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Active Adults

Active Adults

Active Adults

Sports programmes aimed at over 35 year olds



The next round of courses start w/c MONDAY 14th MAY 2018

Online bookings will open on TUESDAY 24th APRIL 2018 at 09:00


The Active Adults programme is ideal for those who may never have tried a particular activity before and would now like to have a go at something new, or for those people who might have tried a sport a long time ago and now want to return to an activity in a relaxed, informal environment with other like-minded people.

All sessions are organised by the Bedford Borough Council Sports Development Unit and are held at local venues situated within the Borough. The sessions are run exclusively for adults, by experienced and qualified coaches, and are all 8 weeks long.

All equipment required is provided and everyone is welcome. Come on your own or bring a friend!

If you like the sport and want to continue with it after the course has finished you will be provided with the information to enable you to do so.

  • All courses run for 8 weeks
  • All courses start week commencing 14th May 2018 (unless stated otherwise)
  • All courses are aimed at over 35 year olds
  • All courses are aimed at beginners unless specified


Code   Day Time Venue Cost
B1 Badminton Thursday 19:30-20:30 Bunyan Centre £40
C1 Cardio Tennis Monday 9:15-10:15 Riverside Tennis Club £45
C2 Cardio Tennis Wednesday 18:00-19:00 Riverside Tennis Club £45
C3 Cardio Tennis Saturday 06:55-07:55 Riverside Tennis Club £45
FS1 FitSteps Beginners  Tuesday 13:30-14:30 ARA, Manton Lane £35
FS2 FitSteps Intermediates Tuesday 14:30-15:30 ARA, Manton Lane £35
FS3 FitSteps Intermediates  Wednesday 14:00-15:00 Oakley Village Hall £35
GM1 Golf Beginners Wednesday 18:00-19:00 Mowsbury Golf Club £50
GM2 Golf Beginners Wednesday 19:00-20:00 Mowsbury Golf Club £50
GM3 Golf Improvers Thursday 18:00-19:00 Mowsbury Golf Club £50
GS1 Golf Beginners Monday 18:30-19:30 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GS2 Golf Improvers Wednesday 18:30-19:30 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GS3 Golf Improvers Saturday 14:00-15:00 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GS4 Golf Improvers Plus
Thursday 18:30-19:30 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GID1 Golf in a Day
Dates 19/05/18; 16/06/18
Saturday 10:00-15:30 Colmworth Golf Club £45
IB1 Indoor Bowls Tuesday 12:30-14:30 Bedford Borough Bowls Club £35
IB2 Indoor Bowls Thursday 14:00-16:00 Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club £35
NW1 Nordic Walking Tuesday 19:00-20:00 Priory Country Park and other sites £35
NW2 Nordic Walking Thursday 9:30-10:30 Wootton and other sites £35
NW3 Nordic Walking Saturday 09:00-10:00 Priory Country Park and other sites £35
P1 Pilates Beginners  Thursday 18:30-19:30 St Mary's Church, Goldington £35
P2 Pilates Beginners  Friday 14:00-15:00 Robinson Pool £35
P3 Pilates Intermediates  Monday 14:00-15:00 Robinson Pool £35
P4 Pilates Beginners Thursday 14:30-15:30 Shortstown Village Hall £35
T1 Tennis Beginners Wednesday 9:45-11:00 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T2 Tennis Beginners / Novices Thursday 20:30-21:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T3 Tennis Intermediates Tuesday 13:15-14:30 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T4 Tennis Intermediates Tuesday 14:45-16:00 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T5 Tennis Intermediates Tuesday 20:30-21:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T6 Tennis Advanced/Intermediate Friday 18:45-20:00 Riverside Tennis Club £45
Y1 Yoga Monday 10:00 -11:00 Tavistock Community Centre £35
Y2 Yoga Beginners Thursday 10:00-11:00 Wootton Village Hall £35
Y3 Yoga Intermediates Thursday 11:15-12:15 Wootton Village Hall £35
Y4 Yoga Wednesday 18:30-19:30 Westfields Academy, Queens Park £35
Y5 Yoga Friday 10:00-11:00 St Mary's Church Hall, Goldington £35


Further details about the courses can be found by clicking here

Online bookings for ‘Active Adults’ will open Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 09:00 
Courses will begin week commencing Monday 14th May 2018 (unless stated otherwise).

In order to book and pay online for 'Active Adults' you will need to register and set up an account with Bedford Borough Council. Click here to register for an account. Having an account with Bedford Borough will open up more ways to communicate with the council and access you to other services. It will also speed up the process of booking and paying for your 'Active Adults' course.

From 24th April you can access the Online booking form from your account by using the following link:

When the link opens log into your account via the blue 'log in' text near the bottom of the screen (not the Log In button near the top of the page), then follow the instructions to book your course(s). Following receipt of an email confirming you have a place on the course(s) of your choice you will be invited to make payment. You will be able to book more than one course should you wish on the booking form, however if you wish to book a place for another person, then you must complete a second booking form. If the course is full we will let you know in the confirming email.


'Just Turn Up' programme
We are also be offering a range of ‘pay as you go' courses within our ‘Just Turn Up’ programme. 
From January 2018 this has been expanded to include more courses for Adults on a ‘pay as you exercise’ basis, which we hope will encourage more people to exercise.

Details of the ‘Just Turn Up’ programmes can be found by clicking here.


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