts AL3 4SW

Find out about life in Roman Britain. Take part in activities and dressing up and explore the remains of the Roman town

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Pages Park Station, Billington Road. Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4TN

Heritage steam railway and working museum. Enjoy a 70 minute return train ride.

Go Ape Woburn

Woburn Park, Woburn, Beds MK17 9QN

Tarzan swings, rope ladders and zip wire. See the elephants in the safari park from high in the tree top walkways.

Compiled by: Elaine Clarke, Family Mediator, Bedford.

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