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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 - April 2019

The next set of Active Adult sessions will be starting week commencing 29th April.

Bookings will open Monday 25th March at 9:30am.

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 current programme started week commencing Monday 29th April 2019:

  • All courses run for 8 weeks
  • All courses start week commencing 29th April 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

B50

Badminton aimed at Over 50's

Thursday

19:30-20:30

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex

£42

C1

Cardio Tennis

Monday

9:15-10:15

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C2

Cardio Tennis

Wednesday

18:00-19:00

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C3

Cardio Tennis

Saturday

06:55-07:55

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

FS1

FitSteps ® Beginners

Tuesday

14:30-15:30

ARA Manton Lane

£37

FS2

FitSteps ® Intermediates

Wednesday

14:00-15:00

Oakley Village Hall

£37

GM1

Golf Beginners

Wednesday

18:00-19:00

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GM2

Golf Improvers

Wednesday

19:00-20:00

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GS1

Golf Beginners

Tuesday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS2

Golf Improvers

Monday

13:30-14:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS3

Golf Improvers

Wednesday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS4

Golf Improvers

Saturday

14:00-15:00

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS5

Golf Improvers Plus

Thursday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GID1

Golf in a Day - 28/5/19, 22/6/19, 13/7/19

Saturday

10:00-15:00

Colmworth Golf Club - BOOK DIRECT by calling

07979 500199 or email info@adrienne.golf

£48

IB1

Indoor Bowls

Wednesday

12:30-14:30

Bedford Borough Bowls Club

£37

IB2

Indoor Bowls

Thursday

14:00-16:00

Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club

£37

MA1

Martial Arts – Tang Soo Do, Traditional Korean MA

Thursday

18:30-20:30

Clapham Methodist Church Hall

£48

NW1

Nordic Walking

Tuesday

10:00-11:00

Bedford Park & Priory country Park

£37

NW2

Nordic Walking

Saturday

11:00-12:00

Bedford Park & Priory country Park

£37

P1

Pilates Beginners - starts 9/5/19

Thursday

18:30-19:30

St Mary's Church

£37

P2

Pilates Beginners

Friday

14:00-15:00

Robinson Pool

£37

P3

Pilates Intermediates

Monday

14:00-15:00

Robinson Pool

£37

P4

Pilates Shortstown – starts 9/5/19

Thursday

14:30-15:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD1

Swingstercise Dance Fitness

Wednesday

13:30-14:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD2

Swing Dance Beginners

Wednesday

19:30-20:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

T1

Tennis Beginners

Wednesday

10:30-11:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T2

Tennis Intermediates

Thursday

20:30-21:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T3

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

13:30-14:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T5

Tennis Novice / Beginners

Tuesday

20:30-21:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T50

Tennis aimed at Over 50's

Thursday

13:30-14:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£42

WF1

Walking Football – starts 13/5/19

Monday

20.00-21.00

UoB, Polhill Campus

£42

Y1

Yoga

Monday

10:00-11:.00

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Y2

Yoga Beginners – starts 9/5/19

Thursday

10:00-11:00

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y3

Yoga Intermediates – starts  9/5/19

Thursday

11:15-12:15

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y4

Yoga

Friday

09:15-10:15

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

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.

Online bookings

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.

Make a booking online

Over 70s - Gentle exercise classes and activities 

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

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

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
4th March 2019 Chair based Yoga
11th March 2019 Chair based Yoga
18th March 2019 Chair based Yoga
25th March 2019 Stretch and Balance
1st April 2019 Stretch and Balance
8th April 2019 Movement to Music
15th April 2019 Movement to Music
22nd April 2019 No session
29th April 2019 Line Dancing
6th May 2019 No session
13th May 2019 Line Dancing
20th May 2019 Line Dancing

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
5th March 2019 Badminton & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
12th March 2019 Badminton & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
19th March 2019 Volleyball & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
26th March 2019 Volleyball & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
2nd April 2019 Indoor Kurling & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
9th April 2019 Indoor Kurling & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
16th April 2019 Cricket & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
23rd April 2019 Cricket & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
30th April 2019 Short Tennis & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
7th May 2019 Short Tennis & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
14th May 2019 Basketball & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga
21st May 2019 Basketball & Table Tennis Chair based Yoga

Bedford International Athletics Stadium

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

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date Sports Hall Exercise Room
6th March 2019 Short Tennis & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
13th March 2019 Short Tennis & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
20th March 2019 Basketball & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
27th March 2019 Basketball & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
3rd April 2019 Rounders & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
10th April 2019 Rounders & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
17th April 2019 Badminton & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
24th April 2019 Badminton & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
1st May 2019 Hockey & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
8th May 2019 Hockey & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
15th May 2019 Walking Football & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates
22nd May 2019 Walking Football & Table Tennis Chair-based Pilates

Bedford Central Library 

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays* - Two sessions at the following times:
    • 10am 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
7th March 2019 Chair-based Pilates
14th March 2019 Chair-based Pilates
21st March 2019 Chair-based Pilates
28th March 2019 Chair-based Pilates
4th April 2019 Chair-based Pilates
11th April 2019 Chair-based Pilates
18th April 2019 Chair-based Pilates
25th April 2019 Chair-based Pilates
2nd May 2019 Chair-based Pilates
9th May 2019 Chair-based Pilates
16th May 2019 Chair-based Pilates
23rd May 2019 Chair-based Pilates

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