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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

Booking for the current courses has now closed.

For more information on when our new courses will be available to book, please check this page for regular updates.

Active adults course booking

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

Download our booklet (PDF) for more information about the courses.

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, we will give you information to help you to do so.

Code

Course

Day

Time

Venue

Price

B50

Badminton aimed at Over 50s

Thursday

7.30 - 8.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Main Sport Hall

£42

C1

Cardio Tennis

Monday

9.15 - 10.15am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C2

Cardio Tennis

Wednesday

6 - 7pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C3

Cardio Tennis

Saturday

6.55 - 7.55am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

Club

Clubbercise ®

Wednesday

8.30 - 9.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Studio 2

£37

DYF

Dance Yourself Fit

Wednesday

7 - 8pm

Cauldwell Community Centre

£37

FP1

Fit in the Park

Saturday

9.30 - 10.30am

Harrold-Odell Country Park

£40

FS1

FitSteps ® Beginners

Tuesday

2.30 - 3.30pm

ARA Manton Lane

£37

FS2

FitSteps ® Intermediates Oakley

Wednesday

2 - 3pm

Oakley Village Hall

£37

GM1

Golf Beginners (Mowsbury)
Starting 2/10/19

Wednesday

6 - 7pm

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GM2

Golf Improvers (Mowsbury)
Starting 2/10/19

Wednesday

7 - 8pm

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GS1

Golf Beginners (Stagsden)

Tuesday

6.30 - 7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS2

Golf Improvers (Stagsden)

Friday

11 - 12 midday

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS3

Golf Improvers (Stagsden) FULL

Wednesday

6.30 - 7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS4

Golf Improvers (Stagsden)

Saturday

2 - 3pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GS5

Golf Improvers Plus (Stagsden)

Thursday

6.30 - 7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GID1

Golf in a Day - 28/9/19, 26/10/19 or 23/11/19

Saturday

10am - 3pm

Colmworth Golf Club,
Book direct: 
07979 500199 or email info@adrienne.golf

£48

IB1

Indoor Bowls

Wednesday

12.30 - 2.30pm

Bedford Borough Bowls Club

£30

IB2

Indoor Bowls

Thursday

2 - 4pm

Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club

£30

JPF

Just Play Football

Monday

8.30 - 9.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Main Sport Hall

£24

MA1

Martial Art - Tang Soo Do (Traditional  Korean)

Monday

6.30 - 8.30pm

Clapham Methodist Church Hall

£48

NW1

Nordic Walking

Friday

9 - 10am

Sharnbrook Village Hall and North Beds Villages

£25

NW2

Nordic Walking

Wednesday

2 - 3pm

Bedford Park and other Bedford locations

£25

P2

Pilates Beginners

Friday

2 - 3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P3

Pilates Intermediates

Monday

2 - 3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P4

Pilates Shortstown

Thursday

2.30 - 3.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD1

SwingStreetJazz Solo Dance Fitness

Wednesday

1.30 - 2.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD2

Swing Dance Beginners

Wednesday

 7.30 - 8.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

T1

Tennis Beginners

Wednesday

10.30 -11.45am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T2

Tennis Novice/Beginners

Thursday

8.30 - 9.45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T3

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

1.30 -  2.45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T5

Tennis Beginners / Intermediates

Tuesday

8.30 - 9.45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T50

Tennis aimed at Over 50s

Thursday

1.30 - 2.45pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£42

WF1

Walking Football

Wednesday

8 - 9pm

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus

£35

Y1

Yoga Tavistock FULL

Monday

10 - 11am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Y2

Yoga Beginners Wootton

Thursday

10 - 11am

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y3

Yoga Intermediates Wootton

Thursday

11.15am -12.15pm 

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y4

Yoga Tavistock    

Friday

9.15 - 10.15am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

YE

Yoga in the Evening

Thursday

6.50 - 7.50pm

St Mary's Church

£37

Courses may be cancelled if numbers are low. You will be notified a minimum of seven days before the start date and offered an alternative or a full refund.

Online bookings

To book and pay online please 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.

Book your Active Adults course online here.

Over 70s - gentle exercise classes and activities  

A range of exercise classes and activities for the over 70s, including different sports sessions, table tennis, chair-based pilates and yoga, chair dance yoga, line dancing, stretch & balance and movement to music at various locations.

Classes are every Monday and Thursday at Bedford Central Library, Tuesdays at John Bunyan Sports and Fitness and Wednesdays at Bedford International Athletics Stadium.

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

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring a drink.

All other equipment will be provided.

Bedford Central Library

  • 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

11 November

Line Dancing

18 November

Stretch and Balance

25 November

Stretch and Balance

2 December

Chair Yoga Dance

9 December

Chair Yoga Dance

16 December

Line Dancing

23 December

NO SESSION

30 December

NO SESSION

6 January

Chair based Yoga

13 January

Chair based Yoga

20 January

Movement to Music

27 January

Movement to Music

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness

  • Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TS
  • Tuesdays* 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Sports Hall

Exercise Room

12 November

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

19 November

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

26 November

Badminton and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

3 December

Badminton and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

10 December

Indoor Archery and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

17 December

Indoor Archery and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

24 December

NO SESSION

NO SESSION

31 December

NO SESSION

NO SESSION

7 January

Volleyball and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

14 January

Volleyball and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

21 January

Indoor Kurling and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

28 January

Indoor Kurling  and Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

Bedford International Athletics Stadium

  • Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Wednesdays* 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Sports Hall

Exercise Room

13 November

Kwik Cricket and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

20 November

Kwik Cricket and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

27 November

Indoor Archery and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

4 December

Indoor Archery and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

11 December

Rounders and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

18 December

Rounders and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

25 December

NO SESSION

NO SESSION

1 January

NO SESSION

NO SESSION

8 January

Badminton and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

15 January

Badminton and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

22 January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

29 January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

Bedford Central Library

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays* - Two Sessions at the following times:-
    • 10 to 11am
    • 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Activity

14 November

Chair-based Pilates

21 November

Chair-based Pilates

28 November

Chair-based Pilates

5 December

Chair-based Pilates

12 December

Chair-based Pilates

19 December

Chair-based Pilates

26 December

NO SESSION

2 January

NO SESSION

9 January

Chair-based Pilates

16 January

Chair-based Pilates

23 January

Chair-based Pilates

30 January

Chair-based Pilates

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