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Activities for children and young people

We provide children and young people with a range of sport and fitness activities to choose from, allowing them to stay healthy and have fun.

Junior Parkrun

The Bedford Junior Parkrun is a 2k run for juniors (4 to 14 year olds).

It is held every Sunday at 9am in Jubilee Park, Bedford and is free to take part.

Register online 

Just Turn Up

The ‘Just Turn Up’ programme is a project which aims to deliver affordable community based activities in and around Bedford Borough. 

The programme is low cost, sociable, flexible and accessible to all.

There is no need to book just come and try one of our many sessions available. Download our flyer (PDF) for an up to date schedule of activities to suit a range of ages and abilities.

Summer sports courses 2019

This summer we are offering a range of sports courses for children and young people aged between 3 - 18 years old. 2019 Courses include Rowing; Tennis and the ever popular Wet and Wild. New for this year is Woodland Wild.

The courses run from 22 July to 30 August 2019, see below and offer courses for both complete beginners or for those who have had some previous experience. All equipment is included within the cost and instructors are experienced and qualified.

For more information download our summer sports courses (PDF); email Mark.southam@bedford.gov.uk; or call 01234 718834

There are limited places available on each course, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances Golf (GM2.1 and GM2.2 - 29 July to 2 August) has been cancelled and will no longer take place. Any bookings already taken will receive a full refund.

Canoe Trail Wet n Wild - CTWW1 (July 22-26) The Embankment - cancelled due to low numbers

The following courses are now fully booked: -

Canoe Trail Wet n Wild - CTWW3 (Aug 5-9) The Embankment

Online bookings now open

Booking is a two stage process, complete the booking form and submit. (Please answer all questions.) You will then be contacted by phone within 5 working days to make payment and completed your booking. If the course you are booking is full, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

No booking will be completed until payment is received. Written confirmations for your bookings will be sent out via email.

Click here to book.

Bookings made before the above time/date will not be processed.

Download the timetable for summer sports courses.

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