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Activities for adults

We offer a range of sporting activities for adults. This enables you to increase your fitness and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Active Adults

Active Adults is a sports programme aimed at over 35 year olds. It is ideal for those who wish to try a particular activity or have a go at something new. It is also aimed at those who have previously tried a sport and want to return to it in a relaxed, informal environment with other like-minded people.

All sessions are held at local venues situated within the Borough. The sessions are run for adults, by experienced and qualified coaches. All required equipment will be provided. 

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.

The next programme starts week commencing Monday 28th January 2019:

  • All courses run for 8 weeks
  • All courses start week commencing 28th January 2019, unless stated below
  • All courses are aimed at over 35 year olds
  • All courses are aimed at beginners unless specified
Code Course Day Time Venue Cost

B1

Badminton

Thursday

7:30pm to 8:30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness, Mile Road

£42

C1

Cardio Tennis

Monday

9:15am to 10:15am

Riverside Tennis Club

£47

C2

Cardio Tennis

Wednesday

6pm to 7pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£47

C3

Cardio Tennis

Saturday

6:55am to 7:55am

Riverside Tennis Club

£47

FS1

FitSteps Beginners – starts 22/01/2019

Tuesday

2:30pm to 3:30pm

ARA, Manton Lane

£37

FS3

FitSteps Intermediates

Wednesday

2pm to 3pm

Oakley Village Hall

£37

GM1

Golf Beginners

Wednesday

6pm to 7pm

Mowsbury Golf Club

£53

GM2

Golf Improvers

Wednesday

7pm to 8pm

Mowsbury Golf Club

£53

GS1

Golf Beginners

Tuesday

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS2

Golf Improvers – starts 25/02/2019

Monday

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS3

Golf Improvers – starts 27/02/2019

Wednesday

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS4

Golf Improvers

Saturday

2pm to 3pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS5

Golf Improvers - PLUS

Thursday

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GID1

Golf in a Day
Dates 23/02/2019 and 30/03/2019

Saturday

10am to 3:30pm

Colmworth Golf Club – Call 07979500199 to book

£48

IB1

Indoor Bowls

Wednesday

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Bedford Borough Bowls Club

£37

IB2

Indoor Bowls – starts 07/02/2019

Thursday

2pm to 4pm

Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club

£37

NW1

Nordic Walking

Tuesday

10am to 11am

Bedford Park and other locations

£37

P1

Pilates Beginners

Thursday

6:30pm to 7:30pm

St Mary's Church, Goldington

£37

P2

Pilates Beginners

Friday

2pm to 3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P3

Pilates Intermediates

Monday

2pm to 3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P4

Pilates Beginners

Thursday

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

WT1

Walking Tennis

Thursday

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£42

T1

Tennis Beginners

Wednesday

10:30am to 11:45am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T2

Tennis Beginners / Novices

Thursday

8:30pm to 9:45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T3

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

1:30pm to 2:45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T5

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

8:30pm to 9:45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

WF1

Walking Football

Wednesday

8pm to 9pm

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus

£42

Y1

Yoga -COURSE FULL

Monday

10am to 11am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Y2

Yoga Beginners

Thursday

10am to 11am

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y3

Yoga Intermediates

Thursday

11:15am to 12:15pm

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y4

Yoga

Friday

9:30am to 10:30am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Get involved with Active Adults

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

Use the button below to book onto a course:

Book an 'Active Adults' course

When the link opens log into your account via the blue 'log in' text near the bottom of the screen, 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. If the course is full we will let you know by email.

You will be able to book more than one course on the booking form. However if you wish to book a place for another person, you must complete a second form.

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

Over 70s

A range of exercise classes for the over 70s, including chair based fitness Pilates, gentle exercise classes, line dancing, stretch and balance and movement to music.

Every Monday at Bedford Central Library and every Wednesday at Bedford International Athletic Stadium. 

No booking required and for £4 you will also receive a tea/coffee for after the session.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring a drink.

All other equipment will be provided.

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness - new sessions

New sessions will be starting at John Bunyan Sports and Fitness on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

  • Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TS
  • Tuesdays* 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

The activities that will take place on this programme will change fortnightly, however Yoga and Table Tennis will continue to take place throughout. The table below details the dates and activities.

Date Sports Hall Exercise Room

Tuesday 8th January

Badminton and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 15th January

Badminton and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 22nd January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 29th January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 5th February

Walking Football and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 12th February

Walking Football and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 19th February

Rounders and Table Tennis

Yoga

Tuesday 26th February

Rounders and Table Tennis

Yoga

Bedford Central Library - Gentle Exercise Classes

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Mondays* 11:15am to 12:15pm 
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date Activity
Monday 10th December Line Dancing
Monday 17th December No session
Monday 24th December No session
Monday 31st December No session
Monday 7th January Yoga
Monday 14th January Yoga
Monday 21st January Stretch and Balance
Monday 28th January Stretch and Balance
Monday 4th February Stretch and Balance
Monday 11th February  Movement to Music
Monday 18th February Line Dancing
Monday 25th February Line Dancing

Bedford International Athletics Stadium - Gentle Exercise Classes

  • Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Wednesdays* 2:30pm to 3:30pm 
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

  * Except when notified

Date Activity Location

Wednesday 12th December

Kurling/Boccia and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 19th December

No session

Wednesday 26th December

No session

Wednesday 2nd January

No session

Wednesday 9th January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 16th January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 23rd January

Cricket and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 30th January

Cricket and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 6th February

Volleyball and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 13th February

Volleyball and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 20th February

Indoor Golf and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Wednesday 27th February

Indoor Golf and Table Tennis

Fitness Pilates

Bedford Central Library - Chair-based Exercise Fitness Pilates

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays*
    • 10am to 11am (new session) 
    • 11:15am to 12:15pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome 

* Except when notified

Date Activity
Thursday 13th December Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 20th December No session
Thursday 27th December No session
Thursday 3rd January No session
Thursday 10th January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 17th January  Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 24th January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 31st January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 7th February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 14th February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 21st February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 28th February Chair-based Fitness Pilates

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