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Summer Holidays at The Higgins Bedford

With the end of the school term approaching, The Higgins Bedford have got lots of activities planned for the summer holidays.

Every Wednesday from 25th July to 22nd August, kids can come and explore the museum with Kevin the Platypus and enjoy crafty fun including pottery, kite making and personalising a drawstring backpack. These sessions start at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm every Wednesday, and cost £2.70 per child.

On Fridays, from 27th July to 24th August, The Higgins Bedford will be hosting ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) specials with Little Science Labs, Mini Map Makers and animal encounters with Teaching Talons. These workshops also start at 11am, 12.30 and 2pm every Friday and cost £5 per child.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said “With the summer holidays fast approaching, The Higgins Bedford has got plenty of exciting and engaging activities planned. Our local museum and art gallery sits in the middle of our town centre, close to the beautiful riverside and whether it’s to look at an exhibition, take the kids to a workshop, grab a coffee at the Pantry, or just for a wander round; make sure you visit this summer.”

To find out more about the workshops, and what’s happening each week at The Higgins Bedford please visit

Places can be booked in advance at The Higgins Bedford, while unfilled places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Workshops are aimed at 5-13 year olds.