Evenings and weekends
Locally to your home is the Kempston Outdoor Centre, where you can participate in rock climbing, paddle sports, high ropes and archery; great activities for all ages. There is also a swimming pool and gym offering weekly group classes. Slightly further a field is Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre and Bunyan Sports Centre.
Day at the shops
Kempston high street offers a selection of places to eat, drink and shop, for those looking for more retail therapy, Bedford town centre is just under 6 miles away and has 3 shopping centres for you to explore. The Harpur Centre is open 7 days a week and has all the high street names, you know and love. The Arcade and the Church Arcade are home to a selection of boutiques and independent shops, anything from sweets to bespoke clothes. If that’s not enough Bedford town has 5 markets, open different days of the week, selling all sorts of products. Slightly further afield at Milton Keynes, the Centre:MK offers around 240 stores and restaurants, including high street names you know and love, all under one roof.
Family days out
There is so much to do in Bedford to keep the whole family occupied. For an outdoor adventure you could visit Bedford Park or Priory Country Park, both ideal destinations for walks, picnics and plenty of green open space for the kids to run around. For the thrill seekers, a few minutes in the car and you can arrive at Box End Park where you can learn to waterski, wakeboard and more. Bedford is also home of the Oasis Beach pool, with wild water flumes, wave pool, beach area, and for the adults there is a sauna, fitness suite and café. Other facilities include laser tag, cinema, the Quarry theatre and the Corn Exchange; to name a few. Milton Keynes is just a 20 minute drive away and offers a fantastic range of entertainment facilities. There is plenty to do at Xscape enjoy real snow slope, a bowling alley, 4DX cinema, climbing walls and indoor skydiving, whatever the weather.