Bedford International Kite Festival - 10th & 11th June

Bedford International Kite Festival will once again take place in Russell Park over the weekend of the 10th & 11th June 2017. As in previous festivals the event will showcase   kites from the four corners of the globe including America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across the UK. The programme throughout the weekend will feature kites never seen before in the UK and children's and adults workshops in the kite marquee. The festival has the unique ability to engage and enable all ages to take part; anyone can fly a kite. A special arena for members of the public to fly their own or made in the workshop kites will also be onsite.

Alongside the various demonstrations in the arena will be a whole host of other attractions, food and drink, entertainment, music and kite stalls specialising in kite equipment, clothes and other accessories.

Opening times for the festival are from 10am to 5pm on both days.



Bromham Mill Apple Day - Sunday 15th October





The ever popular Apple Day returns to Bromham Mill on Sunday 15th October 2017. There will be a range of fun and traditional activities to celebrate all things Apple related. On site there will be a vast selection of food and drink on offer and lots of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy.

We also invite you to visit our real cider bar, try some succulent hog roast and even purchase a traditional Bedfordshire Clanger.

As entertainment is confirmed we will update these pages.

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Bedford River Festival

Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July 2018



The award winning Bedford River Festival will return on the 14th and 15th July 2018!
The 2018 Bedford River festival will continue to build on previous successes with it’s colourful milieu of live entertainment, river events, parade, funfair and fete with activities as diverse as raft races, fireworks, sports, arts and heritage villages. Entertainment features strongly at the event with displays from local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds, to a multitude of professional acts. The Bedford River Festival is free to the public and offers numerous opportunities to participate in, or just to relax and enjoy a vast array of activities and entertainment.

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