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Active Adults

Active Adults

Active Adults

Sports programmes aimed at over 35 year olds






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 24th September 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- CANCELLED Thursday 19:30-20:30 John Bunyan Sports and Fitness, Mile Road £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
FS2 FitSteps Beginners / 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 - FULL Wednesday 18:00-19:00 Mowsbury Golf Club £50
GM2 Golf Improvers -CANCELLED Wednesday 19:00-20:00 Mowsbury Golf Club £50
GS1 Golf Beginners - FULL Tuesday 18:30-19:30 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GS2 Golf Improvers - CANCELLED 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-  FULL Thursday 18:30-19:30 Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden £50
GID1 Golf in a Day
Dates 20/10/18; 17/11/18
Saturday 10:00-15:30 Colmworth Golf Club  Call - 07979 500199 £45
IB1 Indoor Bowls - CANCELLED Wednesday 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 10:00-11:00 Priory Country Park & other Bedford locations £35
P1 Pilates Beginners  - FULL 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
ST1 Short Tennis - CANCELLED Thursday 11:30-12:30 Bedford International Athletics Stadium £40
T1 Tennis Beginners Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T2 Tennis Beginners / Novices Thursday 20:30-21:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T3 Tennis Intermediates - CANCELLED Tuesday 13:30-14:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T4 Tennis Intermediates - FULL Tuesday 14:45-16:00 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T5 Tennis Intermediates - FULL Tuesday 20:30-21:45 Riverside Tennis Club £45
T6 Tennis Advanced - CANCELLED Friday 19:00-20:15 Riverside Tennis Club £45
WF1 Walking Football Wednesday 20:00-21:00 University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus £40
Y1 Yoga - FULL Monday 10:00 -11:00 Tavistock Community Centre £35
Y2 Yoga Beginners - FULL Thursday 10:00-11:00 Wootton Village Hall £35
Y3 Yoga Intermediates Thursday 11:15-12:15 Wootton Village Hall £35
Y5 Yoga - FULL Friday 10:00-11:00 Tavistock Community Centre £35


Further details about the courses can be found by clicking here from beginning of August

Online bookings for ‘Active Adults’ will open TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST 2018 at 09:00 
Courses will begin week commencing Monday 24th September 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 Tuesday 28th August you will be able to 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 by email.


Courses may be cancelled if they are not financially viable due to low numbers, however you will be notified a minimum of 7 days prior to the start date and offered an alternative or a full refund.


'Just Turn Up' programme

We are also be offering a range of ‘pay as you go' courses within our ‘Just Turn Up’ programme. 
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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